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post #346 of 593
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Now it's time for the media, which is the chief architect of the hype, to wring hands over the over-hype, and indulge in the schadenfreude. The ultimate hypocrisy.

This gets me everytime. They do it constantly.
post #347 of 593
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Not likely. Female gymnasts usually only have 1 Olympic window now. Look at Nastia and Shawn Johnson who couldn't even make the team this year.

Usually seems to be the case, but Catalina Ponor who won a silver in the floor yesterday is 24 and in her third Olympics I think.
post #348 of 593
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Her snubbing the Russian didn't help her any.

Poor girl has become an internet meme.

The Osama raid pic is my favorite. lol8[1].gif
post #349 of 593
I haven't seen much gymnastics and no NBC, what is the Mckayla story?
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In other news it's USA v. USA for beach v. ball dominance.

But the real question is : which team sports the best ass?

Ed?
post #351 of 593
Fuck yeah America!!!

That German guy doing his best Incredible Hulk was pretty lulzy.
post #352 of 593
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In other news it's USA v. USA for beach v. ball dominance.
But the real question is : which team sports the best ass?
Ed?


Of the two american teams? The younger girls, misty may and kerri are pushing 40 and have kids. Of all the countries (I did not see all the teams), I would have to say the young girl from the Italian team. There were also two sisters, I think one of them was cute. One of the Chinese players had a nice bod.
post #353 of 593
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I haven't seen much gymnastics and no NBC, what is the Mckayla story?

 

Good vaulter, but haughty. Fell on her ass in the individual. None too happy.

 

UKR women's wrestler Merleni looks like she was in a street fight.

 

lefty

post #354 of 593
Watching BMX racing. Am I to believe that medals are actually being awarded for this?
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Watching BMX racing. Am I to believe that medals are actually being awarded for this?

Not as exciting as dressage but yeah, BMXers get medals.
post #356 of 593
Thread Starter 
those girls all have pretty nice asses but the faces are disappointing.

btw, anyone seeing these previews for this stars earn stripes show? man, picabo street is one haggard looking chick. all that winter sun and cold must not be good for a face.
post #357 of 593
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Of the two american teams? The younger girls, misty may and kerri are pushing 40 and have kids. Of all the countries (I did not see all the teams), I would have to say the young girl from the Italian team. There were also two sisters, I think one of them was cute. One of the Chinese players had a nice bod.

Ah yes the aptly named "shwanger" sisters.
post #358 of 593
Womens 49kg TKD is lame.
post #359 of 593
So is men's 58kg.
Blech.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

meh. I'm unconvinced.
1. I'll walk back a little and admit, yes, she bought into the hype machine, but again, who wouldn't? These are just track and field athletes. They make some money, but not a ton, and they have a very small window of opportunity to capitalize on this and turn it into a big wad of cash. Jones, a light-skinned African American with a chaste image, was the perfect marketing opportunity. She played her hand, and got rich.
2. So she didn't win. She was pretty good - she was a favorite in Beijing, and got unlucky, or whatever you want to call it. She choked. She lost. OK, fine. But she was a favorite, and was winning when she tripped. But the hype, the media coverage, has nothing to do with how she performed.
3.The other girls aren't giving her "respect" not because they think she got too much attention, but rather because they would rather have had the attention for themselves. Their grapes are as sour as anyone else's.
4. Now it's time for the media, which is the chief architect of the hype, to wring hands over the over-hype, and indulge in the schadenfreude. The ultimate hypocrisy.

1. A lot of smart athletes wait until they can back up the hype and have some big contracts before they get all media happy (Lebron - who was still hated until he got his ring). Dont feed into the machine unless you're clutch. She wasn't.

2. The fact she fucked up in 2008 is more of a reason to keep your mouth shut until she redeemed herself.

3. True. They got their medals and no one still knows their name. Poor things.

4. Why all the shitting on the media? It's their job to produce stories. Choking was a story so they ran it. Her chance to redeem herself was a story, so they ran with it. Her virginity at 29 was a story, why ignore it? the cat fighting because her attention whoring was a story, run with it. Etc. Feed the beast and it;s gonna have to poop something out.
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