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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-10 17:58:50 Reply

At 8/10/12 05:18 PM, tehtimmy4080 wrote: NBC coverage sucks

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but yeah, screw NBC

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-10 18:17:35 Reply

At 8/10/12 04:39 PM, Gagsy wrote: They don't actually control the camera.

They do in the races we were watching earlier this evening. Besides, it's not the cameras that are re-showing the footage, it's the editorial staff.

At least its what I've heard the commentary team say several times when the camera has chosen not to focus on something British.

Yes, there have been events that have not been covered by the BBC Camera crew, but have been shown on the BBC channels. Again, this is irrelevant, as the replays are down to the editorial team at the BBC.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-10 19:17:04 Reply

How is Metta World Peace not on the Men's Basketball team? His name is WORLD PEACE.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-10 23:12:51 Reply

At 8/10/12 05:58 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 8/10/12 05:18 PM, tehtimmy4080 wrote: NBC coverage sucks
THIS POST WILL BE INTERRUPTED SO THAT WE CAN SELL YOU SOME DAMN FAST FOOD AND INSURANCE

but yeah, screw NBC

In regards to the lameness of the NBC, don't forget about the tape delays and how there are games that are never aired. They actually thinks the viewers would be satisfied by some highlights instead.

Here is something I whipped up to show my feelings about the way NBC runs.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 00:21:56 Reply

At 8/10/12 06:17 PM, liljim wrote:
They do in the races we were watching earlier this evening. Besides, it's not the cameras that are re-showing the footage, it's the editorial staff.
Yes, there have been events that have not been covered by the BBC Camera crew, but have been shown on the BBC channels. Again, this is irrelevant, as the replays are down to the editorial team at the BBC.

Fair enough, did not know that. Just recall hearing from them "We are not in control of the images being shown" so just thought it was across the whole board.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 08:46:59 Reply

So, when Betty Heidler has her best try in Hammer Throw, all of a sudden the computer's not working? WTF? How can this even happen? At least she got her Bronze Medal anyway, but it's still pretty embarrassing.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 10:08:21 Reply

This Japan vs Korea volley ball match is pretty hot. Such a shame they're not in bikinis.

Still giving me a semi.
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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 10:15:54 Reply

I watched the artistic synchronized ball and hula hoop? i dunno what its called but it was pretty entertaining. I dont know if id consider it an olympic sport because it felt more like jesters entertaining me. I liked it either way.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 10:55:53 Reply

At 8/11/12 10:15 AM, Luis wrote: I watched the artistic synchronized ball and hula hoop? i dunno what its called but it was pretty entertaining. I dont know if id consider it an olympic sport because it felt more like jesters entertaining me. I liked it either way.

I feel like if those can be sports then they should consider making Street Fighter an olympic sport so I can represent my country and Newgrounds as its official Street Fighter player. Hopefully in 4 years there will be a new Street Fighter game that I will be even better at than the current installment.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 12:14:16 Reply

Mexico earns gold medal in soccer!

Mexico 2 - Brazil 1

Brazil has never defeated Mexico in a final match. EVER.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 12:25:19 Reply

At 8/11/12 10:55 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: I feel like if those can be sports then they should consider making Street Fighter an olympic sport so I can represent my country and Newgrounds as its official Street Fighter player. Hopefully in 4 years there will be a new Street Fighter game that I will be even better at than the current installment.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 12:43:02 Reply

Yes Mexico! You got a gold medal!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 12:46:19 Reply

China is the only team allowed to have more than 1 team competing from their country. They have a total of 2 from their mainland, and another if you count Chinese Taipei since it is not an independent nation. For a total of 3 teams from 1 country.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 13:02:15 Reply

At 8/11/12 12:46 PM, Razz wrote: China is the only team allowed to have more than 1 team competing from their country. They have a total of 2 from their mainland, and another if you count Chinese Taipei since it is not an independent nation. For a total of 3 teams from 1 country.

Doesn't matter, since the medals that Chinese Tapei wins are not counted towards Chinas medal count. Also, the political status of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei is very controversial. So you should be careful with saying "Chinese Taipei belongs to China". There are people who see that differently. ;)

Anyway: Hooray Mexico! What a great game! I'm really happy for Mexico to win the gold medal in football, since the national team always is on the edge of becoming a world-class team, but somehow they never make it all the way to the top. This gold medal should help the national team and I hope they can surprise us all at the next World Cup.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 13:57:03 Reply

At 8/11/12 01:02 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 8/11/12 12:46 PM, Razz wrote: China is the only team allowed to have more than 1 team competing from their country. They have a total of 2 from their mainland, and another if you count Chinese Taipei since it is not an independent nation. For a total of 3 teams from 1 country.
Doesn't matter, since the medals that Chinese Tapei wins are not counted towards Chinas medal count. Also, the political status of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei is very controversial. So you should be careful with saying "Chinese Taipei belongs to China". There are people who see that differently. ;)

Actually, it does belong to China. They want to become independent, but they are not yet.

