Back in the day; (we’re talking WAY back in the day), I was a mega-fan of Track & Field News. Had STACKS of the actual magazine and eagerly waited for each issue. Those sat right alongside of stacks of Runner’s World, etc.
Neither of them are not relevant anymore.
Both have their information sitting behind paywalls to even read something and Track & Field News has appeared to have gotten quite big for its britches as it doesn’t even have a monthly fee option, it’s just flat-out yearly all-at-once, take it or leave it (not even a trial period).
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Track and field news is a fossil. They don't even try pretend they're moving with the times.
For me the funniest thing still is how Nike still use the T&F News end of year rankings to decide performance bonuses and reductions. Imagine getting reduced 25-50% of your annual salary at the whim of the geniuses who came up with these rankings.
They're especially bad IMO in middle distance events and heavily impacted by who raced most recently.
I swear half their subscribers are Nike affiliated agents/coaches/athletes who pay to check what's happening to their bank account.
Since you're the resident genius, surely you realize these are form charts people are discussing, not rankings? Do you know the difference? Form charts are basically one person's predictions about placings at a specific meet. Do keep up, old chap.
I am agreeing with the general sentiment of this thread that the magazine is out of touch and bad.
Then I am going on a related tangent by talking about what I find the craziest thing about the magazine, which is how Nike athletes can gain or lose thousands of dollars based on the whims of its EOY rankings.
Anyway, clearly found one of the magazine's four subscribers!