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Hansen: I wasn't ready emotionally

Updated: August 18, 2004, 10:17 PM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS -- As an outdoorsman who loves roaming rural Pennsylvania, Brendan Hansen surely knows the old line about the uninspired hound whose owner mutters, "That dog won't hunt."

The reference to a misguided canine came to mind in Athens on Wednesday night not because the streets of surrounding neighborhoods are populated by outcast pets down on their luck -- which is a reality of life here. It seemed relevant because Hansen, the world record setter in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke ...

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