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Journalism vs PR

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations. The above quote is generally attributed to George Orwell but it appears that he never said or wrote it. It feels Orwellian though, and if … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Colleges

Over the last seven days I’ve met with two relatively new college coaches, or at least new to my little corner of Ohio, to talk about ways to give our sport a higher profile. I’m very happy to report that … Continue reading

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Men’s High Jump Statistical Analysis

Earlier today at the Daily Relay I mentioned the unusual depth of talent in the men’s high jump this year, most of it young, and wondered if it was among the best ever. After running some numbers, the answer is … Continue reading

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Attendance analysis update

I just recently got word that the numbers I used for my USATF Championships attendance analysis are, in a word, bogus. They in no way represent the actual number of people in the stadium. These tweets were from Drew Wartenburg, … Continue reading

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Des Moines Attendance Analysis

One thing I saw all weekend while following the USATF Championships was that the spectator turnout was awful. Look at all those empty seats on the backstretch! What an embarrassment! When Friday’s brief thunderstorm with lightning caused the stadium to … Continue reading

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Owens in Captain America?

The next Captain America film is being shot in Cleveland (partially at least). A lawyer friend of mine who works in Cleveland just sent this via Facebook: Capt America filming in Cleveland. Scarlett Johansson stunt double. Kiosk changed to read … Continue reading

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Worst. Announcing. Ever.

Saturday’s live coverage of the NCAA Championships may have seen the worst announcing of all time. I do not believe I am engaging in hyperbole here. The list of errors and their egregiousness is unbelievable. I’ll admit I’m going off … Continue reading

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Island Adventure

No phones, no lights, no motor car, not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe, it’s primitive as can be. –“Gilligan’s Island” theme song WARNING: VACATION PHOTOS AHEAD! I spent this past weekend on Pelee Island, a somewhat remote Canadian island … Continue reading

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World Power Rankings — Men

Prefontaine Classic edition Yesterday I posted my women’s power rankings for the events contested at this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic. Now it’s time for the men’s events. Those in bold are entered at the Pre Classic. 100 meters 1. Tyson Gay … Continue reading

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World Power Rankings — Women

Prefontaine Classic edition Who are the world’s best athletes right now? Here’s a rundown for the women’s events contested at this weekend’s big Nike Prefontaine Classic. Athletes slated to compete in Eugene are in bold. 100 meters 1. Veronica Campbell-Brown … Continue reading

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