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  1. Thread: Apollo 11

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    on the Giants telecast today they had this gem...

    on the Giants telecast today they had this gem (I'm taking it at face value). In '64, Giant manager Alvin Dark said, "a man will walk on the moon before Gaylord Perry hits a home run." Fast forward...
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    I hasten to say I have zero inside knowledge on...

    I hasten to say I have zero inside knowledge on this, but I'd be shocked if a contingency plan hasn't been discussed at the highest levels. And I'd be equally shocked if it didn't move to London...
  3. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    I wouldn't advise any appearances on Jeopardy. ...

    I wouldn't advise any appearances on Jeopardy.

    There was an SFOT and OT in both '64 and '68. The latter version was already in the works before the Mexico boycott talk.

    There was no racial...
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    stadium is 1122m

    stadium is 1122m
  5. Thread: Des Moines

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    Jethro's is legendary, but the stadium is...

    Jethro's is legendary, but the stadium is basically in a residential neighborhood and for a collection of restaurants I think you need to head downtown.

    ps--Des Moines is a very good restaurant...
  6. Thread: Olympic Trials

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    We've been down this road a bazillion times, but...

    We've been down this road a bazillion times, but let me lay it out one more time: the NCAA doesn't go looking for host sites. Schools formulate bids, and if there aren't schools formulating bids,...
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    the Louvre takes down the Sackler Family's name ...

    the Louvre takes down the Sackler Family's name

    http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/sackler-family-louvre-intl-scli/index.html
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    urban myth ...

    urban myth

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/64049/did-alan-turing-inspire-apple-logo
  9. Thread: wJT China

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    we make no effort to follow the IAAF's...

    we make no effort to follow the IAAF's transliterations
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    you apparently didn't look at the link I cited....

    you apparently didn't look at the link I cited. Here are the proper numbers

    1. Irena Szewińska (100, 200, 400, 400H, LJ, heptathlon) 342; 2. Merlene Ottey (100, 200) 287; 3. Heike Drechsler (100,...
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    It'll be perfect.... for frying eggs on sidewalks

    It'll be perfect.... for frying eggs on sidewalks
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    transponder splits

    transponder splits
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    say what?! you mean all those scrawny distance...

    say what?! you mean all those scrawny distance runners who get busted actually have monster pecs? Steroids can be tailored to be greatly beneficial without adding bulky muscle
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    headline hall of fame Rojas leaps 14.98m to...

    headline hall of fame

    Rojas leaps 14.98m to take portside triple jump in Monaco

    so who won the starboard version?
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    you haven't memorized all the T&FN content? This...

    you haven't memorized all the T&FN content? This from just last January

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/article/all-time-womens-world-ranking-leaders/
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    I think last time she was lower than 3rd was a...

    I think last time she was lower than 3rd was a 6th in '09 and found a 7th in '08.
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    it could be argued that a great measure of an 800...

    it could be argued that a great measure of an 800 runner's stamina—although there are few chances to express it—comes in a 4x2x2 relay, as in Yokohama.
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    does or does not?

    does or does not?
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    Szewinska is close (but slightly ahead.... :-)

    Szewinska is close (but slightly ahead.... :-)
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    that may be true today, but is largely irrelevant...

    that may be true today, but is largely irrelevant in an all-time sense (which is what we're discussing here). There was no $$ component for Szewinska and certainly very little for JJK. Different era.
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    I am told by a reputable source in the biz that...

    I am told by a reputable source in the biz that there were no Lausanne do-overs.
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    I believe Coe had a 45.6 relay split, off the top...

    I believe Coe had a 45.6 relay split, off the top of my head
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    glad to know I've finally found my target...

    glad to know I've finally found my target audience :-)

    (but seriously, thanks)
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    does this mean Sasha may end up as a Swede?!

    does this mean Sasha may end up as a Swede?!
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    read the part about the measurement system!

    read the part about the measurement system!
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