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  • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    I associate "clocking" with timing.
    Indeed . . . e.g., 'He clocked a 4.41 at the Combine.'

    As for cleaning clocks, my son once bragged that he would clean the clock of a sports opponent, which, after my son's defeat, I commented,

    "That may be the first time that someone had to pay to provide said service."

    Yeah, he didn't think it was all that funny either.

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    • And for some unknown reason the term clocking has been used to describe knocking someone out cold, as in a boxing match.

      Go figure.

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      • Originally posted by KevinR View Post
        And for some unknown reason the term clocking has been used to describe knocking someone out cold, as in a boxing match.

        Go figure.
        I've heard of that one as well. I think in the UK it tends to mean hitting someone hard about the head which may or may not lead to knocking them out.

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        • Merriam-Webster definition: : to hit hard

          Dictionary.com definition: Slang. to strike sharply or heavily

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          • Not about track....but kind of humorous....

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            • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
              Not about track....but kind of humorous....
              So the NY Post has beat reporters for the Beanstalk and JFK airport?

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              • Reading front page post about Cory McGee, was surprised to learn that 1500 meters is "slightly more than a mile."
                Last edited by lonewolf; 11-14-2019, 05:03 AM.

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                • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                  Not about track....but kind of humorous....

                  Ooops!

                  That's a little like a US paper being confused by a Sheffield newspaper having a full-time reporter who only covers Wednesdays.

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                  • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
                    Ooops!

                    That's a little like a US paper being confused by a Sheffield newspaper having a full-time reporter who only covers Wednesdays.
                    Very weird...I've read the FT for decades in the U.S....it's widely available here...so I was surprised they made an error like that...OTOH they don't have a sport section...

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                    • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                      So the NY Post has beat reporters for the Beanstalk and JFK airport?
                      Say again?

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                      • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                        Say again?
                        Oh dear; it ain't funny if ya gotta splain it . . .

                        They have reporters assigned to cover Giants and Jets.

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                        • I'm not sure whether this is clueless writing or clueless commentary by a great athlete. It's from a story about Eliud Kipchoge's saying that others will break 2 hours in the marathon.

                          ". . . It possible to have good pacesetters in a normal marathon,” said Kipchoge, noting that legendary Briton athlete Roger Bannister ran the first sub four-minute mile 65 years ago when everyone thought it was impossible.

                          Kipchoge noted that after Bannister won the race at the Oxford AAA Team, Oxford, Britain in 3:59.40 on May 6, 1954, 14 athletes also ran under four minutes within two weeks.
                          Well, Kipchoge may have said it, but it's utter nonsense. Nobody ran under four minutes within two weeks of Bannister's first sub-4 mile. And it was more than three years before 14 athletes would run sub-4. (And, course, Bannister's mile was not timed to 1/100th of a second.)

                          https://mobile.nation.co.ke/sports/a...08z/index.html

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                          • "Muhammad beat fellow nominees Brigid Kosgei, who broke the women's marathon world record, and Sifan Hassan, who won world gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters."

                            https://sports.yahoo.com/kipchoge-us...1471--spt.html

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                            • Meanwhile the Register Guard doesn't know much about English Football...

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                              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                                Meanwhile the Register Guard doesn't know much about English Football...

                                There must be some subtlety I missed. ManU tied Sheffield U today 3-3 in a great match. What did RG screw up?
                                Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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