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Exactly!
Unfortunately Horns, the world doesn't revolve around you. If you don't want to know results, don't read the thread. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You're a muppet

Maybe not around him, but it sure as fuck revolves around me, so I'M telling you to shut the fuck up and spoiler any results you post in here. Because honestly, no one's really interested in anything you have to say anyway, you slack jawed inbred prison colonist.
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Maybe not around him, but it sure as fuck revolves around me, so I'M telling you to shut the fuck up and spoiler any results you post in here. Because honestly, no one's really interested in anything you have to say anyway, you slack jawed inbred prison colonist.

This is why Seppos get a bad name.
post #438 of 593
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This is the Olympics Backlash thread, not the Olympic Results and Immediate Discussion thread. I am under no illusions that we won't be discussing many of the results, but it is a matter of common courtesy to put spoiler tags around things that the vast majority of us will not get to see until later. This forum is predominantly American, and most of us are responsible, working adults who do not get to see the events live, and must wait until the evening coverage to enjoy it. You will note throughout this thread that this simple, common courtesy has been upheld - not stopping those who wish to discuss results immediately from doing so, while also preserving the enjoyment of the events for the rest of us. It is a system that has worked well, and with relative civility, for approximately 400 posts.

Some of you may continue to defend your right to be an asshole, but perhaps should consider what that makes you.
post #439 of 593
fuck lolo jones. the two medalists were right: image only goes so far, what matters is if you can perform. apparently she can't, and thus the kournikova comparision is apt.

also: about the basketball games, i dunno if you've been watching the same games i have, but the us hasn't been absolutely dominating... they're winning, but the games are generally very close until the 3rd or 4th quarter.
post #440 of 593
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fuck lolo jones. the two medalists were right: image only goes so far, what matters is if you can perform. apparently she can't, and thus the kournikova comparision is apt.
also: about the basketball games, i dunno if you've been watching the same games i have, but the us hasn't been absolutely dominating... they're winning, but the games are generally very close until the 3rd or 4th quarter.

I've taken on the role as Captain-Save-A-Lo on the off chance that I might get to be "first" (I've already arranged the pass with my wife). She's a world class hurdler. She was the story in Beijing because she was the favorite and leading when she tripped. She has fucking spinal surgery in late 2011, so clearly she wasn't going to be in top form for these games. Even still, she earned her spot on the team, and finished FOURTH in the world. The Kournikova comparisons are wayy off base.

Furthermore, I'd like to remind those bitter ass chicks that they took the silver and bronze. Neither of them won.
post #441 of 593
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I stand with gladhands.
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NYT apologizes ... sort of.

 

http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/lolo-jones-article-is-too-harsh/

 

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Readers have weighed in to complain about The New York Times’s Aug. 5 piece on U.S. Olympics hurdler Lolo Jones. Below is the response I have sent to those who e-mailed me about this:

Thanks for your message. I have received several complaints about this. The article by Jere Longman appeared under the Olympics-coverage “In the Rings” signature, which The Times uses to signify that the article is a point-of-view piece and not straight news coverage. This means, in The Times’s style, that the writer has some latitude to insert his own perspective.

I have written in the past about problems that arise with this approach, which sometimes translates into too much opinion appearing in the news columns. In this particular case, I think the writer was particularly harsh, even unnecessarily so.

I queried the sports editor about it, and his response was that “One person’s harsh is another person’s tough minded,” and that the writer, “while acknowledging Jones’s accomplishment and qualities of perseverance and candor, thinks this female athlete fell short.”

I believe writers like Jere Longman, who does have a long and worthy track record at The Times, should have some room to express their hard-earned perspective. But this piece struck me as quite harsh and left me, along with others, wondering why the tone was so strong.

Thanks for expressing your view. The sports desk is certainly aware at this point that a number of readers were unhappy about the piece.

Sincerely,

Art Brisbane
public editor

 

lefty

post #443 of 593
Why all this fuss about an athlete who finished 4th it seems weird from this side of the Atlantic.
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Why all this fuss about an athlete who finished 4th it seems weird from this side of the Atlantic.

Imagine if Andy Murray had to pull out of the Wimbledon final, up 5-2 in the final set. Now imagine that Wimbledon occurred every four years...and everyone wants to fuck Murray. That sums up the LoLo Jones hype.
post #445 of 593
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

fuck lolo jones. the two medalists were right: image only goes so far, what matters is if you can perform. apparently she can't, and thus the kournikova comparision is apt.
also: about the basketball games, i dunno if you've been watching the same games i have, but the us hasn't been absolutely dominating... they're winning, but the games are generally very close until the 3rd or 4th quarter.

BS.I'm pretty sure her world championships (plural) and multiple high profile top 10 finishes in international competition mean she is legit talented.

You can dislike her stance on issues and find her virginity silly, but she belonged on that team and only earned that spot by . . . performing.
post #446 of 593
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

fuck lolo jones. the two medalists were right: image only goes so far, what matters is if you can perform. apparently she can't, and thus the kournikova comparision is apt.
also: about the basketball games, i dunno if you've been watching the same games i have, but the us hasn't been absolutely dominating... they're winning, but the games are generally very close until the 3rd or 4th quarter.

 

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I've taken on the role as Captain-Save-A-Lo on the off chance that I might get to be "first" (I've already arranged the pass with my wife). She's a world class hurdler. She was the story in Beijing because she was the favorite and leading when she tripped. She has fucking spinal surgery in late 2011, so clearly she wasn't going to be in top form for these games. Even still, she earned her spot on the team, and finished FOURTH in the world. The Kournikova comparisons are wayy off base.
Furthermore, I'd like to remind those bitter ass chicks that they took the silver and bronze. Neither of them won.

 

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I stand with gladhands.

 

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Imagine if Andy Murray had to pull out of the Wimbledon final, up 5-2 in the final set. Now imagine that Wimbledon occurred every four years...and everyone wants to fuck Murray. That sums up the LoLo Jones hype.


Yes, but do you think she's hot?

post #447 of 593
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Yes, but do you think she's hot?

Of the Americans, I prefer Felix. LoLo has a nicer looking face but I prefer the Felix package over all. Sexually, Jeter would probably dehydrate you before she was done with you.
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Fair call.

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Jones has great facial structure but there's something about her complexion (not color, just she's got that weird bumpy skin thing going) that makes her not my favorite and (here's a racist bit) her hair is not doing it for me.

Sanya Richards Ross might get my vote. Though sure her hair is probably a weave.

Black hair is this thing of great mystery to me.
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