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  1. Shouldn’t we at least annex Canada first before...

    Shouldn’t we at least annex Canada first before trying to take Greenland?
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    The adding weight thing seems like an easy...

    The adding weight thing seems like an easy solution. Isn't that what they do in auto racing?
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    Just think how fast this guy would be if he...

    Just think how fast this guy would be if he didn’t have the massive disadvantage of not having lower leg muscles!
  4. Timing mats aren't even necessary. Back before...

    Timing mats aren't even necessary. Back before the proliferation of RFID chips, you just would have needed a few old guys with clip boards, as the numbers of runners participating would have been...
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    Norman is more likely to pop a WR than semenya....

    Norman is more likely to pop a WR than semenya. Not sure if he is more of a sure winner than she is, but picking semenya does add an element of what I might call regulatory risk given the current...
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    Several events are super loaded, but maybe are...

    Several events are super loaded, but maybe are easier to pick once you've allocated your two Americans.I've mostly made up my mind on a team. Just a little unsure on the w800...
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    Where is Aaron?! Interested in his take. I...

    Where is Aaron?! Interested in his take. I enjoyed it. Really liked Dylan's singing and his pithy comments in the interview segments. My Dad is a bob Dylan fan, but I don't think he has Netflix....
  8. I think she's even completed a decathlon at some...

    I think she's even completed a decathlon at some point.
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    Ha, the record wasn't in doubt during the race,...

    Ha, the record wasn't in doubt during the race, but she did have some competition!
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    The 800 men didn't go with the bunny, always a...

    The 800 men didn't go with the bunny, always a chance The w1500 doesn't either.
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    What's with the constant weird rythmic whistling?

    What's with the constant weird rythmic whistling?
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    Have you watched Sam jump? He almost never...

    Have you watched Sam jump? He almost never misses! Also, he had an undefeated season in 2017. Mondo's best jumps are pretty much perfection, and are superior to Sam's, but Kendricks has the most...
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    With Mondo, he'll be battling Mr consistency,...

    With Mondo, he'll be battling Mr consistency, Kendricks, so I wouldn't bet on Mondo to win, but if he lines up a vault or two just right on a good day, he might just among be the most likely to set a...
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    good as Mondo was, wouldn't it make sense to...

    good as Mondo was, wouldn't it make sense to consider Nilsen for the award, given his impressive outdoor season, and his victory over one of the all-time collegiate greats? As discussed above, I...
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    From a USA point of view, WTF would have been the...

    From a USA point of view, WTF would have been the obvious choice.
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    When this thread started, Bolt had not yet raced...

    When this thread started, Bolt had not yet raced at 100 meters.
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    115: four winners, four 2nds (including captain...

    115: four winners, four 2nds (including captain lyles), and Tamberi (I have a bad habit of often picking a home country athlete at most meets).
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    Why pick on doubles? Tennis as an Olympic sport...

    Why pick on doubles? Tennis as an Olympic sport became wholly redundant the moment they added ping pong to the games.
  19. They should do like chess, and if there's a tie...

    They should do like chess, and if there's a tie at the end of regulation, go to blitz spelling to determine the winner.
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    I was actually in attendance for their title in...

    I was actually in attendance for their title in men's gymnastics. They upset 4 time defending champs Oklahoma! Frankly, the cheer from the team is sometimes bigger from the crowd at events like that,...
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    Wait, what's wrong with Mandy Moore? Good singer,...

    Wait, what's wrong with Mandy Moore? Good singer, incredible actress, and enjoys hiking (but isn't stupid to risk her life in an attempt to summit Everest). She's really kind of perfect!
  22. on the other hand, just how hard is it to wait...

    on the other hand, just how hard is it to wait for the "bang"?
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    mixing throws with any other event area is...

    mixing throws with any other event area is necessarily an interesting double, and interesting doubles are so much more beautiful than a 100/200 or 5000/10000.
  24. Taoufik Makhloufi was someone who most hadn't...

    Taoufik Makhloufi was someone who most hadn't thought much about prior to his dominating Olympic performance in 2012. Then he manages two silvers in 2016, losing in his signature event only to...
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    subjectively, i agree, but taking an objective...

    subjectively, i agree, but taking an objective look at it, he needs to defeat Kendricks head to head a few more times to lay claim to that.
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