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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    deliberately resort to vernacular.
    Whachu talkin bout??!!

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Re the above post by bambam, many might recall my posting here about 6 years ago, when I started officiating at Indiana University, and was horrified to see a banner on the wall at Gladstein Field House ( IU's indoor track facility ) honoring Milt Campbell, in the "Decathalon." Someone must have read my posting, as within a month, a corrected banner was on the wall.
    At the Wild Duck in Eugene (beer joint near Hayward Field) they have a signpost with arrows pointing to all the Pac-12 schools, including..... STANDFORD! (although I get the feeling that might have been a tongue-in-cheek shot at the Trees)

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  • Charley Shaffer
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    No disrespect intended for any athlete, but on July 22 in the NYT, Lindsay Crouse wrote, "Lauren Fleshman was the top female collegiate distance runner in American history."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/sp...n-goes-on.html

    Isn't the reporter ignoring Suzy Favor, who had more individual NCAA Outdoor titles, more individual NCAA Indoor titles, and more T&FN US Top 10 rankings while in college? Or perhaps Crouse doesn't know that the 1500m is a "distance" race.

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  • lonewolf
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    I suspect that much/most of the occasional lapses of grammar/punctuation/spelling on here is by people who know better but just want to get it posted or deliberately resort to vernacular.

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  • KDFINE
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    Somewhat related was a comment that I heard on the BEIN Sports London broadcast during the first day. Of course every distance and height was reported by the announcers metrically. Then one of them gave the remark that something or another was either made or missed by "inches," which gave me a silent chuckle.

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