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  • Alcyallen
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    If the guy ran any track at all .......he has world class speed......by football announcers on tv.

    Once heard.......he has blazing speed, ran a 10.7 in high school......ha!!!!!

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by jc203 View Post
    Yahoo sports reporting @Men's 100m at the Prefontaine Meet says there was an historic first as the "entire field" of men ran under 10:00 (not true), then lists all eight runners (there were nine) then says that DeGrasse won with "his best ever non-wind assisted" time (it was windy) and gives credit to Isiah Young for attaining the most impressive "last place" in history (he wasn't last). Other than these minor details the article was just fine.
    We're all such a bunch of pedants!

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  • jc203
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    Yahoo sports reporting @Men's 100m at the Prefontaine Meet says there was an historic first as the "entire field" of men ran under 10:00 (not true), then lists all eight runners (there were nine) then says that DeGrasse won with "his best ever non-wind assisted" time (it was windy) and gives credit to Isiah Young for attaining the most impressive "last place" in history (he wasn't last). Other than these minor details the article was just fine.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    That is most definitely NOT a 'sports' article; it is strictly social commentary, about a situation that the journalist (sic) has obviously not done her homework.
    Ironically the writer is a he, a common issue with a 'unisex' forename like Morgan.

    It is an opinion piece rather than a balanced, considered article.

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  • Tuariki
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    Campbell is an idiot in making a number of comments, such as:

    "Urbas apparently unaware of the difference between a teenage phenom and a late bloomer."

    Urbas knows what a real 100% woman is.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    This guy seems pretty clueless for a "sports" journalist. His article was driven by personal feelings and agenda, and not what's best for the sport in question.
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/s...2020-1.6128427
    That is most definitely NOT a 'sports' article; it is strictly social commentary, about a situation that the journalist (sic) has obviously not done her homework.
    It's clearly an opinion piece with, as you say, a predetermined agenda.
    The whole DSD in sports is hot-button now and we'll see plenty more.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    This guy seems pretty clueless for a "sports" journalist. His article was driven by personal feelings and agenda, and not what's best for the sport in question.

    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/s...2020-1.6128427

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

    Somehow I don't see that happening....her ego couldn't take it...
    I would not rule it out. Especially if a world record is in reach in the 100m hurdles. But I do not think it would be a long masters career. Sort of like Eamon Coughlin, I’d think she would set a record at age 40, and get out.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    If they gave medals for self-promotion, Lolo would be on he podium.
    She wouldn't even get a 'participation ribbon', compared to politicians and most everyone in the public eye.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

    And we hope Lolo sets some masters records in the F40 category in the not-to-distant future at the World Masters Championships representing the USA.
    Somehow I don't see that happening....her ego couldn't take it...

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  • tandfman
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    If they gave medals for self-promotion, Lolo would be on the podium.
    Last edited by tandfman; 08-20-2021, 01:53 PM.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Originally posted by jc203 View Post
    This mindless, clueless article is all about the difficult choice Lolo Jones had this year deciding whether to be on the US Olympic Bosled team or the US OlympicT&F team. It is based on the presumption that 38 year-old Lolo (now 13-years past her personal best was one of the favorites to make the Tokyo team.
    https://nypost.com/2021/07/21/lolo-j...o-den-of-fire/
    And we hope Lolo sets some masters records in the F40 category in the not-to-distant future at the World Masters Championships representing the USA.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile...I was watching Farewell, My Lovely from 1975 and this newspaper headline appeared which was interesting...and checking they get it right....Klemmer did set the 400 meter record that summer of 1941....

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  • jc203
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    Clearly we are all clueless here because the morning news on ABC just announced that Sam Kendricks was (before his Covid issue) "America's best hope for a gold medal in track and field".

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  • lonewolf
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    Female " talking head" commenting on Biles situation (paraphrased): "She is coming down that runway at nearly 50 miles per hour......."

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