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  • Not sure whether this is clueless writing or clueless translation from some language into English, or both. In any event, it's hilarious. It's a discussion of the IAAF's men's AOY nominees that includes this paragraph:

    >>Within the listing of candidates, revealed on the web site of the group, joined Kenyans Timothy Cherut (ladies’s 1,500 m), Eliud Kipchoge (marathon) and Emmanuel Korir (operating at 800 m), the People Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles (each dash), the Frenchman Kevin Mayer (all-round), new Zealander Tomas Walsh (shot put), Qatari, Abderrahman Samba (operating hurdles four hundred m), Sweden Arman, Duplantis (pole vault) and the consultant of South Africa, educating and academic Affiliation Manyonga (lengthy bounce).<<

    https://newseg.pro/2018/10/23/the-ru...-on-the-earth/

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    • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
      clueless translation
      Ah, the joys of Google Translate . . .

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      • It never dawned on me that Bouncy Moore's name came from his parents' love of the Lengthy Bounce!

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        • This is not about T&F writing, but amusing nonetheless.

          This headline from the NB Post Gazette, a New Brunswick newspaper, caught my eye.

          IAAF World Indoor Championship 2019: Broadcast And Schedule!

          Naturally I was curious, so I opened it up and very quickly found out it is about the World Indoor Bowls Championships (lawn bowling). Indoor lawn bowling is on a synthetic surface and there is also a World Outdoor Bowls Championship.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowls

          I mention all of this because, like the headline says, it is the IAAF World Indoor Championship and they are showing a picture of a high jumper.

          IAAF-World-Indoor-Championship-2019-Broadcast-And-Schedule-744x446.jpg

          The lawn bowlers association in Canada must be livid.

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          • Originally posted by br View Post
            IAAF World Indoor Championship 2019: Broadcast And Schedule!
            it is about the World Indoor Bowls Championships (lawn bowling).
            WTF? I'm failing to discern how that kind of mistake would even be possible?

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            • Originally posted by br View Post
              The lawn bowlers association in Canada must be livid.
              Athletics Canada can't be very happy about this either.

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              • How's this for clueless:

                >>With three indoor track meets left before the Summit League Championships, NDSU thrower Payton Otterdahl is taking his throwing game to new heights. Ottherdahl holds the current world record in the shotput with a throw of 71 feet. He needs about 3.75 inches to pass Olympian Ryan Crouser in the top spot.<<

                https://www.kvrr.com/2019/02/03/catc...ton-otterdahl/

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                • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                  Ottherdahl holds the current world record in the shotput with a throw of 71 feet. He needs about 3.75 inches to pass Olympian Ryan Crouser in the top spot
                  It doesn't even have internal logic!

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                  • Hey, if he kicks a touchdown he gets a home run..... right?

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                    • just about everything written about Bolt and his football 40 (and anybody else's) is pretty much by definition clueless.

                      But as somebody noted in the Bolt thread, it brought eyeballs to the sport and overall that's a good thing. I'd trade a lot of poorly done press for no press at all.

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                      • Originally posted by gh View Post
                        just about everything written about Bolt and his football 40 (and anybody else's) is pretty much by definition clueless.
                        Which is sad, because it they ever went to FAT, fans of all stripes could see the facts and appreciate T&F a little (lot) more.

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                        • Little is the right word....

                          The NFL isn't stupid....go to a timing system like track and have slower times....and a starter so you can have false starts....
                          Not sure Bolt out doing his thing means anything for attention to track since he is done with competing.

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                          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                            Not sure Bolt out doing his thing means anything for attention to track since he is done with competing.
                            Bolt transcended T&F long ago. He was the simply 'the fastest man on Earth' (sorry Flash).

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                            • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                              Bolt transcended T&F long ago. He was the simply 'the fastest man on Earth' (sorry Flash).
                              At least when he was competing these stunts might be helpful.... now they just demonstrate the huge vacuum created by his absence.

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                              • Did you know that Auburn frosh Anthony Schwartz was an Olympic gold medalist? Neither did I.

                                >>At Friday's Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational, Auburn freshman Anthony Schwartz broke the program's freshman 60m record twice, and sophomore Noah Igbinoghene set a new personal best on the men's long jump with a 7.71m/25-3.5.
                                Schwartz cracked the record with a 6.62 in the semifinal heats. Two hours later, he broke it again with a 6.59 — tying the fastest 60m of the Olympic gold medalist's life. <<

                                https://www.theplainsman.com/article...r-auburn-track

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