Originally Posted by TD
Did they have official times back then? I honestly don't know. I just keep reading that "some scouts say" he ran a 4.6 and that his reported time seems to have gone up over the years.
Yes, they had official times. The method of establishing those times has varied over the years. I believe at the time he was tested, they had several scouts with stopwatches and they averaged the results. I know that method was used for a while. I could be wrong about whether that's how Rice was tested.
And I agree with your overall point.