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IG-64
08-17-2004, 08:41 AM
I can't belive you ppl, I waited for an olympics thread and one never came. :p

Well, anways, the events im looking forward to watching are:

Archery, Fencing, Judo, Shooting, Taekwondo and Table Tennis.

And anything that comes on in-between.

I was surprised that they aren't having classics like pole vault, long jump, disc throw, ect. :(

btw, for info and scheduals, go to http://www.nbcolympics.com/

BawBag™
08-17-2004, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
I was surprised that they aren't having classics like pole vault, long jump, disc throw, ect. :(
What? Surely not.

I don't really have much interest in the Olympics anymore, but I find it hard to believe that such track and field events have been scrapped for the likes of tennis. :dozey:

Astrotoy7
08-17-2004, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
I can't belive you ppl.......

c'mon IG, you're talkin to a pack of computer geeks here man, sports has never meant that much ; besides it's hard to interrupt a true computer geeks steady schedule of game 4 hours, porn 30 mins, game 4 hours, porn 30 mins, game 4 hours....... time for bed !

:p

mtfbwya

IG-64
08-17-2004, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by BawBag™
What? Surely not.

I don't really have much interest in the Olympics anymore, but I find it hard to believe that such track and field events have been scrapped for the likes of tennis. :dozey:

Track and fields still there

Just look on that site I linked to for all the sports.

Tyrion
08-17-2004, 09:13 AM
Bah, Olympics. Personally, why would anyone watch people playing something they could damn well easily play too?

El Sitherino
08-17-2004, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
besides it's hard to interrupt a true computer geeks steady schedule of game 4 hours, porn 30 mins, game 4 hours, porn 30 mins, game 4 hours....... time for bed !
you got the times mixed up. it's 2 hours porn, 2-4 hours game.


I'm looking forward to Iraq's soccer games. I loved the match between them and Costa Rica. Their first goal was such an amazing shot. I am waiting for the women's gymnastics finals too. >_>

Astrotoy7
08-17-2004, 09:39 AM
Sithy...2 hours porn....wow ! dont your arms get tired man !

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Back to Topic

oh yeah, I'll let you all in on a little secret..... our every own Alegis is in the Belgian Olympic Table Tennis Squad..... thats why he's not back till the end of this month(like his Av says). He doesnt like too many ppl knowing about it because of all the 'Forrest' comments he gets.... :(

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
08-17-2004, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
Sithy...2 hours porn....wow ! dont your arms get tired man !
stamina! I have a lot of endurance.


anyway, I'm watching the handball replay. Korea Vs Russia.

ckcsaber
08-17-2004, 09:57 AM
Man, the Olympics bumped Conan off for a while....



Anyways, it's official. Well, it's been official for a while. USA Men's basketball is pathetic. They can't play together as a team. I'm not suprised. This isn't the first time in recent years an "all NBA" team has done poorly at the olympics. The NBA is a steaming pile of crap now. It's only hope is foreign players.

IG-64
08-17-2004, 10:49 AM
Ok, yeah, I stand corrected, I thought track & field was only running, but its all the classics.

RoxStar
08-17-2004, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Man, the Olympics bumped Conan off for a while....

Yyou can stand two weeks without him. Or at least I can't stand the two weeks off every two years without him.


pssttt... I don't like Conan

ckcsaber
08-17-2004, 11:57 AM
The Ol' Cone-Dawg owns your soul RoxStar. He owns all of late-night. Leno, Letterman, and that poor excuse for a whore, Craig Kilbourn are all his bit*hes.



Don't worry. Conan forgives you for your insolence.

RoxStar
08-17-2004, 12:03 PM
I'm actually related to Conan.



<_<

>_>

All the Irish are related. I like Conan but I like the olympics better.

SeleneRayne
08-17-2004, 09:49 PM
I like to watch the gymnastics trails, because I miss my old gymnastics days. It t'was fun!

I also like to watch Track and Field events, and the swimming events as well.

Curt-Man
08-17-2004, 10:15 PM
Conan is hilarious, leno is alright, everyone else sucks, olympics are cool, but meh, i'm not much of a sports watcher, or player.

Boba Rhett
08-18-2004, 12:11 AM
I watched the U.S. vs. China womens volleyball matches on saturday. Heh, everytime China would score a point my brother and I would yell, "GUYAKA! GUYAKA!" (godzilla). :D Ahhh... good times.

Oh and I like to watch the gymnastics.... cuz.... well....you know...


