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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 16:25:40 Reply

At 7/29/12 04:15 PM, Sentio wrote:
Disappointing start for team GB, but no track cycling, rowing or sailing medals yet, in which we will do well in all of them.

I don't know, the Mark Cavendish thing was disappointing as fuck but can't think where else we've had decent shots at medals in these first two days? Lets be honest the bronze tonight from Becky was more the crowd pushing her into 3rd then her actual ability and well awesome silver today from the womens road race to get us on the board (just like in Beijing), but again not expected really. I'd say we've right on track in terms of our shitness until the rowing and cycling really gets going. Also Ben Ainslie.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 16:33:04 Reply

At 7/29/12 04:15 PM, Sentio wrote: What on Earth are you on about... rowing is ONLY competed over a 2000m distance, and while the USA won the mens 8s heats, I will happily put money on Team GB winning more medals in rowing over all. At least 3 or 4 golds on the cards.

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A bit harsh to call a nation insignificant just because you are too ignorant to have heard of them...

if you have no real impact on world politics like US UK or france or russia your insignificant (look at Luxemberg!). plus its such a small country the state I live in is bigger than it by 3X and I live in minnesota. and people ask me if minnesota is part of canada!

Disappointing start for team GB, but no track cycling, rowing or sailing medals yet, in which we will do well in all of them.

they are redeeming themselves in soccer against UAE.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 16:52:30 Reply

US beat France in Boxing. not surprised there...

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 17:08:16 Reply

At 7/29/12 04:33 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: if you have no real impact on world politics like US UK or france or russia your insignificant (look at Luxemberg!). plus its such a small country the state I live in is bigger than it by 3X and I live in minnesota. and people ask me if minnesota is part of canada!

So, IS Minnesota part of Canada or not?

Also, ever heard of Yugoslavia? Yeah, Montenegro used to be part of Yugoslavia.

Also also, don't call Luxemburg "insignificitant". Without their banks, the whole of Europe would be fucked.

And I still have to hope for boring sports like Equestrian for my country to win some medals. Fuck! Why is my country only good at sports that no one cares about?

At least Germany leads 2-0 against USA in field hockey right now. Let's hope they can win this.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 17:17:02 Reply

At 7/29/12 05:08 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 7/29/12 04:33 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: if you have no real impact on world politics like US UK or france or russia your insignificant (look at Luxemberg!). plus its such a small country the state I live in is bigger than it by 3X and I live in minnesota. and people ask me if minnesota is part of canada!
So, IS Minnesota part of Canada or not?

despite popular belief we arent but they fucking swarm us because shit is cheaper here than cana and they dont get taxed for it either.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 17:47:19 Reply

God damnit when does the rowing start? That's the only shit we'll actually win.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 18:14:55 Reply

Was anybody else dissapointed with Brazil's difficulties in taking down Belarus in football today? But I did find both Canada's beach volleyball teams appear to be kicking ass and Fedderer (I can't spell it) would appear to be the most unbeatable Tennis player I've ever seen. I just finished watching Rogers kick some japanese ass in beach volleyball for USA, he's got quite the talent.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 18:18:05 Reply

Michael Phelps is a fucking arsehole.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 20:54:56 Reply

To my fellow Americans: Am I the only one who gets seriously mad at the McDonald's Olympics commercial?

The idea that we need to be motivated to cheer for our athletes by being eligible to win fast food and prizes for their victories kinda pisses me off.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 21:01:55 Reply

At 7/29/12 08:54 PM, ZJ wrote: To my fellow Americans: Am I the only one who gets seriously mad at the McDonald's Olympics commercial?

The idea that we need to be motivated to cheer for our athletes by being eligible to win fast food and prizes for their victories kinda pisses me off.

I dislike the general nature of the actors in them.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 21:12:59 Reply

Updated Medal List.

G B S Total
China 6 4 2 12
United States 3 5 3 11
Italy 2 3 2 7
South Korea 2 1 2 5
Japan 0 2 3 5
France 2 1 1 4
North Korea 2 0 1 3
Great Britain 0 1 1 2

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 21:19:13 Reply

Fixed

China 6 gold-4 silver-2 Bronze Total 12
US 3 Gold-5 Silver-3 Bronze Total 11
Italy 2 Gold-3 Silver-2 Bronze Total 7
South Korea 2 Gold-1 silver- 2 bronze total 5
Japan 2 Silver- 3 Bronze total 5
France 2 gold- 1 silver- 1 bronze total 4
Russia 1 Gold- 3 bronze total 4
North Korea 2 gold one bronze total 3
Britain 1 Silver- 1 bronze Total 2

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 22:26:48 Reply

Women's gymnastics are borderline pornography.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-29 22:29:28 Reply

At 7/29/12 10:26 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: Women's gymnastics are borderline pornography.

