"Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Floozy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:09 pm

Beaver wrote:I got the book from the library after placing a hold and waiting for weeks. It's popular here. Read the first half which goes from her early family life to her Olympic career. Problems began in h.s...obsession with running and bulimia. Wasn't a good student but got into UW-Madison on track scholarship. College was just like h.s...more bulimia, running obsession, poor student but athletic dept helped her with tutors that sometimes did her assignments and profs who waived her exams.

Haven't gotten to the juicy Vegas escort part yet.

Anything about her cucked and creepy hubby?

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby jman111 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:24 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Anything about her cucked and creepy hubby?

What, Ned, not enough Bubba imagery to keep your mind (and hand) occupied? Lookin' for a new beau?

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Floozy Favor Hamilton

Postby david cohen » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:25 pm

Beaver wrote: Wasn't a good student but got into UW-Madison on track scholarship. College was just like h.s...more bulimia, running obsession, poor student but athletic dept helped her with tutors that sometimes did her assignments and profs who waived her exams.

Haven't gotten to the juicy Vegas escort part yet.



I wonder if the NCAA enforcement division has been reading along? I saw not 1 but 3 copies of the book at garage sales today....

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Beaver » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:40 am

Is there an NCAA enforcement division? I thought athletes got a free pass usually.

I finished the last half of the book last weekend. This was the juicy part about her Vegas escort time. She and her hubby had problems but sounds like they are getting help now. I hope they make a movie out of it. Who would play her?

Her story made me think of Bruce Jenner. What is it with track stars becoming weird? Do they just crave attention and publicity?

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby david cohen » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:01 pm

Beaver wrote:Is there an NCAA enforcement division? I thought athletes got a free pass usually.

Her story made me think of Bruce Jenner. What is it with track stars becoming weird? Do they just crave attention and publicity?


Of course the NCAA has an enforcement division. Just ask Univ of Louisville, UNC, SMU, Syracuse et al....

I don't think it's only track stars. MANY world class athletes struggle out of the spotlight once their careers wane due to age. They crave that attention and that rush. When it no longer is viable, it's a struggle to reinvent themselves.

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby Ducatista » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:12 pm

Beaver wrote:What is it with track stars becoming weird? Do they just crave attention and publicity?
david cohen wrote:MANY world class athletes struggle out of the spotlight once their careers wane due to age. They crave that attention and that rush.

So they whip up a quick case of GID or bipolar disorder?

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Re: "Fast Girl" by Suzy Favor Hamilton

Postby gozer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:25 am

Beaver wrote:Is there an NCAA enforcement division? I thought athletes got a free pass usually.


noooo . . . remember ron dayne and the shoes and all that?

it is hard to imagine what it was like for jenner to have that kind of secret for all those years and knowing what would happen if jenner went public up until right around now . . . anything jenner et al ask the public for now is the least that can be done, on humanitarian grounds to begin with . . . so the discovery these days means that perhaps tolerance in all its forms is a pretty good trait to have, institutions, organisations, and people alike . . .


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