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    For a play to be on the list it must not only be...

    For a play to be on the list it must not only be fantastic by every measure, it must first and foremost be a play that determines the winner of one of the most critical games of the season. If there...
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    Im going to stick with the theory of regression...

    Im going to stick with the theory of regression to the mean and offer that the vast majority of these children of great athletes do not even match their parents let alone exceed them.
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    Great athlete, great race, glory for the ages. He...

    Great athlete, great race, glory for the ages. He really had a grace and fluidity over the barriers, beautiful athlete. What more can you ask, rest in peace Blaine, you reside now in the pantheon of...
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    I got a splitting headache watching that !!!

    I got a splitting headache watching that !!!
  5. Thread: Blaine Lindgren

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    It looks much closer than 30cm to me but it is...

    It looks much closer than 30cm to me but it is also clear that Jones won. I didnt realize the race was on such a wet track. Hard to understand how a guy that earns the glory of an Olympic silver...
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    while I get your point, it might be a fools...

    while I get your point, it might be a fools errand to see a certain look and think 800m. We go through this ritual constantly and every year human nature throws a curve ball at us that redefines what...
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    I appreciate the Campbell love. He was a great...

    I appreciate the Campbell love. He was a great and generous man. Like most of the country at the time he was born in dirt poor conditions but he found a path forward with raw talent and hard work. I...
  8. Totally agree, and no billionaire worth their...

    Totally agree, and no billionaire worth their weight in salt that is going to take the time to sit in a box seat where there are no people in cheap seats seething with envy for a box seat.
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    some of us could feel it in our bones !!!!!

    some of us could feel it in our bones !!!!!
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    I guess he can't complain, 21 yrs old and he was...

    I guess he can't complain, 21 yrs old and he was only off by 91 points.
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    If the rules had been set to DQ athletes that...

    If the rules had been set to DQ athletes that race like devils then an athlete like McLeod would have learned how to race the 110H without interfering with others. But the rules have been a farce for...
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    How about just requiring that the athletes : ...

    How about just requiring that the athletes :

    1) stay in their assigned lanes.
    2) clear their own hurdles.

    Its really not that complicated. I will never understand how we got so far astray...
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    And he is already as a 21yearold under 49 at 400...

    And he is already as a 21yearold under 49 at 400 off 11.2 speed. He could potentially be low 47 high 46 at 10.8.
  14. yeah, winning a bronze medal in the greatest...

    yeah, winning a bronze medal in the greatest athletic competition on earth can be so so humiliating!
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    hopefully the IAAF can make sensible rules for...

    hopefully the IAAF can make sensible rules for the 110H that will eliminate the vast majority of these train wrecks.
  16. Hard to see how that is possible, the TV/content...

    Hard to see how that is possible, the TV/content revenue is the same regardless of how many are in the stands.

    Of course markets can get weird, If some locations can sell enclosed box seats to...
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    18.99 with wizardly prognostic accuracy!!

    18.99 with wizardly prognostic accuracy!!
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    what a cry baby, doesnt he know that in sports...

    what a cry baby, doesnt he know that in sports $%!7 happens !
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    He is an interesting model for a decathlete....

    He is an interesting model for a decathlete. Great throwing shoulders and great vertical jumping ability. Same model as Christian Schenk and Lionel Suarez. Great company to be in. It might be a very...
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    Actually, most countries are burning carbon hyrogen fuel for electricity, from natural gas to coal it makes up the lions share of energy source for electricity globally. Hopefully that can change,...
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    That is very surprising, I can only imagine that...

    That is very surprising, I can only imagine that athletes that are natural throwers will never find their way to the decathlon if they don't show really good foot speed early on.

    Looking at Kaul,...
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    The closest I can remember to Kaul is Christian...

    The closest I can remember to Kaul is Christian Schenk.
  23. That is certainly at the top of my list, also on...

    That is certainly at the top of my list, also on my list are Barshim, Kovacs , Christian Taylor and both hurdles, Holloway and Warholm.
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    Gardiner, wow, what an athlete. Just watched the...

    Gardiner, wow, what an athlete. Just watched the race, this is a guy that probably could have success at 3 other events if he had chosen. Very rare talent.
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    Robles, a complete fraud. Traded in a WC Silver...

    Robles, a complete fraud. Traded in a WC Silver medal for life long infamy as a cheat.
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