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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...
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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 menís five-set (and five-hour) final like today or even...
  6. 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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    My June copy arrived in todayís mail in Northern...

    My June copy arrived in todayís mail in Northern New Jersey.
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    A good article in the Wall Street Journal today...

    A good article in the Wall Street Journal today which is behind a pay wall. It said that the audience for the menís World Cup was 3.6 billion and for the women was 1.0 billion. The 32 menís teams got...
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    I checked and Portland, Chicago, Orlando, and...

    I checked and Portland, Chicago, Orlando, and Utah play in stadiums with 20k or more capacity. The other five NWSL teams have capacities of 10k or less. NJ is exactly 5k.

    I should add that I do...
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    I have to say that the yahoo article reminded me...

    I have to say that the yahoo article reminded me of the joke about the economist on a desert island saying ďassume we have a can opener.Ē Saying ďfind money to invest in the leagueĒ is not exactly a...
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    Completely forgot about it this year until it was...

    Completely forgot about it this year until it was too late. Wait til next year.
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    The best to be said is that she is not Carol...

    The best to be said is that she is not Carol Lewis.
  16. Spy vs Spy vs Spy was pretty good. I recall...

    Spy vs Spy vs Spy was pretty good.

    I recall their producing a 45 RPM record entitled ďItís a GasĒ which was an instrumental until a the chorus line of a guy belching.
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    Canít someone get Nike to stop having a half...

    Canít someone get Nike to stop having a half dozen (or more) athletes all wear identical uniform (green & blue) in each middle distance. Keep the swoosh but vary the colors (maybe by country). ...
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    The 2020 USATF Junior Olympics for one.

    The 2020 USATF Junior Olympics for one.
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    We know the Commonwealth Games will never...

    We know the Commonwealth Games will never conflict with the European Championships.

    So just schedule the Pan Am Games the same time as the European Championships. Plus it is when there is a pause...
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    No worse than Florida in the summer!

    No worse than Florida in the summer!
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    The PanAm Games were a much bigger deal before...

    The PanAm Games were a much bigger deal before the WC began in 1983 and also held the year before each Summer OG. After that, the USA athletes at the PanAm became the second-string.

    From a track &...
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    Her life would make a good movie.

    Her life would make a good movie.
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    And most NFL careers are so short, the players...

    And most NFL careers are so short, the players donít have time to caught by the lax testing.
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    Agreed totally! Of course, Iíd also get rid...

    Agreed totally!

    Of course, Iíd also get rid of gymnastics, diving, figure skating, and whatever they call synchronized swimming these days.
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    We were blessed with Doc as the NJ Devils...

    We were blessed with Doc as the NJ Devils announcer until he decided to reduce his schedule a few years ago. I love hearing him again each year for the playoffs.
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