July 29, 2011
hahaha...softball throw as a games event?
I guess shouldnt laugh, because I remember Athletic Day (A-Day) being really fun in elementary school.
I guess I just don't understand why classical music is put up onto the main site. I don't mind it, I'm just curious, that's all.
What we couldnt get a shot put or discus throw? This makes us look like a middle school field day!
Nice New Balance Shoes, what happened to the Reebok's
"Jackie" as Rx'ed
9:13 missed my PR by 53 seconds
(not the Quinn from comment #4)
I like the "field day" aspect of the Games. Nobody complains about free-throw shooters or field goal kickers. Quit taking it so damn seriously.
Anyone know if the live feed on games site is over???
Def liking the Open WOD's so far. Im guessing there are some questioning the swim and especially the softball throw. In my opinion, whats so impressive with a 200 LB Snatch if you cant throw a softball 60 ft?
"Regularly learn and play new sports"
The live feed wasn't good, it skipped and looped all over the place, hopefully they fix this by morning!
I couldn't get the live feed to work. My computer just said 'player is loading...' but nothing ever came up. Anyone else having this issue???
Orlando needs to work on his calves :-)
will the show thing be archived and/or available to watch somewhere?
For Aaron, since Coach Glassman likes to site virtuosity as "doing the common uncommonly well," and it seems to me that the classical music, prose and poetry are examples of that virtuosity in arenas other than athletic.
That looks like hip extension in a core to extremity movement with a little bit of accuracy, coordination, and balance mixed in. What a great way to test fitness!
Work on his calves Karl? Ha! What about those puny girlish forearms. Dang...he's such a pipsqueak.
To Aaron: not all heavy things are physical.
Keep it coming. I love the extras.
I did the WOD from Yesterday
I brought up the idea of testing an actual athletic skill in the games a couple years ago and got run off this board. Would still like to see one-on-one hoops, passing patterns, tennis match, etc... (See Pros vs. Joes for ideas and I'm here if you need anymore suggestions.) Because, are these people really athletes?
@#21 Throwing is a fundamental athletic skill. Throwing a softball for distance is extremely difficult. Judging by Rob's grip on the ball he's going to find out just how true that second statement is.
Nice, a softball throw, because using the olympic standard shot put isn't elite enough.
#22, come on Bob. You really don't believe that throwing a softball is an athletic skill do you? The last thing I think about when I look at the crossfit athletes is...."wow, I wonder if I gave him a softball, how far could he throw it?"
I know plenty of weekend softball church league players that can throw a softball a mile, and I would never confuse them with an athlete.
@#24 Yes. Throwing is a skill whether you choose to believe it or not. Have you ever seen a person who claims to be an athlete not have the ability to throw? I have, and it's sad. Very, very sad.
Terrible idea on the softball throw. Unless you've been throwing consistently for several weeks leading up, there is a really strong possibility you could hurt your shoulder. Anyone who has ever played baseball or softball knows what I'm saying. Years of hard work preparing for the games only to throw it away, pun intended, in one throw.
humid and getting up to 104*F here today!
@comment 11 - actually, it's horrible form. tension in his back, he's gripping it like he's picking up a grapefruit at the supermarket, stride is completely too wide for him to be making a proper crow-hop, and his front foot isn't open wide enough to clear his hips. but i digress.
that being said, 'how far' one can throw a softball is a terrible idea. while i agree that throwing is an inherently athletic movement, it shouldn't be brought out at the games. it takes quite a while to develop and condition the rotator cuff to handle the stresses of throwing, which is a completely unnatural motion.
Awesome, Stephen Crane is one of my favorite poets-
I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round he sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
"It is futile," I said,
"You can never -"
"You lie," he cried,
And ran on.
also got the "PLAYER LOADING" Message when trying to watch it live. any suggestions??
100 x 1 hand pull up for time (alternating arms)
Working on a PC laptop off a T1 connection
Getting 'Player is loading' in the live feed window
I can't get the stream to load yet either. Maybe they haven't started broadcasting yet?
I can't seem to get any stream either...in canada on a mac laptop...
cancel last...just got it, perhaps patience is a virtue
A bunch of us did "Jason Holbrook"
in honor of CPT Jason Ellis Holbrook (3D Special Forces Group), KIA 29 July, 2010.
Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan.
