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Did you write the Bradman article? If so, good work.

Yep, I'm glad you liked it (though it has been improved by others a fair bit since my initial version). I can't get preferences to record my username, though :(

Responded to your comments on Wikiproject Sports Franchise Listing. Thanks! RjLesch.

Robert wrote this on the Shooting Sports page, and I've moved it over here to answer

Jimbo, why safety? While I have no doubt that sporting shooters take gun safety very seriously (and with considerable success - I can't ever recall hearing about an injury from a target shooting event), it doesn't seem to be the point of the competition (other than that I suppose any competitor handling their weapon in an unsafe manner would be severely punished). --Robert Merkel

In the only sport with which I'm personally familiar, which is practical pistol shooting under the auspices of the IDPA, safety is an integral part of the sport. The scoring reflects speed, accuracy, and safety. Since that's probably not true of all sports, although -- as you say -- I'm sure the all penalize or disqualify people for doing anything unsafe -- I'll remove it from the description for shooting sports in general. -- Jimbo Wales