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D-Unit
08-06-2008, 04:23 AM
http://burmadigest.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/beijing-olympic.jpg

http://www.myairshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/6.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZTmcIfdBQ

Inspire us.

BlindSite
08-06-2008, 06:36 AM
Interesting Warm up basketball match where the US only beat Aus by 10 points or so, without Bogut playing.

Gay Ork Wang
08-06-2008, 10:54 AM
i hate how everyone in the world is hacking on China for doing that politically. I mean this is about sports, talk about it but dont connect it to sports.

Anyways im pumped to see how the Chinese are gonna do this year

703SKINS202
08-06-2008, 11:36 AM
I give you the 2008 Beijing Olympics:

http://www.whatiswrong.net/Smog_in_china.jpg

Let the games begin!

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 12:01 PM
Interesting Warm up basketball match where the US only beat Aus by 10 points or so, without Bogut playing.
That's like saying the NFL preseason or NBA Summer League is a sign of things to come.

Come on PEOPLE!

When the lights go on and there is real meaning behind each game, the Team USA will crank up the juice and smash teams.

adschofield
08-06-2008, 12:03 PM
i hate how everyone in the world is hacking on China for doing that politically. I mean this is about sports, talk about it but dont connect it to sports.

Anyways im pumped to see how the Chinese are gonna do this year

Maybe because they made promises to clean up their act when they got the Olympics and have thus far, failed to do so

Wootylicous
08-06-2008, 12:06 PM
Adam Van Koeverden is a beast!

Pumped to see how Canada is gonna do this year.

Tampa 2 4 life
08-06-2008, 12:07 PM
I think the mile run will be a test on how long athletes can inhale smog.

adschofield
08-06-2008, 12:11 PM
Can't wait for some B-Ball...It will be interesting to see if the U.S. can play that full court game with Greece and Spain

Turtlepower
08-06-2008, 12:16 PM
Good luck to ASU Olympians Jackelyn Johnson (Track) and Mike Leake (Baseball)!!!!!

skinzzfan25
08-06-2008, 12:20 PM
I just got a pair of the Team USA Hyperdunks (the ones Kobe will be wearing).

Feel like feathers on my feet when I'm playing ball.

Yvan Eht Nioj
08-06-2008, 12:36 PM
Adam Van Koeverden is a beast!

Pumped to see how Canada is gonna do this year.

Terrible. I think our only Gold Medal shot is that kayaker.

bantx
08-06-2008, 12:39 PM
USA will win with 14 more gold medals than 2nd place

Yvan Eht Nioj
08-06-2008, 12:42 PM
USA will win with 14 more gold medals than 2nd place

Is this before or after they take away the ones that were won using performance-enhancing drugs? :p

UKfan
08-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Go Team GB!!!

Gay Ork Wang
08-06-2008, 01:12 PM
Maybe because they made promises to clean up their act when they got the Olympics and have thus far, failed to do so
they have gotten alot better, my father has just been in Beijing a couple of weeks ago and he said it got alot better. And why the hell give it to them then in the first place

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 02:07 PM
So what did you guys think of the new Nike Commercial? I must say, it's way better watching it on HDTV, but at least this Youtube clips shows it. I thought it was AWEEEEEEEEESOME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZTmcIfdBQ

drowe
08-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Go Team GB!!!

not a fan of northern ireland? or do they participate with ireland for the purpose of the olympics?

drowe
08-06-2008, 02:43 PM
it's all about swimming for me. and screw phelps. garret weber-gale is the man.

GB12
08-06-2008, 02:44 PM
That's like saying the NFL preseason or NBA Summer League is a sign of things to come.

Come on PEOPLE!

When the lights go on and there is real meaning behind each game, the Team USA will crank up the juice and smash teams.
http://nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24353

Gay Ork Wang
08-06-2008, 02:44 PM
haha every year the americans dominate Swimming. They get alot of medals for all sorts of styles

bantx
08-06-2008, 02:46 PM
haha every year the americans dominate Swimming. They get alot of medals for all sorts of styles

yes last olympics beat austrailias 4x2 team and austrailia had that title for 7 years

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 02:49 PM
http://nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24353
I'm guessing you're trying to be clever by pointing out that Brennan's performance Sunday was a preseason game and is not to be counted for anything? Well, sorry to say. I don't disagree with you there. Just because Brennan did fairly ok, I'm not saying that is a things to come for him in his career. I was excited and happy for him in his success, but he's got a long ways to go. He's on his way though. It's was a nice first hurdle.

PocketFullOfGloves
08-06-2008, 02:50 PM
http://nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24353

Best. Post. Ever.

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 02:54 PM
Reminder: As the Olympics begin, people will get emotionally attached to their country's success/failures. There are posters here from different countries. Personal attacks are still in the rules and will not be tolerated. Bashing of countries is not encouraged, but it's not against the rules. Bashing of posters and people instigating problems will be handled accordingly.

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 02:55 PM
Best. Post. Ever.
You have 15 posts now. Congratulations on your wealth of experience here. You definitely know what you're talking about. :rolleyes:

And NOW I ban you. Bye bye.

E-Unit
08-06-2008, 02:59 PM
You have 15 posts now. Congratulations on your wealth of experience here. You definitely know what you're talking about. :rolleyes:

And NOW I ban you. Bye bye.

o m g

that was difficult.

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 03:02 PM
Ummm, was that big enough D-Unit?

BirdsFlyinHigh
08-06-2008, 03:03 PM
You have 15 posts now. Congratulations on your wealth of experience here. You definitely know what you're talking about. :rolleyes:

And NOW I ban you. Bye bye.

