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  • #16
    Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

    Arghhhh..you've got me there. Typing snafu...damned keyboard

    Yes, I was incorrect in "its".

    Kurt

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    • #17
      Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

      >Arghhhh..you've got me there. Typing snafu...damned keyboard

      Yes, I was
      >incorrect in "its"

      ..shouldn't that read, "I was incorrrect in it's actually its"?

      My pet peeve in this country is that people usually write, "your", instead of, "you're".

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      • #18
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        "made up" or not, coconspirator (no hyphen) is widely accepted by compilers of dictionaries: English is a living language which constantly takes on new words. So what if the rationale behind their creation is dubious?

        flammable/inflammable
        iterate/reiterate... and on and on and on

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        • #19
          Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

          OK it is offical. This is my least favorite thread ever on this board. (Surprise, Surprise) I can't believe I read it all. AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

          By the way, a recent study in Readers Digest shows that a you can write an entire paragraph misspelling almost every word but as long as you get the first and last letter correct and have most of the correct letters in there somewhere over 99% of people can read and understand the meaning just fine.

          So there!

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          • #20
            Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

            I'm lost, did someone actually die at the 1980 NC's or merely get hit with a shot (or shot put for the more literal among us; or is at the other way around to be more literal?). Either way, what happened to the official?

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            • #21
              Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

              Reiterate again, Garry?

              Personally, I cannot seem to get out of that drive on the parkway/park on the driveway lexicon death spiral.

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              • #22
                Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                Be careful or we'll have to sanction some sanctions against you.

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                • #23
                  Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                  >I'm lost, did someone actually die at the 1980 NC's or merely get hit with a
                  >shot (or shot put for the more literal among us; or is at the other way around
                  >to be more literal?). Either way, what happened to the official>>

                  As noted above, as of a couple of weeks after the incident official was doing well. Can't be any more specific than that I'm afraid.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                    Grammatical discussions aside, what I want to know is why the injury of a SP official at the 1980 NCAA champs matters in a 100-year history of Maryland athletics. Ian Pyka graduated the year before after finishing 4th in the shot. Did Maryland have someone in the event?

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                    • #25
                      Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                      >Grammatical discussions aside, what I want to know is why the injury of a SP
                      >official at the 1980 NCAA champs matters in a 100-year history of Maryland
                      >athletics. Ian Pyka graduated the year before after finishing 4th in the shot.
                      >Did Maryland have someone in the event?

                      For some odd reason, this hit me as the funny response yet, I'd forgotten what the original question was about.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                        I remember Don Paige was getting ready for the next 800m. heat when the guy got hit right in front of him. Quite a tribute to Paige that he was able to get through to the final (which he won; part of "an historic double" in the 800 & 1500), as he told T&FN at the time he ran the whole heat thinking about the guy.

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                        • #27
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                          Don Paige won the double in 1979 in Champaign. In Austin, in 1980, he won only the 800.

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                          • #28
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                            While we are at it, here's a combined post:

                            1.) Unfortunate about the official.

                            2.) I talked to Don Paige in Greensboro in December. He has a company that consults with builders of track and field facilities.

                            3.) The most abused of redundant phrases is "new record." If a person sets a record it is new. Saying he set a "new record" is redundant.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                              >Don Paige won the double in 1979 in Champaign. In Austin, in 1980, he won only
                              >the 800.

                              Yes, nice call. As soon as I wrote the above, something started buzzing in the back of my head, so I went to "the files" and sure enough, Paige on the cover after his double...1979! Agggh, blew it!
                              Alex will now describe the lovely parting gifts for me.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Death of official at 1980 NCAA outdoor track

                                Mr. Smith filed a lawsuit that eventually reached the Texas Supreme Court in 1984 (664 S.W.2d 180, for you lawyer types). The court remanded the case for trial. I can't tell who ultimately won, or whether Mr. Smith still lives. (There currently are two James P. Smiths in the phone book.) The Texas Supreme Court in its opinion used the terms "shot-put event," "shot-put area," and "shot-put sector."

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