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saden1 08-11-2008 11:37 PM

K...US Swim Team
 
Getting excited over swimming...the French [URL="http://www.gambling911.com/sports/alain-bernard-believes-french-can-%E2%80%9Csmash-us%E2%80%9D-olympics-081008.html"]trash talking[/URL] in the 400 relay and then getting their ass handed to them. I love it. If you haven't seen the race check it out [URL="http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0811_HD_SWB_HL_L0194"]here[/URL] (you'll need MS Silverlight plugin).

FRPLG 08-12-2008 12:48 AM

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It was money. Lezack was beast.

GhettoDogAllStars 08-12-2008 10:48 AM

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One of the best races I've seen. My roommate and I were just about as pumped as Phelps. So nice to see the French eat their words.

firstdown 08-12-2008 12:27 PM

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When was the last time you can remember someone in the Olympics talking smack. I'm sure its been done but I cannot rember anyone doing this but like that French swimmer or coach said "the US only won by a finger tip". Duh, just about all events are won by a finger tip, few 100th's of a sec., by fractions of a point. I'm guessing thats one of the reasons the US team was so pumped to win that race.

Monkeydad 08-12-2008 12:34 PM

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It was great to see the Frenchies get shut up like that. :D

saden1 08-12-2008 01:14 PM

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[quote=firstdown;463796]When was the last time you can remember someone in the Olympics talking smack. I'm sure its been done but I cannot rember anyone doing this but like that French swimmer or coach said "the US only won by a finger tip". Duh, just about all events are won by a finger tip, few 100th's of a sec., by fractions of a point. I'm guessing thats one of the reasons the US team was so pumped to win that race.[/quote]


There's always Olympic smack (i.e. US Basketball team in [URL="http://www.kansascity.com/180/story/741331.html"]2004[/URL] and [URL="http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1819129_1819134_1819135,00.html"]now[/URL]). I don't mind the smack, it gives the games some excitement, especially when it results in the French getting a pie in their face.

[quote]Then came the calamity of 2004 in Athens. First, numerous top NBA players refused to play. Second, several U.S. players arrogantly guaranteed gold and the continuation of American dominance — these weren’t even guarantees, they were statements, as if they could not even [I]imagine [/I]another country being good enough to beat them. Third, those other countries now had their own NBA stars. Yes, this was going to be a very different tournament.[/quote]

Gmanc711 08-13-2008 12:35 AM

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Man that race was incredible, I know I'm a couple days late, but my gosh that was awsome....and how about Michael Phelps...this kid is really unbelivable.. he's gone 5 for 5 so far, and could possibly have 8 in one olympics? 8 freaking gold medals...they mine as well just put him out there for anything he's probaboly good enough to win.

Beemnseven 08-13-2008 06:52 AM

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I wish I could get into the Olympics. Here's how disinterested I am: During the opening night ceremonies, I was watching the Eagles/Steelers preseason game.

If the Olympics went bye-bye forever, I'd be fine with that.

jdlea 08-13-2008 08:12 AM

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[QUOTE=Beemnseven;463978]I wish I could get into the Olympics. Here's how disinterested I am: During the opening night ceremonies, I was watching the Eagles/Steelers preseason game.

If the Olympics went bye-bye forever, I'd be fine with that.[/QUOTE]

While the Olympics have lost some traction with sports fans of this generation, I feel like every American should be proud of what Michael Phelps has done so far.

BDBohnzie 08-13-2008 10:06 AM

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Before they started, I figured to catch things here and there. Well, the Olympics have caught me by the short and curlies. My wife and I have watched every night, and I catch some stuff in the morning before heading to work. It's addicting...

Michael Phelps is a machine. 5 gold medals, 5 world records and counting. It's incredible.

GhettoDogAllStars 08-13-2008 10:27 AM

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Phelps has the potential to prove he is the best swimmer in the history of mankind, and he's American. It's kinda hard not to get excited about that (if you're American).

firstdown 08-13-2008 10:32 AM

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[quote=Beemnseven;463978]I wish I could get into the Olympics. Here's how disinterested I am: During the opening night ceremonies, I was watching the Eagles/Steelers preseason game.

If the Olympics went bye-bye forever, I'd be fine with that.[/quote]
I don't watch the opening day stuff but I do enjoy watching the games. Heck, last night I was getting into the girls gymnastics as the US was fighting China for the Gold in team competition. US had one girl who fell twice and knock them out of gold. You have to feel sorry for her because she work so hard all these years and let herself, team, and the US down in her eye's.

mredskins 08-13-2008 10:40 AM

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For some reason this is the hardest video to see on the web. It is annoying.

Mattyk 08-13-2008 10:40 AM

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[quote=Beemnseven;463978]I wish I could get into the Olympics. Here's how disinterested I am: During the opening night ceremonies, I was watching the Eagles/Steelers preseason game.

If the Olympics went bye-bye forever, I'd be fine with that.[/quote]

The Olympics are on? When did they start?

b-o-r-i-n-g

Monkeydad 08-13-2008 10:48 AM

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Thank you for your insightful and valuable contribution, Matty. :D


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