Average time: 25:00
lol @ Lou comments. I have to agree. Although it IS a skill, I don't believe it's something one would list on their resume' if they were deemed 'fittest on earth'. "I took 1st in the softball throw at least". lol That being said, I have to favor Graham or Rich in this event. :)
The streaming has begun! Beach run looks tough after that swim.
Savannah Ga, no streaming here. couldnt get it last night or today. Tried home and work computers.....but ill admit im no master of technoglogy
Savannah Ga, no streaming here. couldnt get it last night or today. Tried home and work computers.....but ill admit im no tech master
If the stream won't work just keep clicking the play button - it'll load up eventually.
I'm watching the satellite stream, if that helps anyone. The jumbotron wasn't working.
just getting "Player Loading". Not getting a play button.
Orlando out of competition!? What happened?
What is the deal with ESPN3? When do they start broadcasting? Do they charge $$? Comcast connection sucks and keeps stopping CF site stream...are others having same prob?
Looks like Spealler got 2nd (no big surprise with the selected workout). Who was the guy that got first?
The stream pauses every 5 seconds. Not sure if its my connection or if anyone else having the same problem.
The stream realy sucks here in Sweden. :( Jumps back and forth in time. Repeat segments two or more times, really annoying.
Yeah the player is driving me crazy. It not only freezes every 5 seconds.. it skips back and replays every 15 seconds as well. I hope they fix this or it isnt worth watching.
My stream is pausing every 5 secs or so as well. I'm in Canada. Was in streaming fine for most of the event, maybe a pause every 30-45 sec tops, but now its pretty annoying to say the least.
Stream is working fine on my phone. On my computer is just says player is loading. Any suggestions to fix it. Thanks
Anyone know a good twitter feed to follow? Work computers are blocking my streamage action.
I'd gladly pay espn3 if their site was helpful at all in telling me how I would get access to the stream.
sad to see after all the bragging about how good and big the games have become. the stream is not watchable :( any tips on live stats?
@Bryan - same thing phone works fine but both my home and work computer keep saying "player loading". Any help to fix would be great!
For those asking about a good Twitter stream to follow for the games: http://twitter.com/#!/crossfitgames . Looks like Bridges came in first and Speal came in second. No surprise with either.
If you're using Internet Explorer and get the "player loading" message, make sure you have compatibility mode turned off. If you reload the page the player should load, though the stream is really choppy, and I'm using a T1 connection!
so choppy... so sad... :(
I was so excited to wake up this morning at watch the games online, but the streaming is horrible and is impossible to watch. Please fix it!
Agreed all around on the poor streaming. I've been so excited to watch over on the east coast and am watching on a T1 connection yet the stream is so choppy and just plain unwatchable. I hope this is just because they're on the beach now and not in the stadium.
please fix choppy-ness - I wait all year and this is un-watch-able...
I saw spealler in second but had to go to work... Was that froning in front?
The choppy feed is due to the fact that the number of people tuning in has exceeded the capabilities of the live-feed to deliver. I have a top of the line computer, high speed cable Internet, and when it is streaming, it looks good, but it keeps freezing. Not fun to watch at all!
It can be agreed that the live stream is less-than-satisfactory thus far. However, I'm equally concerned with the lack of scoreboard updates.
Awesome event 1 to watch this a.m. stream worked well for me! Josh Bridges #1 by a long shot, Spealler #2 w Dan Bailey 5th i think..
really disappointed cause of the lack of commentators aswell...
They just gave an update on the Men. Orlando DNF the swim. He can stay in the Games but not past the first cut. Mikko received medical attention (after finishing the event?).
How long has anyone let the "Player is loading" message go before getting a feed? This stinks, was looking forward to watching this today
For people looking for updates - Rob Orlando couldn't finish the swim and won't make it past the first cut. Mikko S. had to see a medic after the workout and finished near the bottom of the pack (~40th).
Notable men finishers -
Josh Bridges 1st
Dan Bailey 4th
Blair Morrison 5th
Rich Froning Top 10 or 15 I think
Graham Holmberg ~30th I think?
Notable women finishers-
Samantha Briggs 2nd
Annie Sakamoto 3rd
Annie T 5th
Christy P 6th
Kristin Clever looked to be 20th or so
This is all just what I could gather from a choppy stream, so don't take any of it as gospel. The first event was awesome to watch, I just wish the stream was a little smoother and they didn't cut away from the action for interviews. I'd be happy to *hear* the interviews, I just want to keep watching the race until everyone finishes.
