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  1. Thread: All American?

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    plus punter & kicker

    plus punter & kicker
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    Note: Xalapa c1500m altitude.

    Note: Xalapa c1500m altitude.
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    dr. gh's analysis from afar: mono.

    dr. gh's analysis from afar: mono.
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    we had a (very) brief discussion ot Top of The...

    we had a (very) brief discussion ot Top of The Lake a year and a half back

    http://trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/showthread.php?139520-the-Sundance-Channel&highlight=campion
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    A follow up column by the same guy, with some...

    A follow up column by the same guy, with some other great nominations.

    I actually thought MacArthur Park was good to listen to, so long as you tuned out the lyrics.
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    I have a clear No. 1. I have to admit that I...

    I have a clear No. 1. I have to admit that I could remember who sang it (repression!), and in googling lyrics I discover that I'm not the first to call it the worst ever:
    ...
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    speaking of Netflix, I see that the third season...

    speaking of Netflix, I see that the third season of Lilyhammer just started. Has anybody ever watched any of it?
  8. Women Juniors do better in the shot than do men...

    Women Juniors do better in the shot than do men for one very simple reason: they don't change implements. This is a phenomenon long noted with US high schoolers, only there I think you'll find the...
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    love No. 23

    love No. 23
  10. Thread: All American?

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    Maybe I'd find the large XC group more palatable...

    Maybe I'd find the large XC group more palatable if it too were presented in terms of multiple levels of team. As-is, the #40 guy is treated as equal with the #1… that seems a bit of stretch even if...
  11. Thread: Leonard Cohen

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    Rolling Stone readers pick the 10 greatest Cohen...

    Rolling Stone readers pick the 10 greatest Cohen songs ever. Tough list!

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-leonard-cohen-songs-20141126
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    Off the top of my head, "international...

    Off the top of my head, "international credentials" as athletes go to Diack, Coe, Bubka, Davis-Thompson, El Moutawakel, Fredericks,Hoffman, Juantorena, Szewinska and Wirz, so that's 10 of 27.
  13. Thread: All American?

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    a football team is 5x the size of a XC team

    a football team is 5x the size of a XC team
  14. Thread: All American?

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    In short, in keeping with modern American (and...

    In short, in keeping with modern American (and elsewhere?) practice whereby just about everybody gets to be a winner.

    Not to denigrate any of the great kids who ran their asses off, but do you...
  15. Thread: WC 2015 Beijing

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    if there was any longterm option available in...

    if there was any longterm option available in '08, my visa company certainly didn't mention it.
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    What's worse than playing patsies is scheduling...

    What's worse than playing patsies is scheduling them this late in the year, which is gaming the system. Lose a game this late in the year and you can't fight your way back up the Rankings, which puts...
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    This week's list of SEC patsies: Charleston...

    This week's list of SEC patsies: Charleston Southern, Samford and Western Carolina. Nothing like a little late-season pick-me-up to skew the rankings, eh?

    Until all the power conferences schedule...
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    note, by the way, that any time they mention...

    note, by the way, that any time they mention "rankings" that means yearly lists, not any actual ranking-mechanism of any kind.
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    Adams a makeup call for when she should have won...

    Adams a makeup call for when she should have won last year? I'm not sure she was even the best woman field eventer this year.
  20. Thread: Fun with maps

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    The happiest countries ...

    The happiest countries

    http://time.com/3594543/happiest-countries-maps-costa-rica/
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    Turns out Doha sweetened the pot late with a $37M...

    Turns out Doha sweetened the pot late with a $37M incentive package. See story now on front page.
  22. Thread: Rio Morning Finals

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    Oh yeah, and of course some already-thin evenings...

    Oh yeah, and of course some already-thin evenings in the stadium just got an event thinner. Bring back the off-day!
  23. Thread: Rio Morning Finals

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    Left unmentioned is that this probably means at...

    Left unmentioned is that this probably means at least another $10M in ticket revenue, as no longer have to discount the morning sessions as just prelims.
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    i said cease and desist!

    i said cease and desist!
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    cut the socio-political crap please.

    cut the socio-political crap please.
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