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    You left out a word, between 'one' and 'way' -...

    You left out a word, between 'one' and 'way' - '1950s'
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    There's 5 legit medal contenders, in no...

    There's 5 legit medal contenders, in no particular order

    1. Schubenkov - was the fave before his skid-out. He'll be ready in a month.

    2. Ortega and McLeod - experienced internationalists

    3....
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    This site always has the good stuff. ...

    This site always has the good stuff.

    https://trackinsun.blogspot.com/2019/08/madrid-spain-24-2582019-meeting_25.html
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    Bowie not ready yet . . .

    Bowie not ready yet . . .
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    As do I. Murkans don't speak so goodly.

    As do I.
    Murkans don't speak so goodly.
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    Guru! You seriously need to teach Bamidele the...

    Guru! You seriously need to teach Bamidele the biomechanics of arm carriage in the 400.
    He is ALL over the place!
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    I've been meaning to ask, why do Brit...

    I've been meaning to ask, why do Brit commentators always talk about the vertical jump with the phrase, 'she made it on the third time of asking'.
    Isn't 'on the third try' a lot simpler?!
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    My wife, walking past the TV: What the heck is...

    My wife, walking past the TV: What the heck is that?
    Me: It's green-screen for all the CGI they will add in later (monsters attacking athletes, etc.).

    She looked at me askance (I get that a lot).
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    Just from school?! You MUST speak it often in...

    Just from school?! You MUST speak it often in your 'real life'.
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    Ha! Asafa Powell just ran 10.15 in his semi, and...

    Ha! Asafa Powell just ran 10.15 in his semi, and could NOT have looked more bored doing it.
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    Madrid

    The meat of the meat (the meet meat, as it were) is coming up at 3:30 ET and is live on my TV - yay!

    Bowie just ran her semi in 11.15, so fingers crossed she betters that in the final and is a...
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    The situation absolutely does screw them, but he...

    The situation absolutely does screw them, but he was trying his best to rehab and keep playing (in pain, as he has in the past!), and finally had to face the fact that he'd just be a liability by...
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    I've meant to ask you, why is your English so...

    I've meant to ask you, why is your English so good? You write better than most Americans! (which, of course, the Brits will say is damning with faint praise).
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    Seyni seems to be doing something close to that. ...

    Seyni seems to be doing something close to that.
    I'm trying to remember remarkable home stretch finishes.
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    I'll ask Sidney McLaughlin. She might know.

    I'll ask Sidney McLaughlin. She might know.
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    So THAT'S why he went to all the bother of...

    So THAT'S why he went to all the bother of intensive rehab.
    Black helicopters were seen nearby.
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    A perfect illustration of the times 1 Classic...

    A perfect illustration of the times
    1 Classic Rock
    2 Country / novelty
    3 Bubble Gum Pop
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    I have been a huge Luck fan since his first game...

    I have been a huge Luck fan since his first game on the Farm. Drove to Miami to see him in a great win over VT in the 2011 Orange Bowl, and then rooted for him in Indy. He owes us nothing more, and I...
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    More on the Fla-Mia opener last night: Neither...

    More on the Fla-Mia opener last night:
    Neither team covered themselves in glory.
    Miami had over a dozen stupid penalties (false starts, illegal substitution, delay of game), couldn't keep their...
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    Seems like there are a lot of trick-f*cks in the system. I hope we get explanations on all three misses (not that we are owed any).
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    By rationalizing the clear disparity, we are...

    By rationalizing the clear disparity, we are admitting that we think men should earn more than women. It happens across the board in world economics.
    Track & Field has found a way to be equitable ....
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    Even if cleared, this process has to wreak havoc with his Doha preparations. It's hard to do the necessary things to be the best in the world while Damocles' sword is dangling above your head.
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    The most common way to an elite mark seems to be...

    The most common way to an elite mark seems to be a 2-second positive split, i.e., 51-53 to run 1:44. Only Wottle and a few others have succeeded at the top by laying off the pace and running even...
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    It'll take a MAJOR upset to get rid of either of...

    It'll take a MAJOR upset to get rid of either of those two from being in the NC Game.
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    Well, Herr Vetter just changed the picture!

    Well, Herr Vetter just changed the picture!
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