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    OK, Massachusetts is definitely Wuss-ter

    OK, Massachusetts is definitely Wuss-ter
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    I grew up 20 miles from there and I would say...

    I grew up 20 miles from there and I would say Wuss-ter is closer than Woos-ter
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    Did you mean Kyiv? Because there's a Nat Geo...

    Did you mean Kyiv? Because there's a Nat Geo article on the city that spells it way, which is pretty common
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    You should know that the database contains a lot...

    You should know that the database contains a lot of irregular and non-ratified marks, also, so its actually a bit over 8,000 marks. Lot of world records
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    Yes, that's correct - the original governing body...

    Yes, that's correct - the original governing body for women's athletics
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    Yeah, you're right. My bad

    Yeah, you're right. My bad
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    Concord, NC = CON - cord Concord, NH and MA =...

    Concord, NC = CON - cord
    Concord, NH and MA = CONK - urd

    Beaufort, NC = BOW - furt
    Beaufort, SC = BEW - furt

    Peabody, KS = PEE - body
    Peabody, MA = PEE - buh - dee
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    I have put Richard Hymans' WR Progression book...

    I have put Richard Hymans' WR Progression book into a spreadsheet. Richard knows about it and has seen it. It was a precursor to my work on the AR Progression (which is now close to fini).

    In that...
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    I think this is true. Actually, I think many...

    I think this is true. Actually, I think many coaches in American football glorify behavior like Garrett's. Shows how tough they are.
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    Dillard was the oldest USA Olympic gold medalist...

    Dillard was the oldest USA Olympic gold medalist in any sport and the oldest living athletics gold medalist. The oldest USA Olympic gold medalist now becomes Eugene Rogers, a 1948 swimming Olympian...
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    Bob Ryan (Boston Globe sportswriter) once said...

    Bob Ryan (Boston Globe sportswriter) once said that the two luckiest people in history were Christian Laettner and Ringo Starr.

    Disclaimer here: I was Duke team doctor during Christian's 4 years...
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    I only have 2 words for you, KevinR ... Christian...

    I only have 2 words for you, KevinR ... Christian Laettner (Can I be banned for that?)
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    PouPou Gone

    Only a few will have any idea of the title of this thread. Raymond "PouPou" Poulidor died yesterday, the greatest cyclist never to win the Tour de France. In fact, Poulidor rode in the late 1950s and...
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    What is the ?

    What is the ?
  15. And well said, Gary

    And well said, Gary
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    I've only met jazzy one time in person, but would...

    I've only met jazzy one time in person, but would concur with lonewolf's assessment. It was a fun dinner with him that night in Raleigh.
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    Not sure who posts more on these threads -...

    Not sure who posts more on these threads - jazzcyclist on College Football, or Conor Dary on the new Hayward field posts - although he has slowed down in recent months on that. Dr Jay's post about...
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    No, by saying it was an AC in London or Helsinki...

    No, by saying it was an AC in London or Helsinki - that gave it away to me
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    Since Olli gave it away, it has to be Alice...

    Since Olli gave it away, it has to be Alice Coachman. Although you never heard of her, Olli, Coachman has an exalted place in Olympic history as the first African-American, or Black (native African)...
  20. Not in anyway upset with you, wamego relays...

    Not in anyway upset with you, wamego relays champ, I just thought the Washington Post treating this rather poor retrospective database analysis as something warranting that headline was not quite...
  21. I just looked at the article - its not the 18th...

    I just looked at the article - its not the 18th century, it was the 16th to the 19th century. And they studied 81 eunuchs out of 385, or about 23% follow-up, because they couldn't get data on the...
  22. Extending that to the 21st century and then...

    Extending that to the 21st century and then publishing it with a headline that eunuchs live 14-19 years longer than non-eunuchs constitutes, IMO, journalistic malpractice
  23. Its basically like an old doctor joke I heard a...

    Its basically like an old doctor joke I heard a long time ago

    Patient: Doc, I need to know if I'm gonna live another 25 years.
    MD: OK, let me ask you some questions. Do you smoke?
    Patient: No,...
  24. I find that stat hard to believe. The average...

    I find that stat hard to believe. The average male in first-world countries lives about 78-80 years so that would be living somewhere between 92-99 years on the average which is absurd. You could say...
  25. I will say I'd never heard of the actor playing...

    I will say I'd never heard of the actor playing the lead character (Ed Skrein playing Dick Best), but it was incredible casting. He looked about as much like the tough soldier we all want on our side...
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