Is anyone amazed how they rarely talk about the DL standings. What's thep oint of having the $40k if you aren't going to talk about what needs to happen.
Make it so the casual fan knows about it before it happens.
This is why I preferred the golden league. There was much more on the line, and so was a topic of discussion.
No one talks about the Diamond League standings just like no one talks about the RunPro series jackpot, or USATF road series points. It's just not enough to get excited about.
And re: Rupp going with the rabbits. The "Why wouldn't he" argument is not a good starting place. It is first a "can he" and then a "Why would he, if..." and the if matters.
It is such a loaded race that of course he has a lot to lose, if he leads out the pack. Of course he'll follow, but for the same reason, no one has any reason to chase the rabbits and then lead the pack.
People love that phrase "what is there to lose?/ Nothing to lose" without actually thinking about what they're saying. There is a lot to lose! The race he entered in!
I don't think most think the race is his to win in the first place so that is why they say 'what does he have to lose'.