Friday, March 28, 2008

This Weekend in Running: Fearless Predictions

We here at Less Than Our Best are concerned with very little. One of those few interests is The Michael Showalter Showalter. The other is acting like we have some expertise in predicting things. After the jump, a few things that will LITERALLY happen this weekend:

1a) Bekele Wins 12k World Cross Country Championship!!! Oh, is that not "fearless" enough for you? How about this: (Tariku) Bekele Wins (2009) 12k World Cross Country Championship!!!(!)
1b) Tariku and Ed Torres share a knowing glance in finish chute (in 2009).

2) Jorge & Ed Torres take 38th & 39th at World Cross Champs. Jorge, though, actually sacrifices a Top 20 finish by slowing down on each loop to heed their mother's cries of "Get together! Don't be shy! Get together, boys!" as she tries to get a better photo-op each time around.

3) After noteable snow and rain fall all last week, the Edinburgh course is declared a certified "slopstacle course" by IAAF officials. As a result, each team must answer trivia questions or compete in a "physical challenge" before they are allowed to step to the starting line.

4) Alan Webb decides to run the Oak County Libraries 5k mile fun run and walk. Webb: "The timing for this event couldn't be better in my build-up to Beijing. I also never returned that Cat in the Hat book when I took it out in 2nd grade. Mrs. McGuiggen said I owed her one."

5) Xavier makes first-ever Final Four by defeating traditional superpower UCLA.
In light of the program's inevitable financial windfall, Xavier track team immediately petitions AD Mike Bobinski to create more basketball team manager positions so they can keep their scholarships "without having to run injured all the &*@^%# time."

1 comment:

Brad said...

Xavier runners injured... oh and yet another incorrect statement stick to writing about running. Haha, really enjoy your blog Ben and Jerry keep it up.