Monthly Archives: February 2010

>Don Cherry Watch

>I’ve not watched a whole lot of the Winter Olympics. I like a lot of the sports, and my earliest (and best) Olympic memories are of Lake Placid in 1980. But the NBC coverage leaves a lot to be desired, … Continue reading

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>What’s On The Weekend

>ProfessionalsThe USATF Indoor Championships take place in Albuquerque on Saturday and Sunday. TV coverage is on Sunday from 7 to 9 PM on ESPN2.Meet website / USATF preview #1 / USATF preview #2 / USATF preview #3 / KOAT-TV Several … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League Outlook, Women

>I picked the men yesterday. Women’s 60 metersCarmelita Jeter will win unless she false-starts. Women’s 400 metersAllyson Felix will open her season here, and that makes this a bit unpredictable, but she’s so much better than anyone else entered that … Continue reading

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>VISA Championship Series Issues

>There’s been a bit of barking over the VISA Championships Series standings and the venue of the upcoming USATF Championships. The series awards bonus money to the top three Americans, as measured by their best performance in the series according … Continue reading

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>NFL Combine

>As discussed ad infinitum elsewhere, 40-yard dash times are notoriously imprecise. But ESPN has given us a “cheat sheet” for the upcoming NFL combine. Note that Darrell Green supposedly ran 4.43 on his recent 50th birthday. That would have made … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League Outlook, Men

>My picks for this weekend’s USATF Championships men’s events. Women’s picks coming tomorrow. Men’s 60 metersThis is a two-man race between Ivory Williams and Mike Rodgers. Rodgers has sharpened up a little bit over the last week or two, but … Continue reading

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>Shot Put Rankings

>Most recent rankings here. Changes since then in parens. MENCantwell continued his winning ways with 21.61 in Leipzig, over Dylan Armstrong (20.85) and Ralf Bartels (20.66). Andrei Miknevich moved into second after a pair of very good outings, 21.44 this … Continue reading

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>Both Simpler And More Complex

>From this week’s The Week That Was: In a recent headline regarding Usain Bolt, we pointed out how his 200m world record of 19.19 is almost exactly twice his 100 meter world record and wondered how that could be. Well, … Continue reading

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>Wireless Athlete Tracking

>Do you remember the funny tags runners were wearing on their shoulders in the Boston Indoor Games 5000 meters? They looked like this:They were beta-testing a new athlete tracker technology. As Lagat rounded the track at the Reggie Lewis Track … Continue reading

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>Climate Change Affects Olympics

>No, really. Read on.

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