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  1. Like Dan Quayle? :-)

    Like Dan Quayle? :-)
  2. Dole was the losing VP candidate in 1976 and...

    Dole was the losing VP candidate in 1976 and presidential nominee in 1996 but lost.

    Mondale was the losing VP candidate in 1980 and presidential nominee in 1984 but lost.

    JFK was one of three...
  3. Sadly, they will likely be sued.

    Sadly, they will likely be sued.
  4. I wonder how long could Jenner been competitive...

    I wonder how long could Jenner been competitive as a transgender athlete after no longer a decathlete?
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    The reason always given for the jewelry...

    The reason always given for the jewelry prohibition in HS is safety although in all my years I have never seen or heard of an instance in non-HS competition in which jewelry caused a safety problem....
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    There should be three letters. WAA for World...

    There should be three letters.

    WAA for World Athletics Association would work.

    Or they could try The Athletics Congress (TAC) :-)
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    I think they got this one right.

    I think they got this one right.
  8. The compromise (as pointed out) would be to let...

    The compromise (as pointed out) would be to let children in free - say anyone under 18. They might have even sold a few more tickets to accompanying adults.
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    We know 29 is one short of the record. But what...

    We know 29 is one short of the record. But what about 14 golds?
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    Didn’t she just break the old AR in the 400h? And...

    Didn’t she just break the old AR in the 400h? And she has more upside for improvement than Muhammad.
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    13 golds and 29 total?

    13 golds and 29 total?
  12. They went to about 2:45 pm.

    They went to about 2:45 pm.
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    I said “could” not “would.” I do not know what...

    I said “could” not “would.” I do not know what Nike’s corporate retirement policy is but large publicly-traded corporations tend to be less flexible. And Masback may not need financially to continue...
  14. I missed the beginning on television. Who were...

    I missed the beginning on television. Who were the announcers? I thought they were pretty good.
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    With one day to go, USA has 11 gold and 25 total...

    With one day to go, USA has 11 gold and 25 total medals. Left to go: w100h, wLJ, m1500, m10k, w4x4, m4x4

    It has been mentioned that thirty is the USA record for total medals. What is the record...
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    Any final predictions?

    Any final predictions?
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    Masback has been with Nike since he stepped down...

    Masback has been with Nike since he stepped down from being CEO of USATF in 2008. I guess they gave him international positions to avoid conflicts with his former job. But since he should be 64 years...
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    At Penn Relays one year with a messed-up...

    At Penn Relays one year with a messed-up collegiate championship 4x100, they did a rerun without the original winner and declared co-champions.
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    December is the USATF Annual Meeting and the...

    December is the USATF Annual Meeting and the Coaches Association Annual Meeting !
  20. Thread: HS Reunion

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    I have my 50th coming up in 2021at my NJ...

    I have my 50th coming up in 2021at my NJ parochial high school. My class graduated over 220 students at the peak of the baby boom generation. A number of classmates have passed away but there are...
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    The sport desperately needs more good stadium...

    The sport desperately needs more good stadium announcers. I used to do it at the college level and did a National Junior Olympic Meet one year.

    A good stadium announcer can make a huge difference...
  22. Depends on whether the check is to a high school...

    Depends on whether the check is to a high school or not. :-)
  23. Now you have my curiosity - on what thread did I...

    Now you have my curiosity - on what thread did I previously use it? The only thing I can guess would be a reference to when my wife (before we were married) went on African Safari.
  24. I think some Americans might say the rhino weighs...

    I think some Americans might say the rhino weighs three and a half thousand pounds. Or almost two tons.

    But other than calling it the metric mile, everyone should say fifteen hundred meters.

    If...
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    The sad thing is that with chip technology, XC...

    The sad thing is that with chip technology, XC could be a very interesting spectator event to even casual spectators (not just in person but on television) with intermediate scores throughout the...
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