Choppy and unwatchable feed.
2010 Games - crappy feed.
USAW CF Open - worst feed ever. Unwatchable.
3rd time the charm?
was getting player loading all morning. I updated my version of Internet Explorer and it is working now. hope that helps someone!
is anyone else having problems with the feed
I too would happily pay ESPN3 to watch the Games, but can't figure out to get there....anyone have success?
@#70 Robert....very well said
now it seems like when they are at the track it works fine just the beach feed is messed up. hopefully there are no more events outside the HDC and it will work ok.
and Robert I feel you too serious. I'm just gonna say whatever comes to mind...tickle monster!
Good computer, good internet, various browsers. Not able to watch. Very disappointing.
Robert's post (#70) is a good one. Throwing is a fundamental movement skill. Shot put and discus are a little more specialized (especially the shot put). I think a softball is a good choice (as stated by others insurance companies wouldn't agree to hand grenades and javelins).
As for the whiners - "broad time and modal domains" pretty much means there is an infinite number of possibilities for events/WODs/activities-- so they will always find something to complain about.
And yet -- isn't the variety and challenge and fun of that variety (along with the results) the reason they are in CrossFit? I too just don't get it. Have fun, mix it up.
Difficulty with the browser, this morning at the beach it was there with little cut but now nothing work i can't see the event!
The throw is legit.
Being able to throw something far doesn't make you the fittest in the world. However, throwing is basic athletic coordination. If you look awkward and cannot throw the softball well, you cannot be the fittest in the world.
Re: whiners. I hear them saying "this is something I would suck at"...
The only complaint I have with the softball throw is that it is really really easy to blow your shoulder out for the rest of your life. It happened to me with just 3 pitches at a carnival game where you had to guess your speed. Huge regret. I just hope no one injures themselves because of the poor choice of skill test.
where's the live feed and archived 1st event????
I was having issues with the 'playing is loading...' screen. It never worked. I finally downloaded Google Chrome (free) and was finally able to view the live stream. Hope that helps someone...
#81 RobertH is right.
High chance of injury. Even for the fittest.
Wow. So anybody that disagrees with the event is simply a whiner? That's weak dude.
They should throw w L and R hand, and average the results. Unknown and unknowable !
Yesterday's clean and jerk/muscle up wod
25:21, with power clean and jerks.
Feed was working fine this morning for the beach, but now its down, good computer, good internet, must be overloaded. Same question, anyone know how to get access to ESPN3? And the softball throw is lame, so is the handstand walk.
Wow. Have a look at the scoreboard for event 1. The separation of times between atheletes is gross. This event might decide the outcome. Lifting 10 more pounds than someone means nothing when they beat your endurance time by 20 minutes.
How do you read the scoreboard--no scores posted below 40th place? Does that mean DNF??? Some big names with no score--Graham, Khalipa, Orlando...
speal was second, the scoreboard is f'd up
So, I can't watch the stream which is a BIG disappointment and when I got to the Archive there's a post for the 2nd event of the Men's Individual Competition but nothing for the 1st event! I would really prefer to watch the competition unfold in the correct sequence, so I hope the 1st event is going to be archived.
thanks to "Bri Man" for suggesting google chrome, it works perfect now!
Make up yesterday 7/29:
Three rounds, 12-9- and 6 reps, for time of:
135 pound Squat clean and jerk
Here's a shout-out to CW3 Nicholas at Blackhawk 66 CrossFit at Fort Dix/McGuire for the drop-in and thanks again. We'll see you again soon.
@#97- Totally agree...biggest and most 'watched' games...that's questionable. If these games are truly CrossFit/Reebok coming out party, they had better get things figured out by tomorrow or 'the masses' will think this is a joke...Why didn't they have the same IT people from last year? I had no streaming problems last year
The live feed is messed up, won't load. Heard some truly sad news, Mikko got kicked in the head in event 1, blew out an eardrum and now he withdrew from competition... Hope he recovers well.
What happened to Rob O for him to DNF?
this stream is ridiculous. all we can hope for is for it to be archived later so that we can watch it without having to watch 1 minute chunks before it has to re-buffer.
Live feed?!?! Been waiting for this all year!!! Huge bummer...
both the satellite and jumbotron feeds just cut out at 1 p.m. pacific. ridiculous. seems like HQ bit off more than it could chew.
