Are you following the Olympic Games?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by NAVIGATOR, Aug 14, 2004.

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Do you follow the OG?

  1. I'll watch them all day

  2. I'll watch only the sports I like or enjoy

  3. I'll watch only the sports my Country is in

  4. I don't give a damn about OG

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  1. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    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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  2. Bill the Duck

    Bill the Duck Unwitting Accomplice

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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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  3. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Olimpics? :dunno

    Which athletes did we send for the spelling competition? :ear
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  4. Nelson

    Nelson Shadow Boxer

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    it's great, women's beach volleyball .
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  5. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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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. :dunno
    If there's a good human interest story I might watch.
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  6. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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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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  7. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    College football is around the corner and all this garbage will soon be forgotten. SEC rocks!
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  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    fixed

    Jurgen
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  9. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Badminton? :D 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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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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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.

    Jurgen
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  11. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    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.
    :strum

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

    :dizave
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  12. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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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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  13. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Oh, no, they can't root for America. That would destroy their "journalistic credibility", as if they have any anyway. :rolleyes
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  14. DMZ

    DMZ Castor Bean Addict

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    They don't show the shooting sports on NBC.........:boid

    It might offend sensibilities of some viewers.
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  15. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Yes, God forbid we show that. Guns = bad. :pissed
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  16. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    I only have the basic, basic, cable. If NBC ain't showing it prime time, I ain't seeing it. Sucks. I'd watch everything except sailing. Unless they were shooting cannons at each other. I'd watch that.
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  17. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    At least it's not Tim McCarver during the World Series. Now there's a guy who really grates my cheese.
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  18. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    I don't know how he fit that huge ego behind that catcher's equipment.
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  19. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    i'm watching quite a bit... which surprises me. women's swimming, women's indoor volleyball(oh logan tom, you glorious girl!)... seen some women's diving.

    the men's sports just ain't doin' it fer me fer some reason,

    me
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  20. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Me too... I just keep it on one of the Olympic channels... I've been watching religiously both Winter and Summer since 1976 (when I was 6) and I can't stay away when the games roll aorund... The competition, especially the swimming and track and field is the ultimate in pure head to head speed and determination...

    GO USA! Keep the medals rolling in!
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