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post #466 of 593
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track-and-field/allyson-felixs-german-chocolate-cake-recipe.htmlAfter watching Allyson Felix kill the 200 finals and relay finals.... I would be delighted to eat her german chocolate cake. mwink[1].gif


Protip: if a German offers you "German chocolate" anything, decline.
post #467 of 593
Should I Google Image Search "german german chocolate"?
post #468 of 593

That is exactly something you should do.

post #469 of 593
I was VERY impressed with the Japanese Women Soccer Team and it's too bad that they had to play the U.S. because their level of play was excellent and, in my inexperienced opinion, compared to the U.S. team was better than what the final score indicated.
post #470 of 593
Granted, I have been watching the games through the filter of U.S. coverage but I have really appreciated and enjoyed how the women winners' exhibited a quality of graciousness and joy that I just don't see as much with the men.
post #471 of 593
I feel for Uceny, but I would have liked to have seen her get up and finish the race.

The crowd at the London stadium seems pretty knowledgeable, I think she would have received a nice ovation.
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Originally Posted by fir3fox View Post

I feel for Uceny, but I would have liked to have seen her get up and finish the race.
The crowd at the London stadium seems pretty knowledgeable, I think she would have received a nice ovation.

Yeah, that was really tough to watch.
post #473 of 593
Modern pentathlon today. my favorite weird olympic event. Watch it, because it might be the last one.
post #474 of 593
Yanks ain't the only ones geographically challenged.

From london2012.com, the official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

post #475 of 593
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Modern pentathlon today. my favorite weird olympic event. Watch it, because it might be the last one.

My favorite too. But I'm stuck with rhythmic gymnastics. Ribbons, hula hoops, and crotch shots. The entire event is hide the camel toe.
post #476 of 593
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Originally Posted by fir3fox View Post

I feel for Uceny, but I would have liked to have seen her get up and finish the race.
The crowd at the London stadium seems pretty knowledgeable, I think she would have received a nice ovation.

Yeah, she was right in the mix and could have caught up to the pack and finished the race. Instead the second she fell she gave up and started crying and whining. It sucked and sometimes sports have a way of punching you in the face but you just can't give up like that. Not on a worldwide stage.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track-and-field/allyson-felixs-german-chocolate-cake-recipe.htmlAfter watching Allyson Felix kill the 200 finals and relay finals.... I would be delighted to eat her german chocolate cake. mwink[1].gif
Felix is arguably the best all-around sprinter in the world, male or female. If she wins gold in the 4x400 relay, she will make major bank after the Olympics.
post #478 of 593
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Yeah, she was right in the mix and could have caught up to the pack and finished the race. Instead the second she fell she gave up and started crying and whining. It sucked and sometimes sports have a way of punching you in the face but you just can't give up like that. Not on a worldwide stage.

If it was a first or second lap fall, maybe. Last lap in a kicker's race - I don't think she would have caught anyone. The race started slow just so everyone would have fresh legs at the end - which even then it didn't work out so well for some of them. But I think Uceny had the Win or go home mentality - and crumbled when she fell.

Not everyone can be Lasse Viren - but even then he fell in a 5,000 (iirc) and had plenty of time to reel everyone in. But he was phenomenal.
post #479 of 593
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

If it was a first or second lap fall, maybe. Last lap in a kicker's race - I don't think she would have caught anyone. The race started slow just so everyone would have fresh legs at the end - which even then it didn't work out so well for some of them. But I think Uceny had the Win or go home mentality - and crumbled when she fell.
Not everyone can be Lasse Viren - but even then he fell in a 5,000 (iirc) and had plenty of time to reel everyone in. But he was phenomenal.

To me, it wasn't about catching up to anyone, it was about simply finishing the race and honoring your commitment to the US Olympic team. The thing about sports that you're always teaching kids is never give up, went you get knocked down get back up and always be a gracious loser/winner. If she has kids and they stumble in some sporting event and give up, what does she tell them?
post #480 of 593
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Felix is arguably the best all-around sprinter in the world, male or female. If she wins gold in the 4x400 relay, she will make major bank after the Olympics.

I love her, but it's hard to call anyone but Usain Bolt the best all around sprinter right now.
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