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  • #31
    Lucky for you: EPelle could have a lot of fun commenting on the spleling of
    acronmyms

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    • #32
      Originally posted by BisonHurdler
      Originally posted by guru
      Originally posted by dj
      Originally posted by RQ
      Freeman was 23.20, 37th all time and 3rd fastest soph ever behind Marion Jones' 22.76 and Brittany Jones' 23.13
      It appeared that Freeman should have been flagged for a lane violation about 20-25m before the end of the turn.

      I agree - she took several steps inside the lane line. Can't believe an official missed that.

      I can. Short of NCAA's (which I've never witnessed live), pretty much every meet at every level in HS and College has athletes stepping on (and often over) lines, particularly in indoor, with no subsequent DQs (only a very slight hyperbole). When I'm in the pressbox at Penn State, it's extremely rare to have a heat in the 200 go by without someone running into the lane to their inside at some point.

      But it's even rarer to see them called on it. In fact, it has been my experience that they are NEVER called on it.
      But this meet was run under USATF rules, not NFHS. And some lane violations had been called.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by tandfman
        Strictly speaking, I would not consider NON an acronym because it's never pronounced as a word. (At least I've never heard anyone pronounce it as a word.)

        (Note for mods. I'm not criticizing any poster's grammar or usage--just observing that the online acronmym finder apparently includes initials that not everyone would consider to be acronmyms.)
        It gets acronymized in the T&FN offices, but then so does WTAG! (wah-tag)


        Too early to go looking, but I suspect in copy you'll find us referring to "a NON win" rather than "an NON [N-O-N] win"

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        • #34
          "A NON win" sounds to me like a loss.

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          • #35
            When I read either NON or NIN I mentally say non or nin. But if I were to verbally discuss these meets with anyone I would never use the acronym.

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            • #36
              I don't think I've ever spoken NIN or NON either as an acronym or as initials. I usually refer to the Nike meet. Depending on whether it's March or June, it's pretty clear one way or the other which of the two meets I'm referring to.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                Originally posted by guru
                Originally posted by dj
                Originally posted by RQ
                Freeman was 23.20, 37th all time and 3rd fastest soph ever behind Marion Jones' 22.76 and Brittany Jones' 23.13
                It appeared that Freeman should have been flagged for a lane violation about 20-25m before the end of the turn.

                I agree - she took several steps inside the lane line. Can't believe an official missed that.

                I can. Short of NCAA's (which I've never witnessed live), pretty much every meet at every level in HS and College has athletes stepping on (and often over) lines, particularly in indoor, with no subsequent DQs (only a very slight hyperbole). When I'm in the pressbox at Penn State, it's extremely rare to have a heat in the 200 go by without someone running into the lane to their inside at some point.

                But it's even rarer to see them called on it. In fact, it has been my experience that they are NEVER called on it.
                In many cases, the call is made but it's up to the referee to actually disqualify the violator(s).

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