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    I do not know what part of the country you come...

    I do not know what part of the country you come from but have to disagree. In NJ, at least, the team competition at the HS Level is very real and a big deal. At the college level, much less do. For...
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    That sounds familiar. I admit Dex must be helping...

    That sounds familiar. I admit Dex must be helping but it is rotten to take.

    The interesting thing for Multiple Myeloma patients is that the two common cancer drugs Revlimid and Velcade and their...
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    I perhaps should relate my experience in my...

    I perhaps should relate my experience in my mid-sixties.

    My last race was in Y2K because of injuries. For the past six years, I have been getting cancer drugs on-and-off for Multiple Myeloma.
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    People forget that JJK won her first Olympic...

    People forget that JJK won her first Olympic medal in a Pentathlon in L.A. in 1984. The arguments about shifting to a heptathlon back then were similar to what we hear today about shifting to a...
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    NY Times now has an obit behind the paywall.

    NY Times now has an obit behind the paywall.
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    Small fields - apparently no qualifying round in...

    Small fields - apparently no qualifying round in the field events and even distance finals are only 12 to 15 with no trial round. I guess it is keeping the cost down. Still a two-athlete max for a...
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    It will be interesting to see if she gets a NY...

    It will be interesting to see if she gets a NY Times obit.
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    I wouldn’t classify Thatcher with the others. She...

    I wouldn’t classify Thatcher with the others. She had a middle class background.
  9. Thread: Des Moines

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    I think a lot of people would beg to differ on...

    I think a lot of people would beg to differ on that comment on multiple levels.
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    I think I vaguely recall when USATF began as...

    I think I vaguely recall when USATF began as TAC/USA in 1980, their sending a training instruction book to every high school.
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    I enjoy watching a game when my travels take me...

    I enjoy watching a game when my travels take me to a minor league site - whether Rookie, A, AA, or AAA.

    A favorite recent site was the Cal Ripken ballfields off I-95 in Maryland. Class A team for...
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    I was sixteen. It is hard for current...

    I was sixteen.

    It is hard for current youngsters to imagine every channel showing the same thing, but this was the second time in the decade it happened. The JFK assassination in 1963 was the...
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    I have to disagree. I find doubles far more...

    I have to disagree. I find doubles far more interesting than singles which after a while is the same thing over and over again.
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    As I have said before, I see a lot of tennis on...

    As I have said before, I see a lot of tennis on television especially during the grand slams because my wife was a college tennis player.

    A men’s five-set (and five-hour) final like today or even...
  15. A little more history: The WUG got some USA...

    A little more history:

    The WUG got some USA priority when Buffalo hosted it in 1993 and while IAAF President Primo was alive in the 1990s - he once headed it and it was a pet event of his. But...
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    That info is harder to get but the bottom line is...

    That info is harder to get but the bottom line is that the men bring in much more revenue but even if you base it on revenue, the women deserve a big raise.
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    I wonder if the men will drop to 2 out of 3...

    I wonder if the men will drop to 2 out of 3 eventually as they often do in non-grand slam matches. The 5-set/ 5/hour matches create the occasion epic battle but make for bad television generally.
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    NJ and NY had had a bunch of days in the lows 90s...

    NJ and NY had had a bunch of days in the lows 90s but no upper 90s or 100 yet as we get every few days.
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    My June copy arrived in today’s mail in Northern...

    My June copy arrived in today’s mail in Northern New Jersey.
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    A good article in the Wall Street Journal today...

    A good article in the Wall Street Journal today which is behind a pay wall. It said that the audience for the men’s World Cup was 3.6 billion and for the women was 1.0 billion. The 32 men’s teams got...
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    I checked and Portland, Chicago, Orlando, and...

    I checked and Portland, Chicago, Orlando, and Utah play in stadiums with 20k or more capacity. The other five NWSL teams have capacities of 10k or less. NJ is exactly 5k.

    I should add that I do...
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    I have to say that the yahoo article reminded me...

    I have to say that the yahoo article reminded me of the joke about the economist on a desert island saying “assume we have a can opener.” Saying “find money to invest in the league” is not exactly a...
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    Completely forgot about it this year until it was...

    Completely forgot about it this year until it was too late. Wait til next year.
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    The best to be said is that she is not Carol...

    The best to be said is that she is not Carol Lewis.
  25. Spy vs Spy vs Spy was pretty good. I recall...

    Spy vs Spy vs Spy was pretty good.

    I recall their producing a 45 RPM record entitled “It’s a Gas” which was an instrumental until a the chorus line of a guy belching.
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