You can't ban me. We've already went through this. :D

Gay Ork Wang
08-06-2008, 03:04 PM
yes last olympics beat austrailias 4x2 team and austrailia had that title for 7 years
i meant more like all round, America had 12 Gold medals in swimming last Summer games, 14 the summer games before.

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 03:06 PM
You can't ban me. We've already went through this. :D
Dude, I don't care what you do. You can't outlast me. LOL.

Banned3
08-06-2008, 03:07 PM
D-Unit = Wielder of the Ban Hammer and Supreme Ruler of NFLDC

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 03:08 PM
o m g

that was difficult.
I would like to see if you can come back now.

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 03:10 PM
Ummm, was that big enough D-Unit?
Say what? Do you know what you're getting into?

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 03:12 PM
Say what? Do you know what you're getting into?

no, what? are people here really that crazy?

GB12
08-06-2008, 03:12 PM
no, what? are people here really that crazy?
Dude, you're next.

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 03:13 PM
next for what?

Gay Ork Wang
08-06-2008, 03:16 PM
did u see what happened to those guys aka Moses?

D-Unit
08-06-2008, 03:17 PM
next for what?
GB12 speaks the truth.

As for moses, I think I figured out how to make it more difficult for him to come back. :D

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 03:22 PM
how does he keep coming back? and why am I next?

619
08-06-2008, 03:24 PM
how does he keep coming back? and why am I next?

He has no life and maybe you should stop asking questions .. :)

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 03:26 PM
why should I stop asking questions? JK

619
08-06-2008, 03:28 PM
You know why, let's get back on topic please.

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 03:31 PM
no, I really don't but back on topic....

Does Micheal Phelps get the most gold medals in history this year?

I say: Yes.

drowe
08-06-2008, 03:41 PM
no, I really don't but back on topic....

Does Micheal Phelps get the most gold medals in history this year?

I say: Yes.

i say: no

ryan lochte takes him down in the 400 IM, Phelps first event. dude still has no breaststroke.

scottyboy
08-06-2008, 04:06 PM
reason to watch Brazil's synchronized swimming:

http://withleather.uproxx.com/post.phtml?pk=6572

Smokey Joe
08-06-2008, 04:11 PM
I'm done with the Olympics, until they reinstate baseball (and I guess softball) into olympic sports. Currently, this is the last year for baseball and softball as olympic sports, which is just plain ridiculous. Not only that, but they added some ******** time keeping rules for extra innings where if the games goes into extras, teams then get two runners on automatically to start each inning. All this, while they have badminton and trampoline jumping, as well as some other ******** sports, instead. Despicable if you ask me.

I am still rooting for America to kick ass in every category, but I'm not going to tune into them.

bantx
08-06-2008, 05:53 PM
i thought u prohibited the bashing of other countries that wouldve sucked lol

eaglesfan_45
08-06-2008, 05:54 PM
i thought u prohibited the bashing of other countries that wouldve sucked lol

Yeah, 'cause that would mean I wouldn't be able to say Canada sucks (which it does).

BlindSite
08-06-2008, 06:37 PM
i say: no

ryan lochte takes him down in the 400 IM, Phelps first event. dude still has no breaststroke.

He won't he's got too many events too close together there's a lot of swimmers he'll be facing who do one even and one only who are a lot fresher and a lot better prepared.

He'll get a swag, like Thorpe used to in his prime, but he won't break the record.

Oh and Women's swimming is all Australia vs US and has been for a while. Breaststroke, 100, IM, there's atleast 5 events that the Aussie's hold the world records for that were broken just recently.

If someone wants to make easy money, bet on the Japanese swimmer Kitajima I think he's a breaststroke specialist, he's the world record holder by far and didn't use a lazer suit at his trials. Betting out here he's paying 3.20 for a win and he's almost a lock to do it.

bantx
08-06-2008, 06:53 PM
the thorpedo!!!!

KCJ58
08-06-2008, 09:43 PM
the thorpedo!!!!


way to steal Bucknaked's avatar

ATLDirtyBirds
08-06-2008, 09:55 PM
The sprints are one of my favorites. Hate to say it, but I'm a Usain Bolt fan. Maybe it's because of the irony of the name... still. USA all the way!

Caddy
08-06-2008, 10:39 PM
For some reason the event I'm looking forward to the most is the Under 23's Soccer. I'm really looking forward to seeing the Olyroos in action against the worlds best youth players, particularly Argentina who have an amazing squad (Damn Lionel Messi).

bantx
08-06-2008, 11:22 PM
way to steal Bucknaked's avatar

someone changed my avatar prob one of the mods beucase my avy was "racist" ;]

BlindSite
08-08-2008, 01:01 AM
I want to see Michael diamond get another shooting medal too.

Gay Ork Wang
08-08-2008, 07:45 AM
sry i gotta say it:

WOW!

eaglesfan_45
08-08-2008, 07:58 AM
sry i gotta say it:

WOW!

This is why the ratings are always so low in America, things aren't live, you can go online and see the results. America won't be seeing that opening ceremony for a few more hours.

Addict
08-08-2008, 08:15 AM
sry i gotta say it:

WOW!

I haven't seen it either. Oh it's on right now. that is one packed stadium.

Gay Ork Wang
08-08-2008, 08:39 AM
This is why the ratings are always so low in America, things aren't live, you can go online and see the results. America won't be seeing that opening ceremony for a few more hours.
it is live in germany right now

adschofield
08-08-2008, 12:29 PM
Phelps will break the record for most Gold medals for an American...He needs 4 more, no? Maybe it's 5....

