Monthly Archives: February 2008

>Anti-Doping News

>Eric Pelle’s Athletics in the News blog breaks down the Latasha Jenkins case in detailed fashion. In short, she got busted for a steroid, found some non-adherence to testing protocols, and a managed to win on arbitration. But, as Eric … Continue reading

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>How the Superfan Rankings Work

>If I’m going to post the numbers, there will be people who want to know where they come from. It’s basically the IAAF World Athletics Tour points, but with some extras. Major national and international championships/games/cups are also scored, as … Continue reading

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>Proof of Idiocy

>Buried down at the end of Let’s Run’s weekly update was this item: Proof that 19% of the world’s population is idiotic:19% of Britains Want an Olympic Boycott All this proves is that getting a degree from a fancy private … Continue reading

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>Superfan Rankings

>The points system is based on the IAAF World Tour standings but adds quite a bit to it, including performance bonuses. Athletes’ eight best meets are totaled. The weakness in the system is exposed in the pole vault below, where … Continue reading

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>Superfan HOF–Jesse Owens

>(To all the mouth-breathing Star Wars collectors out there: Yes, I know i’s worth more if it’s still in the packaging. You think I’m parting with this?) Born September 12, 1913, Danville ALDied March 31, 1980, Tucson AZ Official site … Continue reading

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>Superfan Rankings

>Last year I started experimenting with an event-by-event rankings system. This year I’m going forward with it. I’ll give regular updates as the season goes along. Right now, the only events that really have enough going on to do any … Continue reading

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>Weekend Update

>The weekly summary from Let’s Run is up, as well as three international roundups from Athletics Weekly, the weekend’s top 30 stories (!) from Joe Battaglia at, and a USATF summary by Elliot Denman of WCSN.

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>Snow Day

>Worst part of being a teacher: high school freshmen. Best part of being a teacher: snow days.

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>Christian Cantwell Gets Mean

>In case you haven’t heard, Cantwell not only won the biggest event at the USA Indoor meet, he made the biggest stink. Cantwell saved his best shot for second-place finisher Reese Hoffa (70 feet 2 1/2 inches). Last week, Cantwell … Continue reading

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>TV/Web Listings

>Tuesday, February 26WGN, 4:30-5:00 p.m.The Cosby Show: “Back to the Track, Jack” (guest stars Josh Culbreath and Larry James) Wednesday, February 27Showtime Family Zone, 8:35 a.m.1972 Munich Olympic Games ESPN Classic, 1:00-1:30 p.m.Cheap Seats: 1978 Superstars (featuring Dwight Stones) Thursday, … Continue reading

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