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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Shank

    "Forever a crowd-pleasing event, Rodgers won his second outdoor title since 2009 in clocking a 10.09-second effort, all the more impressive given he bore into a headwind of 1.7 meters per second."

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    I think he plagiarized this from here: http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/. If he didn't, he should enter it.
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    There's a story currently linked on the front page that says, both in the headline and in the text below it, that Grant Fisher is the only Michigander on Team USA at the World Juniors. It's from the website of a group of Michigan papers, so you'd think they'd know. Unfortunately, they're clueless. There are two others from Michigan on our team, Audrey Belf and Kendall Baisden. This was pointed out in comments at the bottom of the story on the website.


    http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/ne...championships/
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkeley View Post
    I think he plagiarized this from here: http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/. If he didn't, he should enter it.
    Oh, ya gotta LOVE the 2013 winner!

    She strutted into my office wearing a dress that clung to her like Saran Wrap to a sloppily butchered pork knuckle, bone and sinew jutting and lurching asymmetrically beneath its folds, the tightness exaggerating the granularity of the suet and causing what little palatable meat there was to sweat, its transparency the thief of imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    There's a story currently linked on the front page that says, both in the headline and in the text below it, that Grant Fisher is the only Michigander on Team USA at the World Juniors. It's from the website of a group of Michigan papers, so you'd think they'd know. Unfortunately, they're clueless. ....
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    I'm from Michigan and I will never read the mlive. You want two see how clueless they are about Track and Field? Look at the stats page.

    http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/bo...ndfield/stats/

    Every year its the same thing. Times are WR or impossible.
    ie. 300H boys two are listed under 17 seconds
    800 in 42.70
    4X100 and 4X4 team listed in 0.00
    and my favorite both the 3200m and 3200m relay have a team or individual listed in 3:45!!!!

    Dang we are fast in Michigan. ;-)

    Just looked at it a second time and noticed the 177' SP, 22' PV, 18' HJ and 36' LJ, so we are great in the field events also!?!?
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    Apparently Rudisha broke 1:40 in London:
    http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/o...ch-275555.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkeley View Post
    Apparently Rudisha broke 1:40 in London:
    http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/o...ch-275555.html
    Nice. I hope the IAAF recognizes this!

    And it is there for the joyful realisation of both men’s dreams at London 2012, where Rudisha ran the first sub-100 second 800m.
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    Back to the whole fact-checking thing, there's an article on a Linda Lanker, mentor for the US Team at the World Juniors. Sounds like a wonderful woman, but also said she won national championships in the 100H and 400H for Arizona State. And she's 58. So would have won in the mid-late 70s, so AIAW titles, I guess. Don't know her maiden name, but certainly no Linda won any national titles. There was one runner-up in the 400H for Arizona State. Not to take away from her accomplishments, but why do outlets even run these stories without fact checking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    There's a story currently linked on the front page that says, both in the headline and in the text below it, that Grant Fisher is the only Michigander on Team USA at the World Juniors. It's from the website of a group of Michigan papers, so you'd think they'd know. Unfortunately, they're clueless. There are two others from Michigan on our team, Audrey Belf and Kendall Baisden. This was pointed out in comments at the bottom of the story on the website.


    http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/ne...championships/
    I don't think Belf made the team. No Q, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupontred View Post
    Back to the whole fact-checking thing, there's an article on a Linda Lanker, mentor for the US Team at the World Juniors. Sounds like a wonderful woman, but also said she won national championships in the 100H and 400H for Arizona State. And she's 58. So would have won in the mid-late 70s, so AIAW titles, I guess. Don't know her maiden name, but certainly no Linda won any national titles. There was one runner-up in the 400H for Arizona State. Not to take away from her accomplishments, but why do outlets even run these stories without fact checking?
    if you look in our archive, you'll find the Pfeifer/Hubbard history of the collegiate women's champs, 1969-83.
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    I don't think Belf made the team. No Q, right?
    You're right, which means my post was another bit of clueless writing. But I probably got that from yet another clueless article somewhere. I wouldn't have made that up. [no idea how to do the red-faced smiley]
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