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SunDeck
08-21-2008, 09:49 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4582421.ece

Here's an interesting scene about um "activities" in the Olympic Village.

They've got nothing on Alberto Tomba.

15fan
08-21-2008, 09:59 PM
More inept in 2008: Cincinnati Reds or USA Track & Field?

Highlifeman21
08-21-2008, 10:12 PM
More inept in 2008: Cincinnati Reds or USA Track & Field?

That's easy. USA Track & Field.

At least with the Reds, we knew the hype was smoke and mirrors, whereas with our Track & Field athletes, they had impressive resumes coming into the Beijing Games, but have laid nothing but eggs.

BuckeyeRed27
08-21-2008, 10:42 PM
Race walking. I think ping pong was the best thing I'd seen so far, but that has certainly been replaced.

OldRightHander
08-22-2008, 04:13 AM
More inept in 2008: Cincinnati Reds or USA Track & Field?

USA boxing

improbus
08-22-2008, 11:02 AM
Bolt strikes again. Sorry, I couldn't help myself. But setting World Records in track is much more difficult than in swimming. Sure, Phelps set seven records. But there isn't a single record on the books that was set before 2001, and over half of the WR's were set in this Olympics. But, there have been 5 WR's set in track so far in Beijing: Women's Pole Vault, Women's Steeplechase, and Bolt's three records, the 100, 200, and 4x100. Unreal.

Danny Serafini
08-22-2008, 11:20 AM
Race walking. I think ping pong was the best thing I'd seen so far, but that has certainly been replaced.

Someone on CBC TV (wish I could remember who) described race walking as looking like a sport invented by Monty Python. That cracked me up.

Chip R
08-22-2008, 11:25 AM
Someone on CBC TV (wish I could remember who) described race walking as looking like a sport invented by Monty Python. That cracked me up.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16iNk1hLJt4

TheOnlyRedsFan
08-23-2008, 06:42 AM
<3 Nastia Liukin

Chip R
08-23-2008, 09:32 AM
South Korea beats Cuba for the gold in baseball despite Fidel's cousin behind home plate trying to give the game to the Cubans.

OldRightHander
08-23-2008, 09:36 AM
Water Polo with the early 3-2 lead against Serbia.

OldRightHander
08-23-2008, 10:24 AM
8-5 lead with 4 minutes left. US Water Polo can be in the gold medal game with a win here. And I seem to be the only person who cares. :dunno:

Chip R
08-23-2008, 10:26 AM
I'm watching. 9-5 now with 2.5 left.

OldRightHander
08-23-2008, 10:30 AM
It looks like a win. 10-5 with a minute and a half left.

improbus
08-23-2008, 10:31 AM
8-5 lead with 4 minutes left. US Water Polo can be in the gold medal game with a win here. And I seem to be the only person who cares. :dunno:

Correct. While I appreciate how hard it is, I have the same feeling about Water Polo, Lacrosse, and Team Handball. There is just something in the mechanics of the sport that do not seem right. The midfield play in both sports is nonexistent, and it often looks like a bad college basketball game where the teams just pass the ball around the three point line for a long time and are afraid to move inside.

OldRightHander
08-23-2008, 10:36 AM
You had a US team that wasn't expected to do anything and they're going to play for the gold. That is a story that I would expect to hear more about, but it seems that nobody is talking much about it. There's so much talk about basketball, but they were expected to do well. This is a real underdog story happening right now but because it's not in one of the high profile sports it's taking a back seat.

Hoosier Red
08-23-2008, 11:22 AM
The announcer was overplaying it just a bit though. My recap of the last 5 minutes.
(Apologies for the Caps)
"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

"THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

nate
08-23-2008, 11:26 AM
wrong thread, nm!

OldRightHander
08-23-2008, 11:34 AM
The announcer was overplaying it just a bit though. My recap of the last 5 minutes.
(Apologies for the Caps)
"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

"THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

Bad announcing aside, that announcer seems to be the only one playing it up at all. He was a bit over the top, but it's still been a heck of a run by this team.

OnBaseMachine
08-23-2008, 11:48 AM
South Korea beats Cuba for the gold in baseball despite Fidel's cousin behind home plate trying to give the game to the Cubans.

That's pretty shocking. I expected either Cuba or Japan to win the Gold.

RFS62
08-23-2008, 01:27 PM
My favorite olympic sport is on right now.

Here's a heart-wrenching story about two competitors.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/mens-synchronized-swimming/1980340333

ochre
08-23-2008, 01:30 PM
My favorite olympic sport is on right now.

Here's a heart-wrenching story about two competitors.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/mens-synchronized-swimming/1980340333
RFS has never been the same since he took those pictures at the theater of that one movie he went to see...

westofyou
08-23-2008, 01:52 PM
The announcer was overplaying it just a bit though. My recap of the last 5 minutes.
(Apologies for the Caps)
"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"THE US HASN'T MEDALED IN WATER POLO IN 20 YEARS"

"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

"THE US HAS HAD 3 COACHES IN 4 YEARS"

"the US team came into this TOURNAMENT RANKED 9TH IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABOUT TO UPSET SERBIA WHO WAS RANKED 4TH."

http://newfrontiers.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/gary_cole_with_jason_bateman_in_dodgeball.jpg

OldRightHander
08-23-2008, 09:23 PM
A Kenyan is leading the marathon toward the end, and since I'm married to a Kenyan, this is the next best thing to an American winning a medal. I'm really pulling for the guy right now.

vaticanplum
08-24-2008, 08:27 PM
Ok, who else expected the American men's volleyball win to be the most emotional of the whole Olympics? Yeah, me neither. It's a good thing the Olympics are over. I cannot handle much more of this.

15fan
08-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Good for the whole team. But really good for Tom Hoff & Lloy Ball. They've been fixtures in the game for so long. They were two of the pioneers who legitimized the game in the midwest (Ball from Indiana & Hoff from Wisconsin). I can't even begin to fathom the hours that they've put into national team training & competition.

HeatherC1212
08-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Ok, who else expected the American men's volleyball win to be the most emotional of the whole Olympics? Yeah, me neither. It's a good thing the Olympics are over. I cannot handle much more of this.

I wanted them to win SO BAD and I definitely cried when they showed them winning the gold medal. :D I think the part that really got me was when the one announcer was talking about Hugh McCutchon needing to take a minute to be by himself after the win and the announcer's voice cracked as he said that. That about did me in hearing that announcer get choked up too! :)

Chip R
08-25-2008, 12:28 PM
How did the water polo team do?

OldRightHander
08-25-2008, 12:43 PM
How did the water polo team do?

They lost the gold medal game 14-10, ended up with the silver.

Chip R
08-25-2008, 12:55 PM
They lost the gold medal game 14-10, ended up with the silver.


Silver's good. :thumbup: