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  1. Got it. Thank you for that insight. I follow...

    Got it. Thank you for that insight. I follow very few athletes on Instagram and none on Facebook. But I can see how an athlete can monetize social media activity.
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    Birmingham is pronounced differently in England...

    Birmingham is pronounced differently in England and Alabama.
  3. Pardon my ignorance of such things, but could you...

    Pardon my ignorance of such things, but could you explain how an athlete who isn't good enough to make a living as a pole vaulter can make decent money by doing the "Instagram/social media hustle" on...
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    I'm not sure whether this is clueless writing or...

    I'm not sure whether this is clueless writing or clueless commentary by a great athlete. It's from a story about Eliud Kipchoge's saying that others will break 2 hours in the marathon.


    Well,...
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    Here's another Mary Cain interview, this one on...

    Here's another Mary Cain interview, this one on NPR:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/17/780312550/pro-runner-mary-cain-discusses-abuse-allegations-against-nike

    I don't think there's anything new...
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    And he knows it. Here's his tweet.

    And he knows it. Here's his tweet.
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    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle...

    A town in Texas has voted to bring back tackle football for 7th graders after having banned that five years ago.
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    Debus was banned for life by USATF (then TAC) in...

    Debus was banned for life by USATF (then TAC) in 1990. But for some time, he was rumored to be continuing to coach some elite athletes. He could never be credentialed as a coach at a USATF...
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    James Lightbody

    James Lightbody
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    How do you say Colorado? I've always pronounced...

    How do you say Colorado? I've always pronounced it colo-RAH-doh, but I gather that the natives say colo-RA-doh, the middle syllable rhyming with AT.
  11. Thread: Palo Alto

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    The age and Europe clues point to the London and...

    The age and Europe clues point to the London and Helsinki Olympics. The fact that you didn't mention hurdles makes it easy to narrow things down. I'm guessing Bob Mathias, who went to Stanford--the...
  12. New article says Jenner talked about becoming a...

    New article says Jenner talked about becoming a woman even before he won his Olympic gold medal!

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/im-celebritys-caitlyn-jenner-wanted-20897738
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    I had to Google that to figure out what place you...

    I had to Google that to figure out what place you were talking about. It happens that I've been there many times, and I don't recall ever hearing it pronounced that way. (But that could be my...
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    I haven't looked, but all I've seen in this case...

    I haven't looked, but all I've seen in this case is a written apology.
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    And then there's BAH-ston.

    And then there's BAH-ston.
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    Having what there? The outdoor junior national...

    Having what there? The outdoor junior national track meet? I doubt it.
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    What I've heard there is neither of those two,...

    What I've heard there is neither of those two, but a combination of them: NAW-lins.
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    I think the middle syllable is a schwa. And the...

    I think the middle syllable is a schwa. And the vowel in the last syllable is more like vull (rhyming with pull or full) rather than vul (as in vulcan).
  19. Thread: Big Event

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    I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what...

    I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what FSFI was. My first Google hit pointed to Female Sexual Function Index. I didn't think that was it.

    (I assume it's the Fédération Sportive...
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    A good agent will write something that doesn't...

    A good agent will write something that doesn't sound like something the agent wrote.
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    Of course, some cities with identical names are...

    Of course, some cities with identical names are pronounced differently in different places. Albany, NY and Albany, OR are pronounced differently by the locals. Vienna, VA and Vienna, GA pronounce...
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    Knowing that Worcester is Wooster and Leicester...

    Knowing that Worcester is Wooster and Leicester is Lester, I would have guessed that Towcester is also two syllables.
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    That would be Niall Bruton, not Mall.

    That would be Niall Bruton, not Mall.
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    Interestingly, I've seen Peking Duck on menus in...

    Interestingly, I've seen Peking Duck on menus in Beijing. I guess some things don't change.
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    Yes, but Bronx County, New York, is still The...

    Yes, but Bronx County, New York, is still The Bronx.

    And then there's The Gambia.
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