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post #451 of 593
sure she's talented (so was kournikova, let's be fair), but she courted publicity and fame and then gets sad when people rightly criticize her
post #452 of 593
Not a backlash post. Make sure you see the 4x100 women's relay.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Jeez Louise, the 30-odd-year old WR for women's 4x100m was just crushed. Great to these notorious East German times erased from the books.
post #453 of 593
anyone else watching the US ARG game?
post #454 of 593

Too riveted to rhythmic gymnastics.

 

lefty

post #455 of 593
the problem with Lolo is that she's whiny and annoying, she obviously loves the spotlight too much and tries too hard to make us love everything about her, including this annoying virginity nonsense.

so if youre going to keep shoving yourself in our faces (and profiting immensely), then you better fucking perform at the highest level or face the backlash.
post #456 of 593
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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.

Anna Kournikova was once ranked 8th in the world, and won many more pro matches as she lost. She also won 4 Grand Slam doubles events. The comparison isn't that they're not talented, it's that they appear to put more effort into self-promotion and image than into success in the sport.
post #457 of 593

I can't believe this is an Olympic sport. Coming soon: Ballroom dancing. Then marching band. Then poker. Then Call of Duty, Halo, and Madden.

Call me a purist, but I think anything that involves music and costumes should not be an Olympic sport... bye bye synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics, and take the music and costumes out of figure skating and the music and idiotic "dance elements" out of women's floor exercise.
post #458 of 593

Interesting.

post #459 of 593
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


I can't believe this is an Olympic sport. Coming soon: Ballroom dancing. Then marching band. Then poker. Then Call of Duty, Halo, and Madden.

Call me a purist, but I think anything that involves music and costumes should not be an Olympic sport... bye bye synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics, and take the music and costumes out of figure skating and the music and idiotic "dance elements" out of women's floor exercise.

Ballrom Dancing was once an exhibition event.
post #460 of 593
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I can't believe this is an Olympic sport. Coming soon: Ballroom dancing. Then marching band. Then poker. Then Call of Duty, Halo, and Madden.
Call me a purist, but I think anything that involves music and costumes should not be an Olympic sport... bye bye synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics, and take the music and costumes out of figure skating and the music and idiotic "dance elements" out of women's floor exercise.
I'm with you on this. also, take out stuff that you play in your backyard or rec room...buhbye badminton, trampolining and table tennis. shit, you had to rename ping pong in the hope that people would take it more seriously
post #461 of 593
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anyone else watching the US ARG game?

I was kind of hoping we'd send out a second-string center as a "goon squad" and put an elbow to #10's face in retaliation for his nut punch to Melo in the past game.
post #462 of 593
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm with you on this. also, take out stuff that you play in your backyard or rec room...buhbye badminton, trampolining and table tennis. shit, you had to rename ping pong in the hope that people would take it more seriously

Tennis? Basketball?

The rhythmic events have the multiple problems of being A) not athletic B) hugely subjective in judging. Synchronized diving is just weird but at least it's athletic. I don't see that problem for badminton and table tennis, it's just that in the US we don't view them as "serious" sports. Not the case elsewhere, so they fit as well as any of the game type events.
post #463 of 593
Table tennis is great. They will never take that out. At least I hope not.
post #464 of 593
The AZN's are as serious about table tennis and badminton as we are about football and baseball
post #465 of 593
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I puffy-heart Allyson Felix.


http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track-and-field/allyson-felixs-german-chocolate-cake-recipe.html


After watching Allyson Felix kill the 200 finals and relay finals.... I would be delighted to eat her german chocolate cake. mwink[1].gif
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