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    He combines a razor-sharp intellect with a...

    He combines a razor-sharp intellect with a razor-sharp wit. Brilliant!!
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    Some super-stacked fields, i.e., the top 3...

    Some super-stacked fields, i.e., the top 3 putative medal faves:

    wDT
    wPV
    m3000St
    m110H

    plus 2 of the 3:

    mSP
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    Bob's (your uncle) is in the mSP!!!

    Bob's (your uncle) is in the mSP!!!
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    Indeed. All I'd say is, "How long do you think...

    Indeed. All I'd say is, "How long do you think you'll last with 240-lb linebackers hitting you as hard as they can . . . on every play." McCaffrey isn't big, but he just bounces off the hits.
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    Brilliant! I still crack up at his 'Star Wars...

    Brilliant!
    I still crack up at his 'Star Wars Canteen' bit.

    (Animated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw)
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    I used the wrong words. How about, use the race...

    I used the wrong words. How about, use the race to work on some technical matters, rather than focus on the win. I have often done that with my tracksters. "I want you to blast the first 200 and see...
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    Football rewards quickness over speed (unless...

    Football rewards quickness over speed (unless your name is Bob Hayes and they have to invent Zone Defense just for you). The Neon Deions and Darrell Greens of the world could cover him all day long....
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    Point. SM is set (for life!) with her contract,...

    Point. SM is set (for life!) with her contract, but DM can use the money, I bet.
    OTOH, winning in Doha could/should more than make up the $30K difference (if the psych principle I am employing...
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    Not Naser, but perhaps Francis?

    Not Naser, but perhaps Francis?
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    Not sure it counts as 'bingeing' but the past few...

    Not sure it counts as 'bingeing' but the past few nights we've gone on Netflix and been watching all the stand-up comedy specials. Last night was

    Whitney Cummings
    Sebastian Maniscalco
    Jen...
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    Boling in College

    You MUST watch this video RIGHT NOW. It made my day. Linked on the front page.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1163593991725690881
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    I can't believe that either one will be ready at...

    I can't believe that either one will be ready at this point of their Doha prep to go near DM's new record, but they should be ready to go 52.x. In the psychological game, DM is now the prey and SM...
  13. I'm not understanding the physics there. Is she...

    I'm not understanding the physics there. Is she being sucked along by some wind vortex? She is obviously not pedalling that fast.
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    Well, it DOES span two weekends; they just...

    Well, it DOES span two weekends; they just weren't smart enough to do what seems super-obvious to us.
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    I'm guessing the operant physics is that the cool...

    I'm guessing the operant physics is that the cool air stays down on the track and the hot air rises up thru the opening of the roof.

    It could actually be the best conditions ever for a Global...
  16. It's about the likelihood of it happening. I...

    It's about the likelihood of it happening. I think (of course I do!) my scenario is a little more doable. :)
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    If the stadium stays at the AC temp advertised,...

    If the stadium stays at the AC temp advertised, they will have perfect conditions throughout.
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    We'll see in Doha, but they just might be in...

    We'll see in Doha, but they just might be in training (less rest) in order to peak at the WC.
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    The 110H, being what it is, Going pro, being...

    The 110H, being what it is,
    Going pro, being what it is
    Competing in Europe, being what it is
    Training for the WC, being what it is

    I'll give him a pass today. He and Holloway can go 1-2 (in...
  20. Suppose, just suppose, that Sam Kendricks ups...

    Suppose, just suppose, that

    Sam Kendricks ups his PR in the final to 6.10, a mere 4 cm more,
    and he gets the Bronze.

    Lisek ties the 'outdoor record' at 6.15,
    and he gets Silver.

    Mondo...
  21. Men Both Hurdles - Samba? Rai? Warholm? PV -...

    Men

    Both Hurdles - Samba? Rai? Warholm?
    PV - Mondo? Sam? Lisek?
    SP - Crouser? Walsh? Romani?
    JT - Kirt vs. the Germans

    Women

    400 - SMU - Naser - Seyni!
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    Altho, like everyone else, my musical tastes...

    Altho, like everyone else, my musical tastes (sic) were ingrained in my teen years (63-69), and Classic Rock is my jam, Classic Rock has had a steady input into pop music without ceasing. There are...
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    Yeah, uh, that too . . .

    Yeah, uh, that too . . .
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    In an epic Shot Put showdown in Luxembourg, my...

    In an epic Shot Put showdown in Luxembourg, my boy, Bob (Bertemes), got edged out by Nigeria's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi 21.80 to 21.55.
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    Totally agree.

    Totally agree.
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