I think its the same as A-Rod and other players in other sports not reading the papers, can't be good for the head
What difference does it really make what various opinions of runners are? If, as an elite runner, you allow letsrun scuttle butt to get you down, then you have issues far more serious than simply running fast.
I know quite a few elites who not only read letsrun, but seem to run quite well in spite of whats said here. Biggest problem with letsrun are the insecure fanboys who get their nuts in a twist so easily, it's also the one of the best things about it, pure entertainment.
Btw, BIG congrats to McDougal, my pick all along!
Perfect case in point.
I mean like you know wrote:
Mark sounds like, you know, a good interviewer. I mean, like, he's really good at, you know, asking the tough questions. I'm sure that ESPN will be, you know, giving him a call, like, anytime soon.
That's part of it, but I think that it's much, much more than that. Read the posts about how he is a loon for going to Liberty, etc.
problem with that wrote:
Is there really that much negativity about him out here. In the past it seems like someone starts out with a post titled, "Mcdougal will win 5000", "Mcdouglas to run olympic marathon trials to make team", "Mcdougal to win it all"
Then when he doesnt do it, someone calls out the original poster. Sure there is some criticism that goes a little too far-but that goes with any sport and its followers.
If it bothers him he did the right thing to quit looking. But it by no means that most letsrun posters, or the majority of opinion out here is negative.