Monthly Archives: June 2006

>Guess It Doesn’t Mean the Same Thing

>We all know there are English words which have different meanings in England than in America. It’s not an “elevator”, it’s a “lift”; it’s not “gasolene”, it’s “petrol”; they’re not “suspenders”, they’re “braces”; and in Britain a “fanny pack” is … Continue reading

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>The Stuff Hits the Fan

>The European continent’s biggest annual sporting event, Le Tour de France, will be without many of its star riders. The two favorites, Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, will not be taking part. Spanish authorities have taken blood tests performed on … Continue reading

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>I just signed up for the WCSN athletics season pass. All I can say is “wow”. The Superfan just got super-er. A heads-up for those not in the know: last year the World Championships Sports Network was launched in order … Continue reading

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>That’s the Spirit

>Came across a hilarious video.

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>Track in Sports Illustrated

>Apparently I beat these guys to the punch on Marion Jones. They quote an unnamed USATF official as saying “She’s done enough damage”. They also have a “Where are they now?” article on Carl Lewis’ acting “career”. I thought they … Continue reading

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>ESPY Awards

>You can vote for ESPN’s aanual sports awards here. The nominees for “Best Male Track Athlete” are Justin Gatlin, Bershawn Jackson and Asafa Powell. The nominees for “Best Female Track Athlete” are Allyson Felix, Michelle Perry, and Sanya Richards. Other … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League Gets Started

>Two teams. Man vs. wife, men vs. women. We each get ten athletes now and two more during the August break in the World Athletics Tour. The top eight athletes on each team count towards the team totals. The men’s … Continue reading

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>Upcoming TV broadcasts

>Here’s what I’ve found from surfing the internet. It looks like if you’re going to get just one pay channel it should be Fox College Sports Pacific, with CSTV close behind. Tuesday, June 27 Fox College Sports Pacific, 7:00 PM … Continue reading

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>A Domestic Invitational in August

>Usually, the USATF championships mark the end of the line as far as elite competition in the USA goes. The big meets are all in Europe and you simply can’t get enough stars to come home for a meet. This … Continue reading

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>USATF Championships review

>Indianapolis was the site for the 2006 USATF Outdoor Championships, and since it was only a 4-hour drive from Superfan Headquarters I coldn’t pass it up. Unfortunately, poor weather on Sunday made us decide to pack up and go home. … Continue reading

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