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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [mbwallis] [ In reply to ]
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I feel like I'm kinda in between - I didn't like him kicking the banner, mainly because it seemed disrespectful to the women holding it. Everything else I was fine with.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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JasoninHalifax wrote:
HuffNPuff wrote:
Only the market can tell but he was getting lots of negative comments on Instagram. Reminds me of how Carl Lewis failed to cash in at the 1980 Olympics. 4 golds and a dick attitude wasnt the ticket. He learned the lesson and a very different personality appeared in the 1984 Olympics. I never heard of this guy and dont really care, but if he is looking to succeed in a broader market beyond Denmark he might want to consider how finish line behavior might affect his worth. That's just one person's opinion.


There’s a very good reason that Carl Lewis failed to cash in after the ‘80 Olympic Games....

I was wondering if I was the only one who noticed that.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [fulla] [ In reply to ]
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First, Jan’s antics are probably 10% of what this guy did in Austria, second Jan has earned his right to be a bit over the top (but he really isn’t) by being one of the best all around triathletes in history, third his displays (again not really over the top) come usually in races with stacked fields (Oceanside, Frankfurt, 70.3 worlds, Kona...), not IM Austria which an important race certainly, is not in the same level than those, fourth, too much antics for this guy and I bet he’ll get smoked by at least 15 guys in Kona.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [rodchaves31] [ In reply to ]
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rodchaves31 wrote:
First, Jan’s antics are probably 10% of what this guy did in Austria, second Jan has earned his right to be a bit over the top (but he really isn’t) by being one of the best all around triathletes in history, third his displays (again not really over the top) come usually in races with stacked fields (Oceanside, Frankfurt, 70.3 worlds, Kona...), not IM Austria which an important race certainly, is not in the same level than those, fourth, too much antics for this guy and I bet he’ll get smoked by at least 15 guys in Kona.

All you haters and curmudgeons need to take a Xanax and chill for a while. A 20 something year old just won and Ironman and this is the way he chose to celebrate it. It’s raw, real and authentic. No fixing his kit for his sponsors. No happy smiles. No worrying if he’s going to get Mercedes Benz on board. A warrior that has vanquished his enemies. If you think this will hurt triathlon’s appeal with a broader audience you are living under a rock!
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [RallySavage] [ In reply to ]
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I don’t give a sh*t about triathlon appeal. All I see is an a-hole celebrating a win. Just my gut reaction, I for one hope this guy melts in Kona.

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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [SrSalitre] [ In reply to ]
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I don’t give a sh*t about triathlon appeal. All I see is an a-hole celebrating a win. Just my gut reaction, I for one hope this guy melts in Kona.


And all I see is a kid so freaking psyched that he can barely control his emotions. This is an amazing sports moment. I feel sorry for you that you don’t see it. Seriously.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [trailerhouse] [ In reply to ]
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I would say more like Ultimate Warrior from WWE. I wouldn't give him the MMA nod. Interesting that he picked up the banner and broke it over his knee for added effect... I guess it wasn't dead yet.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [vkanders] [ In reply to ]
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vkanders wrote:
JasoninHalifax wrote:
HuffNPuff wrote:
Only the market can tell but he was getting lots of negative comments on Instagram. Reminds me of how Carl Lewis failed to cash in at the 1980 Olympics. 4 golds and a dick attitude wasnt the ticket. He learned the lesson and a very different personality appeared in the 1984 Olympics. I never heard of this guy and dont really care, but if he is looking to succeed in a broader market beyond Denmark he might want to consider how finish line behavior might affect his worth. That's just one person's opinion.


There’s a very good reason that Carl Lewis failed to cash in after the ‘80 Olympic Games....

I was wondering if I was the only one who noticed that.

I was wondering who was going to be the first to post about that.

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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [fulla] [ In reply to ]
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fulla wrote:
Similar to jan frodeno when he wins if you ask me.

I thought the exact thing too.

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I think everyone should consult ST before they do anything.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [Halvard] [ In reply to ]
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Halvard wrote:

Should he follow some kind of USA standard for approved celebration in endurance sports??


I'm totally confused. I thought we in the U.S. invented the over-the-top celebration. E.g. Ali, NFL dances.

Though us Americans are sort of shizophrenic veering between crass, ostentatious self-promotion and ascetic puritanism. We're often confused about who we are.

I do agree that our endurance athletes tend to more the latter, and this is a little refreshing. TheRealStarky when he used to be funny parodied his well by sending out bland tweets about the organic chia oatmeal he had for breakfast, etc.

