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  • Re: nyc marathon and weather

    Originally posted by guru
    Originally posted by jazzcyclist
    Originally posted by guru
    I have no clue what you just said, but I do know it's NOT plausible that victims traveled from shelters or their destroyed homes just to pelt race volunteers(keeping in mind you said the reported pelting make you less sympathetic to the victims)
    Ah, now comes predictable dissembling and obfuscation. The bottom line is that you don't know who alledgedly pelted race volunteers with eggs, so why did you try to come up with some far-fetched theory about outsiders who weren't storm victims doing it?

    Oh, so you ARE saying that people would leave shelters, and from salvaging what they can from their destroyed homes, to seek out marathon volunteers for egg pelting.

    Okie doke...
    Amazing....
    and sad.

    Just 36-38 hours after the NYC Marathon would have concluded....
    and instead of talking about the fast times run...
    the major breakthrough by X, Y, or Z athlete...
    the records broken...or not broken...


    Here we are arguing about whether those who pelted race volunteers with eggs....
    had to pack an overnight bag to do so....
    or were able to grab a NYC taxicab to get to their "target"!!

    S-A-D.

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    • Re: nyc marathon and weather

      Originally posted by j-a-m
      Originally posted by Dutra5
      The good governor didn't put a timeline on it thus didn't agree with you at all.
      Actually, he seems even more angry about power companies than I am. "The progress is unacceptable," Cuomo said. "To say that I am angry ... would be the understatement of the decade." And he said that a bit more than a week after the storm, which resembles my sentiment that a "timeline" of weeks instead of days is not acceptable.

      http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NY-G ... 010338.php
      If that is the case, then you and the Governor can join forces as to being clueless. He has a political legacy to protect. If he decertifies a utility for what he feels is taking too long to repair he most likey doesn't know much about, who's he getting to turn the switches on and off on a daily basis.

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      • Re: nyc marathon and weather

        Originally posted by Dutra5
        Originally posted by j-a-m
        Actually, he seems even more angry about power companies than I am. "The progress is unacceptable," Cuomo said. "To say that I am angry ... would be the understatement of the decade." And he said that a bit more than a week after the storm, which resembles my sentiment that a "timeline" of weeks instead of days is not acceptable.

        http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NY-G ... 010338.php
        If that is the case, then you and the Governor can join forces as to being clueless. He has a political legacy to protect. If he decertifies a utility for what he feels is taking too long to repair he most likey doesn't know much about, who's he getting to turn the switches on and off on a daily basis.
        I don't know what type of communication Cuomo has with the power company officials up there, but evidentally it's not very good if he thinks they're dragging their feet on this thing. On the day before Katrina hit New Orleans, Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin and the public service commissioner held a joint TV press conference with an Entergy official, and the Entergy official said in the press conference with the governor, mayor and commissioner watching that it would be a minumum of one month before power was restored to New orleans after it was inevitably lost the next day.

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        • Re: nyc marathon and weather

          Hilarious development

          http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/11/08 ... on-medals/

          Arent finisher medals supposed to be for those who, you know, finish the marathon?


          I'm frankly stunned USATF didnt go with Wittenberg for CEO. Seems a match made in heaven...
          https://twitter.com/walnuthillstrak

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          • Re: nyc marathon and weather

            nov 18 is philly marathon and 3k nyentrants will be added to current race

            flst easy course similar to philly half narathon

            i'm waitinf for the really big earthquake to devastate california , BIG ONE, to see whar happens to them, not the 1906 sf one, but a state wide catasropne

            people are not understanfing how big sandy was, eventually the one in 200 years hits, or a metror hits, and everything gets wiped out

            i know people without power for the 2 weeks now, and life is not pleasant for them aat all

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            • Re: nyc marathon and weather

              Originally posted by az2004
              ...
              i'm waitinf for the really big earthquake to devastate california , BIG ONE, to see whar happens to them, not the 1906 sf one, but a state wide catasropne....

              And this moment of pure hate is brought to you by.... ????

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              • Re: nyc marathon and weather

                Originally posted by az2004

                i'm waitinf for the really big earthquake to devastate california , BIG ONE, to see whar happens to them, not the 1906 sf one, but a state wide catasropne

                people are not understanfing how big sandy was, eventually the one in 200 years hits, or a metror hits, and everything gets wiped out

                i know people without power for the 2 weeks now, and life is not pleasant for them aat all
                So we have a whole bunch of people in a state of hurt so we'll wish it on even more people.

                Not a whole lotta logic there.

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                • Re: nyc marathon and weather

                  the philly marathon usually starts witht he rocky theme, but today sinatra;s ny ny was the theme for the start

                  gh, frame of reference, the big west coast eartquake is the sort of devastation sandy brought

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                  • Re: nyc marathon and weather

                    Originally posted by az2004

                    gh, frame of reference, the big west coast eartquake is the sort of devastation sandy brought
                    I don't think gh needed the frame of reference. The question is why anyone would be "waiting" for it.

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                    • Re: nyc marathon and weather

                      Originally posted by ExCoastRanger
                      Originally posted by bobguild76
                      For the vast majority of runners, it will be sad to not have the race. But, for the elite men & women, the impact is greater....
                      You have it backwards.
                      The elites did not have to pay hundreds of dollars to enter the race, more to rent their own hotel rooms, more to reach NYC. They did not have to take time off work for a long weekend. They likely did not train for the better part of a year with this one event as their singular focus. And they probably already have offers (or agents seeking offers) for all-expenses-paid trips to other races in the coming weeks.
                      For the elites this is an inconvenience at the worst.
                      The vast majority of runners are actually really screwed and it will impact them in very real ways.
                      Sorry to bump this, but it's bugged me for weeks.
                      It's not usually my way to build a case by tearing down others -- you know, unless they piss me off or something -- but I did that here minimizing the impact of the NYCM cancellation on the elites. It was entirely possible to argue for the impact on the average runner while recognizing the obvious implications for the elites.

                      Anybody who races gets it. Moving back the date of an A race on a day's or even a week's notice can really blow a peak. Results for many of those forced to find a NYC Marathon alternative, below performance goals, prove it.
                      (How about those poor souls who picked Cal International Marathon in Sacramento and got hammered with a West Coast gale of their own?)

                      I feel bad for the approach I took to make my point. And I feel bad for the elites. Of course it was more than an "incovenience" for them and I knew it when I wrote it and I'm sorry I put it that way.

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                      • Re: nyc marathon and weather

                        NYRR does right thing(I'm sure advised by their law dudes), offering full refunds

                        http://www.ingnycmarathon.org/resolution.htm
                        https://twitter.com/walnuthillstrak

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