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    Calm Before the Storm

    Now that we’re in the lull before the WC, it’s time to consider Doha as a venue and as a WC. What shall we expect?

    My take is that it will be the most ‘honest’ global championships . . . ever. ...
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    Bob was at it again today Bob Bertemes 22.17 ...

    Bob was at it again today

    Bob Bertemes 22.17
    19.39; 21.20; 21.05; 20.45; x; 22.17
    [from trackinsun]

    Go, Bob, go!
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    Indeed.

    Indeed.
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    Yeah, I was there. The first half was the biggest...

    Yeah, I was there. The first half was the biggest catastrophe I could have imagined. Sigh.
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    Perfect finish: 1. Crouser 2. Bertemes 3....

    Perfect finish:
    1. Crouser
    2. Bertemes
    3. Anyone else

    :)
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    I would tell the national federation (i.e., not...

    I would tell the national federation (i.e., not the natl government) to pony up the money for whomever else they want to go. If the Bah fed can't or won't do that, they don't go. The athletes don't...
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    Oh, that will never do for the other fat cat...

    Oh, that will never do for the other fat cat 'delegates' that want to tag along gratis. If ya wanna go that bad, pay for yourself!
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    You're right. I'm sorry. Unless you are the...

    You're right. I'm sorry.
    Unless you are the very best, you're just wasting the rest of our oxygen.
    Climb back into your rat-hole and don't you dare show your face among us again!!!
    The very...
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    No athlete sprang from Zeus's forehead as a...

    No athlete sprang from Zeus's forehead as a champion. It takes preparation, and part of that preparation is getting on the biggest stage, so you know what it feels like, even if you're not ready to...
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    I know that was tongue-in-cheek, but seriously,...

    I know that was tongue-in-cheek, but seriously, cut back on the twerps who accompany the team and send the real athletes!!
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    Then let the athletes have fund-raisers,...

    Then let the athletes have fund-raisers, GoFundMes, to defray the expenses. Jeez, this is not the KoolKidzKlub!
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    That's his opinion, and though I do not share it,...

    That's his opinion, and though I do not share it, I do see his point.

    Tebow Tangent - I really don't see why so many people have a problem with his religiosity. He believes something...
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    And with that myopic attitude, they will sorely...

    And with that myopic attitude, they will sorely disadvantage future success.
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    She's baaaack. The interesting one to me was...

    She's baaaack.

    The interesting one to me was the w800 winner, J Wambui (any relation?), who might have just insinuated herself into the Doha picture, which right now is murky in this event. After...
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    RIP Eddie Money

    A friend just e-mailed that he died today. I hope this doesn't sound flip, but I hope he took one of his 'two tickets to paradise', because he seemed like an authentic blue-collar kind of guy - like...
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    Nincompoopish thinking! There is actually a real...

    Nincompoopish thinking! There is actually a real benefit to up-and-comers going to Championships, even if they don't advance. The next time they go, the rookie jitters will be absent.
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    Yet I'm feeling it could go 'sideways' . . .

    Yet I'm feeling it could go 'sideways' . . .
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    Pretty much every high school results site around...

    Pretty much every high school results site around here is better.
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    That site, to be charitable, is woefully...

    That site, to be charitable, is woefully inadequate.
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    Talk about a federation that DIScourages the...

    Talk about a federation that DIScourages the pursuit of excellence!
    That's total crapola.
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    Good catch. 72-10 to be precise. That's CRAZY!

    Good catch.
    72-10 to be precise.
    That's CRAZY!
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    mSP going into Doha

    While gravity seems to be on the increase for mHJers, it's weakening for mSPs. We have 7 over 22.20 (almost 72') now.

    22.74 Ryan CROUSER
    22.61 Darlan ROMANI
    22.44 Tomas WALSH
    22.35 Darrell...
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    Interesting. Seems as though the favorites were...

    Interesting.
    Seems as though the favorites were just running for top-3.
    Is there an actual results site, or is this from media reports?
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    As well they should - they are paid a whole lotta...

    As well they should - they are paid a whole lotta $$$ to win, and the mantra in Div I FB is a version of their scholastic colleagues' 'publish or perish' dictum, to wit, 'produce or perish'.

    And...
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    Bottom line: The Earth does go through climate...

    Bottom line: The Earth does go through climate changes, all by its little self, but . . . the climate scientists know this very well, and 97% of them agree that THIS particular change is entirely...
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