I find it a bit amusing that people don't want athletes to be able to get it via backdoor mechanisms, but then want Fam to get into the meet. Fam (as he acknowledged himself) wouldn't get in if they just cut the field of at 24.
Be consistent. If you don't think Webb should have gotten in, then you shouldn't think Fam should get in. Even if Webb already got in.
Personally, I think this demonstrates why the appeals process exists. Webb had a reasonable case to make, and apparently the officials agreed and let him in. Fam also has a reasonable case to make, and hopefully he will also get in.
I do think the process should be more transparent, but it currently isn't and it's not like anything is going to change today. Fam will have to work with the existing system. Hopefully this case will improve things, but we were all saying the same thing years ago when Goucher got in. I don't expect to see anything change after this either.
I wonder if Fam is now realizing the benefits of having an agent. It seems like he is a little bit unclear about how to file an appeal. Since I don't know the facts, it may not be his fault (perhaps the process is confusing). This is what an agent's job is...to make the connections and work the legal/techincal angles to support the athlete.
Anyways, I'd like to see Fam in the meet but it could go either way (just like it could have with Webb).
Good luck to you Fam.