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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2008, 12:57:38 PM »
I wish I would have seen that.

I heard about it on the news and was floored by the accomplishment.

Funny I didn't care about the swinning gold accomplishments, and records being broken as much as this.

I concur with the swimming records that Phelps broke. It didn't really blow me away that much, until the the 2nd to the last race in which he won by 1/100th of a SECOND. Other than that, this pool that they used was designed for record breaking. Lack of friction in the pool (waves didn't splash back) and other things were implemented to ensure that the swimming events brought out the viewers, which worked obviously considering the # of people watching the olympics this year.

And I have to admit, I also watched the gymnastics. Sacromone (?) is way cute, too bad she melted down for the 2nd time. And for the record, she's 20 so don't dog on me TOO bad  ;)

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2008, 01:00:11 PM »
I wish I would have seen that.

I heard about it on the news and was floored by the accomplishment.

Funny I didn't care about the swinning gold accomplishments, and records being broken as much as this.

I concur with the swimming records that Phelps broke. It didn't really blow me away that much, until the the 2nd to the last race in which he won by 1/100th of a SECOND. Other than that, this pool that they used was designed for record breaking. Lack of friction in the pool (waves didn't splash back) and other things were implemented to ensure that the swimming events brought out the viewers, which worked obviously considering the # of people watching the olympics this year.

And I have to admit, I also watched the gymnastics. Sacromone (?) is way cute, too bad she melted down for the 2nd time. And for the record, she's 20 so don't dog on me TOO bad  ;)

18 and over in the green  ;D 17 and lower = incarceration. :'(

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2008, 06:35:25 AM »
My favorite part of the olympics?





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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2008, 09:19:16 AM »
what is that?


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2008, 09:33:46 AM »
Looks like the torch... did you run with it Mike?


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2008, 10:47:51 AM »
what is that?

Looks like the torch...

That it is.

...did you run with it Mike?


Yup. Grabbed it and ran as fast as I could!  ;D

No, I wasn't that lucky. Sleazy Button was an olympic sponsor so I believe they got an actual torch that was used during the coast-to-coast relay. So like they did with the World Series trophies, they offered employees the chance to pose with it.

It was kind of a cool experience. They had someone on site to answer questions about it. it's a cool looking piece up close. It weighs alot more than you think it would because of the kerosene in the base of it. It's also a very awkward shape. Not very comfortable to hold in your hand.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2008, 11:14:58 AM »
i thought it was an Irish beer glass   ;)


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2008, 12:39:01 PM »
i thought it was an Irish beer glass   ;)

Nope, way too small for that.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2008, 10:27:53 PM »
I'm looking forward to tomorrow when hopefully we bring that GOLD back home! C'mon Kobe, show 'em who's sport this is!!  :)
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2008, 12:47:17 AM »
Usain Bolt blew me away with his performance in the 200 meter race, along with the competition. In a space of four days here, Bolt became the first man to break the world record in the 100- and 200-meter sprints in the same Olympics since the Games resumed in 1896. To see an athlete competing against the worlds' best and blow them out of the water was stunning.
the sad part is he broke the record in the 100 showboating for the last 20 meters.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2008, 02:35:34 AM »
close game but the U.S. mens b-ball team won the gold. spain cut it to 2 in the 4th quarter but then kobe pretty much took over. it is a good thing the U.S. didnt have a problem scoring cause they werent stopping anyone.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2008, 07:36:08 AM »
the sad part is he broke the record in the 100 showboating for the last 20 meters.

To me, that's the amazing part. These are the best of the best and the guy not only won, but he set a WR AND was able to pull up and enjoy it for the last few meters. :o Absolutely stunning.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2008, 12:57:33 PM »
That guy is amazing but i really do hate how showboaty he is it kinda gets annoying.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2008, 11:54:32 AM »
Is Chris Sheridan really that much of a dumb ass?

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/basketball/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&page=DreamRedeem-080825

IS he serious in even trying to compare the two?
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2008, 12:05:47 PM »
Is Chris Sheridan really that much of a dumb ass?

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/basketball/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&page=DreamRedeem-080825

IS he serious in even trying to compare the two?

No doubt he was paid to say that spice.

Disney can get a lot of tickest sold by having Labron come down and promote Disney.

If you go down the line with this team and the 92 team. Just on talent, alone, there is no comparison imho.

Do they have a power forward tandem like the mailman and Barkley, not even close.

