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    Default Anybody watching the Olympics?

    I thought somebody would be talking about that amazing finish on the mens 4x100 relay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michfire View Post
    I thought somebody would be talking about that amazing finish on the mens 4x100 relay!!
    That was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in sports. I hae heard about the US te4am's conditioning, strnegth, and other things. That victory came about as a result of heart. Nothing more, nothing less.

    So far, I think the coverage has been pretty good. What I like is that when I don't want to see the usual mainstream stuff, I can switch to another cable channel and see good coverage of some obscure stuff-kind of like the way they covered Curling during the Winter Olympics.
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    There is nothing wrong with the Olympics. I'm not glued to the coverage, and I have no idea when certain events are. When is the women's volleyball? For some reason, that has a high value of entertainment for me. The story behind some of the athletes making their respective teams are what makes their victories more interesting. Like most people, I guess I'm waiting for the highlight videos, and not really interested in the day to day competitions. Still, sometimes I find myself flipping through channels, and stopping for a few of the competitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I have absolutely no use whatsoever for the Olympics. None. Zero.

    That's kind of how some feel about tractor pulls and the like...




    I catch as much of the games as I can.

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    Women's Beach Volleyball.

    I believe they are the most impressive athletes competing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I have absolutely no use whatsoever for the Olympics. None. Zero.
    Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed, didn't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper45 View Post
    That's kind of how some feel about tractor pulls and the like...




    I catch as much of the games as I can.

    Or NASCAR. I wouldn't go outside to watch a NASCAR race if it was in my driveway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Or NASCAR. I wouldn't go outside to watch a NASCAR race if it was in my driveway.
    You must have one helluva driveway with all left hand turns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Or NASCAR. I wouldn't go outside to watch a NASCAR race if it was in my driveway.
    Ha! Me, too!!

    I love the Olympics. It will give me something to keep up with to pass the time at the office...LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I have absolutely no use whatsoever for the Olympics. None. Zero.
    C'mon Harve,
    The results of the Olympics have no effect on my life, but I must admit I almost fell out of my chair when Lezak came from so far behind with only a half pool length to go to beat the previous world record holder. Beating the French after all the trash talking made it a great day to be an American!!

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    French 4X100 relay team- " The Americans?? We're going to smash them. That's what we came here for..."

    Anybody that watched that race and didn't get excited and full of pride shouldn't watch the OLY games. That race had it all. Cocky Frenchmen, USA as underdogs, great come behind finish and a new wolrd record. The looks on the face of the french was great. They were supposed to win, they talked so much trash and THEY ended up getting smashed by "The Americans" !! Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukequintin View Post
    French 4X100 relay team- " The Americans?? We're going to smash them. That's what we came here for..."

    Anybody that watched that race and didn't get excited and full of pride shouldn't watch the OLY games. That race had it all. Cocky Frenchmen, USA as underdogs, great come behind finish and a new wolrd record. The looks on the face of the french was great. They were supposed to win, they talked so much trash and THEY ended up getting smashed by "The Americans" !! Good stuff.
    Typical Frensh. Get behind the Americans when the going gets tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukequintin View Post
    French 4X100 relay team- " The Americans?? We're going to smash them. That's what we came here for..."
    None of them hold a candle to the athletic ability of womens beach volleyball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    None of them hold a candle to the athletic ability of womens beach volleyball.


    I must admit I felt it would be unpatriotic not to see their matches to the end!!

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    I'd watch women's beach volleyball even if they were the least athletic people on earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by michfire View Post
    I must admit I felt it would be unpatriotic not to see their matches to the end!!
    I wondered if anyone was going to pick up on my sarcasm.

    Maybe I should start using little smileys.
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    Never used to miss it but now...not so much. My daughter is all fired up about it so Ive watched a little with her.

    Still like the Winter Olympic's better, always have...
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    Women's Beach V-ball is Olympic Poorn.

    I enjoy it in small doses. The end of day recap is pretty good, and sometimes I get sucked into the obscure stuff too. Trap shooting has put just enough redneck into the olympics, and a 57 year old women is a favorite. It gives us all hope...
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    No, I didn't get up on the wrong side of the bed, if I did her husband would have noticed.
    Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell View Post
    Women's Beach V-ball is Olympic Poorn.

    I enjoy it in small doses. The end of day recap is pretty good, and sometimes I get sucked into the obscure stuff too. Trap shooting has put just enough redneck into the olympics, and a 57 year old women is a favorite. It gives us all hope...
    No. Team Handball has done that.

    They look like a bunch of weekend warriors out there playing a game that they make the rules up to as they go along.
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    Hats off to the two young women who brought home gold and silver in gymnastics yesterday, despite coming from the bottom of the list after getting screwed by the judges... Take that China!

    Now Team USA has to pull it off in everything else...

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    I just watched Michael Phelps win his 7th Gold Medal about an hour ago. Coming from behind to win "by less than a fingernail", as the announcers on CBC put it, was absolutely freakin' amazing!! There is a protest by Serbia, though.
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