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    'Looks' is the operative word. They ALL look...

    'Looks' is the operative word. They ALL look dangerous, and in truth, there will be some surprises, both bad and good. I have no problem with Buko winning the whole thing, or Walsh or Crouser, or . ....
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    I definitely agree with Powell about the...

    I definitely agree with Powell about the sandbagging, esp. some of the late-season results we've seen where upstarts upset some established stars. The stars didn't become stars without understanding...
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    That ain't hapnin. Once the WCs start, we can...

    That ain't hapnin.
    Once the WCs start, we can all see each other's picks in the Dutch Game and we can have a mini-game of who did better on that one.
    Maybe we'll both get skunked.
    Right now I'm...
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    Here's my Locks! m200 Lyles Dec Mayer w400...

    Here's my Locks!

    m200 Lyles
    Dec Mayer
    w400 SMU
    w3000St Chepkoech
    wLJ Mihambo
    wTJ Rojas
    Hep Thiam
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    Yikes! You actually do know the Walks! I cede...

    Yikes! You actually do know the Walks!
    I cede my super-uber-T&F-nerd card to you!!
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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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