Xiang Liu vs. Terrence Trammell

This could be one of the show-pieces of Beijing 2008.

Liu and Trammell

Very different people, as one can anticipate…

Liu recognizes pressure but denies its effect. He has gone so far as to say, “I don’t have set goals before competitions. My coaches probably have goals for me, but I’m just responsible for resting well, practicing well, and doing well in races.”

Trammell’s take on high-pressure situations is: “Ultimately, that’s where legends are made. I feed off it.”

With one talking of resting and practising, and the other about being a legend. And both, mind you, and talking sense in their own way.

And great athletes both. It will be fun at Beijing.

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It’s what you do to me…

What is a gawky any-other-average-guy comes up to a girl and says he wants a date and gets refused? And then promises that he will write the best song ever for her, and then when the grammies come in, will she be his date?

You have heard the song ‘Hey there Delilah’, haven’t you? That’s what resulted, in this case.

The song happened, not the best ever, but a very nice one no doubts.

The grammies happened too. The grammy date as well (click here).

It’s surprising, in the modern cynical world, to see people with their hears screwed up right. (Click here for DiCrescenzo’s interview)

A bunch of good people. Tom Higgenson, Delilah DiCrescenzo and her boyfriend.

And here’s wishing Delilah the best for her trials for the 3000m steeplechase for US Track and Field trials for the Beijing Olympics. (Click here to keep updated on that)

And yeah, yeah, this is no sports post, but well, this is a blog post alright, and one needs to write, what say?