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Part Two-Quick And Dirty Water Cooler Cheat Sheet For The London Olympics

Part Two-Quick And Dirty Water Cooler Cheat Sheet For The London Olympics

Let’s dive right into part two of my London Olympic 2012 track preview. This go round were looking at the 400 meters, 400 meter hurdles, 1500 and the sprint relays. 400 meters Men Where...

Quick And Dirty Water Cooler Cheat Sheet For The London Olympics.

Quick And Dirty Water Cooler Cheat Sheet For The London Olympics.

With a month to go before the 2012 London Olympics, all eyes, bets and conversation will be centered on the many track events that will be hotly contested and as of right now, wide...

Indecision 2012 track style

Indecision 2012 track style

Last week at the US Olympic trials, Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh tied for third in the 100meter finals. The top three spots are guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team competing in the...

Zuma And Lenin And The Art Of Politics

Zuma And Lenin And The Art Of Politics

The worlds of art and politics collided again recently when the South African President (and head of the ANC) Jacob Zuma was portrayed in a painting with his Presidential privates on display. For those...

Of Slights; Perceived And Otherwise

Of Slights; Perceived And Otherwise

Heading into the 2012 London Olympics, fans of track and field are gearing up for some amazing contests across the spectrum. From the sprints to the middle distances, hurdles to the jumps, the competition...

Last weekend of April; Recap of Penn Relays

Last weekend of April; Recap of Penn Relays

“No place in America brings together the track and field community like the Penn Relays at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field, run every year on the last weekend in April. Some 15,000 athletes compete, beginning early...

Prepping for Penn Relays 2012

Prepping for Penn Relays 2012

2012 is a big year for track and field participants and enthusiasts. The London Olympics are naturally the biggest event on the calendar, but there are a multitude of other events that should make...

Messi will never be Pele. He may not even be Ronaldo

Messi will never be Pele. He may not even be Ronaldo

The modern footballer is a wealthy, globally recognizable star. The top players on the big teams, elite guys like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney are icons, and the players who are not on...

The Ides of March

The Ides of March

First things first, my original NCAA tournament Final Four teams are as follows:   UNC, Michigan State, Kentucky and the now departed Florida State. With the benefit of knowing prior to posting that FSU...

Recap of the World Indoor Championships

Recap of the World Indoor Championships

Kudos to Istanbul for a successful meet, and in an Olympic year, the indoor championships gave a glimpse of what to expect over the next few months.   Meserat Defar can be beaten, as...