Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Favorite Memories of 2011

Totally personal, totally opinionated, completely unscientific. The things I will remember fondly in this season… 10. My team being reinstated. As readers of this blog know, my school district eliminated cross country in 2010. Shockingly, it was reinstated in 2011. … Continue reading

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Desi Davila story

Growing up just an hour south of The D, I’m a Detroit sports fan all the way. That makes me a Hansons-Brooks fan and a Desi Davila fan. Runner’s World has a looong story on Davila, where she came from, … Continue reading

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Superfan Daily: New Year Special

Last night I was contacted by a Columbus-area friend of Rob Myers, the central-Ohio based veteran miler. Recall that Rob was the subject of one of my Exchange Zone interviews earlier this year. Rob noted that in 2012 he’ll be … Continue reading

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Superfan’s Story of 2011

This is the time of year when you get all kinds of year-end retrospectives, such as RunnerSpace’s News of the Year compilation and the top ten Olympics stories of the year from SI’s Brian Cazeneuve. My top story of the … Continue reading

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Favorite track cartoon ever

From Track and Field News, June 1992. It gets right to the all-too-common fascination with records…

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Two Bright Spots

There’s not a whole lot of news this time of year in track, but one thing that took up a bit of the pre-Christmas space was a discussion about the Millrose Games, led by LetsRun.com. You know the reason why … Continue reading

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Superfan Daily: Millrose Debate

The leading story at the LetsRun.com home page today is a Weldon Johnson bit titled How The Millrose Games As We Knew It Died. My beef with the Millrose Games is that it gave up on Madison Square Garden before … Continue reading

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Jerks Who Yell At Runners

Adam from ThinkPlanRun has a humorous blog post at Flotrack about Reasons Why Non-Runners Holler & Yell at Runners. Adding my own experience into the discussion: I’ve done plenty of running in a wide variety of areas, and one stands … Continue reading

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Superfan Daily: Track Vault Pick of the Week

My Saturday post about the top marks from NFL players drew unprecedented levels of interest. So this week’s Track Vault is Paul Zimmerman’s 2002 Bob Hayes obituary for Sports Illustrated. They followed him into the NFL like rats following the … Continue reading

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Track and Football, Part 2: Bowls Suck

I think the headline captures my opinion in a nutshell. I’d much rather see a playoff, but for different reasons than most who share my opinion. There’s growing discontent with the college football bowl system. Besides the clamor from sportswriters … Continue reading

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