On my runs I have been thinking about ways that Track could become a bigger sport and this is the plan that I have came up with.
The first thing we should do is go talk to the NFL have every team get a track roster of about 12-15 athletes.
At half-time of every NFL game, the two NFL track teams will compete in a relay consisting of 3x100, 2x200 1x400 1x800 the team with the fastest leg will get a point
For the field part on the infield they will have 3 or 4 events with 2-4 athletes in each of the jumps and shot (discus wont work in the domes) the winners of these events will give a point to their respective teams.
While this is all going on 2 or 3 runners on each team will be runnning a 5k around or in the stadium. as the final leg of the relay comes in so will the 5k runners. Everyone will finish and the points will all be added up
The team with the most points will give their NFL team two or three extra points in the football game.
I think we should give this a trial at one of the future superbowl's instead of a musical act. I hope this plan doesn't get bashed because I seriously think it would work. We may have to do it on a different station than the actual Football station due to the advertisments, half time show etc