At least the Chinese aren't kicking their asses this time. Looks like they might actually get gold.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 00:38:05 Reply

Well, looks like Michael Phelps has no reason to fail now...

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 01:10:06 Reply

At 7/29/12 10:26 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: Women's gymnastics are borderline pornography.

If you're into girls who look like they've halted puberty thanks to de-hancing drugs.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 01:14:34 Reply

Ugh, since the Olympics are hosted in London I have to worry about rain right after I dealt with watching rain delays at Wimbledon.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 02:12:06 Reply

Normally the host country kicks all sorts of ass, but for some reason GB isn't doing so well. America is second only to China now and that makes me a happy camper. Boxing is the best sport on the Olympics.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 02:25:39 Reply

At 7/29/12 05:08 PM, Haggard wrote: At least Germany leads 2-0 against USA in field hockey right now. Let's hope they can win this.

Oh yeah, Germany won 2-1. Great stuff!

I wonder if english speaking people laugh, if they learn that one of the player's first name is "Fanny"?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 07:30:26 Reply

At 7/30/12 01:10 AM, Gagsy wrote:
At 7/29/12 10:26 PM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: Women's gymnastics are borderline pornography.
If you're into girls who look like they've halted puberty thanks to de-hancing drugs.

Whats wrong with that?

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 08:51:10 Reply

This is what happens when you sit in Baltimore Orioles games stoned out of your gourd.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 08:57:35 Reply

I've just checked 4chan to see how they are coping with the Olympics. As expected, they're drowning in their own American patriotism.

If their education system is so great, why don't they know that Britain practically created the United States?


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 09:03:01 Reply

At 7/30/12 08:57 AM, w33zl wrote: I've just checked 4chan to see how they are coping with the Olympics. As expected, they're drowning in their own American patriotism.

If their education system is so great, why don't they know that Britain practically created the United States?

i'm pretty sure they do know this you moron

and no one is claiming the american education system is great

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 09:04:34 Reply

At 7/30/12 09:03 AM, psychopathy wrote:
i'm pretty sure they do know this you moron

and no one is claiming the american education system is great

I was only responding to arguments made on the other website.

Thanks for the compliment.


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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 09:06:25 Reply

on another note, does anyone know when the track and field events will begin?

those are the only events in the olympics that i give a shit about

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 11:25:45 Reply

A miracle 3 point shot keeps The Aussie Womens Basketball team (The Opals) alive against the French. Belinda Snell shoots it from her own half and gets nothing but net, to tie the game up and take them into overtime.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 11:56:59 Reply

At 7/30/12 11:25 AM, gamejunkie wrote: A miracle 3 point shot keeps The Aussie Womens Basketball team (The Opals) alive against the French. Belinda Snell shoots it from her own half and gets nothing but net, to tie the game up and take them into overtime.

And then they go and lose anyway. What a bubble-burster.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 11:58:43 Reply

At 7/30/12 11:25 AM, gamejunkie wrote: A miracle 3 point shot keeps The Aussie Womens Basketball team (The Opals) alive against the French. Belinda Snell shoots it from her own half and gets nothing but net, to tie the game up and take them into overtime.

holy shit they play basketball in australia?

lol i don't get why this sport is so popular

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 12:01:58 Reply

At 7/30/12 11:58 AM, psychopathy wrote:
At 7/30/12 11:25 AM, gamejunkie wrote: A miracle 3 point shot keeps The Aussie Womens Basketball team (The Opals) alive against the French. Belinda Snell shoots it from her own half and gets nothing but net, to tie the game up and take them into overtime.
holy shit they play basketball in australia?

lol i don't get why this sport is so popular

I don't get it's popularity either, but yes we do play Basketball in Australia. In fact the Aussie Womens Basketball team have got the Silver medal in the last 3 Olympics. Each time losing to the Americans.

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Response to 2012 Olympics Discussion Thread 2012-07-30 12:08:16 Reply

At 7/30/12 09:06 AM, psychopathy wrote: on another note, does anyone know when the track and field events will begin?

those are the only events in the olympics that i give a shit about

They begin on Friday. And yes, those are the sports that everyone cares about.


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