TheBuffaloBills
08-08-2008, 12:40 PM
Usain Bolt going to shatter records?

Yeah

bored of education
08-08-2008, 12:47 PM
The Olympics are this year..WHO KNEW!

Gay Ork Wang
08-08-2008, 12:52 PM
I actually did

TheBuffaloBills
08-08-2008, 12:57 PM
I actually did

Hey Renji.... Buddy.... How's it going?

So how do you think Germany is going to do this year?

What are they especially good at?

Gay Ork Wang
08-08-2008, 01:00 PM
Are u stalking me?

Besides, China ftw! Germany basically sucks in everything. Hambüchen could get 1 in gymnastic

bored of education
08-08-2008, 01:00 PM
Are u stalking me?

Besides, China ftw! Germany basically sucks in everything. Hambüchen could get 1 in gymnastic

I AM STALKING YOU!

TheBuffaloBills
08-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Are u stalking me?

Besides, China ftw! Germany basically sucks in everything. Hambüchen could get 1 in gymnastic

Nope I am not.... Just trying to stay on good terms because lets just say my rep has seen better days after you disagreed with some of my points this past few days....

Gay Ork Wang
08-08-2008, 01:08 PM
Rep is overrated, u think about it way to much, as if it was money

TheBuffaloBills
08-08-2008, 01:15 PM
IMO

Hambüchen is looking pretty good this year..

scottyboy
08-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Are u stalking me?

Besides, China ftw! Germany basically sucks in everything. Hambüchen could get 1 in gymnastic

there's nothing wrong with stalking. I do it to Raymell and Leonard all the time...

GO USA! WOOHOOOO

D-Unit
08-08-2008, 01:54 PM
there's nothing wrong with stalking. I do it to Raymell and Leonard all the time...

GO USA! WOOHOOOO
Speaking of Raymell... Hit me up scottyboy. I got another offer for him.

Modano
08-08-2008, 03:24 PM
The opening ceremony was quite good... i'm excited about the basketball tournament, i think team USA has a great chance to win it and shut up the european haters. The baskteball team refused to wear those embarassing hats during the ceremony :D

Gay Ork Wang
08-08-2008, 04:15 PM
I liked the USA Outfit and the hats

D-Unit
08-08-2008, 06:44 PM
So who else thinks Michael Phelps is Eli Manning's long lost twin brother?

http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040820/040820_michaelPhelps_vmed_3p.widec.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2008/news/080428/eli_manning2.jpg

703SKINS202
08-08-2008, 07:09 PM
That was a ******* sick intro. Very intimidating too, now I'm scared of China!

Paul
08-08-2008, 07:38 PM
China knows how to put on a show.

M.O.T.H.
08-08-2008, 09:10 PM
reason to watch Brazil's synchronized swimming:

http://withleather.uproxx.com/post.phtml?pk=6572 (http://withleather.uproxx.com/post.phtml?pk=6572)

hmm...Brazilian twins. Why am I just learning about this? haha.

badgerbacker
08-08-2008, 09:39 PM
Man, the USA has some fruity little hats.

M.O.T.H.
08-08-2008, 09:40 PM
They look like some kind of private school uniform.

bantx
08-08-2008, 09:42 PM
they said designed by ralph lauren? lol

cambodia has 3 athletes awesome :D

HChu
08-08-2008, 11:06 PM
And the Czech Republic has earned the first gold medal in the 2008 Olympics, in the highly anticipated Women's 10m Air Rifle competition.

bantx
08-09-2008, 01:16 AM
im getting boxing and fencing right now on 2 of my channels great britan vs egypt boxing

WMD
08-09-2008, 02:39 AM
What an awesome intro. Some beautiful stuff. If China weren't communists and human rights violators, they'd be quite awesome.

soybean
08-09-2008, 04:15 AM
What an awesome intro. Some beautiful stuff. If China weren't communists and human rights violators, they'd be quite awesome.

if you think that's impressive, just wait until the olympic committee allows north korea to host it (jokingly of course)

they do that kind of stuff on a regular basis just to please the one, the only kim jong il.

scottyboy
08-09-2008, 07:15 AM
did you know there's a RUTGERS alum for the USA? that's right, Cappie Pondexter on our womans bball team! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BlindSite
08-09-2008, 07:33 AM
Phelps could be Archie's son, that guy should sell his little swimmers, he can't miss when it comes to athletes.

Tampa 2 4 life
08-09-2008, 08:44 AM
So....Our USA Women's Basketball team is good.

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 09:02 AM
Something that has do with horses is on USA. Thefans look extremely bored.
USA vs. Japan women's volleyball. I guess I'll watch this for now.
What other sports are currently on?

Tampa 2 4 life
08-09-2008, 09:04 AM
Something that has do with horses is on USA. Thefans look extremely bored.
What other sports are currently on?

Women's Handball on MSNBC.

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 09:07 AM
Alright, thankyou.

M.O.T.H.
08-09-2008, 09:12 AM
I've watched some fencing, handball, beach volleyball, and singles badmiton. Yeah, the olympics are pretty boring sometimes.

Gay Ork Wang
08-09-2008, 09:29 AM
China won their first 2 gold medal!

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 09:33 AM
The US won their first gold, and it was in Womens fencing. Mariel Zagunis won. The US has also won silver, and bronze medals (also in fencing)


Also, did anybody see this?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26104003/ Relative of US coach killed in Beijing

Caddy
08-09-2008, 09:33 AM
Anyone else watch the mens road race? I thought the last hour was really exciting and a well deserved win by the Spaniard Sanchez.

