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    Re: The Tour De France returns

    I saw The Armstrong Lie last week by documentaryman Alex Gibney. If your PL has it I'd rec' it. Not great but not bad.
    Wasn't as hard on Lance as you'd think so I'd say it probably was a net+ for...
  2. Thread: RIP Eli Wallach

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    Re: RIP Eli Wallach

    Read his bio years ago. He got to UT-Austin --from Brooklyn-- by boat. Transportation was different in the '30's.
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    Re: Triple Crown Rant

    Loved it. It was one of the few pieces of honest TV I've seen this year and the crew seemed rather stunned.

    I think the analyst with the bald head called the owner a sore loser or something but...
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    Re: Pre Classic DL Women's 1500m

    I was wishing Simpson could have got her elbow out there a little bit pushing the trailers wide coming off the final turn but at least she got a pb for frontrunning the race.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Google it: They settled a week+ ago.http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/16/4915524/city-of-durham-settles-long-running.html

    When they filed I believe Sheck & Sullivan where handling it. I...
  6. Re: What is the greatest trait of a champion athlete?

    You can't be serious? There's dozens of guys with greater physical capabilities than Leo could ever dream of, that have done less than he has.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Price of Silence:
    Duke Lax. update. Amongst other things: The stripper is doing time for murder. The three indicted Duke students got 20 mil from school and nothing from Durham (they had asked for...
  8. Re: SEC All-Conference Football Player Comes Out Of The Clos

    Really dumb. It probably overstepped NFL or SL licensing (or both)? Does anyone else in the league have a reality series?
    Ocho'Cinco had something going on but that may have been his girlfriend's...
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    Re: Nicknames for people from various nations

    "Yank" was used as a term of derision,"
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    In New England a "Swamp Yankee" is a person whose family name goes back to the Revolution and has a...
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    Re: Donald Sterling's remarks

    Because if she went in to the tape session with prepared questions designed to prompt answers she thought she --and possibly someone else-- could exploit in some way, it's setting him up.
    It...
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    Re: Donald Sterling's remarks

    One of my instructions for out-of-town family members--aside from the usual stuff-- is assume you are being watched, photographed (or listened to).

    It may have been business conversations...
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    Re: Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational

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    Re: Donald Sterling's remarks

    Reportedly Sterling would like to be interviewed by Barbara Walters. To which I'd like to add sexist,ageist,political, and speech impediment potshots (but I won't).
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    Re: Donald Sterling's remarks

    Best laugh of the day came when Miss V was described as a hero in this fiasco. Like she's Ida Tarbell or something.

    What I'm looking forward to is the deposition process (assuming Sterling...
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    Re: Liliya Shobukhova banned for two years

    Kim smith ?@Kimsmithnz ·6 hrs
    In 2010 I finished 8th in the @LondonMarathon. In 2014 I finished 6th In the 2010 @LondonMarathon #drugcheatsout
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    Re: Donald Sterling's remarks

    What did Magic Johnson know and did he have any role in the setup? Did he advise Sterling's GF in any way? Why did she bring up the name Larry Bird in her narrative (who retired 20 years ago)?

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    Re: Donald Sterling's remarks

    Not an NBA person so I don't know much about the guy. But it's clear he was set up and who knows what was said to cause him to get to the end of his tether?

    The NAACP is set to give him some...
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    Re: Ear buds, cell phones, spandex

    Wife ran Country Music 1/2 marathon
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    Maybe she beat Bill Belichick and his girlfriend (2:36)....
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    Re: But does he get frequent flyer miles?

    There are at least two theories as to why he's not in a morgue right now. I think the frozen hibernation one seems to make most sense.
    I'm sure agents are calling. NBC /Today is becoming even...
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Currently gorging on three recent Lance is a bad guy volumes by Juliet Macur,David Walsh,Reed Alborgotti. Finished Macur's and she seemed kind of too angry for me. Especially since her book got her a...
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    Re: 2013-14 College Basketball

    Ashley Judd v. Sen. Mitch McConnell
    I'm hearing that resume problem for Manhattan coach Masiello might be explained by him not realizing he hadn't graduated (an honest mistake)? Maybe he'll be...
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    Re: Missing Malay 777, Four Days In

    Has anyone said the fuselage won't be found (that may mean no return visit)?
  23. Re: ¶2014 iNCAA: wMile—Emily Lipari (Villanova) 4:38.82

    Lipari competes with great racing instincts some of the more physically talented don't have.
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    Re: Missing Malay 777, Four Days In

    "I believe the Malaysian side is hiding information."

    I'd concur with that. Some governments just aren't nimble enough to deal with failure of any kind. So they play stall ball for a while...
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    Re: Sochi non-sporting thread

    Now they're really getting serious if Blatter is involved.
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