The Official 2012 London Olympics Backlash Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Douglas, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    at one point I wanted Canada to slay the dragon, but then I thought about a Canada Vs. Japan Gold medal match - that would probably suck.

    hopefully the Japan Vs. USA finals will be as good as that worldcup match.
     
  2. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I :inlove: Alex Morgan

    waiting for Hope Solo to distinguish herself for something other than bitching at people on Twitter
     
  3. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Alex Morgan is cute and also apparently clutch as a motherfucker. :slayer:
     
  4. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    epic performance by christine sinclair. 3 goals in the biggest game of her life - THAT is clutch. if it weren't for questionable officiating we wouldn't be talking about a lucky header from morgan.
     
  5. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    also that haughty little Russian gymnast finally got her gold ;)
     
  6. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    So the ball bounced off Morgan's head while she was looking the other way and somehow ended up in the goal? :confused:
     
  7. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    a header in the 120th minute with literally seconds left to play after making it to extra time on the good grace of getting a questionable penalty kick call which itself came from a questionable free kick call? yes, lucky header. :confused:

    a bit of sour grapes here though, canada has been sucking all olympics and i was hoping the performance of a lifetime from sinclair would be enough to win. guess not.
     
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  8. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    well you'll always have trampolining :D
     
  9. lefty

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    I got a kick watching Oksana Chusovitina on the vault. 37 years old? Damn.

    lefty
     
  10. munchausen

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    Cheer up. The Winter Olympics are just 16 months away.
     
  11. Lord-Barrington

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    I was disappointed how it shook out but I;m even more disappointed in the reaction of the players and the fans. Saying stuff like the ref was going to "go to sleep wearing her USA jersey" is just pure bush league, sour grapes crap. If you're a professional athlete, you don't say that. Tancredi and Sinclair were both spewing total garbage after the game. You gave up the lead THREE TIMES, girls. I understand the officiating sucked, but it would have been a non issue if they had defended their own end better.

    As proud as I am of Canada, our national inferior complex often annoys the hell out of me, not to mention our tendency to whine when things don't go our way.
     
  12. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    Women's soccer is like men's softball in Australia, so even if we had a decent team, we wouldn't be able to see much of it. I'm glad it's held in higher esteem in North America.
     
  13. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    I was shocked to see the Olympics have men's field hockey. No offense, just didn't know such a thing existed.
     
  14. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    See, back home, that shit is played almost as much as Swimming is, so I've seen a lot of it. Australia does really well at the sports that America doesn't try.

    We're fucked when America tries though.
     
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