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    I don't watch much sports on TV anymore but I...

    I don't watch much sports on TV anymore but I don't recall a lot of up-close-and-personals while watching MLB or NFL games, or interviews after every home run or touchdown. Those sports still do...
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    By ear I recognize all of these songs but would...

    By ear I recognize all of these songs but would not have been able to tell you the group was or anything else about them for sure; would have placed them in the 70s.
  3. Thread: Apollo 11

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    My wife and I watched First Man last night and...

    My wife and I watched First Man last night and while well made, it was not nearly as entertaining as The Right Stuff. Primarily because Neil was, what's that word I'm looking for? Oh yeah, boring!!...
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    Had relatives thinking of moving to Oregon before...

    Had relatives thinking of moving to Oregon before they found out that Oregon actually monitors home schooled kids compared to where said relatives currently reside (Idaho). They were not looking for...
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    There are far deeper pocket than mine that could...

    There are far deeper pocket than mine that could easily afford to double Garry's production run if they wanted.

    It's a proactive way to promote the larger sport to the already involved. You could...
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    So the bottom line appears to be that track is...

    So the bottom line appears to be that track is fun to participate in and boring to watch. From what I see on TV I tend to agree.

    Only speaking for myself, but as a high-school miler of no note I...
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    Drove by the place today - it is impressive in...

    Drove by the place today - it is impressive in its current state. All of those Nike swooshes built into the supports are a great advertisement.

    I'm with Conor on this point: the main problem for...
  8. Thread: Canada Day!

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    T&F as a spectator sport is already in hospice...

    T&F as a spectator sport is already in hospice care so sure, drive that metric nail into the awaiting coffin . . .
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    Got me curious about the longevity of the marks...

    Got me curious about the longevity of the marks of one of the greats, Carl Lewis.

    His best 100 is number 108 on the performance list, the best 200 is no. 50. In the long jump, on the other hand,...
  10. In this case not biologically, which is all that...

    In this case not biologically, which is all that should count on the track . . .
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    https://gostanford.com/news/2017/8/3/track-field-c...

    https://gostanford.com/news/2017/8/3/track-field-cobb-track-and-angell-field-records.aspx
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    Oh, OK, so it has Sex, Kids & Video all in one....

    Oh, OK, so it has Sex, Kids & Video all in one. What could go wrong???
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    How the mighty have fallen . . .

    How the mighty have fallen . . .
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    I am admittedly critical of the current state of...

    I am admittedly critical of the current state of public education in the US without any real thought that I personally could do better. Working or even communicating with kids is not my forte, and...
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    After reading the article I have to agree with...

    After reading the article I have to agree with her. My recent experience with 20-somethings would indicate a lot of huge holes in today's educational system. The SF Bay Area public utility that...
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    The key to his loss was that she found and...

    The key to his loss was that she found and exploited the Daily Doubles.

    My guess is that his average of $77,000+, higher than the old single game record, will prompt players to use his double-down...
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    Article about the new champ, Emma Boettcher....

    Article about the new champ, Emma Boettcher. Interesting that the lead time between the day the game is taped in the studio vs. the date it airs on TV is long enough that none of the James' opponents...
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    That's what I thought until a few years ago when,...

    That's what I thought until a few years ago when, thanks to a virus delivered through an ad on an obscure website called trackandfieldnews.com, I had to rebuild a laptop from a low-level format of...
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    Isn't that the epitome of the Darwins - folks...

    Isn't that the epitome of the Darwins - folks who, through their own hubris or folly or whichever human failing that ails them, thin the herd by their own demise?
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    You have inside info??

    You have inside info??
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    You might consider adding 'Boling" to the thread...

    You might consider adding 'Boling" to the thread title - it wasn't until this post, the 30th, that I knew who was being discussed.
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    Some confusion and further clarification: went to...

    Some confusion and further clarification: went to buy the GA seats and they assigned me section 217, row 1, seats 7 & 8, with no option to change. Two problems - I don't want to be in 217, and I...
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    Wow, that's not great timing at all. No fun in...

    Wow, that's not great timing at all.

    No fun in Austin for me; I'll be in San Diego. On the bright side when my Sunday selection time passes by I'll be at Petco Park watching baseball with fellow...
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    The clarification is in: this season ticket seat...

    The clarification is in: this season ticket seat selection process is only for the reserved seating on the homestretch. If you want any other seats you can buy general admission season tickets today....
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    Does he have a B game?

    Does he have a B game?
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