Saturday, June 13, 2009

Media Coverage of the Festival of "Excellence"

Even Usain Bolt admits it was hardly excellence.
"It threw me off a bit," Bolt said. "But I'm happy I got through it injury free."

Well, ain't that great and worth what was surely a honking appearance fee.
Meanwhile, I have yet to see in any media (including the brain-dead TSN coverage of the event, one hour long) any mention at all of the remarkable and wonderful 5000 metre race. It was not a Canadian - TSN does mention the mile, as that was won by a Canadian. Meanwhile, we suffer intense coverage of two false starts (that is, cheating) in the 100, to suffer a mediocre 10 flat by Bolt.
Seems pretty clear to me this sport is in a major way on the downslope.


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