61-year old journalist passes Haynesworth test
Last week, I noted that two reporters -- Fox 5's Lindsay Murphy and Comcast SportsNet's Ivan Carter -- attempted the Albert Haynesworth conditioning test, which Haynesworth himself failed to attempt on Monday morning for the third straight day. Murphy passed Part I and failed Part II, assuming she was a defensive lineman. Carter passed both parts.
I should have figured, but these are boom times for the people-attempting-the-Haynesworth-conditioning-test industry. Er, not Haynesworth attempting it, but other people.
Above, see WTOP reporter Andrew Mollenbeck give it a whirl. The test was sprung on Mollenbeck unawares, and he had just had two coffees and two breakfast sandwiches. Also, his bosses accidentally had him run half the test, which he completed in a sizzling 31 seconds, before following up with 71 seconds on his real attempt, which would have passed Part II but failed Part I. I'll give him an incomplete.
The best attempt yet, though, was pulled off by veteran magazine writer James Fallows of The Atlantic. Fallows reported that he "just barely made it, in both the first and second passes, but I did meet the time standards." Also, he's 61 years old.
Losing to former Division III football star and sort-of young person Ivan Carter is acceptable. Losing to 61-year old magazine writer James Fallows is not.
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