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Sunday, May 20, 2007

adidas Track Classic

Random thoughts about the meet and its TV coverage...

Larry Rawson says some wierd things every now and then, but saying no one in the NFL can beat Allyson Felix at 200m is probably the wierdest.

Did it infuriate you the same way it did me to see the first few laps of the men's 3000m going on in the background while they talking-headed Stacy Dragila? What, are they embarrassed to have an actual track meet on screen during a track meet?

I don't think I've ever seen three running events in a row without a commercial in a domestic elite meet. They did back-to-back events another time, too. Whoever is scheduling the meet has finally gotten their head out of the stone age.

Whoever covers the field events is stuck back in it, though.

What's the deal with Lisa Barber? I can accept the makeup, the manicure, the glamorous hair weave, even the size-too-small racing briefs. But putting a hip numbers right on each butt cheek takes the whole thing a bit over the top.

Wouldn't it be nice to see an entire world record from beginning to end? I mean, there are boys watching it who will be state champions in a few weeks who know she just kicked their butts.

1 comment:

Jimmie R. Markham said...

Hear, hear! Those are some good points you make. Your post inspired me to rant about the sorry state of track and field programming. Be sure to check it out.

Jimmie R. Markham
Finish Line Pundit