Monthly Archives: March 2011

College Power Rankings

The college power rankings return for an early outdoor edition. I’m not one of those people who believes indoor and outdoor track should be considered separate sports. How many colleges have separate webpages for their indoor and outdoor teams?  Does … Continue reading

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>College Weekend Roundup

>On Friday I posted a weekend college preview of sorts, by listing out the major players in each event and what (if anything) they’d be doing and where they’d be doing it. In the process of figuring out who the … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell will race each other, but Bolt and Tyson Gay probably won’t meet until the Worlds. This pronouncement from Gay’s agent, Mark Wetmore, has led to a lot of bitching … Continue reading

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>Who is Where This Weekend

>With the college season starting up, I began to wonder which top athletes would be running where this weekend. So I came up with a list of the five “major players” in each event based on PR and place at … Continue reading

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>Photoshoot

>Here are a few images I took today for a new Superfan project.  They are in the mode of the old Bill Swerski’s Superfans sketches on SNL, which was the inspiration for the name of this blog. The ‘stache is … Continue reading

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>The Exchange Zone: Sid Sink

> I’m heading up a new project, a monthly interview show called “The Exchange Zone”.  I’m partnering with TrackFocus.com. My first guest is one I’ve known for a very long time, Sid Sink.  He was my coach at Bowling Green. … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Shalane Flanagan has made a huge step up. Three years ago she won an Olympic bronze medal in the 10,000 meters. Today she won a bronze medal at the World Cross Country Championships. How … Continue reading

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>Track and Field’s Birther Movement

>In the endless (and mindless) “birther movement” of nutjobs who aren’t yet convinced that President Obama was born in the United States, we have now gotten to the point where a Tennessee state senator introduced “a bill that would require … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>I’m going in a different direction with this week’s column, using the entire space to examine a single issue. It’s one I’ve examined before, but now it’s getting wider play and needs a thorough investigation. At the pre-NCAA Championships coaches’ … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Women’s College Power Rankings

>On Tuesday I did some conference-by-conference analysis of the top 100 men’s college teams in the nation (as I measure them).  Time for the women. Atlantic 10Teams in the top 100: Dayton ACCTeams in the top 50: Clemson, Duke, Florida … Continue reading

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