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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Random dangerous stuff I did as a kid that no parent (including me) would allow now:
    1) Nevermind no seat belts, we rode in the back of open pick up trucks whenever possible.
    2) Delivered...
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    Re: Tommie Smith in 68 & 72

    Durability is the unknown element in these conjectures. Tommie was prone to nagging injuries. But from the late '60's through the early '70's no one could have touched a healthy, fit, motivated...
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    Re: "free" speech reigns again...

    Baby boomers, like me, were free to do a lot of things as kids that would drive modern parents to life-threatening anxiety attacks or to the phone to dial 911 several times a day.
    We'd head off on...
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    Re: 1963 NCAA DIV II All-Americans (by event)

    Yeah, these All-American lists were not rankings based on seasonal evaluations, they are drawn directly from finish places at the DII championships. The two below, though, are much more interesting...
  5. Re: 2014 USATF mLJ - Jeffery Henderson 27-11 w (8.52w)

    The whole series was a nice step forward for Henderson - one we are all glad to see and we all hope is the harbinger of better results to come.
    Still, at risk of being an old crank, to put things...
  6. Thread: Jack is back!

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    Re: Jack is back!

    Holy Shit!!!!
    Jack just chucked the lady villain out a high rise window!!!
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    Re: Official World Cup Brazil 2014 Thread

    Just another lesson in the on-going course of instruction called: Soccer/Futbol, The Game that Will Break Your Heart :D
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    Re: Official World Cup Brazil 2014 Thread

    Could Colombia be a spoiler before this is over?
    I've never liked Rooney but ya gotta feel for him... seems like he's had 2-3 shots on goal that he would have buried just a few years ago, and his...
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    Re: Home page story on firing

    Well, part 5 of the forum guidelines does read:
    I
    Your religiously charged hypothetical first paragraph = "getting into it here" I would think.
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    Re: This week's BS High School rule

    Legal action:
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/highschoo ... story.html

    Note: the initial response to the infraction was from a meet official not associated with the long jump who admonished the...
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    Otey Scruggs R.I.P.

    Just became aware that Professor Emeritus Otey Scruggs passed away in February.
    Dr. Scruggs was a world-class athlete, award winning scholar and true gentleman.
    He was a multi-sport high school...
  12. Thread: Johnny Manzeil

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    Re: Johnny Manzeil

    Dixon is right about how recklessly a lot of us behaved at age 20-24.
    Still, most of us did not have huge $$$$ consequences linked to our success in a chosen field at that age.
    Me, if I were...
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    Re: "Will the Real 'Best Diet' Please Stand Up"

    Sleep, exercise, cut back on food portions and when you get the urge to fill up do so with salad or fresh veggies. That regime will always work if you actually do it! IF...
  14. Re: What is the greatest trait of a champion athlete?

    Webb went wrong physically or emotionally, or both, for reasons none of us will ever figure out.
    We've been lamenting this fact for years on this board, probably time to let it go.
  15. Thread: Music Mixing

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    Re: Music Mixing

    It's all good tunes so far...
    I tend to random, eclectic lists, such as:

    Why I Sing the Blues - BB King
    Corcovada - Jobin
    The Lemon Song - Led Z
    Norwegian Wood - Beatles
    Werewolves of London...
  16. Re: What is the greatest trait of a champion athlete?

    Kevin wrote:


    ? I don't understand the reference. If the implication is that lovetorun is not a legit track buff then you are waaaayy off base.
  17. Re: What is the greatest trait of a champion athlete?

    After genetics, ya mean, lovetorun? Weren't you going on a mission?

    I think the trait is obsessive compulsion to be the best.
    Not just on competition days but every day, all the time.
    Could be...
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    Re: This week's BS High School rule

    This is an instance where I think some of us need to agree to disagree.

    Some situations, and the rules that apply to them, are so subjective (and silly) that they are not only open to...
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    Re: Letter to University from alumnus

    The letter (really an extended whine) is foolish in the extreme - a silly, childish spew.
    I was in college so far back in the day that I could afford to pay my way through the UCSB working summers...
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    Re: This week's BS High School rule

    So here is a view close to the scene of the controversy.
    Although I was among the missing last Saturday, I have helped to officiate this exact meet several times in the past and I am...
  21. Thread: Help!

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    Re: Help!

    Of course the real question is why you would want to fake that you know something?
  22. Thread: Jack is back!

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    Re: Jack is back!

    No arguing with Marlow's list of ridiculous elements built into 24, although they also apply to almost every TV show. But he left out the one most fantastic part that I look for in every episode: the...
  23. Thread: Jack is back!

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    Re: Jack is back!

    Freckles has shown up a number of other TV series over the years.
    I don't remember if she is supposed to be alive or croaked in 24...
  24. Thread: Famous Jameis

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    Re: Famous Jameis

    The kid has got millions of dollars in view in the immediate future and he's willing to risk it for 30 bucks worth of crab legs.
    Yeah, we've all made reckless, irresponsible decisions, but this is...
  25. Re: No Buffalo Bills cheerleaders for the 2014 season

    I have never understood the reason for cheerleaders at any level of any sport.
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