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Author Topic: Bodybuilding could learn from Bobby Jones ( a real sports legend)  (Read 2823 times)
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« on: December 28, 2005, 11:03:58 PM »

For those that don't know who or what he was , Bobby Jones was the only golfer to win the grand slam and he did it back 75 years ago. He was one of the most respected class acts in any sport. He refused to compete as a pro or take money for playing golf despite many chances (the big events were pro ams back then). He lost the US Open by one stroke after calling a penalty on himself that amazed everyone.When asked why he would risk winning by doing this he replied, " I don't know any other way to play this game." He founded the golf course known as Augusta National the location know today as the "The Masters". He was humble and said he played for the pure love of the game and competition with dignity and mutual respect. At the start of his career he earned two college degrees while playing , the 2nd a law degree which was how he made his living. He spend his days in the promtion of the sport he loved, lawyer and devoated husband and father. He served in WWII as fighter pilot and died a tragic death in 1971 due to a neurological spinal based disease at his home in Atlanta.

No, I don't play gold nor am I much of a golf fan. I was watching his bio movie on HBO recently and was blown away with his life story.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 08:06:47 AM »

First off, I'd say that pro bbers as a group are egomaniacs. They make T.O. look like Ghandi. Egomaniacs win any way possible, not for winnings sake, but for the attention. They pose for money and small plastic trophies. They don't "bodybuild" in the mold of Eugene Sandow. They haven't even heard of the phrase "healthy body, healthy mind". They say they do what they do for the fans. I say "what fans?"

Doing something for purely cosmetic reasons is a bit shallow, and yes, bodybuilding today is all cosmetic. It's solely about appearence and image. So why would anyone expect them to be stand up people?HuhHuhHuh
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2005, 08:11:37 AM »

First off, I'd say that pro bbers as a group are egomaniacs.

You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2005, 08:34:01 AM »

You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 10:34:28 AM »

First off, I'd say that pro bbers as a group are egomaniacs. They make T.O. look like Ghandi. Egomaniacs win any way possible, not for winnings sake, but for the attention. They pose for money and small plastic trophies. They don't "bodybuild" in the mold of Eugene Sandow. They haven't even heard of the phrase "healthy body, healthy mind". They say they do what they do for the fans. I say "what fans?"

Doing something for purely cosmetic reasons is a bit shallow, and yes, bodybuilding today is all cosmetic. It's solely about appearence and image. So why would anyone expect them to be stand up people?HuhHuhHuh
I'm getting sick of people coming to a BODYBUILDING board and ripping on BODYBUILDING. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005, 10:48:20 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 03:12:36 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 04:17:43 AM »

please

can you stop bumping old threads, it reminds me of Joon...
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 04:19:15 AM »

What happened to Howard, going through another divorce?
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