Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk
Flotrack news and links for February 26th, 2014
Happy Wedsnesday Flo-land! I was reading one of USATF's communication emails about the U.S. Outdoor Championships. Apparently, at the conclusion of the event, there will be confetti cannons placed at different points along the track.
The confetti will be made from shredded protests.
And now the "news"
Two Days After Disqualifying Grunewald as 3,000-Meter Champion, USA Track & Field Reverses Its Decision - Wall Street Journal
I have two jokes for everyone. "USATF said nobody received special treatment in the process" and "The USATF said that Grunewald's reinstatement was separate from Hasay's withdrawal." Aaaaaand, scene.
Editorial: Far from resolved, all of the questions leading to the uproar about USATF’s initial DQ of Gabriele Grunewald remain - LetsRun
Well, not all the questions. We know why the disqualification happened (answer: incompetence).
Oregon track & field rundown: Joining the chorus of those calling for USA Track & Field to produce the evidence - Oregonlive
Whoever reads USATF's twitter mention timeline must be some sort of sadomasochistic.
I want transparency from USATF, but I don't want a 24/7 show about the Pistorius trial. Let's find some middle ground.
'Fundamental' Flaw - VCB Lawyer Says CAS' Decision Based On Serious Breakdown In Urine Collection Procedures - Jamaican Gleaner
One time, my roommate made soup. While it was on the counter, I knocked the pot over and everything spilled onto to the floor. I didn't know what to do, so I hastily scooped it back into the pot, put it back on the counter, and never told him. Sorry, Carl.
Hey, it could be worse in the U.S.
This is absolutely astonishing, but then I realized that this army of "super babies" will soon rise up and try to crush us "normal" folk. I'm basically just outlining the themes of Gattaca.
I really hope our bid is Camden, New Jersey.