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  1. I remember reading/hearing some years ago about...

    I remember reading/hearing some years ago about people actually dying from drinking too much water during a (I think) radio station sponsored contest.
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    How did I miss this? I have subscribed to Forbes...

    How did I miss this? I have subscribed to Forbes for fifty years?
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    I remember that but I don't remember where, when...

    I remember that but I don't remember where, when or how it was resolved.
  4. I second Atticus' skepticism.

    I second Atticus' skepticism.
  5. I said few fouls,not none

    I said few fouls,not none
  6. Lewis consistently hit the board leaving minimum...

    Lewis consistently hit the board leaving minimum waste and few fouls.
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    Powell took a courtesy turn at raking the pit at...

    Powell took a courtesy turn at raking the pit at DI Indoor at Arkansas couple of years ago..... Walder, of course, jumped for Arkansas....worked Conley lots of times but he never raked the pit.
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    I think it was TAC in those days. I worked that...

    I think it was TAC in those days. I worked that meet but don't remember how big/small the attendance was. What I do remember is I was on the scope when Mike Powell had a HUGE jump. We did not measure...
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    The elevated runways at Tyson initially got...

    The elevated runways at Tyson initially got bouncy reviews. UofA installed intermediate cross braces that I believe satisfied everyone... although I still don't see how I aids a jumper.
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    What jazz said.. I just lucked onto seeing this...

    What jazz said.. I just lucked onto seeing this meet on TV.. my local rag had no pre-or post mention of the event...

    Of course that is not unusual. Our paper for a metro area of 1.5 million people...
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    Ever the luddite, I have a question. Has it, can...

    Ever the luddite, I have a question. Has it, can it be calculated how much a "sprung" or bouncy runway helps a horizontal jumper or PVer? When the jumper hits a solid fixed board or the PV plants in...
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    I suspect that much/most of the occasional lapses...

    I suspect that much/most of the occasional lapses of grammar/punctuation/spelling on here is by people who know better but just want to get it posted or deliberately resort to vernacular.
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    I don't post my observations to debate or be...

    I don't post my observations to debate or be argumentative.. just reporting the facts from the ground.
    Yes, the wind swirled and for ten seconds it pushed FloJo down the track.
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    I had a great view too. I was working the LJ...

    I had a great view too. I was working the LJ parallel to the track. Our wind gauge read 5.0 and coke cans were blowing down the track behind the runners.
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    I have not worked the new Rice facility but...

    I have not worked the new Rice facility but caught the ATL broadcast. I have no expertise or reason to question the temporary PV runway but I too thought it looked kinda lumpy and iffy.
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    I believe is was Mark Twain who questioned the...

    I believe is was Mark Twain who questioned the literacy of anyone who knew only one way to spell a word.
  17. In other words, The Donald Trump of T&F News.

    In other words, The Donald Trump of T&F News.
  18. Not a palindrome and not one person but several...

    Not a palindrome and not one person but several years ago in a state meet, I had to go back five jumps to break a tie for first place. Four of both jumpers six jumps were identical with 1/4...
  19. Some of my protégées worked horizontals at...

    Some of my protégées worked horizontals at Portland. They were/are not enthusiastic about the system.
  20. Maybe. I would like to see an analysis of how...

    Maybe. I would like to see an analysis of how much time that saves. The mark must be preserved long enough to measure, whereas with a laser/reflector the pit crew can began leveling immediately ....
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    I don't know why folks agonize over the US...

    I don't know why folks agonize over the US Olympic team selection process so much.

    The IOC allows each country only three qualified athletes in each event. Fair enough.

    There is, imo, no...
  22. If the jumper is in last place going into finals,...

    If the jumper is in last place going into finals, he/she would jump first in the finals, admittedly not an ideal situation. However, it usually is not and need not be that critical.

    In prelims,...
  23. You are right about all finalist taking all six...

    You are right about all finalist taking all six jumps in Oly and WC.
    I disagree with your final conclusion. If a jumper makes the eight or nine person final, at any level of competition, he/she...
  24. Interesting analysis, Davidokum. I am surprised...

    Interesting analysis, Davidokum. I am surprised by the high average time/jump for horizontal jumps. Without any statistical comparison, the number of fouls seems reasonable and did not save...
  25. I keep to the right..in all things... The double...

    I keep to the right..in all things...
    The double doors at my post office are designed so that you enter or exit by pushing the door on the left.... every day, I see people struggling to pull the...
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