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Friday, December 01, 2006

Wish List

This afternoon my mother-in-law asked me to write up a Christmas wish list. In that spirit, I'm posting a list of things the track fan in your family might want.


1. Bowerman and the Men of Oregon
The best track book in quite a while

2. The Other Shulman: A Novel
Winner of the Thurber Award for comedy writing

3. The Last Protest: Lee Evans in Mexico City's average review: 5 stars


1. Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
Newly released on DVD, this was just voted the #1 running movie of all time.

2. The Olympiad's Greatest Moments
8-volume history of the Summer Olympics

3. On The Edge
Also newly released on DVD, it's probably the best fictional track movie out there


1. Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81s
The old-school shoes.

2. Track Jacket
In style once again, you can get one with any college or national team colors/logo.

3. Dave Wottle's ITA jersey
There's only one, and it is currently owned by a coin and sports collectibles dealer named Tom Noe. It'll be up for auction soon, as Noe owes Ohio about $17 million.

1. Konami Track & Field arcade game

2. Track & Field Math Board Game
A lot of fans are coaches (like me), and a lot of coaches are teachers (like me). This is an instructional track & field math game!

3. Bruce Jenner Decathlon Game
As far as the board game itself goes, it's completely lame, but this is a great collectible for a Baby Boomer or Gen-Xer.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Great list, though I'm casting a vote for the Buddy Edelen book "A Cold Clear Day" by Frank Murphy. Judging by the rest of your list (like "Fire on the Track") I think you'd really enjoy it.

"Why not be kind to Buddy? Why kill him now?"