Chris Johnson and now Adrian Peterson have both yapped about how they could run in the Olympics or beat Usain Bolt, etc, etc. Here we all are looking for way to increase the popularity of track and the answer is looking us smack in the face.
USATF needs to set up match races with our best sprinters and these "popular" sport athletes. Set it up, hype the hell out of it, and play it out in prime time tv. You think every meat head football fan wouldn't tune in to see Johnson and Peterson kick some track geek's ass? When they get smoked on the track, it will help to legitimize track and field as well as give our sport some much needed publicity.