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51 Wall Streeters Who Are Ridiculously Cut [RBC Decathlon]
business insider ^ | 6-23-14 | Julia La Roche

Posted on 06/23/2014 1:54:31 PM PDT by FlJoePa

The strongest and fastest people on Wall Street faced off this weekend to determine who is the best athlete.

Wall Streeters ranging in ages 22 to 62 participated in the annual RBC Decathlon at DaSilva Memorial Stadium at St. Johns University in Queens on Sunday.

In a span of four hours, the athletes completed a 400 meter run, football throw, pull ups, 40 yard dash, dips, 500 meter row, vertical jump, 20 yard shuttle, bench press and an 800 meter run.

The annual event raised $1.4 million for pediatric cancer research and treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Mark Rubin, who works in fixed income sales at Barclays, captured the "Wall Street's Best Athlete" title for the third consecutive year. Rubin was a former Penn State safety who had a brief stint in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fitness; wallst
Rubin was a nice player. Hard hitting safety and rarely out of position. Nice to see he had plans once he realized he wasn't a great player.
1 posted on 06/23/2014 1:54:31 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Sandusky would be proud.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 2:05:31 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Too old.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 2:24:44 PM PDT by redangus
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To: humblegunner
What's js have to do with Wall St. and their Decathlon? Thread hijacking again.

I wonder if your js obsession is some sort of projection on your part. I hope not.

4 posted on 06/23/2014 2:25:46 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Is this part of the Freerepublic gay thread series?


5 posted on 06/23/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: FlJoePa

No event that excludes fencing—the first martial art and the king of sports—is a true test.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 2:51:38 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Wrestling was the first martial art in recorded history and It undoubtedly preceded the existence of swords


7 posted on 06/23/2014 2:55:59 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: lormand
No, I'd guess these are real men.

"In a span of four hours, the athletes completed a 400 meter run, football throw, pull ups, 40 yard dash, dips, 500 meter row, vertical jump, 20 yard shuttle, bench press and an 800 meter run."

8 posted on 06/23/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: lormand

Plus it looks like they raised $1.4 million for charity. What did you do last weekend?


9 posted on 06/23/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: When do we get liberated?

“Wrestling was the first martial art in recorded history”

Swords precede recorded history. The use of swords achieved the level of art before wresting—if, indeed, wrestling can be termed an art even today.

“It undoubtedly preceded the existence of swords”

How far back are you willing to go? Are you willing to say that barehanded australopithecine grappling, scratching, and biting was art before the first pre-human picked up a bone and hit somebody over the head with it?

When the chips are down and lives are on the line, armed combat is always chosen over unarmed, unless arms are unavailable to one side. The only unarmed martial arts are those created to give the unarmed a chance against the armed, and wrestling just doesn’t meet that criterion.

It has not been a martial pursuit since the invention of arms, at the latest.

I don’t mean to say that it’s not worthwhile as a discipline or a sport, but it’s not a martial art.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: FlJoePa

“In a span of four hours, the athletes completed a 400 meter run, football throw, pull ups, 40 yard dash, dips, 500 meter row, vertical jump, 20 yard shuttle, bench press and an 800 meter run.”

Real men? I don’t see how a man could stay in shape for all that, work long hours at a demanding job, and still have time to do right by a wife and children.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 3:27:25 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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Many military men have to stay in great shape, and work long hours.. Their families seem to be doing okay.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 3:30:52 PM PDT by same old song
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“Many military men have to stay in great shape, and work long hours.. “

I think you will find few military men who are in shape for a decathlon, and those you do find are going to be single, for the most part. You will find fewer dependents who think that they’re getting as much from their husbands and fathers as they should be. They make huge sacrifices.

In the Navy, when I was in, at least, the attitude was that you will work 24 hours a day and take care of your physical training, family, and sleep on your own time.

No, I’d be willing to bet there’s hardly a married man among these wall streeters.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 3:50:46 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: same old song

“Their families seem to be doing okay.”

One thing I should have said: no, their families don’t seem to be doing okay. Some of them *seem* to be, but even those aren’t doing as well as you might think.

Military dependents have been notorious for bad behavior for at least 57 years that I personally know of. Adultery is epidemic. My boot camp company commander told the married men that when their ships returned to home port they would find their wives exactly like they left them: freshly f*cked.

Divorce. Suicide. Desertion. Alienation. Prolonged absence and exposure to traumatic events take their toll.

The husband and father who returns from war may not be the same man who left them.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t go along with “doing okay” as a blanket statement.

Some are doing splendidly, I’m sure, but even those have had to overcome great adversity.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 3:57:53 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: When do we get liberated?
wrestling was the first martial art

First marital art.

They probably did some wrestling too.

15 posted on 06/23/2014 4:01:19 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: FlJoePa

What does “ridiculously cut” mean?


16 posted on 06/23/2014 5:37:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t know. I guess they’re in really good shape. There was a much better article on bloomberg about this, but I chose not to credit them.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 5:47:27 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

It’s nice that they had a sporting event and all, raised some money for charity. I just noticed the headline several times today, because I wondered what it meant.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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“What does “ridiculously cut” mean?”

I think “cut” means to develop muscles and get rid of subcutaneous fat so that they are clearly visible under the skin.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 12:54:25 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Ah, I see. Thank you!


20 posted on 06/24/2014 2:33:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: dsc
No event that excludes fencing—the first martial art and the king of sports—is a true test.

Modern fencing is not swordsmanship. It's playing tag with car antennas.

21 posted on 06/24/2014 2:45:43 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: SauronOfMordor

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Maybe to a layperson, fencing looks like tag. It is not.
The blade action made by top fencers is fast and complicated.

I have been involved in fencing for 18 years. Top level fencers are amazing athletes.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 2:57:37 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: dsc

Do you fence?

What weapon?


23 posted on 06/24/2014 2:59:19 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: FlJoePa
"What did you do last weekend?"

I cooked a 12 pound brisket to perfection.

24 posted on 06/24/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Sorry I missed your note. I haven’t been very well.

“Modern fencing is not swordsmanship. It’s playing tag with car antennas.”

Yes, and no. There is a great deal more to it than that.

Give it three or four years and see what you think.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 3:32:31 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Aurorales

Sorry I missed your note. I haven’t been very well.

I fenced long ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Aside from some stuff in Japan, my last year of competition was 1983.

Everyone told me to fence epee, but I loved foil and saber.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Hope you feel better.

You should fence again. Veteran events.

My son fences. Competes. Referees. Plus is a damn good coach.
Best thing I ever did was sign my kid up for fencing lessons. It turned into a career he both loves and is earning him a good living.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Aurorales

Perhaps I know who your son is.

After all, so few people make a living at it.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 10:30:36 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Hi! I hope you’re feeling better.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 12:55:15 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Thank you so much. The doctor told me if I have my gall bladder out I’ll feel better, but after an endoscopy Friday told me I have Barrett’s esophagus, a condition I had never heard of.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 1:40:56 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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