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  • The Flash
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    >The official was killed by a SHOT, NOT a SHOT PUT!!!

    Kurt

    Oops (above)! Give me a break! Can't you just read the posts and keep your mouth shut? We all know what he (and nearly everyone else) meant.

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  • The Flash
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    >The official was killed by a SHOT, NOT a SHOT PUT!!!

    Kurt

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  • Chris Kuykendall
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    Whoops. It wasn't the Texas Supreme Court. It was the Court of Appeals in Austin.

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  • Chris Kuykendall
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    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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  • Brian
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    >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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  • Speedplay
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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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  • tandfman
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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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  • Brian
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    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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  • ilikeike
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    >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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  • dj
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    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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  • gh
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    >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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  • gh
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    Be careful or we'll have to sanction some sanctions against you.

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  • malmo
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    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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  • ilikeike
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    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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  • 5k Guy
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    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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