“40 yards of Gold” can be seen on TV for almost $40

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I’m still skeptical that a bracket-style, made-for-TV 40-yard dash event will actually happen, because I can’t imagine NFL teams being thrilled with players under contract risking a pulled hamstring or worse less than a month before camp.

But 40 Yards of Gold is still pushing forward.

It’s due to happen on June 29. Via John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the event can be seen on TV for $39.95.

The 16-participant, 15-race event will be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Players who have committed include 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin, Saints receiver Ted Ginn Jr., Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Jets receiver Robby Anderson, Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes, Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson, and Washington cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

The final roster of racers omits Bears running back Tarik Cohen, Ravens running back Mark Ingram, Cardinals safety Budda Baker, Giants receiver Corey Coleman, and Titans safety Kevin Byard. Each previously were touted as participants in the event. There’s a good chance that each has heard from his current NFL team that it’s not a good idea to engage in a series of all-out, head-to-head sprints so close to the launch of preseason practice.

25 responses to ““40 yards of Gold” can be seen on TV for almost $40

  1. 17 year old me: “Dude we gotta order that”

    33 year old me: No way in heck am I going to pay $40 of my hard earned money to watch this.

    But seriously, $40??? Tiger vs. Phil was only $20.

  2. They do realize that people can watch the fastest runners in the world race every 4 years in the Olympics for free.

  3. DRC, Ingram, and Byard participating would have been a joke. Sure theyre normal person lighting, but they’re NFL mediocre with speed.

  4. NFL teams:
    We don’t want our players to be RUNNING before camp because they might get injured.

  5. I think NFL teams realize that their players already spent a lot of time in the off-season running really fast in a straight line. I don’t think they’ll be too concerned. It’s not like they’re jousting.

  6. If you choose to spend 40 dollars to watch this train wreck you have very poor decision making abilities.

  7. This idea gets scrapped as soon as the organizers see what a bad choice the Warriors either allowed Durant to make or pressured him into.

  8. jakeem grant if healthy would be a contender in this race.. Ted Ginn has no shot in hell to win this i don’t know what the hell he thinks he can do at his age.

    Real fastest players in the NFL.
    1.Tyreek hill
    2.John Ross
    3.Jakeem Grant

  9. I agree with 90% over everyone. I’m not going to spend a dime to watch a race, that according to them, will only last 4.4 seconds. Probably closer to 5 since now they are being paid, won’t want to pull a quad or a hammy.

  10. Based on combine times, Trae Waynes would be the fastest of those players, but you have to consider that the older a guy is the more speed he loses from his combine time. Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are good players but they aren’t even close to being appropriate for this kind of race.

  11. They would make allot more money if it was around $10-15, no one is going to pay to watch a glorified track meet for $40.

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