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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder



    Quote Originally Posted by saintmatthew View Post
    You know, for all that saw swore Harbs was gonna be too much like Reid and make the Ravens "Eagles South", there was one obvious difference between the two from the get-go and that was the fact that Harbs is a fitness nut, even to the extent he uses the gym at the team hotel on the road when many people would probably just skip a day.
    He buys into the "Mighty Men" gym warrior mentality, that's for sure. I remember, before TC got privatized to OM, people who got out to McDaniel early would see Harbaugh going out for a morning run each day before camp. Think he took coaches out with him too.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    That is awesome




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Quote Originally Posted by saintmatthew View Post
    You know, for all that saw swore Harbs was gonna be too much like Reid and make the Ravens "Eagles South", there was one obvious difference between the two from the get-go and that was the fact that Harbs is a fitness nut, even to the extent he uses the gym at the team hotel on the road when many people would probably just skip a day.
    Very true. When I see a guy like Harbs, I see a man who has discipline for himself, and that kind of attitude trickles down to the people around him.




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Awesome! Reminds me of my training days.

    Harbs is a great human being. My man crush on him continues to grows.




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Thanks for posting this, awesome to see. Just did one here in Texas on Saturday, would have been awesome to see him on the course. For anyone who hasn't done one I highly recommend it. They're a different animal than the Warrior dashes and shorter mud runs.




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    I saw this video earlier today. He makes a statement that he is going to have the team do this in training camp. Do you guys think that's a good idea, or the possibility of unnecessary injuries?


    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Bru View Post
    I saw this video earlier today. He makes a statement that he is going to have the team do this in training camp. Do you guys think that's a good idea, or the possibility of unnecessary injuries?
    He was kidding I think.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Just curious... how can you cancel a "tough mudder" for too much rain/mud?




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSkins Fury View Post
    Just curious... how can you cancel a "tough mudder" for too much rain/mud?
    Actually, I forgot this, but the 2nd day was really cancelled because the city of Frederick pulled the permit:

    http://www.gazette.net/article/20120...mplate=gazette

    The traffic around there was a NIGHTMARE, reports of people stuck in the same spot for 4 hours, abandoning cars, etc. On my end, I got there early so no traffic, but once the rain hit, the big dirt parking lot became totally a mess. Many Tough Mudders ended up getting groups together to push cars up the muddy hill to try to get them out, but it was insane. I had my son with me, so I couldn't help push, but this was a fairly inclined hill with mud, so you were taking personal risk of safety to push cars up it.

    We left our car until Sunday late morning. It was still not in great shape, but we scouted the area and figured out a dry enough route to drive the car out. There was a tow truck sitting in the field for what I assume would be pay for tow, we never used them.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    I tried it once, but my mother made me wear my best suit. She gave me a bunch of Handi Wipes, and said, "Bc don't come home dirty, sister-in-law is coming over for dinner tonight."
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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    After reading this, I think I'll pass:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...,3954904.story

    How can you not notice that a guy jumped into a mud pool and didn't come out? Is no one watching?
    I've upped my standards. Up yours.




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    Quote Originally Posted by moose10101 View Post
    After reading this, I think I'll pass:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...,3954904.story

    How can you not notice that a guy jumped into a mud pool and didn't come out? Is no one watching?
    Wow, not sure how that happened. That obstacle is water not mud and they literally have multiple lifeguards floating in the water. Wonder if they didn't know how to swim.




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Quote Originally Posted by moose10101 View Post
    After reading this, I think I'll pass:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...,3954904.story

    How can you not notice that a guy jumped into a mud pool and didn't come out? Is no one watching?
    If it was like the one I did, it's a little bit chaotic there...there's about 8-10 "lines" of people climbing up and jumping in. They didn't have any staff at the top telling people to wait or regulating who jumped when. There are "life guards" at the bottom to fish out people who freeze up. The only way to make that one safer would be to "slow it down", make participants jump in 2-3 at a time, then hold the next round up until they all get out.

    There's a new obstacle they have this year, a modification of an existing one where you crawl under barbed wire, with small electric wires hanging down, through a slight bit of water (The electric current is comparable to a cattle fence). The new version takes a giant black tarp over top of the barbed wire, so you are crawling through total darkness. I think that one is a perfect example of Tough Mudder pushing it too far. Unless you have someone counting people going in and out, how will you know if someone has an incident in there or gets knocked out or has a heart attack, etc. And if they do, how do you get them out? Pull the big tarp off it? If you can't see where you're going in that thing, you could end up crawling "off course" and get stuck in it.

    They have a pretty encompassing waiver, so I would bet Tough Mudder doesn't get sued by the guy's family. Or maybe they get sued, but it'll be pretty tough to win the case with the waiver. I actually know one of the guy's friends on Facebook and saw his post in memoriam of the guy, didn't know he died doing Tough Mudder.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    If it was like the one I did, it's a little bit chaotic there...there's about 8-10 "lines" of people climbing up and jumping in. They didn't have any staff at the top telling people to wait or regulating who jumped when. ...

    They have a pretty encompassing waiver, so I would bet Tough Mudder doesn't get sued by the guy's family.
    Waivers are worthless if negligence is involved, and not controlling the flow of hundreds of people into the water at an endurance event would probably attract more than the typical ambulance-chasing lawyer.
    I've upped my standards. Up yours.




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    Re: John Harbaugh: One Tough Mudder

    Quote Originally Posted by moose10101 View Post
    Waivers are worthless if negligence is involved, and not controlling the flow of hundreds of people into the water at an endurance event would probably attract more than the typical ambulance-chasing lawyer.
    http://toughmudder.com/wp-content/up...ver_101812.pdf

    I understand that it is my responsibility to inspect the Course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used, and if I believe or become aware that any are
    unsafe or pose unreasonable risks, I agree to immediately notify appropriate personnel. By participating in the event, I am acknowledging that I have
    found the course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used to be safe and acceptable for participation. I accept full and sole responsibility for the
    condition and adequacy of my equipment.
    I UNDERSTAND FULLY THE INHERENT RISKS INVOLVED IN THE TM EVENT AND ASSERT THAT I AM
    WILLINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT. I have read the preceding paragraphs and acknowledge that
    1) I know the nature of the TM event; 2) I understand the demands of this activity relative to my physical condition; and 3) I appreciate the potential
    impact of the types of injuries that may result from the TM event. I HEREBY ASSERT THAT I KNOWINGLY ASSUME ALL OF
    THE INHERENT RISKS OF THE ACTIVITY AND TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES,
    LIABILITIES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES THAT I INCUR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE TM EVENT.
    Not trying to defend it, but if you really read through it, they cover themselves from a lot of things.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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