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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 21:42:28 Reply

The opening ceremony makes me wish I was British. Other than that, I'm very eager to see the US rowing team, and the track & field events. This will be my first Olympics that I'm watching as an athlete, so the Olympics mean much more to me this year, as opposed to in 2008.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 22:23:54 Reply

At 7/27/12 08:01 PM, Quinny wrote: That was AWESOME. Up yours China.

Are you serious? That was nowhere near the 2008 opening ceremonies, not in magnitude or execution.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 23:03:39 Reply

At 7/27/12 07:36 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: People who think the basketball team this year is better than the dream team are high on crack.

But we're still going to fucking steamroll everyone.

I'm gonna bet you that they will choke in the final.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 23:20:54 Reply

At 7/27/12 11:03 PM, VGmasters wrote:
I'm gonna bet you that they will choke in the final.

You never like the U.S. sports chances anyway.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-27 23:44:08 Reply

At 7/27/12 10:23 PM, kRaZyAzN wrote:
At 7/27/12 08:01 PM, Quinny wrote: That was AWESOME. Up yours China.
Are you serious? That was nowhere near the 2008 opening ceremonies, not in magnitude or execution.

This. China's was incredible in the "Holy Shit, look at all those dudes move in unison." It honestly made me fear China and pray that we never have to fight them in a war in our lifetime.

Anyone who thinks the show with Mr. Bean in it is better than China's display of power and unison is just silly.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 00:05:00 Reply

I really liked the beginning of the openings, but it got increasingly lame as time went on. I barfed at the modern era shit.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 00:19:25 Reply

At 7/27/12 11:44 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 7/27/12 10:23 PM, kRaZyAzN wrote:
At 7/27/12 08:01 PM, Quinny wrote: That was AWESOME. Up yours China.
Are you serious? That was nowhere near the 2008 opening ceremonies, not in magnitude or execution.
This. China's was incredible in the "Holy Shit, look at all those dudes move in unison." It honestly made me fear China and pray that we never have to fight them in a war in our lifetime.

Anyone who thinks the show with Mr. Bean in it is better than China's display of power and unison is just silly.

I think the problem is comparing them with each other. Chinas was immense in its power and unity. Those drums man, I can still see and hear it. It was intense and awesome and everything a ceremony should be on paper. This wasn't trying to compete with that, it was doing its own thing. Giving the cermony with a little unique take on British history and culture plus a little bit of silliness people have come to expect from our sense of humour. Just as I'm sure in 2016 Brazil will give their own very unique experience on an opening ceremony. Very different from Beijing and very different from London.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 01:30:33 Reply

The Iraqi flagbearer was cute

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 03:42:39 Reply

At 7/28/12 12:19 AM, Gagsy wrote: Just as I'm sure in 2016 Brazil will give their own very unique experience on an opening ceremony. Very different from Beijing and very different from London.

I fear that Brazil 2016 will just be an extended carnival celebration.

Also, how can people say, the ceremony got worse as time went on? I'm on the contrary here: It got BETTER with every minute! I mean, Rowan Atkinson?! COME ONE! How can you NOT say, this was amazing?

And the Olympic Flame looks amazing this time (even though I ask myself, if they leave the flame there, right in the middle of the stadium? :o).


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 04:07:40 Reply

At 7/28/12 03:42 AM, Haggard wrote:
I fear that Brazil 2016 will just be an extended carnival celebration.

I am curious to see how Brazil will go from hosting the World Cup and then the Olympics two years later. That'll either be a really happening place or a disaster waiting to happen.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 05:36:24 Reply

So let's see what's on TV... Rowing, swimming, swimming, swimming and rowing.

Ugh. I wish we had 24 extra channels.

At 7/27/12 10:23 PM, kRaZyAzN wrote:
At 7/27/12 08:01 PM, Quinny wrote: That was AWESOME. Up yours China.
Are you serious? That was nowhere near the 2008 opening ceremonies, not in magnitude or execution.

I agree, the 2008 opening was more impressive as far as I remember.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 05:44:42 Reply

Well, it's only a matter of time until Phelps wins the gold and becomes the athlete with the most medals in Olympic history. Sorry for every other nation on the planet, but good ol' America's got you beat on this one.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 07:02:15 Reply

The opening Ceremony was shit. I have to say China's was better. but not as bad as canada's winter opening ceremony.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 09:28:55 Reply

So, the german women swimming relay didn't make it to the finals? I have a feeling that the german swimmers are going to disappoint once again.

At 7/28/12 05:44 AM, knightsofthecircle wrote: Well, it's only a matter of time until Phelps wins the gold and becomes the athlete with the most medals in Olympic history. Sorry for every other nation on the planet, but good ol' America's got you beat on this one.