Games Stream is terrible what a dissapointment!!!
I hope its only due to the fact crossfit has become so popular, and not the fact that CF has sold out to Reebok and Espn. Put it on Espn live if only they new what was good for them. Bummer
I heard Rob O. touched a paddle boat during the swim.
Why do they keep massively underestimating the amount of people who want to watch this online. You think they'd take note from the Open technical issues, the massive explosion of the sport and the pretty much universal access to broadband of this demographic. Contract some sick server people from Google up the street (give them free workout gear or something), buy a few grand worth of equipment, find an adequate data farm to send the feed through and please sort out the broadcast so we can all enjoy this as much as we want to...
they should have streamed on justin.tv instead
Guess putting him on the site the day of is like the new madden curse!!!!
Rob o dnf. Lame... Mikko gets hurt. Matt Chan and spealler, go! Someone with a good stream mind posting updates from the skills?
Reebok shoulda put some of that money towards making the damn stream work. No ones even going to see all that Reebok gear they plastered on the athletes.
the jumbotron stream is working, but there's no sound..... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anyone have an update from the skills competition?
Whether or not the softball throw is a legit event.....I just watched some of the fellas throwing (in the archive videos, because the live stream seems DOA, aka "No Rep"). Some of those guys look like they are having seizures while trying to throw that softball. Embarrassing
Another input: Why is it that ESPN can keep an up-to-the-minute leaderboard for a golf tournament, with multiple golfers on an 18 hole course, but the scoreboard here seems to be updated via Pony Express?
Lack of commentary makes watching far less enjoyable than last year. It's difficult to follow. I don't know if they figured the commentary for the crowd in the stadium would be enough, but it isn't. It's muffled, often unintelligible and usually talking about something not shown on screen. Disappointed.
live stream is finally working great... i think everyone gave up and nobody is hitting the server(s) anymore. that or everyone is done with work and is no longer streaming while at work.
My wife and I want to participate in FGB6, but we live in the FL Keys where there is no CF affiliate. We want to drive to the mainland for the event, can anyone recommend a particular box to visit? Thanks in advance.
Unlike for Bitz, the live stream is still not working for me in UK. Can't even get a choppy feed anymore. Nada. :(
If l ask really nicely, might it be possible for someone from mainsite to actually comment on what's going on with the feed?
I'm starting to feel depressed! I was so looking forward to this weekend and now it's looking like I will find out the winner through a written post and see none of the competition live. Last year was fantastic; so far, this year has been a real let down.
Why is Event 2 archived while Event 1 is not? Is it worth waiting for Event 1 or should I forget that?
Anyone have any DL links yet? Sorry for not reading through all the comments if any are posted. Just got home and I'm on the way out. No time to peruse.
Condolences to Rob and especially Mikko, he might as well be the only reason to watch the games.
Still going to watch anyways, despite events like a softball throw which wasn't even about accuracy anyways since YOU ARE SCORED ON DISTANCE FFS
#116: Crossfit Gables, Crossfit South Miami, I Am Crossfit (Doral), or Crossfit Vida Brickell.
The team from Vida is currently 19th in the Games!
Anyone with any inside knowledge as to whether or not the streaming problems will be fixed tomorrow. I'm sure it's being worked on full on but a little status report would be appreciated. Making some plans to have a gathering to watch tomorrow. Should we cancel it?
It'd be super-duper cool to see one of the classic girls or Hero WODs come up as an event.
Oh I really miss the commentary. the music and crowd are a bit much and make it really hard to follow the events. I miss the flow and personal touch of the steaming form the 2010 games.
HQ should pay more attention to the NFL, NBA, and NHL. Fans want to SEE seamless coverage. Everything else is secondary. Professional coverage should be the highest priority-period.
100 sumo dead-lift-high-pull @ #95. 100 push ups. 100 GHD.
27:59:6 to the tune SLAYER. [time includes that spent head-banging, air guitar and air drums].
I like the softball throw.
A birthday tradition.
The Filthy Fifty.
38 min (PR)
3 of us at the firehouse alternating on equipment. Pull ups & ring dips subbed for muscle ups.
43:23 for all of us.
3 of us at the firehouse did yesterdays workout. Alternated on equipment, subbed pull ups and ring dips for muscle ups.
43:23 for all of us.
Can't wait for the games to start, this is gonna be great.