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Officially, Goodwin beats Austin

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We wish that the Underwear Olympics would look more like the real Olympics, where people race against each other and not against the clock.

If that’s the way the Scouting Combine were set up, Tavon Austin and Marquise Goodwin would have put on a show together, as opposed to individually.

And based on those individual performances, Goodwin would have won.  Barely.

Unofficially, each guy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.25 seconds.  Officially, Goodwin covered the distance in 4.27 seconds.  Austin pulled off a 4.34.

For now, then, Goodwin has the inside track at that offer from Adidas.

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12 Responses to “Officially, Goodwin beats Austin”
  1. FlyFromTheInside says: Feb 24, 2013 12:56 PM

    Cue the obligatory “Raiders” comments in 3…2….1…….

  2. foosballisthedevil says: Feb 24, 2013 1:03 PM

    With the third pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Marquise Goodwin…..

  3. tbtrojan says: Feb 24, 2013 1:10 PM

    The official times are no better than the unofficial ones due to the hand start on the timer.
    They need some sort of pressure pad that starts the clock when the downed hand gets lifted.

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 24, 2013 1:31 PM

    To me, Goodwin looks more like a track athlete playing football while Austin looks like a really fast football player. Both were impressive but I think Austin will be special in the NFL.

  5. grogansheroes says: Feb 24, 2013 1:42 PM

    Okay, looks like a future Raider..

  6. descendency says: Feb 24, 2013 1:45 PM

    Officially Ryan Swope was as fast as Tavon Austin, but around 30 pounds heavier.

  7. FinFan68 says: Feb 24, 2013 1:47 PM

    how hard is it to sync an electronic timer and then immediately release what it reads at the end? Seems like it should be 100% accurate and official within seconds of completion.

  8. truninerfan49 says: Feb 24, 2013 2:13 PM

    There is a pretty big difference between Austins “unofficial” 4.25 and official 4.34 time. Who in the hell came up with the unofficial time?

  9. 1chilla says: Feb 24, 2013 2:27 PM

    Forget about who time faster i would take austin with my pick before goodwin austin a football player with unlimited skills

  10. myosin10 says: Feb 24, 2013 2:35 PM

    I would watch if it were a race or these guys competed against each other in each event for points or something. Definently would be more interesting!

  11. thesmartestmanever says: Feb 24, 2013 3:27 PM

    maybe someday they will use lasers to clock the runners time. you know in the future or something

  12. finsphan says: Feb 26, 2013 1:37 AM

    Swope ran the same 40 Austin, he’s bigger, longer broad jump, higher vert and stronger….. But you know, he’s white n all so he doesn’t get the coverage because they don’t have a rooney rule in place for white guys at the receiver position.

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