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Old 03-29-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Taken from a story on ESPN:

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PARIS, France -- A French pole vaulting champion ran naked with his pole through the streets of Paris and posted the video on the Internet, hoping to draw attention to his quest for a new sponsorship deal.

Romain Mesnil, who won a silver medal at the 2007 Athletics World Championships in Osaka, was sponsored by Nike but says his contract expired last year and was not renewed.

"It was probably for budgetary and strategic reasons. It's the crisis," he wrote on his Web site.

Many athletes have reported difficulties obtaining corporate sponsorship as companies cut costs because of the global economic downturn.

In his video, Mesnil runs with his pole as if preparing for a vault at tourist spots like Montmartre and the Pont des Arts across the River Seine. A black square has been added to the footage to cover his groin area.

The video has succeeded in drawing attention to Mesnil's plight, at least in France. It was broadcast on prime-time state television news bulletins.
You can check out the YouTube video here. Don't worry, a black bar covers up his junk.

I thought it was a pretty clever way to get attention. I bet Nike is kicking themselves for letting this guy go and not thinking of this idea first. :laugh:
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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Hmmmm, I immediately thought of the pole vault high school chick from a couple of years ago, was disappointed when I saw "his" and "he" in the article.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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It looks tastefully done, if such a thing is possible. I hope gets something out of it.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:51 AM   #5
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Hmmmm, I immediately thought of the pole vault high school chick from a couple of years ago, was disappointed when I saw "his" and "he" in the article.

... I can't believe there is a site like that.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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Hmmmm, I immediately thought of the pole vault high school chick from a couple of years ago, was disappointed when I saw "his" and "he" in the article.
I'm guessing that you're referring to Allison Stokke? : http://pastamanvibration.files...7/allison-stokke11.jpg
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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Its sad that amateur sport has became a profession where athletes get sponsors/pay. However, the French poll vaulter pulled a very bold move and leaped into center stage.

Kenyan athletes feel the pinch
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:42 PM   #8
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Hmmmm, I immediately thought of the pole vault high school chick from a couple of years ago, was disappointed when I saw "his" and "he" in the article.
I'm guessing that you're referring to Allison Stokke? : http://pastamanvibration.files...7/allison-stokke11.jpg
Is there any other?

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #9
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:58 PM   #10
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Its sad that amateur sport has became a profession where athletes get sponsors/pay. However, the French poll vaulter pulled a very bold move and leaped into center stage.

Kenyan athletes feel the pinch
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:34 PM   #12
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Hmmmm, I immediately thought of the pole vault high school chick from a couple of years ago, was disappointed when I saw "his" and "he" in the article.
I'm guessing that you're referring to Allison Stokke? : http://pastamanvibration.files...7/allison-stokke11.jpg
Is there any other?

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I came into this thread hoping it was her. Thread does not deliver.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:55 PM   #13
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yep.


suddenly angry with thsi thread.
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If I was running naked, I wouldn't need the pole.


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Yeah, we'd all need magnifying glasses
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Yeah, we'd all need magnifying glasses
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Taken from a story on <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/trackandfield/news/story?
You can check out the YouTube video [L=here.]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZqkqJB_Yeo">ESPN</a> Don't worry, a black bar covers up his junk.
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Yeah, we'd all need magnifying glasses
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AAAAHHHHAHAHAHAAHAA....you implied my penis was small instead of big like I originally intended my comment imply.
AAAAHHHHAHAHAHAAHAA, you pointed out something that was very obvious.
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AAAAHHHHAHAHAHAAHAA....you implied my penis was small instead of big like I originally intended my comment imply.
Don't try to take away from the fact that you got burned... and burned good. :laugh:
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If someone tried that stunt in the U.S., they'd have to register as sex offenders.
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and go to court for assault with a deadly weapon?
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Don't try to take away from the fact that you got burned... and burned good. :laugh:
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