As one of my favorite sports writers, Nate Jackson, wrote about "excessive" NFL celebrations,



Nate Jackson wrote:
that act-like-you've-been-there stuff. This isn't a sacred institution. Act like you’ve never been there before and you’ll never be there again. Act like you're out of your mind, because you are. The energy on an NFL football field does not promote levelheadedness or rational contemplation. It promotes frothing and grunting and pushing the Nitro button all the way down. I say embrace it. Don’t put a lid on it.


I agree that our Ironman athletes can push the nitro button once in a while.

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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [RallySavage] [ In reply to ]
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Damn straight! I loved the raw emotion and excitement. So tired of the corporate bullshit in triathlon. Fixing the kit for the sponsors. Lol. So lame and predictable, yet some want more of it.

RallySavage wrote:
SrSalitre wrote:
I don’t give a sh*t about triathlon appeal. All I see is an a-hole celebrating a win. Just my gut reaction, I for one hope this guy melts in Kona.


And all I see is a kid so freaking psyched that he can barely control his emotions. This is an amazing sports moment. I feel sorry for you that you don’t see it. Seriously.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
I'm totally confused. I thought we in the U.S. invented the over-the-top celebration. E.g. Ali, NFL dances.


My first thought when watching was "He's acting like an American"

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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [SrSalitre] [ In reply to ]
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SrSalitre wrote:
I don’t give a sh*t about triathlon appeal. All I see is an a-hole celebrating a win. Just my gut reaction, I for one hope this guy melts in Kona.

I do give a sh*t about triathlon appeal. All I see is a winner celebrating a win. I for one don’t give a sh*t about Kona.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [SrSalitre] [ In reply to ]
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An a-hole? A young guy overwhelmed with emotion after pulling off a win in his first ironman race. To see him walk the last 100m and stop to give his coach/something a hug and then walk to the finish line while his body shakes from the effort made me hope for a celebration to remember.

And he pulled it off. Awesome celebration, awesome athlete and an amazing performance. Started following him on instagram due to his performance (including his celebration) so I don't agree with you at all.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [HuffNPuff] [ In reply to ]
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You mean 84 & 88 Olympics right?

29 years and counting
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [Schnellinger] [ In reply to ]
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He looks like a clown. When I first saw it I thought it was a fake video mocking someone doing an idiotic celebration. When I realized it was real...ugh

And if you look through comments from the IM posts on FB and IG, an overwhelming majority of people were put off by it too. In a sport where pros earn a living by engaging fans, followers, sponsors, etc...probably not a good look. Hey, do whatever you want. But be prepared to be heavily scrutinized if you act like a cocky a-hole at the finish line.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [trailerhouse] [ In reply to ]
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Has anybody considered that maybe they should have held the banner higher?
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [Jorgan] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, thanks for the correction!
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [SrSalitre] [ In reply to ]
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SrSalitre wrote:
No matter where you are... I am from Europe, and could not help but think to myself “what an asshole” after watching his celebration. More than 500 comments to the Instagram post where it was shown, and 98% were of the same opinion (globally I guess).

I think you are getting carried away by the fact hat the guy is also a Viking, LOL

i wonder how those 98% react if there really is a problem lol. i guess all those posts are for the cry like a bitch thread.
its not my favrorite celebration either but at least its different.
more interesting the guy is 23 and did well
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [pk] [ In reply to ]
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I hope he wins again and does the same thing. Signature win celebration.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [RallySavage] [ In reply to ]
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RallySavage wrote:
SrSalitre wrote:
I don’t give a sh*t about triathlon appeal. All I see is an a-hole celebrating a win. Just my gut reaction, I for one hope this guy melts in Kona.


And all I see is a kid so freaking psyched that he can barely control his emotions. This is an amazing sports moment. I feel sorry for you that you don’t see it. Seriously.

Apparently this sport is supposed to be like Tennis in the 1940s...stoicism and wooden rackets.

Washed up footy player turned Triathlete.
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [mlevans1] [ In reply to ]
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Either that, or he karate-chops or roundhouses the tape next time.

29 years and counting
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [mlevans1] [ In reply to ]
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If he was leading I would surely watch to see his "Finishers Move", lol. That would be great.

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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [Jorgan] [ In reply to ]
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Seeing this definately makes it clear that an intercontinental title belt for triathlon is well overdue
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Re: Conor McGregor wins IM Austria [fulla] [ In reply to ]
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fulla wrote:
Similar to jan frodeno when he wins if you ask me.

Yeah, agreed. However...he won a race over the weekend that wasn't Roth. I don't think the result calls for the over-the-top celebration
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