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    George Patton places fifth in the decathalon -a contrversy over his score in the pistol shooting aspect meant the difference between 1st and 5th place-the judges concluded Patton had missed the target entirely on one of his shots -although each target showed a grouping of nearly dead center accuracy .

    When asked to comment about this all Paton said was ''one of my bullets must have gone through the same hole .'' The spirit of these games , at least in the miltary aspect should not nor shall be marred by petty squabling.''

    his shooting scores were 10-10-10-10-10-9-9-10-0-10-10-10- do you think he completely missed a target or a bullet went through the same hole -in the 4000 meters he finished third as he hit the ''wall' with 50 meters left and walked across and passed out .

    The more I read of this man the more impressed I am .

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    I'd rather have two German divisions in front of me than one French division behind me. -GSP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    I'd rather have two German divisions in front of me than one French division behind me. -GSP
    Georges St. Pierre said that? Isn't he French-Canadian?
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    I thougt you were going to talk about the 2 women who carried an opponent around the bases after she blew a knee on a home run.

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    I just mentioned this because it seems to me everyone cries about this and that -
    Patton's attitude of ,
    hey, i'll show up , do the best I can and to hell with the judges is what sports should be about .
    Do the best you can and hope fortune is with you ,if so , great , if not , don't piss and moan about it . Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    George Patton places fifth in the decathalon -a contrversy over his score in the pistol shooting aspect meant the difference between 1st and 5th place-the judges concluded Patton had missed the target entirely on one of his shots -although each target showed a grouping of nearly dead center accuracy .

    When asked to comment about this all Paton said was ''one of my bullets must have gone through the same hole .'' The spirit of these games , at least in the miltary aspect should not nor shall be marred by petty squabling.''

    his shooting scores were 10-10-10-10-10-9-9-10-0-10-10-10- do you think he completely missed a target or a bullet went through the same hole -in the 4000 meters he finished third as he hit the ''wall' with 50 meters left and walked across and passed out .

    The more I read of this man the more impressed I am .
    I suspect you meant Pentathlon and not decathalon.
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    In today's version of the story...

    Patton's mom rips the judge, the coach and anyone associated.

    She didn't pay big bucks to send George the pentathlon camp, buy him the world's best equipment, hire a private tutor, and send him to a sports pyscologist just he so could get 2nd place.

    After all...they may have just cost George a scholarship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    In today's version of the story...

    Patton's mom rips the judge, the coach and anyone associated.

    She didn't pay big bucks to send George the pentathlon camp, buy him the world's best equipment, hire a private tutor, and send him to a sports pyscologist just he so could get 2nd place.

    After all...they may have just cost George a scholarship!
    LOL - there are those parents out there - But then again, we are forgetting the 99.9% of the parents, and athletes, who wash cars and bake brownies to finance trips. The ones who show up at the gym every weekend at 5AM to help drive a load of kids to tourneys. The ones who come up at the end of the season, or at graduation, and thank the coaches for what they have done for the kids. And, while we are at it, let's not forget those two young ladies from Central Washington State who picked up their fallen opponent and carried her around the bases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWF View Post
    I suspect you meant Pentathlon and not decathalon.

    I stand corrected .

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