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  • Dickson
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    Thank God for TECMO BOWL as far as football goes. And you do get a chance to get your future ATS plays together.

    Used to track being what it is by now, no big deal. It's sorta like them old prewar blues, ya won't be hearing it on the radio so ya make due.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by 1runner1 View Post
    Now that we are in a lull before WC's, how does everyone feel USA will do? Seems like DL meets after USA champs. have been lackluster for the most part.
    I think Project 30 is doable this year. I'm feeling up to 13 Gold (8m/5w) and 30ish medals (~17m/13w).
    Last edited by Atticus; 08-03-2015, 08:32 PM.

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  • 1runner1
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    Now that we are in a lull before WC's, how does everyone feel USA will do? Seems like DL meets after USA champs. have been lackluster for the most part.

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  • Alan Shank
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    Here's my solution to the "Great Athletics Drought of 2015" -- binge watching of all 12 DL meets, which are all saved on my DVR! Or maybe I'll just watch one per day.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank

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  • tamabi
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    I kind of disagree with everyone complaining about the DL setup.
    I mean yeah, it's not perfect, far from it, but the fact is that a lot of casual fans now watch 14 athletics event every year + a WC/OG/something instead of just that WC/OG/something. I know most people in my circle are now also following the DL meets because the medias talk about them, and they're considered big events.
    So it may be done badly but from a publicity perspective, I think it was a success.

    (And from a "getting equal pay for result no matter the event" perspective, it's pretty amazing. I know athletes like Melina Robert Michon were able to peak extremely late because they suddenly had a way of getting decent prize money in an "unpopular" event, and thus not have to work on the side)

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    NACAC about to start for American athletes.
    Wasn't there supposed to be a summer series in the NW ?

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  • tm71
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    Originally posted by Alan Shank View Post
    In my view, this gap is perfect for the athletes to finalize their preparations for Beijing. aaronk thinks runners are windup toys who can run all out every week the whole season, and gh wants to turn athletics into McDonalds.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    Thanks for the laugh Alan !

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  • Alan Shank
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    In my view, this gap is perfect for the athletes to finalize their preparations for Beijing. aaronk thinks runners are windup toys who can run all out every week the whole season, and gh wants to turn athletics into McDonalds.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    "people here" has nothing to do with it. We be a bunch of hardcore geeks who live and breathe the sport, but our fandom has NOTHING to do with the overall health of the sort. We need the average sports fan to survive. Seriously.
    That makes sense. I just got the idea that this topic was more along the lines of, there won't be any track for us to enjoy until Beijing, as opposed to, we need more track meets to keep the overall sport going.

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  • CPorts75
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    That'll be an interesting men's 400m tonight at the ATL meet - Eaton vs. Wariner (others are in the field of course). If Eaton beats Wariner is that Jeremy's signal to hang up the spikes?

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  • gh
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    "people here" has nothing to do with it. We be a bunch of hardcore geeks who live and breathe the sport, but our fandom has NOTHING to do with the overall health of the sort. We need the average sports fan to survive. Seriously.

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    In terms of the sporting mainstream (which is where we need to penetrate) it is close to the only thing.

    Hardcore fans have no trouble finding something over which to jerk their gherkin, but that does nothing for the broad-spectrum goal of keeping the sport in the mainstream, which is the real issue here.
    Then I'm slightly confused what the issue/complaint is for people here. I'm going to guess most who post on this board are not part of the mainstream and are closer to the hardcore end of the spectrum.

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  • booond
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    It is about access. It is about centralization. Without that ease there is no way the sport can grow. And stop talking about drugs. Punish and fine but stop wringing your damn hands about it.

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Powell View Post
    But DLs are not the only thing in T&F. For instance, there was a new WL in DT just half an hour ago.
    In terms of the sporting mainstream (which is where we need to penetrate) it is close to the only thing.

    Hardcore fans have no trouble finding something over which to jerk their gherkin, but that does nothing for the broad-spectrum goal of keeping the sport in the mainstream, which is the real issue here.

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  • norunner
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    Originally posted by booond View Post
    If a tree falls in the woods...
    That is the bigger problem. There's plenty of T&F available, but not accessible. For years the only way to watch the DL in Germany was via illegal streams. And look how we HAD TO watch the U18 WCs, via a columbian stream in spanish because nothing else was available. The IAAF needs to make T&F much more accessible. Look at tennis, i can get live results on the WTA page for any low rated tournament in the world.

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