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 08-02-2012, 01:24 PM   #106
Mann Up HOF!
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 11,019
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
__________________
Rooting for the Dallas Cowboys should be recognized as a treatable mental disorder.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 08-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #107
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,215
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, 03:26 PM   #108
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,215
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, 07:32 PM   #109
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 26
Posts: 12,108
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, 08:25 PM   #110
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11,215
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, 11:19 PM   #111
Registered User
 
firstdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: chesapeake, va
Age: 50
Posts: 15,818
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mooby View Post
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.
Badminton has alot of fans? I'm guessing if you one of 10 you will keep watching.
firstdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #112
Gamebreaker
 
DynamiteRave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington DC
Age: 28
Posts: 12,794
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, 12:13 PM   #113
Registered User
 
firstdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: chesapeake, va
Age: 50
Posts: 15,818
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

First badminton and now this. How can they kick the badminton teams out and not this team is surprising.

IOC clears British cyclist Philip Hindes of deliberate crash
firstdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #114
Contains football related knowledge
 
JoeRedskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Second Star On The Right
Age: 51
Posts: 8,850
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, 03:07 PM   #115
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
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, 03:09 PM   #116
Franchise Player
 
ArtMonkDrillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Age: 32
Posts: 8,011
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, 03:13 PM   #117
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 26
Posts: 12,108
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, 03:14 PM   #118
Most Interesting Man in the World
 
hooskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Age: 27
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
Old 08-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #119
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by hooskins View Post
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
Yes, and Coach K is mad. He said he WAS trying to take it easy on Nigeria...benching starters, no fast breaks in the 4th quarter and trying to pass the ball around and use up the shot clock. He said "we used up the 24 seconds of the shot clock and took one shot, but those shots were just going in."

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points...in 16 minutes!

Nigeria was just THAT bad.
__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #120
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,967
Re: The 2012 London Summer Olympics Thread

This...doesn't seem right

Sprinter banned from 100 meters -- for sleeping with his wife - CBSSports
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack 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 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.28599 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