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« on: August 16, 2008, 02:19:49 AM »

Well we are are losing what we are sposed to win, and winning what we thought we wouldnt.

Our main problem has been a bloke called Phelps. I want his DNA checked for fish particles!

Its good for us down here, as the Chows are only 2 hours behind us, so we get to see a lot, well what the TV lets us see, its been a dreadful coverage, dont get me started!

Every event I have watched, we have lost. Im not watchng anymore!
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 02:44:30 AM »

I haven't been watching at all.  I'm boycotting the olympics and their sponsors for the durration of the games.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 02:53:39 AM »

               I agree with you wholeheartedly Mick. Best complaint on the ABC radio yesterday was from a fella who paid $2000 to get a big screen TV just to watch the Olympics only to get a heap of replays and commercials.
 However he probably enjoyed watching the Magpies on Friday night. Go Pies.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 03:42:30 AM »

 I agree with you wholeheartedly Mick. Best complaint on the ABC radio yesterday was from a fella who paid $2000 to get a big screen TV just to watch the Olympics only to get a heap of replays and commercials.

Well, people should understand that the press is not free over there, and they may not be able to televise everything like they have in the past when the games have been held in free countries.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 10:49:54 AM »

I have been enjoying the olympics, I watch as much as I can, the swimming events seem to be my favorite, I think Phelps is a dolphin.

My nephew has HD television and says he gets the olympics on three different channels. I get it in the day time and at night from 7-11, then 11-4.


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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 11:41:21 AM »

I have been wanting to watch the softball team but either they are on at 2 AM or I miss the replays.  I watched them play some of the universities and pro teams prior to the Olympics and they are something to see.  Cat Osterman is the best softball pitcher on this planet.  I got to watch some boxing.  Just isn't the same as Friday Night at the Fights but it was fun anyway.  I agree about Phelps.  He's a freak of nature.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 02:48:15 PM »

I have been watching a fair amount in HD myself! The gymnastics have of course fallen prey to scoring issues, as usual. Boxing is a joke w/ their scoring too. Phelps has been amazing and fun. The Jamaican who ran the hundred may have been able to set a time no one would touch for years. He "costed" to the finish line . Truly amazing to watch.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 08:10:58 PM »

I have been watching a fair amount in HD myself! The gymnastics have of course fallen prey to scoring issues, as usual. Boxing is a joke w/ their scoring too. Phelps has been amazing and fun. The Jamaican who ran the hundred may have been able to set a time no one would touch for years. He "costed" to the finish line . Truly amazing to watch.

He will look back on that race in yrs to come and curse his stupidity, he ran a very fast time but should have run the entire race through, well, you know the saying, young, dumb...

Getting the its almost over blues!!


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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 02:52:19 PM »

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He will look back on that race in yrs to come and curse his stupidity, he ran a very fast time but should have run the entire race through, well, you know the saying, young, dumb...

I'm sure I'll find it on YouTube.  I didn't see it, but if he coasted as you say, I wonder what his time would have been if he kept it up at the end.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 02:58:50 PM »

They keep saying they think he could have run in the 9.5's and I agree.


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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 03:58:24 PM »

They keep saying they think he could have run in the 9.5's and I agree.


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He started to coast w/ 20yrds left and chest thumping w/ about 10 and even turned as little bit sideways to look for people int he seats it seemed. At least .15 seconds less in my estimation. He is obviously heads and shoulders better than his competition. He just gobbles up ground. Like all great athletes, he makes it look easy and effortless. He will regret the moment when he is older. Its four years to next olympics and he may not be there next time.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008, 06:23:32 PM »

The last 3 olympics I saw EVERYTHING just about! I really like the opening ceremonies when the Cuban woman( a well known musician, really pretty, but I just cant think of her name!) was singing one of her songs and her son was beating the big drum!
 This olympics I havent been interested in. I dont really have an excuse to why I'm not watching, I just arent...isnt....aint....

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2008, 12:11:38 AM »

Have you ever noticed that regardless of the country or where it's located, the host nation ALWAYS does much better in the Olympics they year they host than they do any other times.  Was true for USSR, USA, GREECE, JAPAN, Etc...and now CHINA and the list will continue in 2 years when Canada hosts the Winter Olympics.  As it will continue to do, call it a host perk,
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2008, 04:03:03 AM »

Not sure that effect works in the winter olympics though... seems like the US got beat pretty badly last time it was hosted here... but I don't know if that was still better than other years, as I rarely watch the winter games.  Though I do like the bobsled races.  Those are fun to watch.
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2008, 11:55:14 AM »

I like Bobsled too.  Skeleton and luge also.   Smiley
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