See what happens when a "nationl championship" race is run on course that is not a mud bog.
Just hope that FL gets some coverage and chatter.
xc runner... wrote:
don't care, xc is over now.
sports columnist wrote:
I cared about the girl's race at NXN and I care about the guys race at Foot Locker.
Boys NXN and Girl's Foot Locker....didn't/won't even read any previews and I will just check results.
4) It's a shame the adults in the room couldn't have figured out a way not to split HS. Why couldn't the NXN team race just been added to Foot locker? (I know the answer is you don't spend millions and not get title sponsorship). I'm amazed FL has stayed relevant at all but it keeps holding on.
FL is a dream race for the better runners...that will never change!....the concept is simple and better....Olympic runners understand this!
living in reality wrote:
Do you advocate that the NCAA get rid of the team portion of XC? Maybe the NCAA should just bring in the top 40 athletes if the concept is better. Think of all the money the NCAA could save by not bringing in another 170+ athletes for the championships. Maybe you're on to something here.
I see your point and I don' advocate it (But FL was there first before the team concept, for that reason it will be hard to change things) by the NCAAs, but it seems to me that the individual champion is treated 80/20 percent better than the team concept. Just watch the live feed or video when sam chalanga (or other great runners) are out front.....90% of the race commentary is about the individual out there and total focus is soley on him......very little is being announced about what is going on in the back....and team points!......
BTY...Seems to me most posts on here are about past individuals champions, not team champions....personally i remember the individual champions for a long time, unlike teams, usually by the next year I forgot who won the team race.
I see what NXN is trying to do, but this HS, and as long as FL is present NXN will have issues with quality.....I do go to the NXN site but can't even tell witch teams are from which states.....??......I'm lost by the time the race is off! You have to be local to understand what the hell is going on????