Shalane Flanagan, photo courtesy Erik van Leeuwen/flickr
If my enthusiasm for tomorrow's Olympic marathon trials is a bit tempered, it's because the entertainment specialists at NBC have declined to broadcast the race live. That should strike you as scandalous: these are the Olympic trials, which happen every four years, and, as such, are somewhere between four and eight times more important to running fans than tomorrow evening's Patriots-Broncos game is to football fans, which I'll be able to watch even though I don't live anywhere near Boston or Denver. NBC so misunderstands the viewership for this event that earlier this week they almost induced the U.S. Olympic committee to ban live tweeting of the race. Live tweeting.
Anyway, I'm no good as a forecaster. But here's who I think will make the Olympic team.