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    He was a freshman on the Red Tree Farm team with...

    He was a freshman on the Red Tree Farm team with me. That's about all we had in common.
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    Yup. A gazillion edits, but MONEY!

    Yup. A gazillion edits, but MONEY!
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    I wouldn't put Tebow in my top 10 greatest...

    I wouldn't put Tebow in my top 10 greatest college QBs, but I certainly have him as #1 in leadership, motivation, will to win, and several other intangibles. If there was ever a QB that put his team...
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    Begs the question, but I'm dropping this...

    Begs the question, but I'm dropping this ill-fated dog-leg as distracting from the celebration of Joe and LSU being in the GOAT discussion, both of whom could be well-argued for being THE!
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    Say what?

    Say what?
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    It has nothing to do with culture (sic); it has...

    It has nothing to do with culture (sic); it has everything to do with human beings who do not yet have the capability to judge the consequences of their actions. Let's apply Kant's Categorical...
  7. That's way too 20th Century! Nothing's that easy...

    That's way too 20th Century!
    Nothing's that easy any more!
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    Mock Sauron at your peril!

    Mock Sauron at your peril!
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    Foolish at best; fatal at worst. There is no...

    Foolish at best; fatal at worst. There is no 'control' possible, once you condone under-age drinking. Teenagers' brains have not developed the requisite pre-frontal consequence-processing neural...
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    LSU cancelled 2 days of classes, not that anyone...

    LSU cancelled 2 days of classes, not that anyone was sober enough to go.

    https://www.katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/start-of-lsu-school-semester-pushed-back-for-national-championship-game

    I...
  11. Thread: Fun with maps

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    I like the Middle-Earth and Game of Thrones maps....

    I like the Middle-Earth and Game of Thrones maps.

    Sometime around my 11th birthday, I drew a map of my environs (about a mile in every direction, places I biked to on 'adventures') with all my...
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    King Atticus says you can only play non-FBS as...

    King Atticus says you can only play non-FBS as your Homecoming Game, and yes, it must be by the 5th game.
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    Snopes is my jam! Whenever someone sends me some...

    Snopes is my jam!
    Whenever someone sends me some viral 'exposé', Snopes usually already has the debunking info.
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    Oh great. Good news: if cracked or broken,...

    Oh great.



    Good news: if cracked or broken, it can heal itself.
    Bad news: if it's hungry, it will eat you in your sleep.
  15. Common sense is not always in abundance in these...

    Common sense is not always in abundance in these kinds of arguments.
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    Ergo the logo: ...

    Ergo the logo:

    http://www.uiffriidrott.se/images/610/13687/866834_1280.JPG?v=2019-10-21%2013:31:19
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    No WR recognition. They could also nullify your...

    No WR recognition. They could also nullify your mark from their database (rankings). They could even DQ you from events after the fact.
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    While WA saves two keystrokes, it's definitely an...

    While WA saves two keystrokes, it's definitely an inferior alternative to IAAF (or just IAF).
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    Every elite runner will (already has?) access to...

    Every elite runner will (already has?) access to them, so where's the beef? The record book?
    T&F/Running has always had the benefit of better equipment to help break the records of those who went...
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    D'oh! That'll serve you right for opening this...

    D'oh!
    That'll serve you right for opening this thread after the Least Coast airing!
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    Total BS move by WA if it's true. All the major...

    Total BS move by WA if it's true.
    All the major show companies will soon have their versions out.
  22. They should ask the real experts - women who...

    They should ask the real experts - women who compete at the highest level.
    There would be a near-unanimous consensus!!
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    All hail Ken Jennings, the Greatest of All Time. ...

    All hail Ken Jennings, the Greatest of All Time.
    What a great win tonight!!!
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    I've seen no bio-mechanical data, but I'm pretty...

    I've seen no bio-mechanical data, but I'm pretty sure that if someone could jump higher off of 2-feet, we would know about it from some hot-shot on Youtube!
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    This is an inelegant metaphor, but it seems as...

    This is an inelegant metaphor, but it seems as though when the cream is skimmed off the top, a new cream forms almost immediately, which perhaps would not have formed had not the previous cream been...
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