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Postby ghstinshll » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:00 pm

The Olympics are supposed to be the best players in the world


Remember when they used ot be the best amateur players in the world? (or so it seemed - correct me if you know)
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Postby Cydisc » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:07 pm

Grimm45321 wrote:
Cydisc wrote:I'll go one further. No team sport should be an Olympic event. It should be all individual.


So no gymnastics team competition, no swimming relays, no track relays, no volleyball, no doubles tennis, ping pong, or badminton (ect.)? IMO team events are some of best events available, because they have to count on everyone and the pressure is on everyone just builds.


Nope. The Olympics is about who's the best athlete. In a team event, the best athlete might lose because they have stiffs for teammates.
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Postby dischawk » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:40 pm

porkchop wrote:Baseball shouldn't be an Olympic Sport. The Olympics are supposed to be the best players in the world. Problem is all the best players in the world are in the middle of their season and don’t play ................ name one player on the US Team? Agreed, the extra inning rule is lame. IMO Baseball is the purest game out there, why they thought they needed to F it up is beyond me.

Baseball + Olympics = Chucking Stupid


thats probably why they created the baseball classic or whatever its called, and some mlb teams dont even want their players competing in that
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Postby The Donator » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:18 am

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porkchop wrote:Baseball shouldn't be an Olympic Sport. The Olympics are supposed to be the best players in the world. Problem is all the best players in the world are in the middle of their season and don’t play ................ name one player on the US Team? Agreed, the extra inning rule is lame. IMO Baseball is the purest game out there, why they thought they needed to F it up is beyond me.

Baseball + Olympics = Chucking Stupid


I'll go one further. No team sport should be an Olympic event. It should be all individual.

Minus volleyball.
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Postby Cydisc » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:41 am

I assume you mean beach volleyball. Yeah, I know that's a difficult one to rectify with my logic, but it should go too. There's plenty of opportunity to view that stuff without having to be interrupted with archery or some other thing.
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Postby RedEye19357 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:24 am

When is discgolf going to be in the Olympics, I mean my god they have badmitton.
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Postby Cydisc » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:15 pm

RedEye19357 wrote:When is discgolf going to be in the Olympics, I mean my god they have badmitton.


They'll have disc golf as soon as they have golf and that is not happening any time soon.
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Postby The Donator » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:11 pm

Was watching some trampoline today, pretty fun to watch, but pretty pointless. Theyre giving out medals like they come in crackerjack boxes.
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Postby ghstinshll » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:33 pm

I think Disc Golf would have been a better addition to the Plympic games! LOL
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Postby The Donator » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:58 am

Finally Shawn Johnson won a gold. West Des Moines/Iowa representing!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Single L » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:29 am

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Postby Buzzznation » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:18 pm

The Donator wrote:Finally Shawn Johnson won a gold. West Des Moines/Iowa representing!!!!!!!!!!!


Unfortunately Des Moines didn't represent. Lolo Jones (an old high school freind of mine. Yes, she had even been to my house) the favorite to win the 100 meter hurdle, clipped a hurdle after the early lead to finish 7th. She said she hits a hurdle twice a year :twisted: Some pretty dramatic pics on line. It was her only event. How would you like to have that reasting on your shoulders for the next 4 years. I don't know if anyone had seen the local interviews with her. She made a choice out of college; track or pursue a career with her degree. Pretty obvious what she chose. The outcome really sucks.
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Postby Cydisc » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:42 pm

Buzzznation wrote:She made a choice out of college; track or pursue a career with her degree. Pretty obvious what she chose. The outcome really sucks.


It ain't all bad. She can still pursue a career. Plus, she can put "Olympic Finalist" on her resume.
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Postby Chase20460 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:33 pm

Anyone see the Baseball/Football game last night between the USA and China?
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Postby Like_Water » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:38 pm

Chase20460 wrote:Anyone see the Baseball/Football game last night between the USA and China?


No but is sounded awesome. On Demand is great!
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