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View Results: Do you follow the OG?
I'll watch them all day 8 11.27%
I'll watch only the sports I like or enjoy 25 35.21%
I'll watch only the sports my Country is in 2 2.82%
I don't give a damn about OG 36 50.70%
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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So, who's gonn'a follow the Olympic Games?

I'll watch all day
I'll watch only the sports I like
I'll watch only my Countries performances
I don't give a damn

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Old 08-14-2004, 09:54 AM   #2
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Here's a Gallup poll that might shed some light. One interesting response is down at the bottom:

46. How likely do you think it is that a terrorist attack of some sort will occur at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece this month -- very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?

Very likely (2004) : 6% - Athens, Greece
Very likely (2002) : 11% - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Very likely (1996) : 13% - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Old 08-14-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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Olimpics?

Which athletes did we send for the spelling competition?
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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it's great, women's beach volleyball .
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Old 08-14-2004, 04:48 PM   #5
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Since the end of the Cold War and the proliferation of dumb sports becoming Olympic certified, I've lost interest in them.
If there's a good human interest story I might watch.
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Old 08-14-2004, 08:10 PM   #6
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Yea, Like Badmitten is a macho sport. Great Britain and they're world renouned Badmitten team kicken ass an taking names.

We need a pole, Were's Dizave?
What sports should NOT be an olympic sport?
Badmitten?, Sincronized swimming? Whats next Olympic Spelling Bee's?
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Old 08-14-2004, 08:35 PM   #7
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College football is around the corner and all this garbage will soon be forgotten. SEC rocks!
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Old 08-14-2004, 08:38 PM   #8
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Semi-pro football is around the corner and all this garbage will soon be forgotten. SEC rocks!
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:27 AM   #9
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Yea, Like Badmitten is a macho sport. Great Britain and they're world renouned Badmitten team kicken ass an taking names.

We need a pole, Were's Dizave?
What sports should NOT be an olympic sport?
Badmitten?, Sincronized swimming? Whats next Olympic Spelling Bee's?
Badminton? What's macho-ness got to do with Olympics games and sport in general?

Personally, I think most sports where marks are given on judgement calls (synch swimming, ice dancing in the winter olympics, stuff like that) shouldn't be in the games, but I suppose their fans would argue.
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:21 AM   #10
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Thought I'd follow them more, I like seeing lesser viewed sports every few years but:

Katie Couric needs to be Pepped.
Announcers in almost every sport are really annoying in some way.
All of the focus on really stooopid sports.
Tired of every sport having a "dream team." --next commentator that uses that phrase should have there mouth washed out with soap.

Coverage irritates me so much, that I'm having trouble watching. Think that they should go back to only sports in the olympics before say 1968. Return to the games not the stooopid shiite.

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Old 08-16-2004, 02:18 PM   #11
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basketball

yeah way to go mens basketball team! Maybe this will wake up them up and put away their million dollar egos and their bling-bling style of hoops.


They fuckin' deserved it .....way to set the example of team sports.

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Old 08-16-2004, 06:30 PM   #12
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Fucking-A Bob Costas and the rest of the NBC commentators. Why don't you guys move to China, that way you can cheerlead full time for those competing with us.

Is it too much to ask that once every 4 years we actually take pride in American Olympic prowess. These commentators are pissing me off.

Specifically, I'm referring to the Men's Floor exercises that are on right now. Damn, I should turn down the volume on these fucks.
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Old 08-16-2004, 06:31 PM   #13
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Fucking-A Bob Costas and the rest of the NBC commentators. Why don't you guys move to China, that way you can cheerlead full time for those competing with us.

Is it too much to ask that once every 4 years we actually take pride in American Olympic prowess. These commentators are pissing me off.
Oh, no, they can't root for America. That would destroy their "journalistic credibility", as if they have any anyway.
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Old 08-16-2004, 06:48 PM   #14
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They don't show the shooting sports on NBC.........

It might offend sensibilities of some viewers.
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Old 08-16-2004, 06:49 PM   #15
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They don't show the shooting sports on NBC.........

It might offend sensibilities of some viewers.
Yes, God forbid we show that. Guns = bad.
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