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    absolutely (elementary physics, not that I'm a...

    absolutely (elementary physics, not that I'm a whiz at such)

    for a righthanded discus thrower (aka, almost everybody), you want the wind coming in from the right quarter. Upon release the discus...
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    totally biased Northeaster

    totally biased Northeaster
  3. Thread: IAAF Rankings Redux

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    all depends how you define "historic"; big part...

    all depends how you define "historic"; big part of the problem, as I see it, is that the IAAF system relies too much on marks that are old, out of date and stale.
  4. and now would seem the perfect time to give this...

    and now would seem the perfect time to give this topic a rest.
  5. Thread: IAAF Rankings Redux

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    excellent post

    excellent post
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    His count so far is 8 meets in the 100 (after 8...

    His count so far is 8 meets in the 100 (after 8 in the 60), with a single 200 thrown in just for good measure.
  7. Thread: Ronnie Baker

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    if he doesn't run the 100 or 200 at Nationals...

    if he doesn't run the 100 or 200 at Nationals (which I assume he won't), I'd assess Norman's chances of being on the 4x1 as our old friends slim and none, and....
  8. Any NCAA flipping will have zero effect at the...

    Any NCAA flipping will have zero effect at the international level.
  9. Thread: Ronnie Baker

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    no marks this year; grapevine said he was...

    no marks this year; grapevine said he was concentrating on training and planning on opening at Pre, but he's not on the release they issued this morning (posted to our home page)
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    now posted to home page

    now posted to home page
  11. JJK enough points in 9 events to set the AR...

    JJK enough points in 9 events to set the AR without even vaulting?
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    enough!

    enough!
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    no, unlike Hayward, where the vault runs parallel...

    no, unlike Hayward, where the vault runs parallel to the track, at Stanford it's perpendicular
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    looking at it from another point of view: the...

    looking at it from another point of view: the U.S. probably has more "large dedicated" football venues than all of Europe combined. Why wouldn't it be so?

    (we won't even get into baseball...
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    see report on home page

    see report on home page
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    And if they're using any kind of state-of-the-art...

    And if they're using any kind of state-of-the-art measuring system (i.e., not a tape) that all needs to be recalibrated.

    Since conditions change for everybody, leave well enough alone.
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    reminds me of the time in the '70s when there was...

    reminds me of the time in the '70s when there was a poll on most liked/disliked TV personalities and Howard Cosell won both!
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    it probably can't match San Josť's bar ...

    it probably can't match San Josť's bar

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/02/28/purdy-earthquakes-avaya-stadium-raises-the-bar/
  19. Thread: Finnish news

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    apparently a lefthanded WR!

    apparently a lefthanded WR!
  20. please tell me this isn't the future of of our sport

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1081126/dynamic-new-athletics-makes-exciting-debut-at-european-games-in-minsk

    (where was the backwards triple jump?)
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    all not well at adidas Portland?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/business/adidas-diversity-employees.html
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    maybe a world braces record? :-) ...

    maybe a world braces record? :-)

    https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/news-and-features/record-breaking-burgin-lights-up-second-day-of-age-group-trials/
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    that will become clear when they publish the...

    that will become clear when they publish the actual start lists on Saturday and tack on somebody(ies) else to the roster.
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    with pending legal action(s) not curious at all

    with pending legal action(s) not curious at all
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    yes, just in time to lose to Vasala :-)

    yes, just in time to lose to Vasala :-)
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