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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Somebody get this guy a helmet

Is everybody aware of Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter who has now won two gold medals in Beijing - in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes - and in both cases did so by breaking the world records in those events? And doing so, it appeared, with ease?

If not, I guess you are now. A few points about Mr. Bolt:

  • He turned 22 years old today.

  • He's 6'5, 190 pounds, and runs faster than anyone else on Earth.

  • He's cocky, showboating both before and after his races and insisting now that he be referred to as "Lightning" Bolt.
In other words, this guy would be a perfect NFL receiver.

His Wikipedia page says he was offered track scholarships by several U.S. universities. Track scholarships? Football,, I mean "Lightning." You should be playing football!