I'm not really trying to be negative in a long-term sense ... after all, we did GREAT at world indoors several months ago.
I'm just noting there were several areas where we had high, or fairly high hopes the first 3 days and about 3/4 of them have been at least mild bummers.
I've also appreciated the great performances by Kluft, Bekele, Adere, etc., but I'm also always fired up about a great USA performance, particularly if it's someone who isn't necessarily already a superstar. With folks like Carl, Michael and JJK, you came to expect it. And, to be sure, Godina, Greene and Stacy have given us an awful lot in the past.
A few guys, like Neito or maybe Bell, you didn't really expect higher. There's been some injury or other-related dropouts (Suzy, Walter Davis), and some events we're just weak in right now.
But 5-6 in the 100 and no women's 400 finalists, that's a bummer, and so on.
Hmmm... maybe we can GRADE some of the events by how US did.