Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Other Sports


The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Other Sports


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #91
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 45,116
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by DynamiteRave View Post
They need to move the broadcast to ESPN in 2016.
We tried. I had the joy of co-chairing the Olympics Digital Media committee for ESPN. Do you know how hard it is to build out a 20 year Olympics plan? Damn near impossible. Anyhow, we put together what we thought was a fair offer. But alas did not get it.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 08-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #92
Special Teams
 
JPPT1974's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 217
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

NBC is getting even huge ratings than the Beijing Games. Beijing had the better Opening Ceremonies. But still London games are great!
__________________
Happy July 4th!
JPPT1974 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #93
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,596
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

My only problem with NBC was their removal of the Brits tribute to those killed recently in a terrorist act. Shows very little class.

NBC coverage: Outrage by claiming 7/7 tribute in Olympic Opening Ceremony 'wasn't tailored to U.S. audience' | Mail Online


Quote:
Originally Posted by JPPT1974 View Post
NBC is getting even huge ratings than the Beijing Games. Beijing had the better Opening Ceremonies. But still London games are great!

Better? Depends on what aspect you are judging it by. The reason I liked London's opening ceremonies so much is because they paid tribute to their history, their cultural, and to their politics. I don't recall seeing China give a nod to communism or to their health care like the Brits did. Visually? I think the Chinese put on a performance that has blown away any other Olympic opening ceremonies I've seen. My favorite part was probably the drummers, which was awe inspiring to say the least.


__________________
"So let me get this straight. We have the event of the year on TV with millions watching around the world... and people want a punt, pass, and kick competition to be the halftime entertainment?? Folks, don't quit your day jobs."- Matty
NC_Skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #94
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 36
Posts: 16,270
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
Well they probably didn't need to run a promo touting an interview with "gold medal winner Missy Franklin" right before her race. That probably could have been scheduled better.
They did that last night with Lochte right before his race!

They said "Watch Ryan Lochte tomorrow, who already has a silver and 2 golds..." right before his race. Idiots. Thanks for spoiling it for me.
__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #95
Fire Bruce NOW
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 11,434
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Michael Phelps Asks Bob Costas If He Wins Or Loses Tonight | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
__________________
Bruce Allen when in charge alone: 4-12 (.250)
Bruce Allen's overall Redskins record : 28-52 (.350)
Vinny Cerrato's record when in charge alone: 52-65 (.444)
Vinny's overall Redskins record: 62-82 (.430)
We won more with Vinny
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #96
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,596
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
Badminton Tanking: I think I might have actually watched this match Shameless shuttlers lose for gains | Olympics 2012

Looks like those players got DQ'd and sent packing. *tips hat to IOC* This is exactly what should have been done.

2012 London Olympics -- IOC asks for probe of badminton coaches, officials - ESPN


On a secondary note. Wilbon is a complete ****ing retard. He encourages teams and players to lose games to enhance their standing? Why in the **** does ESPN continue to put morons like him and Skip Bayless on TV. I couldn't even listen to it all it was so retarded.
__________________
"So let me get this straight. We have the event of the year on TV with millions watching around the world... and people want a punt, pass, and kick competition to be the halftime entertainment?? Folks, don't quit your day jobs."- Matty
NC_Skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #97
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,596
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Ouch.

Weightlifter Sa Jae-hyouk dislocates elbow in London Olympics’ most gruesome injury (VIDEO/PHOTOS) | Fourth-Place Medal - Yahoo! Sports
__________________
"So let me get this straight. We have the event of the year on TV with millions watching around the world... and people want a punt, pass, and kick competition to be the halftime entertainment?? Folks, don't quit your day jobs."- Matty
NC_Skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #98
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 27
Posts: 12,172
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by NC_Skins View Post
Looks like those players got DQ'd and sent packing. *tips hat to IOC* This is exactly what should have been done.

