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Beijing Olympics 2008

Discussion in 'Other Sports Talk' started by JEFF4i, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. TheWOAT

    TheWOAT Well-Known Member

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    Boxing might be the worst officiated and judged sport in the Olympics.. maybe not the worst, but Im done with Olympic Boxing.
     
  2. usa1950

    usa1950 Divots like a 72 Playboy

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    Said the HUGE diving fan who saw the Chinese rattle off Gold after Gold after Gold. Sure they are good, but are they THAT much better than the rest of the world?
     
  3. Irish

    Irish Well-Known Member

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    the chinese have a good pedigree in diving, have won medals before in that discipline, apart from the light flyweight Zou Shiming who is a double world champ the chinese didn't have too many favourites in the boxing, in the light heavyweight today we had a guy come up against a chinese guy and the judging was terrible, the irish guy landed plenty of clean shots that just didn't count yet the chinese guy was getting points for shadow punches
     
  4. TheWOAT

    TheWOAT Well-Known Member

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    Im not a diving fan at all, but from what I saw, the Chinese were nailing all of their dives...

    but boxing is just.. bastardized during the Olympics... its a damn cat fight out there, with each boxer trying to pimp the scoring system with powerless jabs and love taps.
     
  5. usa1950

    usa1950 Divots like a 72 Playboy

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    Fair enough... although the "pedigree" should have f all to do with it, imo. I much prefer the events without judging. A Time, a score, a finishing order, etc.
     
  6. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    Well, it has come to a close folks.

    All I have to say is a verbal(or lingual) applause of all Olympians...though they may never read it. You are the best of the best, Champions of your field and world athletes.

    And I thank you for participating in perhaps the best sports competition to exist, *applause*
     
  7. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    +1

    Although half the reason they go is to get some international poon...;)

    No offence intended, but you know Phelps is taking FULL advantage
     
  8. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    "In the Sydney 2000 Games, each competing athlete was given 51 condoms on arrival at the Olympic Village, but another 20,000 had to be shipped in when supplies began to run low."
     
  9. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    Seriously?

    I believe it though. Do you have any idea how excited they must have been to have them in Beijing? And how disappointed for England?
     
  10. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    Seriously. I've heard the Olympic Village is one big swingers convention.

    There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on!
     
  11. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    Wow. Must suck that the next two are Canada and England.

    Its almost kind of gross.
     
  12. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    Did you just throw up again?
     
  13. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    Almost, but my cat also just took a megadump.
     
  14. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    :needpics:
     
  15. usa1950

    usa1950 Divots like a 72 Playboy

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    In England in 2012, each athlete will be given two sheep instead. :laugh:
    Everton supporters will be given an additional sheep and a fully illustrated manual.

    Sorry, I had to.
     
  16. Adam Pettman

    Adam Pettman Well-Known Member

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    Are you confusing England with wales??? And Everton with someone else??
     
  17. Harry Longshanks

    Harry Longshanks bow-chicka-bow-wow

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    Don't be daft! Wales couldn't survive out of the water long enough to bugger a sheep.

    [​IMG]

    He's clearly confusing England with Oklahoma.


    [​IMG]
     
  18. Eracer

    Eracer No more triple bogies!!

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    Niiiice......:laugh:
     
  19. usa1950

    usa1950 Divots like a 72 Playboy

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    Wales? Perhaps. But I'm sure about the Everton bit. The family dog (named Fowler, he never walks alone) well, he told me so.

    How can you be any more certain than that?
     
  20. golfer1978

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    Awesome games...
     

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