Found August 09, 2012 on
Sorry Bro: Sports Through Houser:
Oh, all yall other countries trying to get Oakley deals by wearing just $200 sunglasses? Wham! Bam! $500,000 on the wrist. Thank you, Ma'am.
This is the type of **** that makes foreign athletes laugh at Americans. An American does this, millions of people complain about the .02 seconds he probably was held back wearing so much cash money. Jamaicans on the other hand are shouting, "look good, feel good" right back at the orginating Americans faces. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
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What Yohan Blake's $500,000 watch won't tell you is that it's time to do some explaining. But that's exactly what time it is for Blake, as the Jamaican sprinter's spendy wristwear could land him in some hot water. Blake has been sporting a $500,000 Richard Mille tourbillon watch throughout the Olympics. Other than it being a little wacky to throw on such an expensive...
For those scoring at home, Yohan Blake’s custom-made Richard Mille watch is worth $5,000 per meter of the 100 meter race that scored him a silver medal. Why would be wear such a thing? Because he can. My guess is that he figured that he had no chance to beat Usain Bolt (who clocked an Olympic record 9.63). Blake ran a 9.75…did the weight of the watch factor in? No...
And this is where we all have a collective eye roll. The International Olympic Committee is investigating Yohan Blake, 100m silver meadlist, not for doping, not for admitting to cheating, but for wearing a $500,000 watch. What’s at issue with this? It happens to be custom-made by Richard Mille. What’s wrong with Richard Mille? They [...]
Usain Bolt is the first man to win two Olympic titles in the 200-meters after winning gold in the event on Thursday night in London.
With a time of 19.32 seconds Bolt is the back-to-back Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meters and now the 200-meters.
The Jamaicans swept the field as Yohan Blake won the silver in 19.44 and Warren Weir won the bronze in 19.84.
Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter of Jamaica won the 4x100m relay race at the Olympics on Saturday night and set a new world record at 36.84 seconds.
Bolt anchored the Jamaicans, who have won the event back-to-back now, while Ryan Bailey of the United States anchored the Americans who won the silver medal and set a national record with a time of 37.04 seconds...
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt did it once again winning gold in the men’s 200m.
Bolt beat out countryman Yohan Blake in the 200m capturing the 200m as well as the 100m for the second straight Olympics. He finished with a time of 19.32 and was able to pull away from Blake on the last 30 meters as it was looking like Blake could pull off the upset.
Now the only question that remains, will...