2012 London Olympics -- IOC asks for probe of badminton coaches, officials - ESPN


On a secondary note. Wilbon is a complete ****ing retard. He encourages teams and players to lose games to enhance their standing? Why in the **** does ESPN continue to put morons like him and Skip Bayless on TV. I couldn't even listen to it all it was so retarded.
I agree with you in regards to the badminton players. You gotta send the message that if it ever happens again, you're tossed no question asked. Their sport is going to lose a lot of fans over this, and deservedly so.

On your secondary note, retards = ratings. Say something outlandish and people will pay attention, and discuss it whether they like it or not. That's how retards like that get jobs.
mooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #99
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,596
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Going back the the US Women's gymnastics team win the other night, and I wanted to share this if you missed it. This was by in far the best vault I've ever witnessed, and how how a judge didn't give this a perfect score. Hands down this should have been given a perfect score, and it was so good it actually dropped a jaw on one of the judges.

McKayla Maroney's Vault Was So Good It Literally Dropped A Judge's Jaw


Crazy good.
__________________
"So let me get this straight. We have the event of the year on TV with millions watching around the world... and people want a punt, pass, and kick competition to be the halftime entertainment?? Folks, don't quit your day jobs."- Matty
NC_Skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #100
Gamebreaker
 
DynamiteRave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington DC
Age: 28
Posts: 13,019
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

This seems to happen every year during the snatch portion of weightlifting. In 2008 a Hungarian lifter completely broke his arm. That was a scary video to watch.
__________________
Establishment, establishment, you always know what's best.

"We're officially horrible." -RedskinRat

I'm a chick, damnit.
DynamiteRave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #101
Contains football related knowledge
 
JoeRedskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Second Star On The Right
Age: 52
Posts: 9,281
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

^^ First, the IOC didn't DQ the badminton competitiors - the World Federation of Badminton (or whatever the umbrella organization for badminton is) did. The IOC "took note" of the Federation's actions and did not contest them. (Sorry, can't find the link but just remember the quote as the IOC's response seemed rather tepid and did not seem to independently condemn the actions).

In the cycling, the cycling umbrella organization said: "It's okay. It's all part of the game." The teams competing against Britain seemed to shrug their shoulders at the tactic and accepted it as part of the cycling rules. The IOC again, did not dispute the findings of the umbrella organization.

It's a tough call to make any distinction and I'm certainly not going to try. Manipulation fo the rules has been around since the beginning of organized competitions. Sometimes it gets called out sometimes not. To me, at these high levels, it's more about the politics w/in the group than an objective application of standards. It's why MJ got the calls in the NBA, why tackling Tom Brady in a game is a suspendable offense, etc. etc.

Again, while I love, admire and am awed by the athleticism on display at the Olympics, I hate the cliquish/subject application of rules to so many of the competitions.
__________________
You aren't worth the water in my spit but, maybe, just maybe, you're worth the lead in my shotgun.
JoeRedskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #102
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 36
Posts: 16,270
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Let me understand...they kick badminton players out of the Games for not trying hard enough, but when our basketball team wins by 83, they get attacked for scoring too many points?

__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #103
Franchise Player
 
ArtMonkDrillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Age: 32
Posts: 8,030
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

And my boy Dong Dong takes the gold in trampoline!!! Sorry for the spoiler, I'm just that excited!!!
__________________
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." The Dude
ArtMonkDrillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #104
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 27
Posts: 12,172
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by firstdown View Post
Badminton has alot of fans? I'm guessing if you one of 10 you will keep watching.
Hey don't you diss badminton, badminton fans are more hooliganish than European soccer fans.

Actually I'm not one of the 10, I'm just saying. For the record, I can't even remember if badminton is the sport where they toss the little birdie hoopajoop over the net with a tennis racket.
mooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #105
Most Interesting Man in the World
 
hooskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Age: 28
Posts: 8,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkeydad View Post
Let me understand...they kick badminton players out of the Games for not trying hard enough, but when our basketball team wins by 83, they get attacked for scoring too many points?

That happened? What are you supposed to do; give the other team the ball? Its not like football where you can just switch to thground game
__________________
Vacancy
hooskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.29546 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25