20 Jan '15, 5pm

Good stuff from Dave Hunter as he outlines 10 wishes for track and field in 2015 and beyond.

. If only one of this litany of wishes can come true, let's have it be the most important one: broader television coverage. Don't tell me that track & field can't be popular. Track and cross country represent the largest participatory sport throughout our nation's high schools. If there is room on television for NASCAR and cage-fighting, then surely TV can accommodate mankind's original sport, the one from which every other sport arose. Track & field must connect with a visionary and influential network or executive who can appreciate the sport's potential. Television, of course, caters to popularity. But let's not delude ourselves: because of television's king-making capability, many times the mere act of on-air broadcasting allows the medium to create popularity. Our sport can aid its cause by thinking outside box, by unshackling itself from outdated and ineffective meth...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2015/01/new-years-wishes-for-am...

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