Gay Ork Wang
08-09-2008, 09:35 AM
I heard the german gave up on the last 50 kms haha

Caddy
08-09-2008, 09:38 AM
I heard the german gave up on the last 50 kms haha

The Germans were rubbish in the road race.

Gay Ork Wang
08-09-2008, 09:41 AM
The Germans are always rubbish

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 10:12 AM
lol

http://lh6.google.com/fisherwy/RyE7qBd0DDI/AAAAAAAAKfc/rfTXdbK8cEM/Olympic%20ring-shaped%20bicycle%5B2%5D.jpg

Punisher
08-09-2008, 11:22 AM
What events are taking place today?

703SKINS202
08-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Surprised nobody has mentioned this story yet...pretty tragic stuff hopefully it was some freak isolated incident.

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/news/story?id=3526793


Edit: Never mind I saw Bills2083 mentioned the story

StrongSide97
08-09-2008, 01:11 PM
There was a woman on the Russian indoor volleyball team, her last name was like Olertani or Tolerani or something like that. She was an absolute beast. She was like 6'9"!

soybean
08-09-2008, 01:28 PM
is it bad that im rooting for japan over USA in woimen's volleyball?

BigJohn98
08-09-2008, 01:28 PM
My god. Watching the US women's volleyball match was painful. The Japanese women are disgusting!

jayceheathman
08-09-2008, 01:35 PM
You have 15 posts now. Congratulations on your wealth of experience here. You definitely know what you're talking about. :rolleyes:

And NOW I ban you. Bye bye.

D-Unit is just bringing out his anger on you because he knows NM State will be beating his Hawaii team in every sport imaginable this year!

D-Unit
08-09-2008, 01:42 PM
D-Unit is just bringing out his anger on you because he knows NM State will be beating his Hawaii team in every sport imaginable this year!
Talk to me when something like that actually happens. :rolleyes:

Colt Brennan 2 - Chase Holbrook 0.

soybean
08-09-2008, 01:47 PM
My god. Watching the US women's volleyball match was painful. The Japanese women are disgusting!

the US team has some ghouls as well.

Wootylicous
08-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Come on Latvia!

Tampa 2 4 life
08-09-2008, 03:21 PM
F'n Latvia.

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 03:40 PM
There was a woman on the Russian indoor volleyball team, her last name was like Olertani or Tolerani or something like that. She was an absolute beast. She was like 6'9"!

We've got a 6'7" woman on USA's team. Her name is Tayyiba Haneef-Park. She's amazing at blocking and was a main reason why the US beat Japan.

703SKINS202
08-09-2008, 09:09 PM
Phelps 1/1

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 09:20 PM
^What competition did he win in?

703SKINS202
08-09-2008, 09:23 PM
^What competition did he win in?

Men's 400m Individual Medley

Sniper
08-09-2008, 09:25 PM
Michael Phelps is so goddamn awesome it's ridiculous. Broke his own Olympic record.

1/1

703SKINS202
08-09-2008, 09:26 PM
Michael Phelps is so goddamn awesome it's ridiculous. Broke his own Olympic record.

1/1

*World Record

Caddy
08-09-2008, 09:33 PM
*World Record

He absolutely destroyed the record. He is definitely a great swimmer.

Sniper
08-09-2008, 09:36 PM
*World Record

Olympic Record in the prelims, World Record for the gold.

awfullyquiet
08-09-2008, 09:43 PM
and they fail to play the anthem all the way through.
lalalala...

i root for everyone.
korean or not.

Wootylicous
08-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Phelps is a monster

iowatreat54
08-09-2008, 10:06 PM
is it just me or is watching the Olympics make anyone else just happy? Like I just watched China gymnastics on the rings and I guess they are the favorites for team competition, I can see why, but just seeing athletes all happy after they win or do well regardless of where they are from just puts me in a good mood

Brodeur
08-09-2008, 10:27 PM
Chris Kaman and Dirk owning some Angolian bitches.

Bills2083
08-09-2008, 11:06 PM
is it just me or is watching the Olympics make anyone else just happy? Like I just watched China gymnastics on the rings and I guess they are the favorites for team competition, I can see why, but just seeing athletes all happy after they win or do well regardless of where they are from just puts me in a good mood

Yeah, it's nice to see, but I'm always pulling for the Americans though :D


On a side note, I have the same birthday as Phelps (June 30th)

Caddy
08-09-2008, 11:16 PM
is it just me or is watching the Olympics make anyone else just happy? Like I just watched China gymnastics on the rings and I guess they are the favorites for team competition, I can see why, but just seeing athletes all happy after they win or do well regardless of where they are from just puts me in a good mood

I'm addicted to the Olympics. It's great to just be able to chill out in front of the television and watch your fellow countrymen (or even foreigners) compete on the grandest stage of all.

I'm really excited for the soccer tonight with the Olyroos taking on Argentina and also the basketball featuring the Boomers and hopefully Andrew Bogut.

yo123
08-09-2008, 11:57 PM
Chris Kaman and Dirk owning some Angolian bitches.

Is this on TV? Because I'm getting ******* volleyball on every channel I turn to.

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 12:00 AM
Is this on TV? Because I'm getting ******* volleyball on every channel I turn to.

No I was watching on NBC's online channel:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings/zone=ET/day=1/sport=BK/online.html?forcereload=true

By the way, Angola is pathetic. And China's music selection featured both the Bennie Hill theme and Peanut Butter Jelly Time. It was the weirdest combo of songs I've ever heard.

