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    Re: sunk costs ? and sunk teams

    Bill, I think that the team’s loss seemed more attributable to the coach’s “system” having no answer for a zone defense (WVa switched to a 1-3-1 zone at the 12-minute mark after the ‘Pack had cut the lead to four), no defensive switching on our part to try to disrupt…
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    Re: race to the bottom

    Remember, this motorsports museum talk follows the ridiculous $4 million appropriation from the General Assembly to fund the study of a motorsports test track. All this talk of public subsidy for an industry that is so rich with private funding that drivers are literally knocking off sponsor I.Ds…
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    “Curious” expenditure

    Understand that I have nothing against the “Wake Reads” program or the particular title they’ve chosen this year. I just found this item in the Sunday News & Observer worth pondering: To prepare for readers, the library system has stocked 550 copies of “Curious Incident,” including several audio versions,…
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    Bon voyage, ye undesirables!

    Who pays the price of bad neighbors, or captures the benefits of good ones? Karen Palasek offers some answers in the latest installment of JLF?s new Internet feature, the Free Market Minute.
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    Re: the lesson of the extra ticket

    John, I think you’re right on that. I understand they’re usually orange, too, which is a sad irony for Clemson fans. My Tigers historically do better with brown or white balls.
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    Re: the lesson of the extra ticket

    Basketball is that game you play with the round ball, right?…
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    Re: costs and regional pronunciation

    Bill shouldn’t chide his daughter for her proper phonetic rendering of “Clemson” — it is properly pronounced /climp-son/, as any alumnus would tell you. The vocalized invisible “p” is heard in other instances as well, such as the Revolutionary S.C. general, Thomas Sumter (/sump-ter/, as it is actually spelled…
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005
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    Regarding a race to the bottom

    Over at JLF Charlotte, Jeff Taylor asks a pointed question: since NASCAR is not exactly on its last legs, why are public officials even considering a subsidy for a motorsports museum?…
    Locker Room contributor, January 3, 2005