CrossFit Radio Live From the Games

July 12, 2009 1:47 PM

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CrossFit Radio is coming live once again at 2 PM from the Games in Aromas. Justin will be covering the latest news and results of the day, and talking with OPT and brOPT- James and Michael FitzGerald. We'll also get word with Adrian Bozman, who is the chief judge.

32 comments on this entry.

1. Pete wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:01 PM

Help me out!

The live stream doesn't want to load on my computer... blank screen comes up..... using firefox...

Anyone know how to fix it quick?!


2. Pete wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:09 PM

Still not working - thanks for help though!

3. Pete wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:11 PM

Got it thanks!!!

4. Kat wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:12 PM

Radio says CrossFit Calgary finished the last WOD 2nd, Invictus finished 1st.

July 12, 2009 2:14 PM


Windows Media Player isn't directly related to FireFox. I use FireFox to view The Games site (and CrossFit Journal) and Windows Media Player launches whenever I select a "win" video or audio link.

You might consider de-installing and then re-installing Windows Media Player. Here's a link to version 10.0:

Good luck with this issue.



6. big lou wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:17 PM

version down????

7. Pete wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:20 PM

Greg thank you- all working now :-)

July 12, 2009 2:23 PM

Glad to hear it Pete!

9. Matt M wrote...

July 12, 2009 2:46 PM

Justin thanks for all the great coverage on the games for those of us who can't be there. I've been on the edge of my seat all weekend!

10. Jonathan replied to comment from Matt M...

July 12, 2009 2:52 PM

Great Coverage? Are you serious? How hard would live score updates be?? This event has been riddled with flaws.

11. lee replied to comment from Jonathan...

July 12, 2009 2:56 PM

Are YOU serious? Get a life fella. You think CFHQ's priority this weekend is your personal gratification? Be thankful for what you are getting and try considering the bigger picture - the continuing development of a fantastic sport.

12. Ben wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:01 PM

I think coverage has been tremendous. This is an event that is only in it's 3rd year, and it's getting bigger and better each year. Congratulations to everyone involved.

13. Jonathan replied to comment from lee...

July 12, 2009 3:02 PM

I'm quite certain that the intent of this website is to provide updates from the crossfit games, seeing as they are in "full games reporting mode" and all. Cool it with the anti-semitic remarks.

14. PB Pig wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:04 PM

Lee - CF is a sport? Funny one. I thought is was a strength and conditioning program?

15. Greg Tutunjian replied to comment from lee...

July 12, 2009 3:10 PM

Frankly, I'm hoping the coverage remains spartan and spotty (versus full blown network coverage with a major beer producer as the underwriter.) When you introduce big-time coverage, the event has to follow the advertising plan, budget and time slots and both the competitors and fans lose out.

I think Twitter and The Games site are fine. I have to think lots of spectators are texting to friends back home, too. The audio content through a standard issue player makes a lot of sense.

Do I want to sit in front of my TV or PC for 8 (?) hours for continuous days and miss my own workouts!? New to CrossFit, but I think that's not the spirit of the sport or The Games.

This is a very complex event (with 1 or more judges/competitor) and a likely watch for injuries or likely injuries as competitors get wiped. Reading about it and catching audio and text glimpses into it makes it more exciting. (Those photos posted with many of the Twitter feeds are great!) This is a lot like what listening to pro boxing championships on the radio must have been like: You were there or you missed it. (Who has time to go back through the posts!?)

I read the coverage posted thru Saturday morning and then went and had a major day in the weight room. Then I read more this morning and had a great ride including intervals.

16. lee replied to comment from Jonathan...

July 12, 2009 3:14 PM

I'm genuinely confused here, what did I say that was anti-semetic?

17. lee replied to comment from PB Pig...

July 12, 2009 3:16 PM

Coach has described crossfit as something like working out as sport, or the sport of working out (can't remember exact phrasing). If it was just a strength and conditioning program then why does it need a games, why do people - including me - think the games should be televised?

18. PB Pig replied to comment from lee...

July 12, 2009 3:23 PM

It needs a 'Games' of its own because CF does not produce elite athletes in any other sport under the sun - despite Coach's claims to the contrary. The people that are the best at CF are ONLY that - they have no other outlet for this 'athleticism' despite CF's own demand that we play other sports.

