Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson claims he can beat Usain Bolt in a race. Apparently so can everyone else with a Twitter account. (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Michigan Quarterback Denard Robinson Claims He Can Beat Usain Bolt


Heisman hopeful Denard Robinson is adding his name to the ever growing list of delusional athletes (and drunken movie stars) that believe they can outrun the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt.

Not only did Bolt win the 100 meter, 200 meter, play and play an instrumental role in winning the 4×100 but he’s shattered world records on his way back to the top of the running world. Yet Robinson, who is no doubt a fast human being, thinks that he can beat the speed demon himself in the 40-yard dash.

“I’ve watched him run,” Robinson said. “And I’m pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash. I’d get a better start and I could take him.”

Funny that all these people are coming out of the woodwork to say they’re faster than a man they’ll likely never race in their life. Mickey Rourke is the only man to actually raced the man (allegedly) and if you know Rourke, he’s not going to say he lost especially when men much faster than him probably won’t be racing Bolt anytime soon.

Chris Johnson has said on numerous occasions that he’s faster than Bolt, and if there’s a man in the world that’s not a track star, Johnson just might be the guy to beat Bolt — well two years ago maybe.

Most of these athletes say they can beat Bolt but they wouldn’t be able to. It’s simple: Bolt is built like a runner and a runner only. Football players are built like football players who not only run but have to absorb and dish out ferocious contact. Bolt’s not an unhealthy man, but he’s not ripped like these NFL players are. They’d come close, but they wouldn’t beat Bolt.

And close only counts in horse shoes and picking up adult film stars.

Now, to Robinson’s credit, Bolt is a slow starter and he even started races he broke world records in slow. But what he does is define the term “afterburners” as when he’s nearing the finish line he kicks into a gear so high, you can’t justify it by simply calling it a kicking it into high gear. Bolt punches his own personal supply of NOS and torches his opponents.

Again, these football players talking big would come close but get no cigar.

For now, Robinson can use Bolt to get his name out there to the viewing public so they can watch him on his potential ride to a Heisman this year. That journey kicks off September 1st against defending National Champion Alabama.

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