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    Chernobyl is the definition of a modern horror story.
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    07-22-2019, 09:23 PM
    As individual sports go many more adults are apt to take up golf and tennis as lifetime sports rather than T&F as participants. Even during a...
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    07-20-2019, 05:48 PM
    jc203 replied to a thread Opiods in your county in Things Not T&F
    A great many Americans apparently want to use opioids. Some start for social/emotional reasons, others begin for medical reasons and many become...
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    07-19-2019, 03:57 PM
    Standard x-country distance in CIF-SS (Southern California) was 1.8 miles in the 1960's but bumped up to 2 miles by the time I began coaching in...
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    07-18-2019, 10:17 PM
    jc203 replied to a thread Apollo 11 in Things Not T&F
    All the hubbub about the lunar landing reminded me about living in Thailand half-century ago at this time of year. In some village where I was...
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    07-18-2019, 06:23 PM
    Ironic that T&F has so much participation and so little coverage in the media. Football is damaged goods in participation for several reasons: one...
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    07-18-2019, 05:07 AM
    102 boys on a Southern California HS track team in the early 1960's would not be extraordinary. I would bet the photo Lonewolf saw depicted the whole...
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    07-18-2019, 04:35 AM
    jc203 replied to a thread 1964 AAU's in Historical
    I liked McKay but he did talk a LOT! I was happy to watch Lindgren's epic 10k in person instead of viewing it with TV ads and announcer blather...
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    07-12-2019, 02:15 AM
    Men's T&F is now on the wane... 289 men's DI programs to 340 for women. Unfortunate trend likely to continue.
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    07-04-2019, 05:53 PM
    It is a different perfect storm in 2020. Trump will lose the popular vote by an even bigger margin but he will challenge election results in key...
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    07-04-2019, 05:00 PM
    The terrifying part of an Ivanka candidacy is that it is an entirely plausible scenario.
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    07-02-2019, 03:20 AM
    jc203 replied to a thread Long Jump Landings in Historical
    I doubt there is anything new in the world of LJ landings. Go online and find half-century old videos: Ralph Boston usually followed his feet into...
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    07-02-2019, 03:09 AM
    I competed at a dual meet in Stanford Stadium in 1966 in front of about 88,500 empty seats. The cavernous enclosure was a little creepy :-) But the...
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    07-02-2019, 03:00 AM
    Watching NBC coverage of the Pre Meet it seems the problem is always the same old same old. Commentators are plugged in to pre-scripted talking...
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    06-29-2019, 12:21 AM
    I'm with Atticus here. Until someone can define exactly what "white" means we have no objective basis for categorizing people. No rational discussion...
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    06-25-2019, 08:54 PM
    jc203 replied to a thread IAAF Rankings Redux in Current Events
    Hmm... yeah, I think it is that bad. The great thing about track is that individual performances are objectively measured down to two decimal...
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    06-25-2019, 08:14 PM
    jc203 replied to a thread IAAF Rankings Redux in Current Events
    The fact that people who frequent this message board have trouble digesting the specifics of the system indicates signifiant problems. If we don't...
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    06-25-2019, 03:26 PM
    jc203 replied to a thread Dylan & Scorsese! in Things Not T&F
    Worth watching for the music, some of which is extraordinarily good and some of which is awful. And as NotDutra points out, the story narratives and...
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