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3 guys volunteer for Olympic judging jobs

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[October 04, 2008]  "Dear Olympic Committee:"

Dud put the pen down for a minute and checked the spelling. So far, so good.

Restaurant"We watched the boxing at the Olympic Games in China with great interest and a generous dollop of constern ... anxie ... Well, sir, we worried a bit about those fights. We'd see some guy get pasted in the face and his head would fly backwards, and we'd check the scoreboard and the judges wouldn't give the other guy credit for it. Now that's just wrong.

"So we've been talking about it, and me and Doc and Steve would like to volunteer to be the judges when you guys do this again in four years in London. We've never been there, but we're willing to put up with that if you need us. See ... we'll give a guy a point, fair and square, when he hits the other fella. And if both of them come dancing out and circle around each other for the whole round and nobody throws a punch, we'll send them both home and get two guys in there who will mix it up.

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"Now you're probably wondering if three American judges can be fair. Oh yeah. We talked about it, and we don't care if the guy comes from someplace we don't like or can't find on the map. If he fights fair and square, he's OK in our book."

Dud thought a bit and looked out the window at the trees turning color, then returned to the pen.

"And just in case you've already hired someone to judge the boxing in London, we'll be happy to switch events and judge the women's beach volleyball games. We don't know much about them, but all three of us learn fast.

"Sincerely, Dud Campbell"

[Text from file received from Slim Randles]

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