What surprises me though, is my post was more-so pointed towards Hong Kong rather than Chinese Taipei; in fact I even said "if you count." But hey, lets pick and choose what we read in a post.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 14:17:08 Reply

With the way NBC have been working, I'm developing a slightly homocidal thoughts on what I would do if I went into the network studio.

Maybe it's just me but this is ridiculous.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 14:32:31 Reply

At 8/11/12 02:22 PM, Otto wrote: post

That is pure genius.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 15:34:28 Reply

At 8/11/12 01:57 PM, Razz wrote:
At 8/11/12 01:02 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 8/11/12 12:46 PM, Razz wrote: China is the only team allowed to have more than 1 team competing from their country. They have a total of 2 from their mainland, and another if you count Chinese Taipei since it is not an independent nation. For a total of 3 teams from 1 country.
Doesn't matter, since the medals that Chinese Tapei wins are not counted towards Chinas medal count. Also, the political status of Taiwan/Chinese Taipei is very controversial. So you should be careful with saying "Chinese Taipei belongs to China". There are people who see that differently. ;)
Actually, it does belong to China. They want to become independent, but they are not yet.

As I've said, the current state of Chinese Taipei isn't really clear. But hey, who am I to state the facts if you want to believe otherwise?

What surprises me though, is my post was more-so pointed towards Hong Kong rather than Chinese Taipei; in fact I even said "if you count." But hey, lets pick and choose what we read in a post.

Yeah, just ignore that I wrote "they don't count towards the Chinese medal count anyway", and please also ignore that Hong Kong is a special administrative region, complete with it's own legislation.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 15:48:51 Reply

I am glad that the USA has the most Medals. Merica, hell yeah.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 15:51:31 Reply

At 8/11/12 03:48 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I am glad that the USA has the most Medals. Merica, hell yeah.

Bad news is that the women's volleyball team crapped themselves after the first set. I know it's Brazil and all but c'mon, it's like they gave up.

Here comes another four years of waiting for "next time".

Just hope the basketball team wins.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 16:42:24 Reply

America with 100 medals we have till this evening and tommorw to rack up enough to beat our Beijing medal count

Just have to keep our gold lead and 10+ medals!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 17:00:52 Reply

David Boudia is pretty hot.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 17:12:27 Reply

Glad the women basketball is being aired live.

So far so good.

Hopefully the men's basketball team does the same and win as well.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-11 20:24:22 Reply

cmon USA only have to get 9 more medals to pass our beijing score!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-12 11:23:49 Reply

Holy crap, the Gold Medal Basketball Game between Spain and the U.S.A. is way closer than I thought it would be. This is actually getting pretty fun to watch.

GO USA GO!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-12 11:49:21 Reply

At 8/12/12 11:23 AM, ZJ wrote: Holy crap, the Gold Medal Basketball Game between Spain and the U.S.A. is way closer than I thought it would be. This is actually getting pretty fun to watch.

GO USA GO!

Yeah it's a pretty exciting match actually. Though at the moment it does seem like America is going to win. I doubt Spain can still close a six points gap in the last three minutes, but who knows..


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-12 12:01:41 Reply

At 8/12/12 11:49 AM, Auz wrote:
At 8/12/12 11:23 AM, ZJ wrote: Holy crap, the Gold Medal Basketball Game between Spain and the U.S.A. is way closer than I thought it would be. This is actually getting pretty fun to watch.

GO USA GO!
Yeah it's a pretty exciting match actually. Though at the moment it does seem like America is going to win. I doubt Spain can still close a six points gap in the last three minutes, but who knows..

Looks like Spain won't be getting that upset today. LeBron and crew win the gold medal by a score of 107-100.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-12 15:32:56 Reply

At 8/11/12 08:24 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: cmon USA only have to get 9 more medals to pass our beijing score!

As long the U.S. men's basketball team won the gold medal, it's good enough for me as the country's Olympic is now complete.

Also, anyone heard about the Egyptian wrestling team getting DQ'd because of a brain fart that resulted in them being late?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-12 15:59:52 Reply

US just won the 96KG wrestling jesus that had me at the seat of my chair once or twice.

AMERICA!

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-08-12 16:29:24 Reply

Closing ceremony opinions?

I say it's the worst in recent memory


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