Your "Jock Quotient"

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    Jan 11, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    Is there some activity, sport, article of clothing, attitude or anything in particular that you do, have, wear, use, or project, that raises your credentials as a "JOCK", so that no one would ask or question you about it? Just curious....I know that I feel a good bit of pride when I wear some of the shirts I have gotten from various races and runs I have done, but I don't really know that I would ever be mistaken for a "Jock"...I know that my shirts and hats from the MARATHONS I have completed, definitely draw some attention and respect.....even though I don't really look the stereotypical part of a runner.

    I guess I am curious if there is some mathematical formula that can be concocted to give a numeric "JOCK QUOTIENT" for comparative purposes...do we have enough info in our profiles to actually calculate a quotient? Just curious who would be the numeric "Top Jock" and why.icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 11, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said...even though I don't really look the stereotypical part of a runner.icon_cool.gif


    A lot of guys here could just use their bodies as credentials. Is your question directed at those who don't have this option? (It's implied.) It might be useful to clarify.

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    Jan 11, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    my physical size, I'm big and my lower body is even bigger, it's expected I play sports, you should see guys faces drop when I tell'em I'm not much of a sporty person anymore, it's like you just ripped out there heart.

    I play sports, but just with my mates, it's not so competitive and it's a lot more lively.
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    Jan 11, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Sporty_g said...even though I don't really look the stereotypical part of a runner.icon_cool.gif


    A lot of guys here could just use their bodies as credentials. Is your question directed at those who don't have this option? (It's implied.) It might be useful to clarify.



    You have a point...some guys, like you and many others on RJ, just look the part...for the rest of us though.....LOL!
    Still, even those that "LOOK THE PART"....a good set of Genes goes a long way before they even lift their first weight, run their first step or ride their first mile..
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    Jan 11, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    in December i threw away all my medals which i had won at various mountain bike races . I had about 30 of them .I just kept the trophy the year i won the overall title in Masters Expert cat. (you need to win about 7 out of ten for that - you can actually see it in my profile).

    i used to have like Troy Lee Design and Fox t shirts but they've become rags to clean my bike.

    so now i guess unless i'm fully dressed in gear to go biking, skiing, running there are no signs of jockiness. But i don't think of myself as a jock anyway, an athlete? yes.

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    Jan 11, 2010 12:13 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidmy physical size, I'm big and my lower body is even bigger


    big is definitely good icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 11, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    I think going to the gym consistently and becoming more muscular is enough to qualify as a jock, to an extent.
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    Jan 11, 2010 1:27 PM GMT
    Creating a jock quotient would eb really hard.

    You have the body to take into account, but then compare the body to the sport for which it's used. A rugby player will have a different body to a golfer. Of course you then have to take into account the jockness of the sport. Surely not all sports are on an equal pegging regarding jockness.

    After that you have to take in account sports that are actually done and their level (let's make the equation simple by not taking into account the level at which the sport is performed).
    The quotient probably would have to take into account sports that are watched, and the info known about them. I've ssen enough armchair sportsmen claim to be jocks because they can remember their football team's line up and scores all the way back to the team's creation.
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    Jan 11, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    (Body weight/height in inches) * (angle at which your legs naturally spread apart when you sit) + 100 (1 if you wear a jock strap, 0 if you don't)

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    Jan 11, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said(Body weight/height in inches) * (angle at which your legs naturally spread apart when you sit) + 100 (1 if you wear a jock strap, 0 if you don't)

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    Oh dear, just like the BMI it doesn't differentiate between the bodybuilt and the obese
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    Jan 11, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    I'm kinda short with small hands and feet.... not the type you would figure for a swimmer (and a distance swimmer at that). But once upon a time, it was true.
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    Jan 11, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    you wouldnt be able to guess im apart of the 300 club icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 11, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    still a nerd, a gay oneicon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    xassantex saidin December i threw away all my medals which i had won at various mountain bike races . I had about 30 of them .I just kept the trophy the year i won the overall title in Masters Expert cat. (you need to win about 7 out of ten for that - you can actually see it in my profile).

    i used to have like Troy Lee Design and Fox t shirts but they've become rags to clean my bike.

    so now i guess unless i'm fully dressed in gear to go biking, skiing, running there are no signs of jockiness. But i don't think of myself as a jock anyway, an athlete? yes.
    I'm not a jock... I'm an "athlete".
    There are different connotations in my mind about what each means.

    I've kept all but two of my medals.
    The medal from my first marathon (Honolulu) I sent to a 6 year old family friend who had to have her leg amputated.
    My third marathon (Nike Marathon) we raised about 10k for a cancer research trial, the medal (a Tiffany's necklace) I sent to my then mother in-law who was diagnosed with cancer and in that trial.
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    Jan 12, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    Jock gear? Probably my harnesses....

















