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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:03 AM Reply

Once this is over, what are the chance that Federer will spend time listening to his Linkin Park records?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM Reply

At 8/5/12 10:43 AM, Otto wrote: All of Scotland's fans watching Andy Murray in the tennis

he's actually doing very well this year

He's doing amazing. Right now he's 2 sets up and 4-2 in the 3rd set. Don't stop now Andy.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:17 AM Reply

If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:19 AM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:10 AM, Otto wrote:
At 8/5/12 11:04 AM, gamejunkie wrote: He's doing amazing. Right now he's 2 sets up and 4-2 in the 3rd set. Don't stop now Andy.
DON'T STOP, NOW.

Well it may not be a Slam but Andy Murray finally wins a substantial Tournament. Hoo-freaking-ray.

3 Cheers for ANDY! Hip Hip Hooray x 3.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:20 AM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?

Rugby Union.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:29 AM Reply

Federer was not on form. Gutted he didn't give his career deserving Gold medal for singles. His loss is our gain I guess but still.

And Louis Smith didn't get Gold for Pommel Horse! Silver and bronze is awesome for my new favourite sport but still, so close! Cruel way to lose gold when you finish on the same points. They should do a pommel horse stand off. Get two out and the last man swinging should win!

At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?

Cricket.

Hear me out hear me out.

Not for Britain's sake (we're awful) just for India and Pakistan, etc. really. They don't seem to get many medal chances, and Cricket would really give those nations a real shot. Plus Cricket 20/20 can be quite entertaining, I imagine more so on an Olympic stage.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:32 AM Reply

Andy Murray confirmed as 100% British.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:45 AM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:29 AM, Gagsy wrote: Cricket.

Hear me out hear me out.

Not for Britain's sake (we're awful) just for India and Pakistan, etc. really. They don't seem to get many medal chances, and Cricket would really give those nations a real shot. Plus Cricket 20/20 can be quite entertaining, I imagine more so on an Olympic stage.

Hang on a minute, Pakistan and India have good medal chances in some of the Weight Lifting Divisions.

But regardless. You had me at Cricket. *giggle*

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:56 AM Reply

Also Tony hasn't updated his incredibly selective medal tracker to inform you all (needlessly I might add) that China are once again back in front on both Gold medals and total medals.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:03 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:29 AM, Gagsy wrote: Federer was not on form. Gutted he didn't give his career deserving Gold medal for singles. His loss is our gain I guess but still.

It was expected honestly, I predicted Federer was going to play a nervous as shit match. He needed a gold medal to complete a career golden slam and this was really his last chance to do it. It's hard to imagine him winning it in 4 years at age 34.

On the other hand, Murray appeared unnerved, that was expected as well being that he'll only choke in grand slam finals, and if he's playing any other match he'll be fine. Nonetheless I'm glad as hell Murray won, I gotta say I'm a huge fan of him.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:12 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?

Some sport where the females where very little clothing, of course.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:15 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?

Russian Roulette.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:16 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:03 PM, mothballs wrote:
It was expected honestly, I predicted Federer was going to play a nervous as shit match. He needed a gold medal to complete a career golden slam and this was really his last chance to do it. It's hard to imagine him winning it in 4 years at age 34.

Thats why I so wanted him to do it. All his achievements in tennis, he really deserved to get this finally. And yeah it is his last Olympics really, even if he tries in 4 years time, by that point I think its safe to say that he will be past it completely and so this was it. I am just gutted still that he couldn't perform like he does for slams.

On the other hand, Murray appeared unnerved, that was expected as well being that he'll only choke in grand slam finals, and if he's playing any other match he'll be fine. Nonetheless I'm glad as hell Murray won, I gotta say I'm a huge fan of him.

Well I'll be cheering him on for the mixed doubles. I'm not a big Murray fan, doubt I ever will be, but this years Wimbledon and today has really warmed me more to him. Surprised he actually sang the national anthem if I'm honest. Guess thats how emotional he was feeling and in tune with the crowd.

This could wonders to him next year at Wimbledon too because he's finally won something huge there. Even if the event is different, the venue is the same. I think by this time next year he'll have a slam to his name and I wouldn't be surprised if its the Wimbledon title.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:29 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:15 PM, Otto wrote: yeeuehhhh

No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush! No one can stop the gold rush!


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:37 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:12 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?
Some sport where the females where very little clothing, of course.

