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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 06:38 PM
Well what did you think?

I think the spirit of the Olympics has been compromised by all of the extraneous hoopla now assocaited with the games. More attention is paid to the opening and closing ceremonies, the athletes villages where they are treated like royalty, the party scene at beach volleyball, the facilities in which the events are held, how quick sponsors can get pimp out Phelps success. It just goes on and on.

Does anyone even know which man and woman won the marathon? I don't think this is what the greeks had in mind.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 06:48 PM
I watched a lot of them on CCTV-4 (Chinese Channel Television-4). They broadcast the whole thing with no commercials. Fortunately, when interviewing winners they didn't have voice overs, just Chinese sub-titles.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 06:55 PM
Final Olympic Thoughts


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

HEY...I was watching that.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 08:35 PM
I thought they were pretty good, as always. Yeah, commercial, but big deal, if you go beyond it, there were some good events.

No, don't remember the names of the marathon winners, but watched the entire mens marathon, and the last half of the womens.

What a blistering pace the set.

After watching Bolt win the 100, I was pretty sure he would break the one record that i thought would never be broken, the 200 meter record that Johnson set a few olympics ago.

19.3, amazing, as very seldom does anyone run faster than a 19.8. I'd love to see the guy stretch it out to 400 meters. what a talent this guy is.

The dropped baton's in the relay's were pretty bad, especially the mens, where the third leg just held the baton out of the 4th leg's hands.

I'm glad the ruuuuuskies won the womens 4 x100 relay, beating the jamicans.

the men's 5000 was something. the winner ran a 3.57 last mile. ouch.

womens pole vault, with the Russian. what a personality she had.

The best event's are the ones where the athletes train for four years for this one moment.

and the worst events are the one's like basketball, where you have NBA players involved. who cares.


oh, and congrats to Stephanie Brown Trafton of nearby Galt, CA.

who uncorked the winning discus toss on her first attempt.




[Edited on 8/25/2008 by Brucebcd]

 

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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 08:49 PM
There was a thread somewhere on here two weeks ago about what you'd keep and what you'd get rid of in the Olympics.

Just my $.02, but I'd get rid of everything that requires judges to score. I know - that's a lot of stuff. And while things like gymnastics, diving, figure skating, snowboarding, and even boxing are certainly amazing physical activities, they are not sports. The one I have the toughest personal time sticking with in that group is boxing. It's certainly a sport. But as usual, the Olympics screwed up the judging so bad that the outcomes are a joke.

If it's not run against the clock, measured by distance or weight, or scored in objective way (goals, runs, points, etc) then get rid of it. Every Olympics promises to fix the judging, and every one gets worse. Most of the stuff that gets judged is boring anyway. In the long history of sport, how many "great moments" have come out of judged activities? Dump 'em and make the whole thing about a week shorter.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 09:49 PM
pretty cool.

I agree with Brucebcd, didn't watch basketball.

watched swimming, track 'n' field, gymnastics, volleyball.

closing ceremonies were mighty cool.

these kids train hard, least I could do was watch and support 'em.

lotsa nice babes too. that didn't hurt.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2008 at 10:29 PM
I watched a total of about an hours worth. Every time I turned the Olympics on I was bored as he!!. Call me when the Winter Olympics are here. I love the Winter Games but just don't get into any of the Summer Games. Just like the amatuer winter sports more exciting. I would rather watch curling than almost any of the summer events.

 

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  posted on 8/25/2008 at 04:36 PM
I saw what I need to see on SportsCenter.

 

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  posted on 8/25/2008 at 04:37 PM
Did not watch the closing ceremonies but I briefly saw something on news this am - Jimmy Page playing at closing ... was this correct?

 

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  posted on 8/25/2008 at 04:59 PM
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Did not watch the closing ceremonies but I briefly saw something on news this am - Jimmy Page playing at closing ... was this correct?


yeah.

whole lotta love.


 

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  posted on 8/25/2008 at 06:30 PM
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Did not watch the closing ceremonies but I briefly saw something on news this am - Jimmy Page playing at closing ... was this correct?


yeah.

whole lotta love.




I didn't see either, but apparently he ride in atop of double-decker red bus to usher in the London Olympics.

 

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  posted on 8/25/2008 at 06:40 PM
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Did not watch the closing ceremonies but I briefly saw something on news this am - Jimmy Page playing at closing ... was this correct?


yeah.

whole lotta love.




With slightly rewritten lyrics.

I keep imagining the conversation amongst the folks that made the musical decision:

"We are handing the torch off to London while closing a beautiful Games which no one thought we could pull off - the important thing is the lyric, not the song. What kind of lyric could perfectly embody the pureness of sport and the embodiment of the Olympic movement, not to mention the world coming together in peace and harmony for two glorious weeks?"

"Hmmmmm....."


"I've got it! How about 'gonna give you every inch of my love?'"


"Perfect! Call Jimmy Page!"

 

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  posted on 8/25/2008 at 07:04 PM
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Did not watch the closing ceremonies but I briefly saw something on news this am - Jimmy Page playing at closing ... was this correct?


yeah.

whole lotta love.




With slightly rewritten lyrics.

I keep imagining the conversation amongst the folks that made the musical decision:

"We are handing the torch off to London while closing a beautiful Games which no one thought we could pull off - the important thing is the lyric, not the song. What kind of lyric could perfectly embody the pureness of sport and the embodiment of the Olympic movement, not to mention the world coming together in peace and harmony for two glorious weeks?"

"Hmmmmm....."


"I've got it! How about 'gonna give you every inch of my love?'"


"Perfect! Call Jimmy Page!"





hard to determine which was worse, that or David Beckham kicking a soccer ball into the crowd.

 
 


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