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  • How about a clueless headline writer:

    http://www.iol.co.za/sport/more-spor...7#.VVSCmnnbLDc

    The headline reads:

    >>Gatlin costs US Olympic relay medal<<

    The story makes it clear that it was Tyson Gay who cost the team the relay medals.

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    • The headline writer should have read the article.

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      • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
        The headline writer should have read the article.
        Always a good idea. :-)

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        • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
          He was far from a physical specimen like 400 meter hurdle Gold medalist, Edwin Moses, or 100 meter dash Gold medalist, Don Quarrie.
          I think this guy has watched the old SNL skit "Little Chocolate Donuts" cereal with John Belushi one too many times.
          https://screen.yahoo.com/little-choc...000000416.html

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          • Here's one that just makes you scratch your head, wondering how anyone could be so clueless:

            http://pulse.ng/sports/athletics/ble...id3787284.html

            The sub-headline says:

            >>After her win at the Doha and Shanghai Diamond Leagues, Blessing Okagbare wants to be the number in the world<<

            The first sentence of the story also refers to her wins at the Doha and Shanghai Diamond Leagues.

            In fact, she did not run in Doha at all.

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            • And in today's cluelessness, from the front page story on the Arizona team going to the NCAAs

              The highlight of the meet for the Wildcats was when our 4×4 team broke a previous record of 3:05.81, which was set on June 5, 1981. The 4×400 team included Pete Lauderdale II, Blake Eichler, Bryce Houston and Miles Parish who broke the school record with a time of 3:04.51, that’s one minute and thirty seconds better!

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              • ........... That's one second and thirty hundreds...
                Still a big difference, though!

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                • How about clueless headline writing? Here's a story about Kevin Young participating in a track camp in Kentucky. It's a long story--33 paragraphs, and it's all about Kevin Young. And the headline reads: "World record holder Jones says Centre College track camp one of the best".

                  http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/...45072cffd.html

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                  • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                    How about clueless headline writing? Here's a story about Kevin Young participating in a track camp in Kentucky. It's a long story--33 paragraphs, and it's all about Kevin Young. And the headline reads: "World record holder Jones says Centre College track camp one of the best".

                    http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/...45072cffd.html
                    Very interesting. They've now changed the headline to refer to Young, not Jones. But the URL, which refers to Jones and not Young, is still the same.

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                    • The Los Angeles Times story from the California State meet prelims reports that Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta had a productive day, "posting the fastest qualifying times in the 200- and 400-meter races and leading a victorious relay at Buchanan High in Clovis."

                      "Norman offered a glimpse of what was to come in the first event, building a big lead for Murrieta on the first leg of the 100-meter relay. The Broncos won their heat in 41.07, the second-fastest qualifying time. Norman sat out the 400-meter relay, but the Broncos still finished second in their heat and earned the ninth and last qualifying spot.

                      http://www.latimes.com/sports/highsc...606-story.html

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                      • Another gem from Larry Rawson.

                        In an article on our front page about the Demi Payne/Sandi Morris dominance of the Collegiate Women's PV, Rawson says the following:

                        To give you an idea of how far ahead of the field these two are, the next closest woman in the field has jumped a 14-4.....this season.

                        I guess he hasn't studied the yearly list!
                        There's Carolina Carmichael at 14-9.
                        Megan Clark also is at 14-9.
                        And Alysha Newman has a 14-5.50 this year.

                        Then there's Desiree Freier with a PR of 14-7.25...though that's NOT from 2015.

                        Rawson, do your homework!

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                        • We expect silly reporting from mainstream media.
                          But a milestat link on the main page here leads to the following question:
                          Who Wins A Noah Lyles/Andrew Hunter 800 Match?
                          Since an 800 meter race between these two is quite obviously never going to happen, ya gotta wonder why ask such a ludicrous question...

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                          • Originally posted by jc203 View Post
                            Who Wins A Noah Lyles/Andrew Hunter 800 Match?
                            This shows a profound misunderstanding of the body's energy systems. Juantorena aside, Milers will beat 400 guys at 800 meters 9 out of 10 times. Besides, Hunter already has a 1:52 PR!!

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                            • This shows a profound misunderstanding of the body's energy systems. Juantorena aside, Milers will beat 400 guys at 800 meters 9 out of 10 times. Besides, Hunter already has a 1:52 PR!!
                              Of course. It's as silly as pondering which of the two (Lyles or Hunter) would win at 200 meters.

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                              • "Gardner scorched to victory at the US Championships last weekend in Eugene in 10.86 and in her semi-final, recorded a wind-legal personal best of 10.79. " RunBlogRun, Cathal Dennehy

                                Gee, I was there, and I thought Tori Bowie "scorched to victory".
                                Cheers,
                                Alan Shank
                                Last edited by Alan Shank; 07-04-2015, 03:59 PM. Reason: add info

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