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    Bobby Orr's flying goal comes to mind

    Bobby Orr's flying goal comes to mind
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    Jackie Robinson had a pretty nice multi-sport...

    Jackie Robinson had a pretty nice multi-sport career at UCLA too
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    We can stick with track- remember the brush...

    We can stick with track- remember the brush spike?

    https://www.puma-catchup.com/the-forbidden-shoe/
  4. Elbowed out, actually, by Nanyondo down the...

    Elbowed out, actually, by Nanyondo down the stretch. This ain't the NCAA . .
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    i'm not from those parts but I was always partial...

    i'm not from those parts but I was always partial to the classic simplicity of 'On Wisconsin', words and tune
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    Someone name Verdes, I suspect ...

    Someone name Verdes, I suspect ...
  7. There was a Zamzow at my high school, along with...

    There was a Zamzow at my high school, along with a Zirzow . . .
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    R.I.P. Bill Buckner

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bill-buckner-dead-1986-world-series-boston-red-sox-los-angeles-dodgers-chicago-cubs

    So much more than 1 botched play. 22 seasons, never more than 40 walks or 40...
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    Indeed. In 2012 she was a quadruple winner at New...

    Indeed. In 2012 she was a quadruple winner at New Mexico's 4A HS championships. Shot, Javelin, 100m and 400m relay. Her HS shot PR is listed at 47'3"; IAAF lists her 100m PR from that year as 12.29.
  10. Hannah's younger sister, signed with Wazzu last...

    Hannah's younger sister, signed with Wazzu last December.
  11. Thread: RIP Dick Dale

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    RIP Dick Dale

    King of Surf Guitar. I can remember listening to him on KRLA and KFWB in grade school.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/dick-dale-king-of-the-surf-guitar-dead-at-81/ar-BBUTmrw?ocid=spartandhp
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    I have a guess. I can see his picture in my head...

    I have a guess. I can see his picture in my head but my senior brain (as it all too often does) can't remember the name, just his description- USF Dons running back / OG 400 meter man. If I'm correct...
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    The Gregorek's record for the best father-son...

    The Gregorek's record for the best father-son average just got better- now 3:50.66.

    Dad- 3:51.34
    Son- 3:49.98i
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    Alice Coachman Style

    I was web surfing through a list of accomplished African-American women and came across this image of '48 Oly HJ champion Alice Coachman. Can someone please tell me what HJ style she is using here?...
  15. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Sadly, the original candy hearts made by the New...

    Sadly, the original candy hearts made by the New England Confectionery Company won't be on the market this year.
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    Wes Unseld? I know he won ROY and league MVP in...

    Wes Unseld? I know he won ROY and league MVP in the same year, don't remember if he won finals MVP when the Bullets won the title. Along the same lines, I would guess Wilt Chamberlain.
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    I prefer an out and back course- start/finish in...

    I prefer an out and back course- start/finish in the lobby.
  18. Thread: Super Bowl QBs

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    Vince Ferragamo started the last three games of...

    Vince Ferragamo started the last three games of his freshman year at Cal and was the starter and statistical leader through his sophomore season, although Steve Bartkowski saw significant time at QB....
  19. Thread: Super Bowl QBs

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    Didn't Vince Ferragamo begin his college career...

    Didn't Vince Ferragamo begin his college career at Cal?
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    Interesting ranking method. There are multiple...

    Interesting ranking method. There are multiple individuals who have more than one of their movies on this list, topped by Conrad Hall, Vittorio Storaro and Gordon Willis with 5 each. Hall and...
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    Others cannot?

    Others cannot?
  22. She made the discovery but a man got the Nobel

    https://www.npr.org/2018/09/06/645257118/in-1974-they-gave-the-nobel-to-her-supervisor-now-shes-won-a-3-million-prize

    I'm not sure I could have remained as sanguine as she has for 40-odd years
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    I agree with ND5. I am absolutely NOT casting any...

    I agree with ND5. I am absolutely NOT casting any aspersions, but I don't recall a lot of speculation here when Frerichs went from 9:20 in 2016 to 9:03 in 2017. Now she has the AR. The wSteeple is...
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    RIP Lonnie Shelton

    http://www.bakersfield.com/sports/bvarsity/lonnie-shelton-one-of-kern-county-s-best-overall-athletes/article_fd4e45f8-83ad-11e8-96e6-db0dd58a8ea4.html

    1973 California state discus champ, 3rd in...
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    For some reason it sticks in my mind that he was...

    For some reason it sticks in my mind that he was also a 46ft+ triple jumper.
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