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    Unlike you, I don't know him well enough to know...

    Unlike you, I don't know him well enough to know whether he is a phony or not, and I don't trust people I don't know.
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    I'm suspicious of folks who wear their religion...

    I'm suspicious of folks who wear their religion on their sleeve. Furthermore, it's been my experience that the folks I've met who were genuinely pious (I can count on one hand the number who fit this...
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    The religious fanatic isn't just the person who...

    The religious fanatic isn't just the person who pulls the trigger, it's also the leader who inspires him.
  4. At the end of 2007, Federer had 9 more Grand Slam...

    At the end of 2007, Federer had 9 more Grand Slam titles than Nadal (12-3) but since then the gap has steadily narrowed and today only one title separates them (20-19). Considering their ages, 38 and...
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    Obviously he's no more qualified to opine on this...

    Obviously he's no more qualified to opine on this issue than anyone on this board, but at least he didn't invoke God.
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    I'm sure you're familiar with the term...

    I'm sure you're familiar with the term "blowback". For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. I don't know who you mean by "we", but I have no beef with the Iranians or any other people...
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    The laws of physics say that he doesn't have to...

    The laws of physics say that he doesn't have to be airborne to be unable to avoid collision, just running full speed (20 m.p.h.) will do the trick.
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    Exhibit #754 of what Staubach was talking about....

    Exhibit #754 of what Staubach was talking about.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1173380349016993792
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    I agree with you on this 100%, but another...

    I agree with you on this 100%, but another problem I have with how targeting fouls are implemented is that it's never applied to offensive players, who allowed to lower their heads with impunity when...
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    I guess things didn't go well for your beloved...

    I guess things didn't go well for your beloved Cardinal in Orlando today. Sorry Atticus.
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    There are no games featuring ranked teams this...

    There are no games featuring ranked teams this weekend but I seem to recall a weekend just like this a couple of years ago in which chaos ensued and 7 ranked teams fell to unranked teams. Predictions?
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    I might be sympathetic to Tebow's Pollyanna idea...

    I might be sympathetic to Tebow's Pollyanna idea of student-athletes if college coaches led by example instead if trying to squeeze every penny they can out colleges. I'd like to hear Tebow's take on...
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    Despite all the praise that was heaped on LSU and...

    Despite all the praise that was heaped on LSU and Joe Burrow after last weekend's win over Texas, a good many of the local talking heads are anxious about what that style of offense will do to the...
  14. I like it. Do you remember how she embarrassed...

    I like it. Do you remember how she embarrassed Serena the last time she returned from maternity leave?
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    FWIW, I asked my brother (a career military...

    FWIW, I asked my brother (a career military physician who would have been assigned to work on our military's chemical weapons program if he hadn't gotten into med school) what he thought about this...
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    More on Gottlieb and his program: ...

    More on Gottlieb and his program:


    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/meet-american-empires-dr-death/
  17. On post #5 of this thread back in 2008, someone...

    On post #5 of this thread back in 2008, someone quoted McEnroe picking Federer as the GOAT, who unlike Sampras, did win a French title.
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    What about this part?

    What about this part?
  19. GH's post didn't quite seem right to me but I...

    GH's post didn't quite seem right to me but I wanted to take some time to think about it before I responded. However, you took the words right out of my mouth. Not only is the sport more accessible...
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    The Poisoner in Chief

    I had never heard of this Gottlieb character but he reminds me of some supervillain in a James Bond or DC Comics superhero movie. SMDH! :(
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  21. The reason Federer has racked up so many Grand...

    The reason Federer has racked up so many Grand Slams is because he's played at such a high level for such a long time and though longevity isn't essential to being a GOAT, it certainly helps. It's...
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    I guess this is one way to get a home-field...

    I guess this is one way to get a home-field advantage.

    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_4c7ccdf0-d32d-11e9-b2cc-e3343db78599.html
  23. I think it will remain an open question until all...

    I think it will remain an open question until all 3 hang up their racquets for good. If the jury had to come back with a decision today it would declare a mistrial.
  24. I did too but then they showed the stat that...

    I did too but then they showed the stat that Nadal was 208-1 when winning first two sets and the other guy was 0-4 when losing the first two sets. I don't know who the GOAT is in men's tennis but...
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    This makes sense. John Elway said that the two...

    This makes sense. John Elway said that the two Super Bowls he won at the end of his career got him over his Super Bowl failures earlier in his career.
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