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#541 Ricker Says

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:47 PM

Great read, thanks. The hypocrisy surrounding Douglas and the anthem were particularly maddening.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:15 PM

Great read, thanks. The hypocrisy surrounding Douglas and the anthem were particularly maddening.



I was pretty pissed about how she was being treated.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:17 PM

I will say that from the update on the Lochte story I heard today on NPR, he's probably being overly vilified at this point even though KVV and you in this thread make an excellent point about the initial reaction.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 07:06 PM

I largely agree with his opinion on the matter, but I think the examples he uses to show it here are pretty poor and don't really have much to do with the issue.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 07:10 PM

I largely agree with his opinion on the matter, but I think the examples he uses to show it here are pretty poor and don't really have much to do with the issue.



Disagree there.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 10:39 AM

Quick little comparison video worth checking out.

 


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:48 PM

Quick little comparison video worth checking out.

So many variables but it proves inferior equipment and resources make a noticeable difference when comparing eras. Obviously, training is much better now too. I've argued many times over many different sports that a lot of the elite athletes of yesterday would still find a way to be at the top of their sports today




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