Working out is not a sport.

19. lee replied to comment from PB Pig...

July 12, 2009 3:29 PM

'Working out is not a sport' - your opinion presented as fact. I guess we'll have to agree to differ in our opinions, because I treat my working out as a sport, by my definition of a sport, not whatever yours may be. While my friends compete in activities like soccer once a week, I compete in crossfit 5/6 times a week, against the community, my training partners and myself, so to me it is a sport.

20. PB Pig wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:30 PM

Sorry Lee - your company line is teh fail.

21. tomh wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:36 PM

Based upon the women's final event, I'm going to downplay the "chipper" notion . . .

22. lee replied to comment from PB Pig...

July 12, 2009 3:38 PM

Yeah, whatever, I'm a company man, in that I have an opinion differing to yours and can back it up. Back under your bridge PB Pig, before a billy goat knocks you in the water with the other trolls.

23. lee wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:44 PM

PB - I'm sorry. I just fell for the oldest internet trick their is - calling someone I disagree with a troll. It;s a losing argument and I know it, but it's an easy out. The simple matter of fact is my opinion has been formed by HQ, which is fine - I just have to own up to it.

I'll pipe up again when CrossFit starts pumping out elite athletes at an actual sport.

24. CFR JJ wrote...

July 12, 2009 3:49 PM

Thanks for listening. We have tried to do our best to cover these events and get the results out to all. There have been some hurtles to get over with the technology and some band-width problems but we have been doing our best.

25. Jonathan replied to comment from lee...

July 12, 2009 3:51 PM


I believe it was Kenny Powers who said it best: "I play real sports. I don't try to be the best at working out."

July 12, 2009 4:04 PM

Great work! Thanks for making it happen.

27. Lee replied to comment from lee...

July 12, 2009 4:09 PM

Wow, that's a strong counter-argument, it's obvious you're a very clever, positive and genuine person. It's the use of your time inputting negative comments on the message board of a sport/exercise program competition you think is a waste of time that marks you out as running ahead of the pack. I'm glad I got off so lightly...

28. Lee replied to comment from Lee...

July 12, 2009 4:18 PM

Stop imping me. This is the real lee.

29. Steven M replied to comment from Pete...

July 12, 2009 4:54 PM

I have to say I'm a little disappointed in the coverage of the 2009 games. First of all...not nearly enough video....secondly I just now was able to download 1 Crossfit radio show which covered the events and it was my understanding that there would be about 7 during the weekend. Unfortunately I have kids, honey do lists, and actually getting in some XFit workouts so I can't sit down and listen live. Anyways......Just a brief vent because I drink the cool aid. Next year SPIKE TV is the most appropriate venue. Oh, and by the way I don't work for them, but have appreciated their coverage of UFC whom my sister does work for. Just wanted to make sure there was full transparency, which after all is the CROSSFIT WAY.


Steven M

30. Crossfitter replied to comment from PB Pig...

July 12, 2009 5:07 PM

Are you serious? Do your research buddy. What do you think the elite players in the NFL, NBA, MMA...ect are doing? Keep your mouth shut until you know what you're talking about.

31. Nik wrote...

July 12, 2009 9:28 PM

I have a comment related to this actual post. Is anyone else struck by how flawed the scoring of these events is? It makes no sense that the scoring is based on rank out of ~100 for the first day, and then rank out of 5, 6 or 16 on the second day. It locks in the early positioning, and completely changes the value of placing in the middle of the pack or losing. Some of the people who make the finals placed 20th or 30th the first day, but their competitors can do no worse than 16th the second day. How are they supposed to overcome facing their weakness on the first day, when their competitors have become practically immune when their weakness comes up on the second day?

There are some wrinkles that need to be ironed out here for before these games run the way they should.

32. maniacon wrote...

July 15, 2009 8:52 AM

Reading this thread is hilarious. Somebody has no clue at all what anti-semitic means. Another didn't know about the live scoring links and complains. Also if crossfit can't be a sport, then neither can track and field, it's just running. I just came to say mainly that the pic of the super fit girl wrestling with her lift is awesome.