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    Major League Baseball has an independent scouting...

    Major League Baseball has an independent scouting organization (or at least they used to). They rate players on hitting, fielding, and running bases. The scores go from 20 to 80 for all three...
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    It be witchcraft!! :???:

    It be witchcraft!! :???:
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    A great deal of UK culture remains in the more...

    A great deal of UK culture remains in the more remote parts of Kentucky. The folk music, folk tales, and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a ginger up in them hills.
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    I recall that Wilt Chamberlain played volleyball,...

    I recall that Wilt Chamberlain played volleyball, also. I cannot imagine how imposing he must have been.
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    There are probably more similarities between the...

    There are probably more similarities between the two accents than the others. That would makes sense, as the south was basically settled with Brits and French. Most of the later arriving European...
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    Brilliant response!

    Brilliant response!
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    I am. Born and reared in Berea.

    I am. Born and reared in Berea.
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    My own writing has suffered from professional...

    My own writing has suffered from professional challenges through the years. I had excellent teachers in high school and college. Then, after getting a degree in Engineering, I was dissuaded from...
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    :-D

    :-D
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    Spot on.

    Spot on.
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    Contrast those comments with the words of Lynn...

    Contrast those comments with the words of Lynn Bowden following the Louisville game. "We have the greatest fans in the country. Lexington will always be my home."
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    Ouch, but truthful.

    Ouch, but truthful.
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    People who suffer this type of addiction are...

    People who suffer this type of addiction are usually paranoid, and highly suspicious of others. I would think that very few prefer the criminal lifestyle, although I am certain there are some. They...
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    There are a certain number of automatic bids that...

    There are a certain number of automatic bids that go to the champions of several conferences. That results in vastly inferior teams having to face powerhouses.

    The solution to severe cases of...
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    I love this story. It renews faith in the...

    I love this story. It renews faith in the goodwill of mankind.
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    While some small farms continue in the south,...

    While some small farms continue in the south, they have all but been replaced by corporate farms. I fully appreciate the economies of scale of larger outfits, and their ability to be more...
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    This sordid affair is just another example of how...

    This sordid affair is just another example of how athletes think that showboating or flexing after a score or a dunk is good for their brand. It has gotten out of hand in the NBA, and they even have...
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    The P5 schools have a distinct advantage. Every...

    The P5 schools have a distinct advantage. Every basketball game that Kentucky's men plays each year is televised to some degree, generating a revenue stream. The major conferences have their own...
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    Horror of horrors....... The annual ice...

    Horror of horrors.......

    The annual ice sculpture contest in North Pole, Alaska is being cancelled for a lack of ice. :(
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    I never felt good about cold fusion from the...

    I never felt good about cold fusion from the first time I heard it. The tachyon thingie, I am a bit more open to, if only as a part of the multiverse (if that is the truth). To be honest, I am most...
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    Not even Thanksgiving yet, and a number 1 ranked...

    Not even Thanksgiving yet, and a number 1 ranked team has lost for the third time. It sucks that one of those was my team (a sentiment that my Dukie friends will also share), but I like the...
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    That is generally true. But remember, it only...

    That is generally true. But remember, it only took Sheldon and Amy less than a single TV season to go from discovering Quantum Asymmetry to receiving the Nobel prize. ;)
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    This would certainly be a paradigm shifting...

    This would certainly be a paradigm shifting discovery. I am anxious to learn more!
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    He was a truly unique talent. His odd drawings...

    He was a truly unique talent. His odd drawings seemed to convey more emotion than most of his contemporaries.
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    At the age of four, the assassination did not...

    At the age of four, the assassination did not register with me. I do recall, quite vividly sitting with my grandparents in front of their old black and white TV, watching the funeral. I was...
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