Yeah, the other nations don't have the money to buy all the drugs.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 10:45:39 Reply

man that ceremony was some hot shit besides that garbage with the texting and paul mccartney being shoved in doing the same shit he has at every semi major event since the dawn of time.

pissed i left the country now.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 10:54:15 Reply

At 7/28/12 05:44 AM, knightsofthecircle wrote: Well, it's only a matter of time until Phelps wins the gold and becomes the athlete with the most medals in Olympic history. Sorry for every other nation on the planet, but good ol' America's got you beat on this one.

I'm predicting at least four gold medals for Michael Phelps. He's not going to get eight like he did last time but still, who can? He's still going to be a gold medal threat despite barely qualifying for 400 m event.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 11:06:03 Reply

Mark Cavendish, nailed on gold for Team GB. Fails miserably, what the fuck?

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 11:12:00 Reply

Great. Floor exercises on one channel, boxing on the second channel I can watch Olympia on. WTF?!

At 7/28/12 10:54 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: He's still going to be a gold medal threat despite barely qualifying for 400 m event.

That was a really surprising result. Maybe it was just tactics, but seriously, only a second slower and he wouldn't have made it. I guess he's still the top favorite on the gold medal in all events, though.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 13:01:46 Reply

Remember the time when the Koreans torched the doves?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59g38TLG_0

That's just messed up.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 13:07:32 Reply

At 7/28/12 11:06 AM, CharltonChinchilla wrote: Mark Cavendish, nailed on gold for Team GB. Fails miserably, what the fuck?

Yes really rather disappointing if I'm honest.

No medals for Team GB. Calling it.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 13:20:20 Reply

At 7/28/12 01:10 PM, Otto wrote:
Ahh yes but what about the tea drinking competiti-

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oh yeah, china again

GB win a medal?

Not for all the tea in China.

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Also yeah the texting bit in the middle was a bit shit of the ceremony. It felt wrong really, like it was out of place. Though I enjoyed the music. The beginning was wow, the NHS bit was woah (giant Voldemort!) and the end with the lighting of the cauldron was just amazing. I loved how they let some kids do it. Passing of the torch (literally) and all that to the new generation. Way better than choosing from previous medalists. Lets look forward to the future as a nation, as a world.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 14:43:48 Reply

Lol, Phelps didn't get any medal on 400m Individual Medley.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 14:59:39 Reply

Because I'm British people have started asking me about how awesome I think the Olympics are. "Did you see the opening derpemony?!", etc.
Can someone put me out of my misery and let me know how long this crap is expected to go on for.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 15:21:23 Reply

At 7/28/12 02:43 PM, Haggard wrote: Lol, Phelps didn't get any medal on 400m Individual Medley.

I think it's safe to say that Lochte is now the top dog in American swimming. Besides, Phelps is getting old now.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 15:24:34 Reply

At 7/28/12 03:21 PM, VGmasters wrote:
At 7/28/12 02:43 PM, Haggard wrote: Lol, Phelps didn't get any medal on 400m Individual Medley.
I think it's safe to say that Lochte is now the top dog in American swimming. Besides, Phelps is getting old now.

You know that they're the same age right?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 15:39:11 Reply

At 7/28/12 03:24 PM, Gagsy wrote:
At 7/28/12 03:21 PM, VGmasters wrote:
At 7/28/12 02:43 PM, Haggard wrote: Lol, Phelps didn't get any medal on 400m Individual Medley.
I think it's safe to say that Lochte is now the top dog in American swimming. Besides, Phelps is getting old now.
You know that they're the same age right?

Nope had no idea, nevermind then.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 15:58:01 Reply

At 7/28/12 02:43 PM, Haggard wrote: Lol, Phelps didn't get any medal on 400m Individual Medley.

Thsts alwsys been a weak spot for him though. Plus AMERICA FOR THE GOLD.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 16:37:43 Reply

At 7/28/12 03:58 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
At 7/28/12 02:43 PM, Haggard wrote: Lol, Phelps didn't get any medal on 400m Individual Medley.
Thsts alwsys been a weak spot for him though. Plus AMERICA FOR THE GOLD.

Only one gold so far. The relay got their asses handed to them by the australians. :P

But 3 medals for the US boys and girls is still 3 medals better than what the germans got so far, so I guess I should just shut up, heh.

Now let's see if they can win anything in Rowing. That's where we are good at. And it's not surprising: 8 big and strong men, who don't see where they are going, are led by a much smaller man, who constantly shouts at them. THAT'S the way we want it!

Seriosuly, though. I really hope for the best in Rowing, since the german swimmers let me down today.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 17:02:05 Reply

At 7/28/12 04:37 PM, Haggard wrote: Seriosuly, though. I really hope for the best in Rowing, since the german swimmers let me down today.

Team GB have got rowing sewn up. Ya aint getting your handns on one of our only hopes of gold... please don't ;-;


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-28 17:51:00 Reply

I just really hope Canada gets at least A medal within the next few days as it appears China has already taken the lead in both Gold Medals and Total Medals. Did anybody else see the incredible South Korean guy brake the world record in the men's individual Archery? I thought that was quite special, I hear there were two other World records broken in rowing and women's swimming and this is technically Day 1, so it's quite something.


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