    Rockclimbing harness and assorted gear.
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    Windsurfing harness and all that gear...
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    You thought I was derailing the thread, huh, talking about harnesses?
    And I don't think I'm a jock. I hear "jock" and think competitive sports. Not sure what if there's a good term for somebody who is active, just not in the "jock" sports.

    Disclaimer not me in the pic.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:38 AM GMT

    as a swimmer/diver ... you don't have to do that. your times/scores will speak for you.

    plus ... you're already half naked anyhow:

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    Jan 12, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    Many of the 'jocks' on here have a meanfaced main pic and another one wearing gogo shorts and sucking on a lollipop, so I think your formula, however well-intentioned, would be an epic failure.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:51 AM GMT
    waxon saidyou wouldnt be able to guess im apart of the 300 club icon_evil.gif


    OK...my ignorance is showing....I googled "300 club" and...well...did you work at the South Pole and make the dash from the 200 degree sauna to the sign at the magnetic South Pole, with the air temp at -100 degrees?.....or is it the Tennis Club? Educate me please.....Thanks.icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidMany of the 'jocks' on here have a meanfaced main pic and another one wearing gogo shorts and sucking on a lollipop, so I think your formula, however well-intentioned, would be an epic failure.

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    I'm a Real Jock!!
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    atxrock saidJock gear? Probably my harnesses....

    You thought I was derailing the thread, huh, talking about harnesses?
    And I don't think I'm a jock. I hear "jock" and think competitive sports. Not sure what if there's a good term for somebody who is active, just not in the "jock" sports.

    Disclaimer not me in the pic.

    Are we talking gear?!! OH BOY, OH BOY!!
    In no particular order, I have:
    - sparring gear for martial arts (shin, arm, chest protector, fighting shoes, helmet, cup, red belt)
    - Cycling, tires, tubes, pumps, multi-tool
    - Climbing, shoes harnes
    - Boxing, wraps, gloves, mouth guard
    - Tri, racing bike, bike shoes, helmet, bike computer, wet suit, stop watch
    - Training, heart rate monitor, running shoes, iPod, shoe compartment, lifting gloves (I hate callouses), free weights at home, yoga mat, ab rollers, kicking bag, multi-hold chin up bar, yoga ball
    - Swimming, goggles, cap, kick board, pull buoy, webbed gloves, zoomers and a myriad of speedos
    - Snow boarding, board, helmet (with built in speakers in the ear muffs with a splitter and a mic so I can toggle between my phone and iPod, boots, gloves, goggles, rack for my car
    ...I won't count any clothes besides sport specific shoes and speedos because it's fun... "Ohhhhhhh how I love gear!"
    My favorite part of any sport getting new gear, I think I just got myself sexually excited talking about gear.... *sigh* be back in 20... "Oh look a kitty!"
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    Sporty_g> who would be the numeric "Top Jock"

    Men. Always wanting to see who is bigger....
    Of course, around here, many would also compete for the "Bottom Jock"....


    badmikeyt> Many of the 'jocks' on here have a meanfaced main pic and another one wearing gogo shorts and sucking on a lollipop

    Eureka!! I need to put up some new pics to be like the rest of the boys, er, bois (that is the plural of boi, not boises, right?).


    Um, what was the question?

    I'm probably the only person ever to show up at a Romanovsky and Phillips concert in cleats (long story which involves a French air force guy and overtime). Unfortunately I didn't think to have them autograph them and its not like anyone would really want to see an old smelly pair of shoes.

    Somewhere in a box are my high school numbers and varsity letters, but I was more a "geek" than "jock" there (which is still true). I do know exactly where my Gay Games medals are, but it's not like I ever wear them.

    I guess I'm fully comfortable being an amateur "jock" (or rather "athlete") and no longer need to impress anyone else. (When I do wear a team jersey to the bar, it's to try and recruit.)
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidMany of the 'jocks' on here have a meanfaced main pic and another one wearing gogo shorts and sucking on a lollipop, so I think your formula, however well-intentioned, would be an epic failure.


    I keep asking them to change the name to "Realfop" icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:07 AM GMT
    Caesarea4 said
    Of course, around here, many would also compete for the "Bottom Jock"....

    "Bottom Jock"... hmmm... given the nature of it's use I'd have to object.
    Bottom is a sexual preference but it's far from an accurate sporting description... especially since, as just a casual athlete, I can out perform most guys, straight, gay, top or bottoms... I might do it smiling with a raging desire to get banged immediately after while my endorphins are raging but that's a totally different thread... icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:14 AM GMT
    Hmm...I guess I have all of my marathon participation medals.

    Most people are surprised when they see them thinking I was just a flamer.icon_rolleyes.gif
    However, I really don't view myself as a jock. I just quietly train in tacky,comfortable clothing with some of my hair tied back so I can see.