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    It looks like her 1st and 2nd serves are the...

    It looks like her 1st and 2nd serves are the same, so that probably cuts down some on practice time.
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    That's a pretty decent spread of events. Both...

    That's a pretty decent spread of events. Both Sundays are stacked. I guess I'll finally get to see the hammer.
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    This article is a bit dated, but it does...

    This article is a bit dated, but it does illustrate that no matter what, shit still happens.

    https://www.si.com/more-sports/2011/08/23/olympic-drug-testing
  4. Thread: Des Moines

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    Giving reigning DL champions a wild card was...

    Giving reigning DL champions a wild card was actually a good idea, especially in the year when there isn't a world championships. I wonder why they stopped.

    Nevermind, I saw where this year's...
  5. That was incredibly entertaining

    That was incredibly entertaining
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    This was by far the most enjoyable Tour in years....

    This was by far the most enjoyable Tour in years. During the years that Skeletor was winning, I barely tuned in except for the sprint stages. I am disappointed for Alaphilippe, but hearing the...
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    I think ZZ was actually injured on his first long...

    I think ZZ was actually injured on his first long jump attempt.
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    Watching USA Championships decathlon ain't what...

    Watching USA Championships decathlon ain't what it used to be.
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    They didn't didn't announce the schedule last...

    They didn't didn't announce the schedule last time until late in 2015, long after tickets were on sale. There doesn't seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason to when the field events or multis take...
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    Or they'll end up on StubHub

    Or they'll end up on StubHub
  11. Also, have been to three straight trials and have...

    Also, have been to three straight trials and have yet to see a single hammer throw in person
  12. Actually, looking at the schedule for 2008, 2012,...

    Actually, looking at the schedule for 2008, 2012, an 2016, there hasn't been a lot of rhyme or reason other than the 100/400/800 taking place in the first 4 days and the 200 & 1500 happening in the...
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    Disagree, I thought VAR was actually used...

    Disagree, I thought VAR was actually used effectively today. In the end, the better team won. But why was White not taking that PK?
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    Oh, come on. Scoring the 7th, 8th, ... 13th goal...

    Oh, come on. Scoring the 7th, 8th, ... 13th goal against a clearly broken team is not worthy of an orchestrated team celebration at any level. Act like you've been there.
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    Short answer- Yes.
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    I stayed in Creswell last time after staying...

    I stayed in Creswell last time after staying within walking distance in 2008 and 2012. It wasn't too bad. I shared a table at the Wild Duck with two guys who were staying in the dorm rooms for...
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    Any good videos out there of someone frantically...

    Any good videos out there of someone frantically trying to tape their torn up ticket back together?
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    Olympic schedule

    Morning session finals seem to be a thing again in 2020. Finals for all 4 hurdles races, M/W long jump, M/W shot put, and M triple jump all in the morning session. This means that these events will...
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    They even mentioned the hammer throw in the FAQs....

    They even mentioned the hammer throw in the FAQs. I'm sure they'll have it at the worst time for the trials like they always do.
  20. Surfing in Paris. Can't wait. Since the IOC...

    Surfing in Paris. Can't wait. Since the IOC wants to be more appealing to younger people, maybe LA can add texting while driving and creative coffee ordering.
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    Looking over the start lists, it really is slim...

    Looking over the start lists, it really is slim pickings this year. Not surprising given the length of the season.
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    I think I would have to go with Levee as well. ...

    I think I would have to go with Levee as well. Every time it comes on the radio, I find myself reaching for the volume knob. Honorable mentions to:
    Hey, Hey, What Can I Do
    Nobody's Fault But Mine...
  23. Wild Duck, King Estate, Tracktown Pizza, Bach...

    Wild Duck, King Estate, Tracktown Pizza, Bach Festival here I come!
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    Another CONCACAF team squeaks through via the...

    Another CONCACAF team squeaks through via the back door. It's normally the USA doing that.
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    If you had watched previous World Cups and the...

    If you had watched previous World Cups and the horrendous game-changing decisions, you would probably be much more in favor of video reviews. Vidoe has been used quite well so far although Sweden...
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