What separates the excellent from the elite?

What separates the excellent from the elite?

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hot metal

1,763 posts

166 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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Muzzer79 said:
What characteristics would compel you to put those drivers on the spectrum?
Stewart is dyslexic and has always been a high achiever .

And when we are talking autism, ASD or Aspergers is more likely, there are many levels and the uninitiated would not spot it unless they lived or worked very closely with the person in question.

Edited by hot metal on Friday 3rd December 00:02

PH User

21,154 posts

81 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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This thread is becoming rather dull with all this autism chat

Volvolover

1,565 posts

14 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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Havent read any of the thread but in my view unless a genetic freak most elite level athletes/humans have similar motor skills and can train themselves to a similar level if remaining healthy so the differentiator between all elite sports people in most sports is mentality.

Milkyway

2,435 posts

26 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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PH User said:
This thread is becoming rather dull with all this autism chat
We’ll drop that subject into ROOM 101 now.

DodgyGeezer

29,400 posts

163 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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Volvolover said:
Havent read any of the thread but in my view unless a genetic freak most elite level athletes/humans have similar motor skills and can train themselves to a similar level if remaining healthy so the differentiator between all elite sports people in most sports is mentality.
I'd argue that a lot of elite level sports people are also freaks genetically speaking

Milkyway

2,435 posts

26 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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DodgyGeezer said:
Volvolover said:
Havent read any of the thread but in my view unless a genetic freak most elite level athletes/humans have similar motor skills and can train themselves to a similar level if remaining healthy so the differentiator between all elite sports people in most sports is mentality.
I'd argue that a lot of elite level sports people are also freaks genetically speaking
We are all freaks, just some are better at it than others...that’s all.

Volvolover

1,565 posts

14 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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DodgyGeezer said:
Volvolover said:
Havent read any of the thread but in my view unless a genetic freak most elite level athletes/humans have similar motor skills and can train themselves to a similar level if remaining healthy so the differentiator between all elite sports people in most sports is mentality.
I'd argue that a lot of elite level sports people are also freaks genetically speaking
I'd totally agree, and the systems we have for sports tend to sift them into groups of similar freaks early on.....ie the tall kids play basketball, the big boys play rugby etc etc

sparta6

2,967 posts

73 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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Volvolover said:
I'd totally agree, and the systems we have for sports tend to sift them into groups of similar freaks early on.....ie the tall kids play basketball, the big boys play rugby etc etc
Seems reasonable.


Milkyway

2,435 posts

26 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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sparta6 said:
Volvolover said:
I'd totally agree, and the systems we have for sports tend to sift them into groups of similar freaks early on.....ie the tall kids play basketball, the big boys play rugby etc etc
Seems reasonable.
The ‘vertically challenged’ are sent to Jockey school.

sparta6

2,967 posts

73 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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Milkyway said:
sparta6 said:
Volvolover said:
I'd totally agree, and the systems we have for sports tend to sift them into groups of similar freaks early on.....ie the tall kids play basketball, the big boys play rugby etc etc
Seems reasonable.
The ‘vertically challenged’ are sent to Jockey school.
Nowadays they are also sent to Hendon Police School

sparta6

2,967 posts

73 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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angrymoby said:
sparta6 said:
Good footballer too
yet he did some questionable things there too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGq7VcaHoqo
biggrin

And Hamilton has been preaching nonsense for years

https://youtu.be/CI2p2kwivXI

MustangGT

9,275 posts

253 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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sparta6 said:
biggrin

And Hamilton has been preaching nonsense for years

https://youtu.be/CI2p2kwivXI
I'm struggling to decide whether you posted this on purpose or simply made a Horlicks of getting the correct person

Schermerhorn

4,196 posts

162 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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angrymoby said:
sparta6 said:
Good footballer too
yet he did some questionable things there too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGq7VcaHoqo
I bet you've never gotten over 1994 Adelaide

nickfrog

15,759 posts

190 months

Sunday 5th December 2021
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Being conservative in the last corner when you already have a 4 tenth delta for pole?

swisstoni

12,234 posts

252 months

Sunday 5th December 2021
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sparta6 said:
Milkyway said:
sparta6 said:
Volvolover said:
I'd totally agree, and the systems we have for sports tend to sift them into groups of similar freaks early on.....ie the tall kids play basketball, the big boys play rugby etc etc
Seems reasonable.
The ‘vertically challenged’ are sent to Jockey school.
Nowadays they are also sent to Hendon Police School
Those with no apparent qualities whatsoever are sent to Troll School.

cgt2

2,431 posts

161 months

Friday 10th December 2021
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housen

2,147 posts

165 months

Tuesday 14th December 2021
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the answer is ............

Michael Masi

sparta6

2,967 posts

73 months

Tuesday 14th December 2021
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swisstoni said:
sparta6 said:
Milkyway said:
sparta6 said:
Volvolover said:
I'd totally agree, and the systems we have for sports tend to sift them into groups of similar freaks early on.....ie the tall kids play basketball, the big boys play rugby etc etc
Seems reasonable.
The ‘vertically challenged’ are sent to Jockey school.
Nowadays they are also sent to Hendon Police School
Those with no apparent qualities whatsoever are sent to Troll School.
Or Monaco hehe


sidewinder500

323 posts

67 months

Tuesday 14th December 2021
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PhilAsia said:
StevieBee said:
Tommy Byrne is widely regarded as the most naturally gifted racing driver of the past 60 years - but lacked the ability to capitalise on his talent.
Is he? By who?
I thought it was Perry McCarthy...?

Jasandjules

67,120 posts

202 months

Tuesday 14th December 2021
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The answer now appears to be when that person is gifted a WDC by the FIA who change the rules of the race during the race...