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    I don't know where you got this idea, but there...

    I don't know where you got this idea, but there is no such thing as "federation decides" or "exceptions made for youngsters."

    It's a one-size-fits-all system, and for Duplantis to get there, he's...
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    what, no love for my "sufficient gravity" line?!...

    what, no love for my "sufficient gravity" line?! :-)
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    i can't think of a smart-ass comment of...

    i can't think of a smart-ass comment of sufficient gravity to insert here.
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    Super Bowl commercials

    i think somebody usually brings this up, but I didn't because I didn't really watch the game at all.

    I was pointed towards a YouTube one of the Doritos ad that channeled Alien, and thought it was...
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    See Amby Burfoot's take on the weather in RW...

    See Amby Burfoot's take on the weather in RW story now linked on front page.
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    Take a look at the list of qualifiers as...

    Take a look at the list of qualifiers as maintained by our German friends. 32-deep is already 5.65... the "realm of possibility" there is a lot tougher than "5.60ish"
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    I agree (and i said the same thing at the time......

    I agree (and i said the same thing at the time... i think!)
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    There's a finale meet in Eugene on July 29....

    There's a finale meet in Eugene on July 29. That's all that's known for now.
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    Lee Barnes won Oly gold as a high schooler in '28.

    Lee Barnes won Oly gold as a high schooler in '28.
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    that's not how track stats work

    that's not how track stats work
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    No idea of the provenance on all this, but I note...

    No idea of the provenance on all this, but I note that virtually all (or all?) the domestic footage was shot in SoCal. Lots of LA Times Indoor, the Coliseum, Mt. SAC.

    The one technical change that...
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    other than Brumel, think my favorite straddler...

    other than Brumel, think my favorite straddler was Rolf Beilschmidt; saw some slo-mo of him once and I'll swear he made the clearance into about a 15-part sequence (hyperbole alert!)

    On the...
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    T&N's conversion charts have an amount of...

    T&N's conversion charts have an amount of probability built in, so even though the "scientifically proper" conversion would be to 18-, we'll use the 18-
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    we have no idea if there was any sponsor...

    we have no idea if there was any sponsor involvement in the decision, but whoever decided it, it makes sense, to go to a meet where the press isn't going to be hounding you, and there's no particular...
  15. Story says he jumped 6-10, but our HS editors...

    Story says he jumped 6-10, but our HS editors have no record of his reaching such a mark.

    Don't know about him in the multi, but brother Sam competed in at least one decathlon when he was at USC.
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    Not really.... Cain was already way in the...

    Not really.... Cain was already way in the doldrums when they signed Candace Hill to a record deal, for example.
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    that's he

    that's he
  18. Cunningham series (5-8 [=HSL], 5-10 [HSL],...

    Cunningham series

    (5-8 [=HSL], 5-10 [HSL], 6-0 [HSL] [=9, =9 HS], 6-1 [HSL][=2, 2 HS]; 6-2 [HSL] [2, 2 HS] [2], 6-3 HSR, 6-4 HSR [2], 6-6 [xxx])

    (1.73, 1.78, 1.83, 1.86, 1.89 [2], 1.92,...
  19. updated version 59.6, 60.2 [1:59.8], 60.9...

    updated version

    59.6, 60.2 [1:59.8], 60.9 [3:00.7] 57.6
  20. yard splits for Hunter: (59.8, 60.1 [1:59.9],...

    yard splits for Hunter: (59.8, 60.1 [1:59.9], 61.1 [3:01.0], 57.3)
  21. We saw her, and she indeed did! Story on front...

    We saw her, and she indeed did! Story on front page, although at this point I haven't seen her series; possible she broke it twice?
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    Not "purportedly"; he was the last jumper and the...

    Not "purportedly"; he was the last jumper and the officials made a point of not raking the pit. I went down onto the infield and clear as day, there was a tushy-print. it was the right call.
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    tone-deaf Roger Goodell says sitting on the couch...

    tone-deaf Roger Goodell says sitting on the couch is dangerous

    http://www.nj.com/super-bowl/index.ssf/2016/02/roger_goodell_is_avoiding_the_real_problem_facing_his_nfl_politi.html
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    new study links series of '05 California quakes...

    new study links series of '05 California quakes to wastewater injection

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-earthquakes-linked-to-oil-injections-study-finds-20160204-story.html
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    yes, and nearly all of the beloved Beatles are...

    yes, and nearly all of the beloved Beatles are now.... dead!
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