Ricky Bruch

Ricky Bruch (July 2, 1949 - May 30, 2011) was a Swedish Olympic athlete, actor and poet. His greatest success was an Olympic bronze in 1972 in the discus. He equalled the world record in 1972 with a throw of 68.40 meters. His personal best of 71.26 meters in the discus remains the Swedish record and puts him 9th all-time list. Despite his Olympic success...

By |2013-06-03T21:32:57-05:00June 1st, 2011|Aggressive, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|9 Comments

Reflections on Men, Women, Violence & Football

Violence is one of the great riddles of the male sphinx. And football, for a lot of teenage guys, is how they learn to solve it. (In other parts of the world, it's rugby. Or armed robbery.) Blame testosterone—that strange ineluctable whatzit that rises up inside you (if you're male) during puberty, insinuates itself into your psyche like a menacing twin, tries to take you over or at least wrestle you down into the blood and muck. Call it: The zombie in the pudding. Out of the sweetness of youth it comes. And just keeps coming. And it wants to eat your brain...

By |2013-02-03T19:19:06-05:00April 27th, 2011|Aggressive, Football, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|6 Comments

Irony

I am not sure how many of your read the NY Times or are fans of Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, but recently Taubes did a review of Robert Lustig’s lecture on sugar, called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” The 90-minute lecture discusses the effects of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and epidemic of obesity plaguing us today...

By |2013-06-03T22:17:10-05:00April 18th, 2011|Aggressive, Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie, WTF?|19 Comments

Rooster

This song finds it way into every play I have and it has been a constant since it dropped in 1992. I was a sophomore in high school, a little less than 20 years ago, and I can remember hearing it for the first time...

By |2013-06-03T22:24:19-05:00April 13th, 2011|Aggressive, Music, Talk to Me Johnnie|15 Comments

The Way

John, I was wondering a couple things. First, what is your spirit animal? Second, which historical warrior do you imagine yourself as when you are attempting a PR? (I assume everyone does this, right?)...

By |2013-02-04T18:10:17-05:00January 2nd, 2011|Aggressive, Talk to Me Johnnie|18 Comments

2010 Recap

This is my recap for 2010. This past year has been exciting, full of growth and progress. Talk To Me Johnnie was launched and CrossFit Football made it into it’s second year. We have been working on a site redesign and many other advances to come. For my year end wrap up, I have decided to answer a few questions I did not get a chance to respond to in 2010...

By |2013-06-03T22:42:52-05:00December 29th, 2010|Adventure, Aggressive, CrossFit Football, FAQ, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|22 Comments