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  1. 1) Im pretty sure they are also throwing the book...

    1) Im pretty sure they are also throwing the book at the recipients of the bribes. A number of coaches/admissions admin types were in the cross hairs and have been fired.

    2) As a general rule,...
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    "Banks could stop lending to flood-prone...

    "Banks could stop lending to flood-prone communities."

    I did not laugh at this line, honestly I didnt.
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    I appreciate your magnanimity in finding...

    I appreciate your magnanimity in finding agreement with an un-American fellow like me.
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    Well I appreciate you calling me un-American, I...

    Well I appreciate you calling me un-American, I will quote you on that, as I need the street cred !

    Let me expand on my answer because that is what user4 always does. For the record, I found...
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    we are probably from different generations, you...

    we are probably from different generations, you wouldnt understand.

    I still consider Wottle's 800m win one of the greatest olympic races of all time, but Im not going to lie about the cap during...
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    Sorry, some of us found Wottle's lack of...

    Sorry, some of us found Wottle's lack of awareness to take off his cap as disrespectful. And Im giving him the benefit of the doubt, that he forgot.
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    Simply showing respect, and NOT showing disdain...

    Simply showing respect, and NOT showing disdain and contempt for your country/flag is a great start to an athletic career. I tip my Massachusetts hat and salute the Mississippi boy.
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    Had to look up Night Train Lane.. wow!!...

    Had to look up Night Train Lane.. wow!!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Train_Lane

    I dont know that I have ever read a greater life story than that.
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    That means Chip has 63 extra scholarships in his...

    That means Chip has 63 extra scholarships in his quiver!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiver
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    For a play to be on the list it must not only be...

    For a play to be on the list it must not only be fantastic by every measure, it must first and foremost be a play that determines the winner of one of the most critical games of the season. If there...
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    Im going to stick with the theory of regression...

    Im going to stick with the theory of regression to the mean and offer that the vast majority of these children of great athletes do not even match their parents let alone exceed them.
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    Great athlete, great race, glory for the ages. He...

    Great athlete, great race, glory for the ages. He really had a grace and fluidity over the barriers, beautiful athlete. What more can you ask, rest in peace Blaine, you reside now in the pantheon of...
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    I got a splitting headache watching that !!!

    I got a splitting headache watching that !!!
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    It looks much closer than 30cm to me but it is...

    It looks much closer than 30cm to me but it is also clear that Jones won. I didnt realize the race was on such a wet track. Hard to understand how a guy that earns the glory of an Olympic silver...
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    while I get your point, it might be a fools...

    while I get your point, it might be a fools errand to see a certain look and think 800m. We go through this ritual constantly and every year human nature throws a curve ball at us that redefines what...
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    I appreciate the Campbell love. He was a great...

    I appreciate the Campbell love. He was a great and generous man. Like most of the country at the time he was born in dirt poor conditions but he found a path forward with raw talent and hard work. I...
  17. Totally agree, and no billionaire worth their...

    Totally agree, and no billionaire worth their weight in salt that is going to take the time to sit in a box seat where there are no people in cheap seats seething with envy for a box seat.
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    some of us could feel it in our bones !!!!!

    some of us could feel it in our bones !!!!!
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    I guess he can't complain, 21 yrs old and he was...

    I guess he can't complain, 21 yrs old and he was only off by 91 points.
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    If the rules had been set to DQ athletes that...

    If the rules had been set to DQ athletes that race like devils then an athlete like McLeod would have learned how to race the 110H without interfering with others. But the rules have been a farce for...
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    How about just requiring that the athletes : ...

    How about just requiring that the athletes :

    1) stay in their assigned lanes.
    2) clear their own hurdles.

    Its really not that complicated. I will never understand how we got so far astray...
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    And he is already as a 21yearold under 49 at 400...

    And he is already as a 21yearold under 49 at 400 off 11.2 speed. He could potentially be low 47 high 46 at 10.8.
  23. yeah, winning a bronze medal in the greatest...

    yeah, winning a bronze medal in the greatest athletic competition on earth can be so so humiliating!
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    hopefully the IAAF can make sensible rules for...

    hopefully the IAAF can make sensible rules for the 110H that will eliminate the vast majority of these train wrecks.
  25. Hard to see how that is possible, the TV/content...

    Hard to see how that is possible, the TV/content revenue is the same regardless of how many are in the stands.

    Of course markets can get weird, If some locations can sell enclosed box seats to...
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