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    They should have given Wilmore the Daily Show and...

    They should have given Wilmore the Daily Show and plugged the new guy into Wilmore's Nightly Show
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    wrong answer! I was decidedly unimpressed with...

    wrong answer! I was decidedly unimpressed with his guest stints.
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    Sepp Blatter's control over FIFA

    or, how international sports federations really work

    http://www.insidethegames.biz/blogs/1026448-jaimie-fuller-a-funny-thing-happened-in-international-sports
  4. Thread: name this band

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    recent article on the Wrecking Crew (amazing body...

    recent article on the Wrecking Crew (amazing body of work)

    http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Sideline-crew-that-created-the-sound-of-the-60s-6145913.php
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    Steroid use wasn't specifically proscribed at any...

    Steroid use wasn't specifically proscribed at any Olympics before '72.
  6. NYC is the adidas meet; unlikely they're willing...

    NYC is the adidas meet; unlikely they're willing to put up the bucks for a Nike headliner like Gatlin.
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    about 12 hours till World XC start

    as of 09:00 Pacific Time that is.

    http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-cross-country-championships/iaaf-world-cross-country-championships-2015-5540/timetable/byday
  8. Veiled threats from the NCAA? ...

    Veiled threats from the NCAA?

    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/2015/03/26/ncaa-indiana-religious-freedom-law-mike-pence-mark-emmert-final-four-indianapolis/70490096/
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    Hopefully one can't find an example to prove me a...

    Hopefully one can't find an example to prove me a liar, but T&FN policy from the get-go has been that men's and women's teams are referred to the same. As one correspondent wrote us in the late '70s...
  10. Thread: New York

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    The two biggie museums should be on everybody's...

    The two biggie museums should be on everybody's bucket list, but can be major zoos (just like the Louvre and all the other biggies). For something that won't eat nearly as much time but has...
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    Apparel companies regularly hand out contracts to...

    Apparel companies regularly hand out contracts to actual felons in all kinds of ball sports every day and nobody blinks.

    The negative reaction to Gatlin is simply another example of the sport...
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    The Daily Pennsylvanian has apparently done its...

    The Daily Pennsylvanian has apparently done its April Fool articles on other days for years, in an attempt to suck more people in.
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    I have no hints that such is the case here, but...

    I have no hints that such is the case here, but you have to remember that there are numerous federations which make a habit of attaching healthy portions of the earnings of their athletes.
  14. I agree 100%! Frank Shorter did not win the '72...

    I agree 100%! Frank Shorter did not win the '72 Olympic marathon for the USA!

    (insert tongue firmly in cheek)
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    me too!!!!

    me too!!!!
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    Sports editor of the SF Chron this morning sees a...

    Sports editor of the SF Chron this morning sees a radical departure for football somewhere down the road. Have to be a subscriber to see the whole article, but it begins this way (he's not a football...
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    I think you'd find sprinters very distressed at a...

    I think you'd find sprinters very distressed at a setup where the 200 came before the 100.
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    So we're on the same page, by the 70s the drug...

    So we're on the same page, by the 70s the drug (aka steroid) era had already been in full-blown mode for a long time. It was the definitions of doping that changed, not the usage.
  19. A somewhat related piece, centering on Syracuse...

    A somewhat related piece, centering on Syracuse hoops.

    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/20/syracuse-basketball-ban-missanelli/
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    RIP: Lang Stanley, 83

    Star halfmiler of the '50s with some great history. Check out the story on the front page.
  21. brilliant, simply brilliant

    brilliant, simply brilliant
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    Believe it or not, but my stance has absolutely...

    Believe it or not, but my stance has absolutely nothing to do with "making a living from the sport." It has everything to do with a sport I love continually being buried in shit. (If I were driven by...
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    I'm more worried about the can of worms if the...

    I'm more worried about the can of worms if the guts are ripped out of the sport's history. The old line of "although the patient died, the operation was a complete success."

    I'm not sure how many...
  24. Sorry, but I don't (can't) forgive you. Copyright...

    Sorry, but I don't (can't) forgive you. Copyright violation is copyright violation. Just because there's a language barrier doesn't change the parameters. We'd certainly scream if somebody translated...
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    the old "be careful what you wish for"

    the old "be careful what you wish for"
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