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    Another money quote for the memoir!

    Another money quote for the memoir!
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    Ain't cherry-picking a response grand? The...

    Ain't cherry-picking a response grand?
    The English press is world-famous for over-reacting to 'injustice' in the sports arena.
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    I was referring to the Cameroon goal that was...

    I was referring to the Cameroon goal that was taken away.
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    So two sets of officials and pit crew? I think...

    So two sets of officials and pit crew? I think not.
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    Good point. Even great Olympians (Peter Cram)...

    Good point. Even great Olympians (Peter Cram) don't know enough about the events they didn't compete in. Some of the Brit commentators are not 'annoying' but they don't know the technical side of the...
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    I'm not talking about the players; I'm talking...

    I'm not talking about the players; I'm talking about the press and the hoi polloi. It would have been Armageddon!
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    Too much luck in poker to interest me. Any game...

    Too much luck in poker to interest me. Any game my 8-year-old granddaughter can beat me in is NOT a good game!
  8. Let's hope this piques the interest of others and...

    Let's hope this piques the interest of others and we can see more wDecs!
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    That's a valid point, but everyone will have an...

    That's a valid point, but everyone will have an equal opportunity to jump with the plus winds. The object is to jump the farthest, regardless of conditions. Everyone had 3 jumps in crappy conditions...
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    I'll take my temper tantrum wherever I wish, and...

    I'll take my temper tantrum wherever I wish, and use it on whomever I see fit, thank you very much! :p
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    I did. And was reminded of when I was 19 and even...

    I did. And was reminded of when I was 19 and even I could have run the pace of the first 3/4s of the race.
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    Beats the alternative, esp. in the PV, where a...

    Beats the alternative, esp. in the PV, where a headwind can even make it unsafe.
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    Referring to them as 'organisers' is bit much....

    Referring to them as 'organisers' is bit much. Seems as though there was little organization at all. Could you imagine USATF trying to pull that scheisse?
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    Well, IAFF is good too. It's Laff with a...

    Well, IAFF is good too. It's Laff with a lowercase L and this is all getting very comical.
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    Why would we? The revenue from many other sports...

    Why would we? The revenue from many other sports far surpasses that of soccer here. If you build a big stadium, it sure better be for Ami football, first and foremost. Most all the NFL stadia are...
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    I've been waiting for your glorious final post, PVP, but it's been awhile, so . . .

    CONGRATULATIONS on the AR, Ms. Gray: 7921!
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    ??!! You are obviously under the impression...

    ??!!
    You are obviously under the impression that the men sprinters (but not the females) were unprepared to run fast. There is an alternative explanation, an Occam's Razor solution to this problem....
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    The referee is indeed OBLIGATED to DQ an athlete...

    The referee is indeed OBLIGATED to DQ an athlete who has interfered with another competitor.
    I also don't understand how a runner already over the last hurdle and in the final sprint can possibly...
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    Why? After the first three rounds all but the top...

    Why? After the first three rounds all but the top 8 are eliminated and the jumping order is reset, worst to best. A fresh start for the top 8 with better conditions.
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    HS rules say that no unofficial video will be...

    HS rules say that no unofficial video will be used, but I know that I have, if there's undeniable evidence available and I didn't see it myself. Sue me!
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    Oh yes, s/he absolutely does if it interferes...

    Oh yes, s/he absolutely does if it interferes with another hurdler, as it did here.
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    Boling's win in 20.36 looked strong! wind +0.7

    Boling's win in 20.36 looked strong! wind +0.7
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    There are plenty of 'Eastern' countries that are...

    There are plenty of 'Eastern' countries that are 'first-world'. And 'western' ones that aren't.
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    Any comp? In HS and college and USATF, don't...

    Any comp? In HS and college and USATF, don't qualified athletes have the right to compete in championships?
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    At the HS state meet, we have changed direction...

    At the HS state meet, we have changed direction at a PV bar change height (providing everyone cleared the previous ht - no passes) or between the first three jumps of LJ/TJ and the last three.
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