Just Bewhildered wrote:
I've been watching the USATF championships (on live streaming and on TV) now for three days and it looks like the entire East Grandstand is all but empty. The West stands look to be about half full, but most of those fans leave before distance races. It looks like, as many predicted, this is a disaster for Sacramento. No wonder Eugene gets to host many of these meets. At least they have a legit fan base that shows up for all the days and all the events.
Why should the fans give two sh*ts about this meet if the pros don't? If one of our best runners is going to skip a national championship race he has run the past 3 years so he can rest up to run in France in a meet that no one can watch why should they show up? It's not just Rupp there are plenty of other big names not competing in events but I don't like him so I'm calling him out.