TheBuffaloBills
08-10-2008, 12:26 AM
No I was watching on NBC's online channel:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings/zone=ET/day=1/sport=BK/online.html?forcereload=true

By the way, Angola is pathetic. And China's music selection featured both the Bennie Hill theme and Peanut Butter Jelly Time. It was the weirdest combo of songs I've ever heard.

Haha.... I noticed that too

yo123
08-10-2008, 01:56 AM
Nocturnal basketball fans turn to USA. Greece and Spain are playing, should end up being a good game.

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 02:12 AM
Pau is even soft by European standards. Damn he is worthless on defense.

yo123
08-10-2008, 02:18 AM
Pau is even soft by European standards. Damn he is worthless on defense.

Very very true. And that Spanoulis guy can play a little bit. Rudy Fernandez also looks good.

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 02:31 AM
Well Greece looks dead on offense and defense now.

Modano
08-10-2008, 02:55 AM
Phelps is amazing... Two intersting game in the next couple of hours: team usa against china and italy against korea in soccer.. italy U21 soccer team has a lot of offensive talent..now i'm watching water polo, italy vs croatia.

yo123
08-10-2008, 03:00 AM
I'm going to assume Greece is having an off game, because they look absolutely confused on offense.

jayceheathman
08-10-2008, 03:00 AM
Phelps is amazing... Two intersting game in the next couple of hours: team usa against china and italy against korea in soccer.. italy U21 soccer team has a lot of offensive talent..now i'm watching water polo, italy vs croatia.

Phelps>Favre at everything!

Federer has Nadal who can always give him a great challenge. Sherapova has the Williams sisters. Michael Phelps has no one that even comes close to competing against him. He dominates everyone.

yo123
08-10-2008, 03:22 AM
Is it safe to say equestrian is the worst olympic event?

Caddy
08-10-2008, 03:41 AM
Is it safe to say equestrian is the worst olympic event?

Oh God yes. I was arguing that exact thing with my 2 girl house mates today when Equestrian was on the television. As far as I'm concerned, it is the worst sport in the entire Olympics.

eaglesfan_45
08-10-2008, 03:45 AM
equestrian f'n sucks, I was watching it thinking that they were warming up and were going to start doing stuff, then I realized it was the actual event, so I turned it.

Scotty D
08-10-2008, 03:57 AM
Is this Argentina - Lithuania game on USA live?

eaglesfan_45
08-10-2008, 04:19 AM
http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0809/oly_g_phelps03_617.jpg

Micheal Phelps is a man-beast.

soybean
08-10-2008, 05:40 AM
i didn't see all of the opening ceremony but i heard that kobe got the loudest/longest applause out of everyone in the entire thing.

yourfavestoner
08-10-2008, 06:22 AM
I hope everybody is ready for some Kobe in the morning.

Modano
08-10-2008, 08:08 AM
First gold medal for us!

Addict
08-10-2008, 08:12 AM
Hooray, the Duch have gold medal (swimming: women's 4x100 relay).

I gotta say I'm very impressed by Michael Phelps, he seems very down to earth and friendly. I'm rooting for him.

Bills2083
08-10-2008, 08:33 AM
Does Phelps have any races today?
If so, I have to watch it (them)

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 09:17 AM
Yao Ming with his awesome perimeter skills.

Bills2083
08-10-2008, 09:20 AM
^What station is the game on?

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 09:22 AM
^What station is the game on?

Should be NBC unless you're on the West Coast.

Sniper
08-10-2008, 09:24 AM
U.S offense looks sloppy.

Nice block by LeBron though.

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 09:27 AM
Outside of Sun Yue, the Chinese guards are pathetic.

Sniper
08-10-2008, 09:30 AM
Chris Paul is so quick.

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 09:40 AM
Man Melo really has disappeared this Summer after being the best player the previous few.

yo123
08-10-2008, 09:48 AM
Craig Sager isn't wearing an ugly suit today!

And we're gonna win this game by 20 points. China won't keep up this shooting.

StrongSide97
08-10-2008, 09:52 AM
that was just nasty...

Bills2083
08-10-2008, 09:52 AM
Who fed LeBron that pass?

StrongSide97
08-10-2008, 09:55 AM
Who fed LeBron that pass?

Dwayne Wade

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 10:21 AM
China looks like a crappy college team.

bernbabybern820
08-10-2008, 10:32 AM
China looks like a crappy college team.

Lol go figure. The Rockets feed Yao over half the time yet the Chinese guards want to just jack up 3s and get the ball stolen every other time.

awfullyquiet
08-10-2008, 10:39 AM
Is it safe to say equestrian is the worst olympic event?

not a chance. you don't understand dressage i bet... because that was what was on... dressage is more finesse, handling, and training... trust and teamwork...

the worst olympic event is rhythmic gymnastics. hands down. seriously, i don't know HOW that became an olympic sport... without the olympics no one would ever ever see rhythmic gymnastics... dressage and eventing would exist with or without the olympics.

SeanTaylorRIP
08-10-2008, 12:40 PM
Ha the 400x100 relay was supposed to be one of Phelps hardest gold medals because he had to rely on his teammates but his teammates qualified for the finals tonight by setting a world record, and that was without Phelps, imagine how much nastier they will be tonight in the finals when he is swimming the anchor leg.

D-Unit
08-10-2008, 01:36 PM
The Redeem Team is looking messy, but still dismantling China.

Dwight Howard was looking terrible.

Scotty D
08-10-2008, 01:49 PM
So is Phelps swimming today? What time?

SeanTaylorRIP
08-10-2008, 02:00 PM
So is Phelps swimming today? What time?

Tonight but AM Monday morning in China, probably around 9 or 10 Eastern Time.

