I think you are being very hard on our track team. Their dominance extends back further than the basketball team's did, and this is one isolated occurrence, in the rain, no less.
I'm not saying that mediocrity is OK, I'm just saying that nobody wins all the time. Give the guys a break. I think the big problem for US track at this Olympics is the Jamaican team. That country has started putting resources into keeping its best at home and are now making life very difficult for US track. I think confidence is shaken. Give it four years and see if we don't come back determined and better than ever. Then, if we drop two batons in one night again, I'd say a pep talk from K might be in order.