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  • Originally posted by Master403 View Post
    There must be some subtlety I missed. ManU tied Sheffield U today 3-3 in a great match. What did RG screw up?

    Sheffield United

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    • Originally posted by gm View Post
      Sheffield United
      Got out my microscope, and you're right. Scandalous. I'm embarrassed to say I watched the match, and did not catch this egregious error. I hope CD did not miss it (2-0, 2-3, 3-3) while writing a scathing letter to the editor.
      Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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      • Originally posted by Master403 View Post
        Got out my microscope, and you're right. Scandalous. I'm embarrassed to say I watched the match, and did not catch this egregious error. I hope CD did not miss it (2-0, 2-3, 3-3) while writing a scathing letter to the editor.
        I did watch....glad to see SU get that 3rd goal....

        I've been to Bramall Lane a few times...first time in 1987 SU playing against Vinnie Jones and Wimbledon when both were in the old First Division...and standing in the terraces...my first English football match and quite something...

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        • A stadium in Nepal is preparing to host the South Asian Games. According to a report in a local newspaper,

          Along with football, hammer throw around the track and field, discuss throw, javelin throw, pole vault, shot put, high jump, long jump, and staple chess are scheduled to be played on the ground.
          Discuss throw and staple chess! I've seen the first bit of cluelessness before, but not the second. Staple chess? That boggles.

          https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.c...ng-in-pokhara/

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          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post

            Discuss throw and staple chess! I've seen the first bit of cluelessness before, but not the second. Staple chess? That boggles.

            I suspect some unfortunate spell-checking lol
            There are no strings on me

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            • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
              Discuss throw and staple chess!
              1. DT is for people who only talk a great game.
              2. SC is for people who work in an office with only one stapler and have to out-maneuver fellow workers to get it.

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              • Originally posted by br
                Wanting to see if the IOC had a story about the passing of Peter Snell, I went to their website and typed Snell's name in the search engine. When I got to his page, they had his portrait picture and a larger action shot. Unfortunately, the action shot is of Snell's teammate, John Davies, the 1964 bronze medalist in the 1500m.

                https://www.olympic.org/peter-snell

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                WHy does that not surprise me?

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                • Wanting to see if the IOC had a story about the passing of Peter Snell, I went to their website and typed Snell's name in the search engine. When I got to his page, they had his portrait picture and a larger action shot. Unfortunately, the action shot is of Snell's teammate, John Davies, the 1964 bronze medalist in the 1500m.

                  https://www.olympic.org/peter-snell

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                  • I think this is a new wrinkle here. bambam's response to br's pos, above, is time-stamped one minute BEFORE br's post. How is that possible?

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                    • looks like br posted at 12:11 and bam responded at 12:12

                      br then removed his original post and resposted at 12:13 (probably without knowing bam had respodned)

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                      • Clueless headline writer:

                        >>Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80<<

                        Gee, I didn't know they ran the mile in the Olympics, did you?

                        The story has it right.

                        https://arunachaltimes.in/index.php/...ll-dead-at-80/

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                        • Holy shit! This goes way up on the clueless list.

                          Headline:

                          Former Olympian Crouser joins men’s track & field
                          Story lede:

                          FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Olympian Ryan Crouser has joined the Razorbacks as a volunteer assistant for the men’s track & field program.
                          FORMER Olympian???? He happens to be the reigning Olympic champion!

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                          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                            FORMER Olympian???? He happens to be the reigning Olympic champion!
                            I suppose he's a former Olympian if you are only an Olympian during the period of the Games itself!

                            I think the general view on here is that you are once an Olympian always an Olympian. After you retire you could be described as a former Olympic shot putter/sprinter/swimmer/gymnast etc etc.

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                            • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                              FORMER Olympian???? He happens to be the reigning Olympic champion!
                              That struck me odd too. Once an Olympian, always an Olympian.

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                              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                                That struck me odd too. Once an Olympian, always an Olympian.
                                Even if that were not true, it seems odd to call an active athlete, who is very likely to make the Olympic team again next year, a "former" Olympian.

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