Strongside
08-10-2008, 03:28 PM
When Michael Phelps swims, he doesn't get wet. The water gets Michael Phelps.

The 2004 tsunami wasn't caused by an earthquake. Michael Phelps was practicing his butterfly.

It's not global warming. Michael Phelps is just that hot.

jayceheathman
08-10-2008, 07:53 PM
Alicia Sacromone is hot!

http://www.sport.be/fotospecial/2255/Alicia.jpg

Caddy
08-10-2008, 07:54 PM
Alicia Sacromone is hot!

http://www.sport.be/fotospecial/2255/Alicia.jpg

I bet she is flexible too.

awfullyquiet
08-10-2008, 07:58 PM
I bet she is flexible too.

she looks like she's twelve.

mqtirishfan
08-10-2008, 09:06 PM
Alicia Sacromone is hot!


I entered this thread to post the same thought.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 09:07 PM
So is Shawn Johnson.

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Alicia Sacromone is hot!

http://www.sport.be/fotospecial/2255/Alicia.jpg

Only good part of the gymnastics.

Caddy
08-10-2008, 09:15 PM
she looks like she's twelve.

Lucky she is 20.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 09:18 PM
http://www.aliciasacramone.net/images/2004AmCup.jpg

would pay to hit it... a lot

mqtirishfan
08-10-2008, 09:35 PM
So is Shawn Johnson.

She's been able to drive without a parent for about 7 months...

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 10:31 PM
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG that was so ******* sick!!!! F the french!

iowatreat54
08-10-2008, 10:31 PM
please tell me someone just saw that..........

if Phelps breaks the record, this might be the race/competition/play of the whole Olympics

Xiomera
08-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Wow . . . US just made a hell of a rally to win the 4x100 relay. Closed a big gap right at the end.

World record by a lot.

Phelps wins his second gold.

bernbabybern820
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
LMAO. I jumped out of my seat im so happy!!! wow im shaking.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
wow wow wow that was amazing he made up so much ground!!!!!!

Brodeur
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
That was pretty damn impressive.

The Unseen
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
I'm not much of an Olympics or rah-rah US guy, but that was amazing.

ImBrotherCain
08-10-2008, 10:32 PM
Wow . . . US just made a hell of a rally to win the 4x100 relay. Closed a big gap right at the end.

World record by a lot.

Phelps wins his second gold.

That was totally sick.... just saw that. Amazing, Phelps was ecstatic

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 10:33 PM
3 teams beat the world record that was crazy, congrats Phelps and USA

Jughead10
08-10-2008, 10:33 PM
Nothing I enjoy more than watching the French fail.

bantx
08-10-2008, 10:33 PM
wow i actually jumped out my seat what a race i am glad i saw this

iowatreat54
08-10-2008, 10:34 PM
I love how the whole time they were talking about how he wouldn't be able to catch him and that they were just trying to stay in medal contention

DHVF
08-10-2008, 10:34 PM
Jason Lezak is the ******* man. Just wow, what a race.

themaninblack
08-10-2008, 10:35 PM
AMAZING. as a former swimmer I have a great deal of respect for the sport. That left me speechless.

Paul
08-10-2008, 10:36 PM
Amazing. Phelps and company were ridiculously pumped.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 10:37 PM
Thats what the olympics is all about man.

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 10:37 PM
France had that :(

HChu
08-10-2008, 10:37 PM
Usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!usa!us a!

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 10:40 PM
Haha Phelps' reaction was classic. Looks like a freaking warrior.

jayceheathman
08-10-2008, 10:40 PM
We shut up that French swimmer who was talking all that sh*t. Wow, I am SO pumped. Makes me want to learn how to swim that good and for the Olympics.

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 10:42 PM
Frenchies :(

iowatreat54
08-10-2008, 10:44 PM
USA > France at life

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 10:45 PM
I hope the Cubs lost every single game from now on! :(

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 11:02 PM
I shed tears :(

jayceheathman
08-10-2008, 11:28 PM
Craig Sager isn't wearing an ugly suit today!

And we're gonna win this game by 20 points. China won't keep up this shooting.

I bet on China to cover the 32.5 point spread and they lost by 31!!!!! YEAH!

yo123
08-10-2008, 11:30 PM
I'm a little late to the party, but that was soooo sick. Phelps is gonna win 8 gold medals now. That was the toughest one.

Bills2083
08-10-2008, 11:33 PM
I guess I'm a little late to the 4x100 party, but oh well. That was amazing.

What makes it even better is that the French guaranteed to smash the US in that race. :D


On a side note, I heard that over 1 billion people watched the US vs. China game. That's crazy.

FatJJ44
08-10-2008, 11:35 PM
Nothing I enjoy more than watching the French fail.

I couldnt agree more and is it wrong that i jumped up and started cheering when they won

awfullyquiet
08-11-2008, 12:18 AM
Lucky she is 20.

am i really the only sane person who think gymnastics girls have no boobs, and look waaaay below the legal limit?

and what's with all the french hate? really... the french aren't that terrible you uncultured swine.

jayceheathman
08-11-2008, 12:33 AM
am i really the only sane person who think gymnastics girls have no boobs, and look waaaay below the legal limit?

and what's with all the french hate? really... the french aren't that terrible you uncultured swine.

They dont have much boobs but Alicia makes up for it in everything else.

The hate is from the 4 X100 relay if you missed it. The French were hating on the US saying they were going to destroy us and then we caught up from behind and won gold. It was awesome.

