Here is a chance to tell USA Track & Field just what you think on how our sport is covered on TV. Give them your honest opinion!
I have received some comments on my piece on giving credit to USA Track & Field. Consensus was that Millrose TV was compromised by the lack of events to cover, and perhaps should have been a one hour show. The consensus on NB Indoor Grand Prix has been very positive. While comments gave kudos to Tim Hutchings, comments were made that Dwight Stones, while good at technical events like the vault, did not seem to appreciate the 3,000 meters.
All in all, most are happy that track is on TV, and they want more. My dream? Once a week, I can program my DVD player to record a track meet from around the world, run on ESPN 10
from 2-4 am instead of an informercial on becoming an internet mogul. Once a week, a 30 minute show of highlights of our sport, track, road and cross, like Speed TV, and on same time each week!
It will come, as some advertisers have figured out that track and road fans have money. It is all about the Benjamins!
|Friday, February 11, 2011||Tom Surber
USA Track & Field
Media Information Manager
Tell us what you think!
As USA Track & Field
works to upgrade and update how the sport is presented on TV, we are
seeking your input on USATF’s broadcasts of the 2011 indoor track season
to date – the 104th Millrose Games and New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
To take the survey, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/
Thank you for your input!
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body
for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the
United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports,
the World’s #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the
Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport,
and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States: www.usatf.org.
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