Do they have guards that were as good as Jordan and Magic, no way. Kobe is neither close or ever will be as good a player or as smart a player as either of these two.

Do they have a better center than this team....Big no on that one.

These players are all flash and flare, there's little intelligence shown on the court.

Yeah teams have gotten better in Europe and around the world, but theres no reason we should have only won as close as the USA team did this game.

Look at the pic that opens up in the link you provided....Kobe, Labron, and Wade...all three want to play in Europe...is this forshadowing or a goodbye pic? That remains to be seen.

Out of the three, I would miss Labron, he is fun too watch.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2008, 12:38:05 PM »
Foe once I will have to disagree. Granted I don't think this team would have beat the dream team, but I think it would be a lot closer than you think based on 2 things: speed, fresher legs and better D. You have to admit that 92's team played very little defense. I also think the worlds competition has only gotten better where 92's team played a bunch of donkeys (no offense meant) on their way to the gold. Don't get me wrong though - I loved the dream team while i could have cared less for this one, other than bringing the gold back home where it belongs. It would be fun to see a simulated game of that team of greats vs. this roster.

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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2008, 12:47:14 PM »
Foe once I will have to disagree. Granted I don't think this team would have beat the dream team, but I think it would be a lot closer than you think based on 2 things: speed, fresher legs and better D. You have to admit that 92's team played very little defense. I also think the worlds competition has only gotten better where 92's team played a bunch of donkeys (no offense meant) on their way to the gold. Don't get me wrong though - I loved the dream team while i could have cared less for this one, other than bringing the gold back home where it belongs. It would be fun to see a simulated game of that team of greats vs. this roster.

I'll give you the younger legs....but this team didn't play much defense either.

The 92 didn't need to play defense, they blew out their opponents in every game.

I'd like too see these guys play the 92 team for sure.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2008, 01:46:06 PM »
you can't compare these 2 teams, they are in two different leagues....this years team couldn't hold the jocks for the Dream Team
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2008, 01:50:42 PM »
you can't cpmpare these 2 teams, they are in two different leagues....this years team couldn't hold the jocks for the Dream Team

I agree with you fox...

As stated in my other post and breakdown of these teams.

The nba is all flash these. No real skills, no intelligence, lack, an extreme lack of fundamentals.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2008, 02:46:51 PM »
How do you get the 92 team didn't play any defence? It gets boring when your up  by 43 Boz!! I'd have to concur with Starfox's statement and NOT just because Pat Ewing - the greatest jump-shooting center of all time was on the team! Magic, Jordan, Bird, Barkley and it doesn't matter who the center is but we had Pat, David Robinson and Shaq. The only other center who might have been just as good at the time was Hakeem. Dwight Howard ain't no sucker but he's got a couple more years to show me, and maybe coach Ewing can teach him to shoot from 12-15 feet out!  ;D
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #50 on: August 25, 2008, 02:51:44 PM »
How do you get the 92 team didn't play any defence? It gets boring when your up  by 43 Boz!! I'd have to concur with Starfox's statement and NOT just because Pat Ewing - the greatest jump-shooting center of all time was on the team! Magic, Jordan, Bird, Barkley and it doesn't matter who the center is but we had Pat, David Robinson and Shaq. The only other center who might have been just as good at the time was Hakeem. Dwight Howard ain't no sucker but he's got a couple more years to show me, and maybe coach Ewing can teach him to shoot from 12-15 feet out!  ;D

Personally, Im not sure what is so great about Howard.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2008, 02:58:15 PM »
How warm is that river you guys are swimming in?  >:D

Sir Charles never played defense, ummm never, nor did he claim to, nor did Magic, and larry simply had no legs left under him at that point. Laettner and Mullin will not be remember as strong defensive players either. They did have Pippen, so me saying they didn't play ANY defense was a little strong :)

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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2008, 08:18:23 AM »
What about Shaq and Ewing, and Robinson....I believe they played pretty good interior defense.

Barkley was one hell of a defensive forward for my sixers and then for my suns. Yeah I followed Barkely, he was my fav of all time, (family guy) wanna fight about it!!!! :P

The mail, didn't he win defensive player of the year, same with Barkley?

But what Spice, fox and I are saying, is they didn't need too.
I believe if it were a close defensive struggle, then yes our team would have won, and played fantastic defense.

But they weren't, not even close at all, they were severe blow outs.