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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    My favorite olympic sport is on right now.

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

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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    My favorite olympic sport is on right now.

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

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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    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."

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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    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.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    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.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    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.

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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    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. 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!
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    How did the water polo team do?
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    How did the water polo team do?
    They lost the gold medal game 14-10, ended up with the silver.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    They lost the gold medal game 14-10, ended up with the silver.

    Silver's good.
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