>Yeh, that radiostation is really going to have a
warmnfuzzy spot in it's heart for t&f after the process is hijacked by a special interest group.
Will only solidify in their mind the sports' image as a bunch of losers.<
Actually, it seems to me that the radio station will be pleased by this. After all, they're one of the local sponsors of the T&F championships, and presumably they're not sponsoring the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup or the other stuff on that ballot. So why would they care if a bunch of us are hyping interest in an event they're involved with?
Moreover, as long as that poll is up on the web, every single non-track voter is going to see those big numbers popping up for an event which, in many cases, was not on their screen at all. That has got to increase interest in the area on the part of the general sports fan.
Worst case--the "hijacking" becomes an issue on the radio station or its website or even in the public at large. Again, that works for me--again, more poeple becoming aware of the event. They then start reading about it (remember the Oracle meet is this weekend at the same track). Perhaps some of them end up going to the meet.
Getting more publicity for track and field. THAT is what life is really about. Get with the program.