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    06-23-2016, 06:09 PM
    That has to be the stupidest website I've seen in a long time. Let's see, I want to see the 800 entries. Click on 800. Ok, I have a choice of...
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    06-22-2016, 09:33 PM
    mcgato replied to a thread Euro 2016 in Things Not T&F
    I was texting with a coworker, and I predicted penalties for England-Iceland. He's Scottish, with English parents, so he knew what that meant.
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    06-21-2016, 05:27 PM
    To illustrate what bambam mentions, I'll link to an xkcd comic: https://xkcd.com/882/
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    06-21-2016, 02:51 PM
    This looks like one of those observational studies where they have a few responses of interest (brain cancers) and hundreds of variables included...
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    06-20-2016, 09:56 PM
    mcgato replied to a thread bam bam in Things Not T&F
    I think it was Gary McCord who quipped about the Augusta greens, "they don't mow this green, they bikini wax it." Took a bit of googling to get it...
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    06-20-2016, 03:33 PM
    I was curious, so a quick check of wiki (I know), and Aden's athletes include: Abukakar Kaki Khamis (2x World Indoor Champ 800) Ismael Ahmed Ismael...
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    06-18-2016, 09:07 PM
    I think that this is the one that I remember: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/15236 Relevant quote:
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    06-15-2016, 11:06 PM
    mcgato replied to a thread Euro 2016 in Things Not T&F
    To be fair, this is the first year that the Euro Cup expanded to 24 teams from 16 teams. There are only 54 teams in the Euro zone, so that is just...
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    06-15-2016, 10:28 AM
    mcgato replied to a thread Euro 2016 in Things Not T&F
    I think that all, or almost all, of the players are home grown. A couple of decades ago, Iceland started programs promoting sports, especially...
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    06-15-2016, 01:06 AM
    mcgato replied to a thread Euro 2016 in Things Not T&F
    I was half watching Iceland v. Portugal (other half was napping). They said that something like 8% of Iceland's population was in the stadium...
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    06-14-2016, 12:26 PM
    mcgato replied to a thread Euro 2016 in Things Not T&F
    I'm finding it hard to get excited about this tournament at this point. With 36 games to eliminate 8 teams, there is not much drama in the group...
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    06-13-2016, 09:13 PM
    mcgato replied to a thread ARs set at the NCAAs? in Historical
    Maybe Barringer in the steeple. A young event, though. edit: nope, Willard had a faster AR at that point.
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    06-12-2016, 01:58 AM
    US toughs out a win against Paraguay and advances to the next round. Probably have to meet Brazil. The news of the US demise was a wee bit...
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    06-08-2016, 07:08 PM
    I think this old Calvin and Hobbes explains the situation quite well....
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    06-07-2016, 12:51 PM
    I think more accurately is: 10000m in a triathlon is somewhere between 9000m and 10000m. I'm of the belief that triathlon distances are always less...
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    06-06-2016, 02:26 PM
    If we are talking the 10,000, isn't Tirunesh Dibaba's streak still alive?
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    06-05-2016, 10:46 PM
    BeIn was a mess with their coverage. I think they missed the first 15 minutes of the event because of motorcycle racing before, but I don't think...
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    05-30-2016, 09:13 PM
    mcgato replied to a thread Ancestry.com in Things Not T&F
    Some of my family has done the 23andMe testing kit, including my mother and at least one sister. Since my mother was adopted at birth, we really...
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