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EatRunSwag’s Best/Worst of 2011: Top 5 WTF? Moments of 2011

19 Dec

Howdy, I hope everybody had a splendid offseason, I know I did.  But Indoor is just around the corner so be smart with your return to running!

Anyway, I’ve decided to make some lists of the best/worst of 2011 in the running world (inspired by Pitchfork, not Flotrack).

Today is the first list, the (probably offensive) list of the top 5 WHAT THE F#CK? moments of 2011.  Let me clarify that this isn’t a “whoa that was impressive, wtf” type wtf, this is a list of things that genuinely made us shake our heads and go, “Really, Galen? WTF?”  Here we go:

 

5.)  The Sammy Wanjiru Fiasco

Fastest marathoner in heaven/hell

After Beijing, Wanjiru established himself as the best marathoner in the world, winning both London and Chicago.  In 2010 Wanjiru ran into legal troubles when he was accused for threatening to kill his wife and possessing an AK-47.  It was all downhill from there for the star marathoner and he fell off a balcony in an apparent suicide in May of 2011.  No jokes will be thrown into this one, it was truly a sad loss for our sport. RIP Sammy, we’ll always remember your bold as hell race in Beijing.

 

4.) Stember Runs 19:30 for 5k after making huge deal about sub 18

Could Webb break 18 right now?

After making a big deal about raising money for some charity if he broke 18 in a 5k, Stember, former sub 4 miler, completely shit the bed and ran 19:30.  He wouldn’t make the Fayetteville Manlius girls XC Squad.  For his sake I sure hope he’s enjoying all the beer he must have had to get so pathetically out of shape. WTF man?

 

3.) Galen Rupp’s Pollen Mask

Sadly, this is the most intimidating he's ever looked.

The obvious highlight of last years USA Track and Field Championships was Galen Rupp’s Pollen Mask, created specially for people who are sensitive to breathing in air.  Most of the country already sees our sport as a joke, thanks for continuing to give them something to laugh at Peter Pan.

 

2.) Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

Maybe he realized seeing her in this big dress that she's actually a crappy person when you can't see her ass.

17.9 million dollars for a wedding that lasted less than a semester of college. Shame on you.

 

1.) The University of Oregon

A.) LV LEAVES

See ya suckas!

B.) CENTRO LEAVES

Finally, I'm out of this shit-hole!

C.)  Vin Lannana Rumors?

How much longer do I have to suffer here..

D.) THE MEN DUCKS DON’T QUALIFY FOR NATS

Luke about to Tebow?

E.) JORDAN HASAY OUTKICKED..AGAIN

#TeamSheila

 

Damn, ducks, 2011 was not your year.  Dunbar will be a much needed asset, he’s a good dude, so hopefully he can turn things around for you.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Adam Goucher Retires- Wait didn’t that already happen a while ago?
Vig. Retires- Will we ever know that story?
German F. Puts Together a Successful XC Season- Finally!
Riley Masters Transfers to Worst State in the Country (Tied with Ohio of course)

 

 

I’ll try and make the next one nicer.  But hey, ya know what they say in ebonics, “If you ain’t being hated on, you ain’t doing sh*t”

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NCAA XC Nats: 4 DAYS AWAY

18 Nov

I had meant to do a post yesterday, but it turns out putting off a 6 page annotated bibliography is a bad idea.

Only 4 days out from the big dance now, and honestly I’m feeling more excited day by day and less nervous.  In fact I don’t really even feel nervous.  We made it to the meet, we belong there, no reason to be nervous now.  Just need to run how we’ve been running all year with maybe just a few things executed a little better and things will go our way.

News of the Day:

Lawi- Will he be stopped?

Silly Americans, you will not beat me!

SUPER IN DEPTH ANALYSIS:  Nope.    Korir will probably run with him for a while.  Lawi wins this one and runs his cool-down back to Arizona.

Many are claiming Miles “Stormin-Mormon” Batty to surprise a lot of people with a high up finish.  I wouldn’t be surprised, he’s been rolling. Just imagine how fast the dude could run with a little bit of caffeine though! Too bad..

Believe it or not, this is probably the most risque outfit to ever be worn on BYU's campus. HE'S SHOWING KNEE, WHAT A SINNER!!!

Letsrun front page:

Michael Stember- Will he break 18 for the 5k?

Jesus Christ I hope so.  Way to set your standards high, if you can’t run a time fast enough to win your age group at a local road race then you really must have let yourself go.

Better question, could Alan Webb break 18 for a 5k right now?

NEW MUSIC TO GET YOU PUMPED?:

DRAKE- TAKE CARE

If I had your money, I wouldn't be this sad looking.

Drake is love or hate. Or both at the same time.  While half the time Drake comes off as a “I cut myself and take sleeping pills” type dude half the time, there’s no denying that Wheelchair Jimmy spits some mad-fire rhymes from time to time.  Well this is one of those times where he spit some pretty hot fire (via DYLAN).  While “Doing it Wrong” and “Practice” probably are not going to put you in the mood to go and kick some ass, “HYFR”, “Headlines” and the bonus track “The Motto” will probably do the trick.  This album is pretty damn good.  If you’re broke like me, you should def. torrent it.

CHILDISH GAMBINO- CAMP

Ayo Gambino is a Mastermind

If you’ve never heard CG, first off where have you been? Guarantee you have never heard a rapper with punchlines like this dude.  Camp has some pretty hot tracks.  Especially Bonfire, “The shit that I’m doing this year, insanity, made the beat then murdered it, Casey Anthony”.  DAMN, THAT SHI- CRAY!   Hopefully he stops sobbing about people doubting him soon though, because that part of his lyrics is getting annoying.  Stick to talking about your swag and effing beaches.

Running with the Wolverines- 4 Days Away from the Big Dance:

Tomorrow we leave for Indiana and everybody is looking great.  The team atmosphere is relaxed yet focused at the same time.  While the end of the season brings the promise of much needed rest and whatever other shenanigans people partake in when in their rest period, the mood in the locker room right now is one of hope, confidence, and excitement for Monday.  Some of the upperclassmen regret that this will be their last trip to the NCAA’s for xc.  They’ve made it clear to us that have another chance at a trip back to the meet in the coming years that this is an experience to enjoy and take advantage of. To all of you running, remember how lucky we are to compete in such an event.  A very small amount of people in the nation get to experience something like this. Let’s go out there and carpe the effing diem.

ROBIN WILLIAMS SEIZES THE DAY ALL DAMN DAY