Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rethinking College Track’s Postseason

A great sketch from the old Monty Python’s Flying Circus show was titled “Vocational Guidance Counsellor.” A chartered accountant, Mr. Anchovy, is looking for a new occupation, and describes his current job to the counsellor: It’s dull. Dull. Dull. My … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Decathlete

What did we learn this week? Usain Bolt is beatable. Or at least for right now. On Thursday in Rome, the most marketable sports star in the universe was behind for about 98 meters out of 100. Fortunately for him, … Continue reading

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Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Live Webcast

I’ve just discovered that at live websteram will be available here.

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NCAA Regionals Thoughts

The Oregonian’s Ken Goe, on whom we can always count for a mainstream sportswriter perspective on track and field, doesn’t have much nice to say about the NCAA regionals or preliminaries or whatever you want to call it. People who … Continue reading

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What I Would Do as USATF CEO, Part 4

Here’s the last in my series of random thoughts of what I would do if I were granted my dream nightmare job… Make greater use of the Olympic Trials. One of the suggestions from Doug Logan that irked even his … Continue reading

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What I Would Do as USATF CEO, part 3

Over the last two days I’ve outlined some goals I would have in a Bizarro universe where I’m the USATF CEO (a job I am in no way qualified for or interested in, nor should any reasonable person should ever … Continue reading

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What I Would Do as USATF CEO, part 2

Yesterday I posted part 1. Today I continue with the goals I would set out if anyone were insane enough to make me USA Track and Field’s new CEO. Attempt to create some more domestic professional and semi-pro meets. The … Continue reading

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What I Would Do as USATF CEO, part 1

Earlier today I took a look at the USATF non-CEO issue, and mentioned a possibility that Oregon head coach Vin Lananna might be a stealth candidate. It’s a long shot to be sure, but nothing is impossible. Except, of course, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Stealth Candidate

Over the weekend and on Monday, there was a lot of talk about USATF’s new CEO, or rather the lack thereof. USATF finally settled with deposed CEO Doug Logan in his suit over the firing, apparently to the tune of … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Decathlete

What did we learn this week? Doug Logan and USATF have finally settled. When USA Track and Field’s board of directors fired their CEO last year, Logan claimed he was owed the entire $1.7 million remainder on his contract. USATF … Continue reading

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