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  1. IMHO, this is the best T&F commercial ever. ...

    IMHO, this is the best T&F commercial ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljItuZevzRQ
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    Wasn't it Goucher?

    Wasn't it Goucher?
  3. It sounds legit. Cataract surgery is simple and...

    It sounds legit. Cataract surgery is simple and it seems that the surgeons work pro bono.
  4. Bingo. In general, athletes with gradual...

    Bingo. In general, athletes with gradual progression tend to do better in a long run than the child prodigies. That said, I am making no Jacko prognosis. I am old enough to have learned that...
  5. Thread: Olympedia

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    I love the site.

    I love the site.
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    Forget it, beebee. Evidently, user4 equates my...

    Forget it, beebee. Evidently, user4 equates my quoting Blaise Pascal to "sophomoric and laughable slandering and maligning of an outsider minority".
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    What hammy said. Many of us developed camaraderie...

    What hammy said. Many of us developed camaraderie on this message board and like to debate issues outside T&F even in spite of some continuously poisoning the waters.
  8. Thread: March Madness

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    Living in Wisconsin for over 40 years, I can only...

    Living in Wisconsin for over 40 years, I can only think of 2 undergrads from the basketball team declaring for NBA (Griffith in '95 and Harris in '04).

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    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully...

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
    by BLAISE PASCAL, theist French mathematician-philosopher of the 17th century, author of the famous...
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    [/COLOR][/FONT] On what planet does Fuller...

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    On what planet does Fuller live. Arrogance is unbecoming of a global sporting leader? Are there any non-arrogant ones? At IOC? Federations? Drug use overseers?
  11. Thread: March Madness

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    All season long we have been told how weak Big...

    All season long we have been told how weak Big Ten is. Two teams in Final Four.
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    They don't demand pants ;-).

    They don't demand pants ;-).
  13. Thread: March Madness

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    ND missed a few free throws down the stretch that...

    ND missed a few free throws down the stretch that killed them.

    The Badgers looked good :-).
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    Yes, it is obvious, an unqualified YES. You open...

    Yes, it is obvious, an unqualified YES. You open a public restaurant, you serve everybody that walks in.

    I have treated neo-Nazis with tattooed swastikas all over them. I was disgusted, but...
  15. Thread: March Madness

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    When NC took a 7-point lead, I started to really...

    When NC took a 7-point lead, I started to really worry.
  16. That is exactly my point. Some programs play...

    That is exactly my point. Some programs play their students, some are a stepping stone for NBA. As DrJay's above post indicates, some people prefer the latter. De gustibus...
  17. Thread: Whither Weather?

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    Thank you, lonewolf. I learned something today.

    Thank you, lonewolf. I learned something today.
  18. It just so happens that quite a few quality...

    It just so happens that quite a few quality programs graduate most of their athletes (Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue...).
  19. I reject the idea that athletic excellence and...

    I reject the idea that athletic excellence and basic human decency should be mutually exclusive.
  20. Thread: March Madness

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    March Madness

    I thought, there should be a thread for it. I'll start with a recent statement from the Badger coach Bo Ryan.

    "Perfection is expected, excellence will be tolerated."
  21. Well done.

    Well done.
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    This is a knee-slapper. ...

    This is a knee-slapper.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/13/anti-vaxxer-bets-scientists-100000-they-cant-prove-measles-exists-anti-vaxxer-loses-100000/
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    When it comes to protecting the entire...

    When it comes to protecting the entire population, how some people "feel" should be totally irrelevant.
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    While I agree that "major sports" suck up most...

    While I agree that "major sports" suck up most talent, I doubt that there are many athletes in major leagues more talented than Ashton Eaton.
  25. I am a complete outsider, but reading comments...

    I am a complete outsider, but reading comments that Becca posted, SRR's position sure smells of brown-nosing.
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