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    I perused it for three minutes, decided that...

    I perused it for three minutes, decided that Rollins was back to old self and Harrison wasn't. Brilliant! After the heats I realized how brilliant.
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    No need to scrap trials. Just allow top 10 in...

    No need to scrap trials. Just allow top 10 in each event a bye into games. Surely all of us want to see the best, not just the best on a given day. Our sport is struggling, let's show the world the...
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    Another day in glorious Switzerland, where I...

    Another day in glorious Switzerland, where I lived for three years as eine kinder, and Froome makes his superiority clear. Look to Yates for the near future. I just don't know how these guys do this...
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    In my youth it was in the stomach.

    In my youth it was in the stomach.
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    Olympics prediction contest

    Are the usual sites going to have a contest? Atletiek seems to be gone. Is TFN going to have one? IAAF?
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    Start lists up. Some events very tough to call....

    Start lists up. Some events very tough to call. Prognosticators dream.
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    Lonewolf do we really want to talk about the...

    Lonewolf do we really want to talk about the massive faults in Islam without discussing the crusades? Or the manifest destiny, driven by Christians, that eradicated the indigent population, or the...
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    I looked up 1516 and found this: April 23 – The...

    I looked up 1516 and found this: April 23 – The Reinheitsgebot is instituted in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, regulating the purity of beer permissible for sale.
    This must be it!
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    I remember sitting next to a guy watching Craig...

    I remember sitting next to a guy watching Craig Virgin set his American 10k record who said: "It's like watching paint dry." I, on the other had was taking down each lap with my stop watch, and...
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    A beautiful leg through gorgeous Switzerland....

    A beautiful leg through gorgeous Switzerland. Neat as a pin, polite if diffident crowds, and a photo finish down to 1 inch. Photos of cycle finishes much easier to read: first tire across, no messing...
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    I suspect that having lived through 1968 and many...

    I suspect that having lived through 1968 and many other "years of living dangerously" us older farts have a "been there done that" sang froid. We've been through more valleys and up more peaks than...
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    True but they are definitely not members of the...

    True but they are definitely not members of the MSM. They still do research and they still try to look at the world intellectually not viscerally.
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    0 for Barshim. Apparently the HJ didn't count!!...

    0 for Barshim. Apparently the HJ didn't count!! IAAF please remove heads from anus.
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    3 million dead in the Congo.

    3 million dead in the Congo.
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    Bobby Kennedy was not the de facto nominee....

    Bobby Kennedy was not the de facto nominee. Humphrey was ahead in primaries.
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    1968 had a contested Democratic convention. It...

    1968 had a contested Democratic convention. It also had the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Vietnam was a major bone of contention. My memory was distant. I was in Italy in...
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    There is no doubt that this year he really...

    There is no doubt that this year he really deserves the yellow jersey. His brazen "theft" of one stage when he sprinted away from the pack at the peak and pedaled bullet style downhill was legendary....
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    I picked Percovic. She was on the fantasy list...

    I picked Percovic. She was on the fantasy list from before and I forgot to delete her. At least I had Caster as my captain.
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    Tour de France

    Bizarre ending of a stage. Froome, in yellow, crashes in a pile of riders, due to crowd blocking road, loses bike, starts running gets given a bum bike, eventually 53 seconds back. Cooler heads...
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    Slim pickings in the MR department. No surprise...

    Slim pickings in the MR department. No surprise there. Not much wheat from chaff separation likely. A captain with a MR helps.
  21. Why not jump straight into the USA v Jamaica uber...

    Why not jump straight into the USA v Jamaica uber squabble. I wonder if our friends from the Carribean have anything to say in that regard. My only comment is: Pray for complete passes by all runners.
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    Considering all those questionable LJ marks in...

    Considering all those questionable LJ marks in front of Reese from the East of Europe I disagree. Considering those same countries can barely get anybody to jump 7 meters anymore it makes Reese's...
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    Imagine what we'd be saying had Martinez been...

    Imagine what we'd be saying had Martinez been tripped out of a place a second time.
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    Let's not forget that Lagat's speed in a slow...

    Let's not forget that Lagat's speed in a slow race can be more than matched by many non Americans of African persuasion. You've all watched Bernard's swan song, and it couldn't have been a better...
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    An NBC producer of course. Duh!

    An NBC producer of course. Duh!
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