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  1. Thread: HS Reunion

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    I have my 50th coming up in 2021at my NJ...

    I have my 50th coming up in 2021at my NJ parochial high school. My class graduated over 220 students at the peak of the baby boom generation. A number of classmates have passed away but there are...
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    The sport desperately needs more good stadium...

    The sport desperately needs more good stadium announcers. I used to do it at the college level and did a National Junior Olympic Meet one year.

    A good stadium announcer can make a huge difference...
  3. Depends on whether the check is to a high school...

    Depends on whether the check is to a high school or not. :-)
  4. Now you have my curiosity - on what thread did I...

    Now you have my curiosity - on what thread did I previously use it? The only thing I can guess would be a reference to when my wife (before we were married) went on African Safari.
  5. I think some Americans might say the rhino weighs...

    I think some Americans might say the rhino weighs three and a half thousand pounds. Or almost two tons.

    But other than calling it the metric mile, everyone should say fifteen hundred meters.

    If...
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    The sad thing is that with chip technology, XC...

    The sad thing is that with chip technology, XC could be a very interesting spectator event to even casual spectators (not just in person but on television) with intermediate scores throughout the...
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    The NCAA XC is a great event and I wish it would...

    The NCAA XC is a great event and I wish it would have a greater audience. Nevertheless, the vast majority of college teams have no shot at ever being in it. And in college T&F, there is sadly not...
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    I do not know what part of the country you come...

    I do not know what part of the country you come from but have to disagree. In NJ, at least, the team competition at the HS Level is very real and a big deal. At the college level, much less do. For...
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    That sounds familiar. I admit Dex must be helping...

    That sounds familiar. I admit Dex must be helping but it is rotten to take.

    The interesting thing for Multiple Myeloma patients is that the two common cancer drugs Revlimid and Velcade and their...
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    I perhaps should relate my experience in my...

    I perhaps should relate my experience in my mid-sixties.

    My last race was in Y2K because of injuries. For the past six years, I have been getting cancer drugs on-and-off for Multiple Myeloma.
    ...
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    People forget that JJK won her first Olympic...

    People forget that JJK won her first Olympic medal in a Pentathlon in L.A. in 1984. The arguments about shifting to a heptathlon back then were similar to what we hear today about shifting to a...
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    NY Times now has an obit behind the paywall.

    NY Times now has an obit behind the paywall.
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    Small fields - apparently no qualifying round in...

    Small fields - apparently no qualifying round in the field events and even distance finals are only 12 to 15 with no trial round. I guess it is keeping the cost down. Still a two-athlete max for a...
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    It will be interesting to see if she gets a NY...

    It will be interesting to see if she gets a NY Times obit.
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    I wouldn’t classify Thatcher with the others. She...

    I wouldn’t classify Thatcher with the others. She had a middle class background.
  16. Thread: Des Moines

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    I think a lot of people would beg to differ on...

    I think a lot of people would beg to differ on that comment on multiple levels.
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    I think I vaguely recall when USATF began as...

    I think I vaguely recall when USATF began as TAC/USA in 1980, their sending a training instruction book to every high school.
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    I enjoy watching a game when my travels take me...

    I enjoy watching a game when my travels take me to a minor league site - whether Rookie, A, AA, or AAA.

    A favorite recent site was the Cal Ripken ballfields off I-95 in Maryland. Class A team for...
  19. Thread: Apollo 11

    by Halfmiler2
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    I was sixteen. It is hard for current...

    I was sixteen.

    It is hard for current youngsters to imagine every channel showing the same thing, but this was the second time in the decade it happened. The JFK assassination in 1963 was the...
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    I have to disagree. I find doubles far more...

    I have to disagree. I find doubles far more interesting than singles which after a while is the same thing over and over again.
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    As I have said before, I see a lot of tennis on...

    As I have said before, I see a lot of tennis on television especially during the grand slams because my wife was a college tennis player.

    A men’s five-set (and five-hour) final like today or even...
  22. A little more history: The WUG got some USA...

    A little more history:

    The WUG got some USA priority when Buffalo hosted it in 1993 and while IAAF President Primo was alive in the 1990s - he once headed it and it was a pet event of his. But...
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    That info is harder to get but the bottom line is...

    That info is harder to get but the bottom line is that the men bring in much more revenue but even if you base it on revenue, the women deserve a big raise.
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    I wonder if the men will drop to 2 out of 3...

    I wonder if the men will drop to 2 out of 3 eventually as they often do in non-grand slam matches. The 5-set/ 5/hour matches create the occasion epic battle but make for bad television generally.
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    NJ and NY had had a bunch of days in the lows 90s...

    NJ and NY had had a bunch of days in the lows 90s but no upper 90s or 100 yet as we get every few days.
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