Turtlepower
08-11-2008, 12:42 AM
OMFG, that race was amazing.

drowe
08-11-2008, 07:55 AM
yeah, i'm late to the party, but i stayed up just to watch the 4x100 relay last night..and wow. as a former swimmer, that might have been the most amazing race i've ever seen. ever. EVER.

i mean, homey had to make up an entire body length in 100 meters...against the dude that owns the world record in the 100 meter. and he made it all up in the last 50. staggering.

i always get into olympics. and this is, hands down, my new favorite olympic moment ever.

seriously, Jason Lezak is the new Chuck Norris.

and, Phelps and Weber-Gale's reaction was priceless. but, where the hell was Cullen Jones when this was going on?

Sniper
08-11-2008, 08:05 AM
**** Talking 101: If you're going to do it, make sure you back it up, Mr. Bernard.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 08:41 AM
Given the splits and times leading up to the games, the French had every reason to be confident. The first 3 legs of the French relay gave Bernard the lead he needed to back up his words, but he choked. Leczak's 46.06 split was ridiculous.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 08:49 AM
http://www.barstoolsports.com/article/wake_with_olympic_pole_vaulter/2563/

I heart Paraguay!!!!

SeanTaylorRIP
08-11-2008, 09:11 AM
Bernard is such a choker, he had the race, he should swim faster than Lezak even if they got an even start but he started to tighten up and get nervous when he could feel Lezak coming on, haha want a screw up, France could have have crushed that American time but he choked, serves him right. With Cullen it was nice to see a brother in the pool, but yeah he was a weak link.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 09:15 AM
He wasn't really that much of a weak link. His split was just over 48 seconds, which is pretty damn good. I think he could have been better, but he was the #4 American swimmer. Fact of life.

Caddy
08-11-2008, 09:15 AM
am i really the only sane person who think gymnastics girls have no boobs, and look waaaay below the legal limit?

and what's with all the french hate? really... the french aren't that terrible you uncultured swine.

It's not like boobs are the only part of the female body men find attractive.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 09:32 AM
The girls are limber, light, and have pretty faces. They also have very nice physiques in leotards, which show every little issue. I'd do most, if not all of them.

Bills2083
08-11-2008, 09:53 AM
Here's a link to the great race just in case any of you missed it...
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/share.html?videoid=0811_hd_swb_hl_l0194

That's absolutely amazing.

iowatreat54
08-11-2008, 10:02 AM
The girls are limber, light, and have pretty faces. They also have very nice physiques in leotards, which show every little issue. I'd do most, if not all of them.

even though most are 14-16....that's kinda creepy ;)

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 10:04 AM
Fair point on the creepiness. However, that's why I love HS girls... I keep getting older, and they stay the same age...

drowe
08-11-2008, 10:12 AM
Bernard is such a choker, he had the race, he should swim faster than Lezak even if they got an even start but he started to tighten up and get nervous when he could feel Lezak coming on, haha want a screw up, France could have have crushed that American time but he choked, serves him right. With Cullen it was nice to see a brother in the pool, but yeah he was a weak link.

dude, Cullen Jones is the man. any other year, he'd have a chance to anchor that relay, but Phelps, Weber-Gale and Lezak are just too good for words. i really hope he gets a shot in the 4x200. he's got a great long stroke and i bet he'd be a huge piece of that relay too.

drowe
08-11-2008, 10:15 AM
Given the splits and times leading up to the games, the French had every reason to be confident. The first 3 legs of the French relay gave Bernard the lead he needed to back up his words, but he choked. Leczak's 46.06 split was ridiculous.

the 46.0 was unreal. just in the time trials for this olympics, breaking 48 was almost unheard of. and, granted, a good relay exchange can reduce a good chunk of a second off your time, but still. that's lightning under any circumstance. i don't think the dude touched the water for the last 20 meters.

BigJohn98
08-11-2008, 10:40 AM
Is it too early to proclaim Michael Phelps as the greatest Olympian ever?

drowe
08-11-2008, 10:51 AM
Is it too early to proclaim Michael Phelps as the greatest Olympian ever?

i wanna see what he can do in 2012. if he wins the 8 this year, and snags a couple in London, then we can talk.

but, can we all agree that Katie Hoff is the most overrated olympian of the year?
seriously, after choking in 2004, she had to settle for a bronze in the 400IM and last night she blew a body length lead in the last length in the 400 Free.

and, she ugly.

scottyboy
08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
http://www.wnba.com/media/mercury/pondexter_rutgers_220.jpg

Cappie with 5 points and 5 dimes in USA's blowout win over China...

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Phelps just set a new Olympic record in the Butterfly prelims. He is a monster.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 10:53 AM
Katie Hoff has disappointed. I'm not sure if she is overrated so much as overhyped because of her friendship with Phelps. It is possible that expectations in the media are too high, not anything else.

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 10:58 AM
http://www.wnba.com/media/mercury/pondexter_rutgers_220.jpg

Cappie with 5 points and 5 dimes in USA's blowout win over China...
Sucks, i couldve got that

Eaglez.Fan
08-11-2008, 11:02 AM
Anybody here watching the Canadian feed? It's very sad when a canadian finishes 7th out of 8 and still breaks a canadian olympic record, or comes last but is a PB and is proud.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 11:03 AM
When you get into big meets like this, all you can do is beat your best, and hope it's good enough. 7th in the world is nothing to be ashamed of.

Eaglez.Fan
08-11-2008, 11:06 AM
True but I'm just flip-flopping between american and canadian feeds and canadians are happy when they come last and americans are disappointed when they come 3rd.

Caddy
08-11-2008, 11:14 AM
i wanna see what he can do in 2012. if he wins the 8 this year, and snags a couple in London, then we can talk.

but, can we all agree that Katie Hoff is the most overrated olympian of the year?
seriously, after choking in 2004, she had to settle for a bronze in the 400IM and last night she blew a body length lead in the last length in the 400 Free.

and, she ugly.

