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    Just finished reading one the best books I've...

    Just finished reading one the best books I've read in years - Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe. Its the story of The Troubles in Northern Ireland and the war between the IRA and the British -...
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    I could open it yesterday and read it, but they...

    I could open it yesterday and read it, but they may have now blocked it
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    WHy does that not surprise me?

    WHy does that not surprise me?
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    Yes, he was something like a quarter-finalist in...

    Yes, he was something like a quarter-finalist in NZL Junior Championships before he took up running seriously
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    I think it was worked up and was an arrhythmia...

    I think it was worked up and was an arrhythmia which he already knew about and for which he was on long-time medication. Something I read attributed the problem when he passed out in the car to his...
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    Actually DOD was Thursday, 12 December - per New...

    Actually DOD was Thursday, 12 December - per New Zealand Olympic and athletics historian Ron Palenski. Snell went to take a nap shortly after lunch and never woke up.
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    Snell won the Superstars in the US, which he...

    Snell won the Superstars in the US, which he credited for helping pay for his graduate education, per Wikipedia
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVJQoo70Lic ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVJQoo70Lic

    Watch the acceleration on the backstretch of the last lap of the Tokyo 1500
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    Peter Snell RIP 1938-2019

    Peter Snell died today at his home in Dallas. RIP
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    Modern pentathlon always uses local horses...

    Modern pentathlon always uses local horses selected by the competitors via a random draw, which makes it somewhat a crapshoot
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    And I'm basically not even allowed in Cincinnati

    And I'm basically not even allowed in Cincinnati
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    Also agree

    Also agree
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    Only thing to correct I saw is that I think she...

    Only thing to correct I saw is that I think she remained married until her death, although apparently near the end, it was in name only, and there were rumors of a relationship with one of the other...
  14. Thread: Wilt lives!

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    Al Attles was second behind Wilt with 17 points...

    Al Attles was second behind Wilt with 17 points for the Warriors. Richie Guerin score 39 for the losing Knicks
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    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;...

    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw...
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    Actually in today's SJW world, that would work...

    Actually in today's SJW world, that would work against him. Just as Sam Kendricks could vault 22 feet and win gold in Tokyo and still have no chance. But Jenner's current status would definitely...
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    T&F connection to the Unabomber Many of you...

    T&F connection to the Unabomber

    Many of you may remember Dave Carey, who died a few years ago. Dave did the Women's AR Progression with Scott Davis (2 editions) and edited the FAST Newsletter for...
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    Couldn't have said it better

    Couldn't have said it better
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    Actually snake is this context is Al Wilson "The...

    Actually snake is this context is Al Wilson "The Snake"

    "Take me in, tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven's sake
    Take me in, tender woman, " sighed the snake
    "I saved you, " cried the woman...
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    Comparing Woods' reaction to Nadal is comparing...

    Comparing Woods' reaction to Nadal is comparing him to one of the most gracious, most polite superstar athletes of my lifetime. But my bromance with Nadal knows no bounds - my favorite athlete of...
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    Yeah, but Anson is responsible for growing the...

    Yeah, but Anson is responsible for growing the women's game and spurring those other programs to build their teams, and catch up to Carolina. This last decade is less about Carolina going down than...
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    Has to be an MC and a VN - by the clues has to be...

    Has to be an MC and a VN - by the clues has to be 1956 and 1996, and the 1956 has to be born in America - which makes it Milt Campbell. For 1996 that would be VN which has to be Venuste Niyangabo
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    The classic example of which is my very distant...

    The classic example of which is my very distant relative - Typhoid Mary - who was born Mary Mallon. She kept escaping quarantine however, until the last years of her life. My father did our family...
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    Spoken by a man with years of experience dealing...

    Spoken by a man with years of experience dealing with students
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    That's how we get Dayook in Durm, NC

    That's how we get Dayook in Durm, NC
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