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The Official 2012 London Olympics Backlash Thread

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

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Table tennis is great. They will never take that out. At least I hope not.
     
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    The AZN's are as serious about table tennis and badminton as we are about football and baseball
     
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    Should I Google Image Search "german german chocolate"?
     
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    That is exactly something you should do.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Yeah, that was really tough to watch.
     
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    Modern pentathlon today. my favorite weird olympic event. Watch it, because it might be the last one.
     
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    Yanks ain't the only ones geographically challenged.

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

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    My favorite too. But I'm stuck with rhythmic gymnastics. Ribbons, hula hoops, and crotch shots. The entire event is hide the camel toe.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    I love her, but it's hard to call anyone but Usain Bolt the best all around sprinter right now.
     

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