If he wins 8 gold medals then that would take his total tally to 14 gold medals which I think would probably make him the best ever.

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 11:17 AM
True but I'm just flip-flopping between american and canadian feeds and canadians are happy when they come last and americans are disappointed when they come 3rd.

US Swimming has a longer and prouder tradition than Canadian. It has a larger population to draw from, and their athletes consider themselves the best in everything. It is a matter of attitude, expectations, tradition, and training. Not putting down Canadian Swimming. Just a mindset that they seem to have.

Eaglez.Fan
08-11-2008, 11:22 AM
Oh I know. It's not just in swimming but in pretty much everything, it's interesting to watch though.

And I wonder how Michael Phelps would do in water polo.....

Caddy
08-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Oh I know. It's not just in swimming but in pretty much everything, it's interesting to watch though.

And I wonder how Michael Phelps would do in water polo.....

I believe he has sub par hand-eye coordination so he probably wouldn't be that great. :D

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Being canadian I don't really care about medals just wanna watch my athletes peform well in events. Just make me proud to see canadian performing to a high level and breaking some canadian records.

scottyboy
08-11-2008, 11:26 AM
I believe he has sub par hand-eye coordination so he probably wouldn't be that great. :D

he'd be the Sinorice Moss of water polo...

UKfan
08-11-2008, 11:29 AM
Go Becca Adlington! We got a gold in swimming, **** yeah!

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 11:29 AM
Nice line. I love it.

Sniper
08-11-2008, 11:29 AM
he'd be the Sinorice Moss of water polo...

Let's not go overboard here.

Phelps would dominate everything. Water polo, basketball, football, ping pong, hockey, equestrian whatever. His awesomeness is unmatched.

Yes, scotty, his awesomeness is unmatched even by Brian Leonard and Ray Rice put together.

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 11:31 AM
Let's not go overboard here.

Phelps would dominate everything. Water polo, basketball, football, ping pong, hockey, equestrian whatever. His awesomeness is unmatched.

Yes, scotty, his awesomeness is unmatched even by Brian Leonard and Ray Rice put together.

Max Pacioretty begs to differ

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Let's not go overboard here.

Phelps would dominate everything. Water polo, basketball, football, ping pong, hockey, equestrian whatever. His awesomeness is unmatched.

Yes, scotty, his awesomeness is unmatched even by Brian Leonard and Ray Rice put together.
Any chinese person could beat phelps in tabletennis

Brodeur
08-11-2008, 11:39 AM
Any chinese person could beat phelps in tabletennis

Here's what I have to say about that:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/lindsay_23/PHELPS.gif

Sniper
08-11-2008, 11:40 AM
Max Pacioretty begs to differ

I think Phelps could take ZOMGZ Max. Imagine if they were on the same line?

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 11:40 AM
He lamost lost it for the Americans too :D at least he wasnt the reason they won

Sniper
08-11-2008, 11:41 AM
Here's what I have to say about that:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/lindsay_23/PHELPS.gif

Guaran-*******-tee that's going to be in a 300-style avatar/sig where that face gets edited in within 2 weeks.

iowatreat54
08-11-2008, 12:03 PM
He lamost lost it for the Americans too :D at least he wasnt the reason they won

who almost lost it for the Americans? the only guy that didn't really dominate was 3rd leg when they gave up the lead, Phelps had the fastest split overall up until Lezak I believe

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 12:05 PM
I thought the third french swimmer had a faster time than Phelps, actually. He was a second behind and put his team a second ahead leading up to Bernard.

iowatreat54
08-11-2008, 12:07 PM
I thought the third french swimmer had a faster time than Phelps, actually. He was a second behind and put his team a second ahead leading up to Bernard.

ah, I didn't know other than I thought they said that, either way, Phelps was cruising and had the US in the lead so I hope that's not who he was talking about almost lost it/was sarcastic

EDIT: yea, Phelps didn't have close to the fastest, I just like making things up I guess :) but still it wasn't close to losing it for the team

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 12:11 PM
for the best swimmer in the team, he only finished third, which is def not winning it

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Indeed he was behind the french swimmer and was not that fast.

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 12:12 PM
he was behind the australian one too

iowatreat54
08-11-2008, 12:17 PM
ok my mistake, he had them in a close 2nd when he finished, they were in first after Gale, 2nd after Jones, and then won it with Lezak...he may have not lived up to being the fastest on the team, but he was far from "losing it" for them, was my point

drowe
08-11-2008, 12:22 PM
nobody ever said Phelps was the fastest on the team. the sprint events are not his strong suit. get him in the IM or Fly and nobody touches him.

iowatreat54
08-11-2008, 12:24 PM
sorry, "best swimmer" :)

and that's what I'm excited for, these first 2 races were the 2 questionable for the US/Phelps...hopefully the other 2 relays will perform as the overwhelming favorites that they are and Phelps can keep it up

bsaza2358
08-11-2008, 12:25 PM
Phelps is a master at the Fly, and he is simply excellent (as opposed to masterful) in everything else. That, plus his consistency, work ethic, and persona, make him so great at swimming.

iowatreat54
08-11-2008, 12:35 PM
Phelps is a master at the Fly, and he is simply excellent (as opposed to masterful) in everything else. That, plus his consistency, work ethic, and persona, make him so great at swimming.

and the fu manchu he was sporting prior to the Olympics that gave him supernatural powers

http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/1488/phelpsmichaelfumanchudl7.th.jpg