Wondering in the West wrote:
Agree with some of it, I don't buy that it's Solinsky's competitor's who get on here, or Rupp's for that matter. I think it's jealous lower level D-1 guys, or D2/D3/NAIA or fun runners, who aren't world class or national class. I think they're terribly jealous and spiteful.
One guy called Cheserek "a bum" this week. Simply amazing. You, me, and the guy next door knows the guy who called him a bum could've stay with Cheserek or Solinsky or Rupp for even half a lap.
I don't mind someone questioning race strategies or wondering why is a runner in a slump, but the constant bashing of guys (and gals) they couldn't even hang with has run its course. I think this board could be monitored better, but that's for another day.
I do think this notion that it is fueled by jealousy does not really ring true to me. It is awfully easy to just call someone "jealous" when they write something negative.
Seriously, I have a hard time imagining anyone being jealous of Rupp for example. He is ten times the runner that I could ever be. But jealous? I just don't see it. But perhaps jealousy is a greater force in the world than I realize.