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  1. Thread: Ph.D.

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    The rule change made it easy and also the clue...

    The rule change made it easy and also the clue about the college close to where he won his gold medal, which meant it had to be Los Angeles in 1932.
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    From newspaper stories he stopped coaching at his...

    From newspaper stories he stopped coaching at his alma mater in 1974 but he was still alive in 2015 - an interview with him can be found online
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    Bill Hancock is the guy on the left in the back...

    Bill Hancock is the guy on the left in the back in the blue shirt
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    I know jazzy will love this - the CFP committee...

    I know jazzy will love this - the CFP committee members today - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218941738186960&set=a.2181825537691&type=3&theater

    This is the Facebook page of a friend...
  5. Thread: Ph.D.

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    Duncan McNaughton - Canada high jump champion in...

    Duncan McNaughton - Canada high jump champion in 1932
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    And I have no problem with anyone who truly loves...

    And I have no problem with anyone who truly loves a sport, jazzy, as you obviously do with college football. Football is just no longer on my radar. I never watch a game.

    Being a Merkan, I can't...
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    I lived in North Carolina for about 40 years and...

    I lived in North Carolina for about 40 years and for the 25 years of my practice, I had the same medical assistant, a lovely woman I referred to as the Fabulous Kim. Kim was from rural North Carolina...
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    No, Glen is right - it is a different discussion....

    No, Glen is right - it is a different discussion. I just felt like posting it.
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    As I've said before, quoting Ron White, "You...

    As I've said before, quoting Ron White, "You can't fix stupid."
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    Also took care of that NC State runner who jumped...

    Also took care of that NC State runner who jumped over the bridge after running off the track of the NC2As - she was "only" a paraplegic but I can't remember her name. Not suggesting we should ban...
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    I hardly think that anecdotal event legitimizes...

    I hardly think that anecdotal event legitimizes football as a sport.
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    Trampolines also. In my residency took care of 3...

    Trampolines also. In my residency took care of 3 quadriplegics from trampoline accidents. Many orthopaedists / neurosurgeons think they should be banned.
  13. Thread: Raaf

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    Really? I find that amazing coming from an...

    Really? I find that amazing coming from an Australian. But it does say something about Henry Aaron - that most Merkans knew all along.
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    Half of their citizens also have no freedoms

    Half of their citizens also have no freedoms
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    Its not college football, its football in...

    Its not college football, its football in general. Nothing to do with Duke's abysmal football record.

    Used to love watching it. But when I was a resident in orthopaedic surgery, I twice assisted...
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    Stunned when I logged into the board this AM and...

    Stunned when I logged into the board this AM and saw that the last post on this thread was not from jazzcyclist. I thought it always was.
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    One of Stoddard's teammates on the NC State team...

    One of Stoddard's teammates on the NC State team that went to the College World Series (baseball) was Steve Rerych. Rerych won 2 gold medals in swimming at the 1968 Olympics (both relays).

    Rerych...
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    Scott-Arruda competed at 5 Olympics in indoor...

    Scott-Arruda competed at 5 Olympics in indoor volleyball for USA - 1996-2012
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    Almost forgot - include women Babe Didrikson...

    Almost forgot - include women

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias - greatest female athlete of 1930, greatest golfer of late 1940s-early 1950s

    JJK could also be considered - obvious greatest in T&F, played...
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    Yeah, I do. Jim Brown - greatest running back of...

    Yeah, I do. Jim Brown - greatest running back of all-time, greatest lacrosse player of all-time.

    Jim Thorpe - greatest all-rounder in his era, greatest football player in his era

    No way Wilt is...
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    Rod Marsh's brother was Graham Marsh, an...

    Rod Marsh's brother was Graham Marsh, an excellent Australian golfer in the 1970s-80s, who played on the PGA Tour for a few years in the late 70s. Played with him a few times. He is not the answer to...
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    Herschel Walker was an amazing specimen but I...

    Herschel Walker was an amazing specimen but I wouldn't go that far, not as long as Jim Brown played in the league. Greatest lacrosse player of all-time per some experts, greatest running back ever...
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    IMHO, Bob Hayes was unquestionably the fastest...

    IMHO, Bob Hayes was unquestionably the fastest human ever, until Usain Bolt came along. And like Atticus, Hayes at his best vs Bolt at his best would have been a race I would love to have seen
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    Branch was not in the top 10. For this part of...

    Branch was not in the top 10.

    For this part of the thread, we definitely need Brutal / Texas back!
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    They had Holliday somewhere around 8-10 in the...

    They had Holliday somewhere around 8-10 in the list - can't remember, but they did list him. Once again they had no clue how fast he was.

    I suspect the guys who put together this list had never...
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