There's no need to be greedy. We already have the Womens Beach Volleyball after all. Hell I thought some of those 'outfits' were just painted on.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 12:46 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 12:37 PM, gamejunkie wrote:
At 8/5/12 12:12 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 8/5/12 11:17 AM, Addict wrote: If you could have any other sport added to the current Olympics, what would it be?
Some sport where the females where very little clothing, of course.
There's no need to be greedy. We already have the Womens Beach Volleyball after all. Hell I thought some of those 'outfits' were just painted on.

The runners are very generous as well (surprisingly, nobody called the running sport to be "sexist", yet everyone complains about beach volleyball?). But: There can never be "too many" half nude, well-toned women. ;)


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 01:20 PM Reply

Play like that in a Grand Slam arena in the future, Murray.

Great game for him, Federer just didn't have it in him. Now watching lovely, lovely Robson...

shut up, she's 18.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 01:25 PM Reply

Nation of the Olympics?
(besides Team GB obviously)

Kazakhstan.

They're like;

Medals? We only do Gold. Everything else worthless.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 02:11 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 11:29 AM, Gagsy wrote: Federer was not on form.

He played his semi-finals on Friday earlier in the day than Murray. He then had a day off yesterday, whereas Murray played mixed doubles semi-finals with Laura Robson who both won.

Murray then obliterated Federer today.

Murray and Robson then went on to take the first set comfortably in the semi-finals just an hour or so after Murray's 3 set winner against Federer in the final, before losing to Belarus (which is understandable, as the pair were the underdogs from the start and Belarus were seeded first).

Give the man the credit he deserves.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 02:18 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 02:11 PM, liljim wrote: Murray and Robson then went on to take the first set comfortably in the semi-finals

Oops, finals.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 02:43 PM Reply

I hope Bolt has been scoffing down the chicken nuggets today.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 03:01 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 02:11 PM, liljim wrote:
Give the man the credit he deserves.

I watched it all don't worry (well I missed the end of the singles final - Had to watch the old pommel horse final. Smith got robbed). I can admit he did well, insanely well, especially after he played a mixed semi yesterday still. I just don't like him much like I stated so I can't sing his praises highly. I can't deny what he did today in BOTH events though, no one can. And yeah I'm just gutted for Federer who is probably my all time favourite athlete ever. So if my post there sounded negative on Murray it was because I was in mourning. Am I not allowed to be? :(

Also guys, 100m final whos going to do it? I thought Blake, but wow Bolts semi. He just strolled it. Such a troll to the other runners there.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 03:06 PM Reply

Bolt to win, and a new world record. His stride is just ridiculous. Blake won't make it easy though.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 03:36 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 03:06 PM, Quinny wrote: Bolt to win, and a new world record. His stride is just ridiculous. Blake won't make it easy though.

Only way Bolt would lose is if he makes a false start.

You'll never know so who knows?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 04:45 PM Reply

I have a question, provided that Federer never wins a singles gold medal, what are the chance that Agassi and Nadal rubs it in his face?

Being that the golden slam is a rare feat and this being possibly be his last chance and all.

At least he has a doubles medal from 2008 to console himself with.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 04:50 PM Reply

100m mens final. Ooooooh shit.

Blake will win it. I just hope, hope Bolt doesn't ease off if he's on course for a good win.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 04:54 PM Reply

Dunno if anyone has been watching indoor women's volleyball (too lazy to check the thread), but I'd suggest putting that shit on if you haven't. USA women are about as dominant in the sport this year as our men's basketball team is. It's both scary and fucking insane to see how dominant they are. I usually prefer watching men's, but I find myself more excited to see who our women's team will obliterate next.

I'll be seriously shocked if they don't sweep the playoffs and win gold.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 05:06 PM Reply

4 years build up.

10 second race.

Hour long celebrations/reactions.

I'm sure this is a mastercard ad gone wrong somehow.

Awesome though. Bolt. What a legend. He just burst through. So cool, so quick. You cannot unlike this man really. So brilliant.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 05:56 PM Reply

Don't you love women beach volleyball?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 05:56 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Don't you love women beach volleyball?

Almost as much as life itself!

Well yesterdays prediction for Australian Gold went horribly wrong. They couldn't even manage 1. I see Kazakhstan have 6 Gold medals now and Australia are still stuck on that lowly, humiliating 1 Gold that they got on Day 1. I'm a little more confident about todays prediction for Australian Gold. Aussies should get at least 1 Gold medal today thanks to the Sailing team. No more sitting down there in 23rd spot on the ladder. Possibly could jump all the way up to about 20th spot. LOL!