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Poster: Pete Schuder
Subject: RE: Famed Millrose Games May Leaven Garden
I understand what you are saying about times, but don't believe the reason Millrose is not more successful is the slow times being run. My counter argument would be, if the key to the public was just about putting on a meet with fast-times why did the Tyson meet in Arkansas drop off the radar and quit being a pro meet?
If Millrose can not be put on in the Garden successfully it says something about the state of our sport, not something about how fast our tracks are. There are tons of fast tracks and very few meets people want to watch.
Maybe the death of Millrose means it is no longer possible in the US to put on a track meet in a major arena any more.
I however am not yet willing to raise the white flag and admit that yet.
I'm a dreamer. And all I know is the maximum potential for a meet in the Garden is much greater than a meet in the Armory. The day no one in America can figure out how to get more than 10,000 fans to a track meet in America is a sad one. I don't think we're there yet, but apparently some people in New York do.
I don't want our sport to be relegated to performing before tiny audiences with internet streaming or Universal Sports coverage if we're lucky, instead of big arenas and ESPN coverage.[/quote]
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