The Official 2012 London Olympics Backlash Thread

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

  1. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

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    Lulz -- outrage duly queued ...

    She'll win the 200IM as well, no doubt. :satisfied:
     
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    The winners generally look like little girls. There are generally some eastern europeans who come back for a second Olympics in their 20s and they usually have quite a bit more shape. They are never in contention though.
     
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    this is actually why i wanted to see replays
     
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    interview with Lochte after he finishes fourth

    Q: did your performance meet your expectations?

    what. the. fuck. kind. of. question. is. that. really.


    when are we gonna see an athlete just punch an interviewer in the face? or at least throw her in the pool?
     
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    I wish they would at least let them catch their breath before they interview them.
     
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    David Foster Wallace wrote a great piece about how most athlete interviews and autobiographies are completely ridiculous. It's worth a read if you can find it.

    Since I've read that my eyes have been opened to how asinine and stupid most of the questions (and answers) are during interviews like that.
     
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    NBC getting such a bad rep over the air times etc. haha

    Stupid network ...
     
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    I know I keep harping on this, but last night one of the American gymnasts' dad, with his silly reactions and stupid motherfucking "rhythmic clapping", got more air time than the entire Chinese gold medal winning performance! tell me that isn't completely idiotic, even for an Amurrcan network
     
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    UAS!USA!USA!!!!
     
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    I mean, I hate China (their government and the way they deal with others, not necessarily the people) and wish they wouldn't win, but at a certain point you are watching a competition, right? I really had no idea how any of the competition was going because we were only watching one team. the womens coverage today is a lot better, though.
     
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    i tried looking for this essay, but instead i read his essay on michael joyce, found out he's the one who wrote consider the lobster, and also found out he was born in the town i go to school cuz his dad got a phd there in philosophy

    craazy.

    i keep finding little connections to these literary giants from my school. like 4 houses down from where i used to live was the house nabokov used to live in and write for the short time he was here. passed by that place every other day thinking about nabokov
     
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    So I know this is supposed to be a backlash thread but I really did enjoy, for once, the backstory and success of Missy Franklin.

    How refreshing to see an actual amateur athlete, with a normal looking, well-adjusted family, taking it all.
     
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    That is a pretty crazy connection! What school if you don't mine me asking? The story is called How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart. I would recommend just buying Consider the Lobster. It's definitely worth it.


    And i still hate NBC's coverage, but it is getting a bit better as far as showing a few more sports than they normally do. I haven't seen any weightlifting yet though. Really hoping they show the velodrome track cycling. That's always a blast to watch.
     

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