As an experimental scientist, I derive more knowledge and benefit from trying things rather than theorizing about them. Many ideas about “what is needed” in Elite Track and Field (ET&F) tend to be in the theoretical realm. Sadly, they are mostly negative: “that will never work,” “they tried that once; it was a disaster”, “noone… Continue reading Good Experiment: Tracktown Summer Series
Always nice to garner a few moments of fame! Track and Field News has provided a mention of our discussion on Elite Track and Field in its July 4 online edition ( link ). Many thanks. Track and Field News has been at it for years. I recall fondly following the stories, and perusing the many… Continue reading Track and Field News Mention
My written ideas ( link to white papers ) might imply that pro tennis (PT) is somehow pure in limiting athlete compensation to tournament prize money and endorsements. As various Track and Field News readers have posted, this is fanciful ( link ). OK, point conceded. A star like Roger Federer apparently commands $500K to… Continue reading Correction #1–Appearance Fees in Tennis
A basic idea on this blog is that professional tennis (PT) conducts its structured business in a manner that Elite Track and Field (ET&F) does not. The organizational differences, I argue, are important drivers in one’s relative success. I dream (maybe crazily!) of what ET&F might look like when it offers more and bigger events,… Continue reading The Opposite Approach: Operating Tennis Like Track and Field?
There seems to be no shortage of thoughts for improving the sport of Elite Track and Field (ET&F). For example, a very good article in Outside Online ( link ) offers timely ideas for its growth, based upon observations of the recent USATF Championships in Sacramento. The concepts that I present on this site are intended to show… Continue reading Other Ideas for Elite Track and Field
As I am expressing ideas on the current form of Elite Track and Field (ET&F), I am compelled to continually sample what is offered. This morning (Pacific Time), I perused the US broadcast of the IAAF Diamond League Paris meeting. This included video available on NBC Sports Gold ($69.95 per year), and the more conventional,… Continue reading One View of IAAF Diamond League–Paris
A Short-Form Version of the White Paper.
A Full-Length White Paper for the Sport