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  1. Pete Sampras was another Serve Boomer. In my...

    Pete Sampras was another Serve Boomer.

    In my humble opinion the Server Advantage is way too great.... All this breathless talk of "breaking the serve " is tiresome. Make it a much better game...
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    Read the above, and CASE CLOSED

    Read the above, and CASE CLOSED
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    With plasticine, the jumpers get a break that...

    With plasticine, the jumpers get a break that those w/o it do not get. To repeat: OVER THE LINE IS OVER THE LINE.
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    Makes sense to me. If I understand the current...

    Makes sense to me. If I understand the current rule, your shoe tip can clearly be over the vertical plane of the line, but if the plasticene is untouched, it is NOT a foul. I think this is wrong. ...
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    How many hundreds of times did I take the train...

    How many hundreds of times did I take the train to/from NY's Penn Station and my home town of Huntington, and the conductor would intone, as he punched my ticket, "Change at Jamaica."
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    A good friend of mine was a high school pal with...

    A good friend of mine was a high school pal with Tom Sullivan at St. George's in Chicago. Tom just sent out a heartfelt e mail to many, tellling of his years-long friendship with O'Hara and the...
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    If he comes up with some lame reasons/excuses for...

    If he comes up with some lame reasons/excuses for his absences, it will remind me of the old saying we used to say back in high school:

    " And the farmer took another load away... and from the...
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    IF repeat IF he missed the three tests on...

    IF repeat IF he missed the three tests on purpose, I proclaim him both guilty and stupid.

    IF he missed the three tests but not on purpose, I still proclaim him stupid.

    And there is a price to...
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    You do the crime, you do the time

    You do the crime, you do the time
  10. Thread: Big Event

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    I was thinking of Schmidt's 55'10" bomb, as the...

    I was thinking of Schmidt's 55'10" bomb, as the timing is perfect, but I think it happened at home in Poland, which is not land-locked.
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    I was thinking Charlie Jenkins, but he won 2...

    I was thinking Charlie Jenkins, but he won 2 golds not 1, and I do not think he was 28 in 1956. So scratch Jenkins even thought the initials work.
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    Too easy. Rafer Johnson.

    Too easy. Rafer Johnson.
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    1955 - 1965 all other music... crap

    1955 - 1965

    all other music... crap
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    Air Force

    Air Force
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    I just figured out the tli is pain business......

    I just figured out the tli is pain business... it's all in the town name !
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    The 20-24-28 part was easy, but I had to research...

    The 20-24-28 part was easy, but I had to research after that.. I thought of Paddock, but could not find anything about his possible 1928 participation. He was not in the relay but maybe he ran the...
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    Like I said for Carr in '32, this time, Nieder...

    Like I said for Carr in '32, this time, Nieder fits in '60.
  18. Thread: Brazil

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    Thanks DoubleRBar. I would guess again but in...

    Thanks DoubleRBar. I would guess again but in this game, it is one strike and you are out.
  19. Thread: Brazil

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    Carr in the 400 fits.

    Carr in the 400 fits.
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    It's either Cunningham or Santee.

    It's either Cunningham or Santee.
  21. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    Thank you for the "5" to replace my "something."...

    Thank you for the "5" to replace my "something."

    And Sefton and Meadows set a PV WR back in 1937 at 14' 10 1/2", and they had to quit, as the bar could not go any higher !!
  22. 2 rules for our relayists Relaying 101: 1....

    2 rules for our relayists

    Relaying 101:

    1. pass the baton in the zone

    2. do not drop the baton
  23. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    Mills and Lindgren 6 miles at AAU 1965. WR for...

    Mills and Lindgren 6 miles at AAU 1965. WR for both with Mills the winner.
  24. Thread: Des Moines

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    Much better today in the Star... big article with...

    Much better today in the Star... big article with picture, exclusiveiy about the W 400 H featuring local Ashley Spencer. Good article, Dave, thank you.
  25. Thread: Des Moines

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    One final comment on the lack of other city's...

    One final comment on the lack of other city's newspaper coverage; Here in Indianapolis,
    the home of USATF, today's Indianapolis Star had absolutely nothing repeat absolutely nothing. David Woods,...
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