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    For interest, here are the athletics Olympians to...

    For interest, here are the athletics Olympians to carry the USA flag at the Opening Ceremony:

    1908 Ralph Rose
    1912 George Bonhag
    1920 Pat McDonald
    1924 Pat McDonald
    1928 Bud Houser...
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    Can't wait what he has to say about this - he'll...

    Can't wait what he has to say about this - he'll about 47 tweets about how terrible this is tomorrow
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    Actually turns out I'm not following him...

    Actually turns out I'm not following him currently - I guess I recently un-followed him
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    Oops, sorry - you asked for US Olympic qualifying...

    Oops, sorry - you asked for US Olympic qualifying standards. Don't have that. I only have the Olympic qualifying standards from the IAAF
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    There was no qualifying time in 1976 for the...

    There was no qualifying time in 1976 for the marathon. First year marathon had a qualifying time was 1992. Email me if you want the list of all Olympic qualifying standards.
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    I think this is accurate about Pielke. Although I...

    I think this is accurate about Pielke. Although I follow him on twitter there are times I've un-followed him because he just gets an idea and beats you over the head with it. Currently, I'm following...
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    Yes, he does. He and I follow each other in...

    Yes, he does. He and I follow each other in twitter and his diatribes against it get a little tiring.
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    Pretty interesting article here on the decrease...

    Pretty interesting article here on the decrease in mortality from infectious diseases - https://rootsofprogress.org/draining-the-swamp
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    I go to the gym every morning and work out for...

    I go to the gym every morning and work out for about an hour. All the TVs at the gym are tuned in to ESPN so I can't turn them off. Fortunately I don't have to watch but I just think is overdone....
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    Its JF and PO and they had to have been born in...

    Its JF and PO and they had to have been born in 1868 and 1932.

    JF must be John Flanagan.
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    Not an option considering that I care less about...

    Not an option considering that I care less about politics than I do about American football.
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    Who is Bo Pellini? Never heard of him.

    Who is Bo Pellini? Never heard of him.
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    But Clement and Thurmond Munson died pre-ESPN so...

    But Clement and Thurmond Munson died pre-ESPN so we weren't subjected to 72 consecutive hours of all-Kobe, all-the-time. Enough already. He was a great, great basketball player - that's it. They're...
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    Mentioned Our World in Data on another thread,...

    Mentioned Our World in Data on another thread, but you can info about how safe airlines are now at https://ourworldindata.org/tourism - scroll down a bit to find Fatal Airliner Accidents and Hijacking
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    On the American Record Progression, its now...

    On the American Record Progression, its now basically fini. I really don't have any other significant sources to check. I was waiting for one guy in Europe with some javelin information but have not...
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    Thanx, Richard. I had gotten those and yours...

    Thanx, Richard. I had gotten those and yours confirm what I had. On Greiner's mark, let me tell you that your conversions are perfect, using the IAAF Sparks tables - why does that notn surprise me?
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    Despite all those connections Sime and I had, I...

    Despite all those connections Sime and I had, I had never had the opportunity to meet him.
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    Similar to tandfman's story, I was recently...

    Similar to tandfman's story, I was recently contacted by a "researcher" who has determined that Dave Sime won the Rome 100 metres because he has looked at photos and he is certain he crossed the line...
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    You can find information on almost any vital...

    You can find information on almost any vital statistic like El Toro is mentioning on a wonderful site called Our World in Data (ourworldindata.org). Relevant to this discussion see...
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    Hospitals that use helicopters for emergency...

    Hospitals that use helicopters for emergency transport have had a high rate of crashes, per an article I read a few years ago. Duke has LifeFlight and they had a crash back in the 90s. I've heard of...
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    Yeah, I'm not sure how you pay for a $5 billion...

    Yeah, I'm not sure how you pay for a $5 billion stadium out of usage receipts for games and concerts. I suspect that Stan Kroenke has all sorts of deals with the businesses setting up shop in the...
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    May be, but will have to go some to surpass Grant...

    May be, but will have to go some to surpass Grant Hill
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    When I was in high school in Framingham, our...

    When I was in high school in Framingham, our basketball team played Friday night, and the hockey team played Saturday night. My senior year basketball went to the State Championship tournament (the...
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    If you're talking North Carolina, the answer is...

    If you're talking North Carolina, the answer is what "What pro sports franchises?" Compared to Carolina and Duke basketball, relatively little interest
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    Maybe but you have to look at Boston's colleges....

    Maybe but you have to look at Boston's colleges. The only one that makes a pretense of playing major college football or basketball if Boston College, and even that, not s much. A little spike of...
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