I like this Johnathan Franklin write-up here by Martin Hendricks over at jsonline. I know that it’s become almost cliche to read positive/root-for-this-guy pieces like this before the season, but this piece is really good and makes Franklin sound truly unique. I tend to take particular notice of athletes who see the bigger picture. They may love whatever sport they play but there is something extra compelling about athletes that also realize that life is about far more than sports. (And interestingly, I think these are the guys who are likely ultimately, to make better athletes because they have perspective…something I think TT looks for specifically when bringing new guys to the team.) Franklin’s goal of becoming mayor of LA is awesome and I hope he can pull it off. Hopefully he has a long, successful running career in GB before moving on to that.