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Hold on to your medals ... The Dash is checking in from Beijing

Updated: August 8, 2008, 2:20 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Forty names, games, countries and minutiae making news at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games (masking agents sold separately):

Ni hao, and welcome to the Forde-Meter Dash, the Olympic (and metric) version of the Forde-Yard Dash. Since it's still a few weeks until college football kicks off, and since The Metric Dash is in Beijing instead of Baton Rouge, La., why not apply the trusty gridiron rubric to the five-ring circus? Why not trade inches and pounds for centimeters and kilograms ...

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