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    This probably says more about the state of...

    This probably says more about the state of newspapers today in general, and the NY Times in particular, than it does about college football, but it should be noted that the print edition of Sunday's...
  2. 4 more parents have pleaded guilty in the college...

    4 more parents have pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/20/us/college-admissions-more-charges/index.html
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    Climate change could affect some sports stadiums....

    Climate change could affect some sports stadiums.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/10/16/waters-rise-so-do-concerns-sports-teams-along-coast/?arc404=true
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    Wiki sez she was born in Colorado.

    Wiki sez she was born in Colorado.
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    That is consistent with the current U.S. Code.

    That is consistent with the current U.S. Code.
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    Parade rest or attention? I always prefer the...

    Parade rest or attention? I always prefer the latter.
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    In 1947, nationally-ranked Army had a 32-game...

    In 1947, nationally-ranked Army had a 32-game winning streak going into their game with a mediocre Columbia team. You know what happened. Great game, and below, a great story:
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    Facing the flag, by the way, is not always...

    Facing the flag, by the way, is not always simple. In Doha, all of the flags used in the medal ceremonies were digital. There were the three flags displayed above the medalists on the platform used...
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    And let's not forget the Irish.

    And let's not forget the Irish.
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    Tell that to your Congressman (or woman). I was...

    Tell that to your Congressman (or woman). I was just quoting the law as it is currently written.
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    Field events should normally be stopped during...

    Field events should normally be stopped during the playing of the national anthem in a medal ceremony. What I would expect is that the chief official of the event would anticipate the anthem and put...
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    Here's what the law says: >>(b)Conduct During...

    Here's what the law says:

    >>(b)Conduct During Playing.—During a rendition of the national anthem—
    (1)when the flag is displayed—
    (A)individuals in uniform should give the military salute at...
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    Not really the same dodge. In 1968, the IAAF...

    Not really the same dodge. In 1968, the IAAF Rules of Competition clearly provided (in Rule 142.4) "The number of spikes is limited to a maximum of six in the sole proper and two in the heel." The...
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    Queen Victoria had absolutely nothing to do with...

    Queen Victoria had absolutely nothing to do with it. At the time of the 1908 marathon, she had been dead for seven year.
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    Mea culpa. I did read it, but I've been reading...

    Mea culpa. I did read it, but I've been reading so much stuff online about the race and the shoes that I'd forgotten that part. Yes, a simple thickness test would be easy to administer. I suppose...
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    OK, then it may be feasible. There's still the...

    OK, then it may be feasible. There's still the challenge of defining the illegality in a way that the x-ray would detect it.
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    Yes, but the drug testing can be done by one or...

    Yes, but the drug testing can be done by one or two labs on a country as big as the US. You wouldn't have to load the cost of setting up and maintaining a lab on each meet or race. The x-ray,...
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    That video reinforces the point that I made...

    That video reinforces the point that I made yesterday. Assuming that the shoe isn't branded or marked in a way that calls attention to the advantage, how are officials to determine whether it's...
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    Looks possible:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD4OUTXvtRU
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    A related question is whatever you decide, how...

    A related question is whatever you decide, how are you going to enforce it. How can officials decide whether a shoe is legal without cutting it open? X-ray it? Not very practical.
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    bambam--I assume you're keeping score. Can you...

    bambam--I assume you're keeping score. Can you post a list of what's left to be found. I may be able to come up with a few.
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    Guinness thinks the answer is no. ...

    Guinness thinks the answer is no.

    https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/fastest-marathon-barefoot?fb_comment_id=736603643101301_838414632920201
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    Absolutely!

    Absolutely!
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    They were stunning in the stadium, especially at...

    They were stunning in the stadium, especially at the beginning, when they were totally different from anything that I'd ever seen. Buy the end of the meet, the impact wasn't quite as great, but I...
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    I think you have that backwards. Brazier's AR...

    I think you have that backwards. Brazier's AR was in Doha against the WORLD; Kendricks set his AR at the USATF Championships in Des Moines.
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