*sigh*


nevermind. :indif:

Troopr-Undr-Fir
08-18-2004, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
Oh and I like to watch the gymnastics.... cuz.... well....you know...


*sigh*


nevermind. :indif:

I know what'cha mean. Though it troubles me because I don't know how old the ones on the USA team are. I don't like to think about it all that much though :(


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I enjoy the Olympics emensly. Especially:

Archery, Fencing, Judo, Shooting, Taekwondo and Table Tennis.

*taps nose*

And of course I enjoy the classics like Track and Field.

But I have been enjoying the fencing more this year, because, well I'll make a trhead later, or sometime about why.

toms
08-18-2004, 11:10 AM
i've never really been able to get into the olympics that much.

I admire the ideals of the modern olympics, and it is about the only place you get to see almost every country able to compete on equal terms... and in an amazing array of events.

I'm not much of a fan of watching sports on tv anyway, but i can get quite into one off events such as the world cup, euro 2004, wimbledon or rugby world cup.
I think this is because you can get into following a few favorites and follow the storylines in an event like that.

The olympics on the other hand has SO MANY competitors and events that you will rarely see the same person twice. Its hard to get any consistency, or get behind anyone in particular as it is too bitty. Its like a computer game where every level has a different mechanic and character.... varied, but you can't every really get behind one character or get up to speed with the control method before you have to learn a new one.

I also don't get the new mix between professional and non-professional athletes in these various sports. Ronaldo in the football, but some unknown 15year old in the running? weird.

I think they need to split it up a bit. In the same way they have the winter olympics and summer olympics. Split it into defined weeks of different secions of events.

Astrotoy7
08-18-2004, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by SeleneRayne
I like to watch the gymnastics trails, because I miss my old gymnastics days. It t'was fun!

...sorry Selene, I just gotta ask...can you still do the splits ? :p

*jumps back to top of Kains death list*

:p

Toms, if you take out all the professional athletes from the olympics there'd be many sports barren of quaility competitors.... Also, with regards to the football(soccer for the rest of you fools :p) Cristiano Ronaldo is under 23 years old, so automatically should be eligible for olympic team membership

mtfbwya

Rogue Nine
08-18-2004, 07:43 PM
I wish I coulda taped the fencing stuff. Fencing is awesome. :x I almost made the cut to the Olympic qualifiers, but I'm obviously not good enough. :(

ET Warrior
08-19-2004, 01:04 AM
And phelps wins another gold....man, he's the same age as me and is winning olympic gold medals, and I haven't done **** with my life :D

CapNColostomy
08-19-2004, 01:21 AM
Meh, no Olypics for me. I always prefer a good ol' fashioned war to determine what country has all the badasses.

Chewbacco
08-19-2004, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
And phelps wins another gold....man, he's the same age as me and is winning olympic gold medals, and I haven't done **** with my life :D He is the youngest person ever to break a world record. He was only 15 yrs and 9 mos! That is amazing.

Chew man

GonkH8er
08-19-2004, 08:33 AM
Australia owns the pool... you guys can have all the other sports :P

toms
08-19-2004, 09:27 AM
In todays world there isn't really any way to avoid including proffesional athletes... it just always strikes me as odd that you have an event with some multi-million pound superstars, and another with people who train in their garage...

I'm still waiting for a "story" to emerge to get me hooked though.

I also think it is a shame that it has gotten to the stage these days that whenever I see anyone do a surprise victory i automatically assume they are on drugs of some kind.. maybe i'm just getting cynical...:eek:

Astrotoy7
08-19-2004, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by GonkH8er
Australia owns the pool... you guys can have all the other sports :P

gonk, its lucky SBS is showing some of the other sports, coz if you went by seven's coverage alone you'd think the olympics was a swim meet and nothing much more..... :p

MORE FEMALE BEACH VOLLEYBALL !

mtfbwya

acdcfanbill
08-19-2004, 10:26 AM
people dont really like the summer olympics do they? its just something to pass the time until the real winter olympics :D

El Sitherino
08-19-2004, 11:03 AM
I love the gymnastics competition, both mens and womens. <_<

Troopr-Undr-Fir
08-19-2004, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
MORE FEMALE BEACH VOLLEYBALL !

Not sure if I agree with you. Thems girlies are a little, no a lot too buff for me.

I like a fit women, but when you start taking male hormones... I think it's gone too far :(


Now on the otehr hand, the indoor volley ball players (for some odd reason) slim and sleek, and strong as well.

Very attractive. plus all the grunting :)

SeleneRayne
08-20-2004, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
...sorry Selene, I just gotta ask...can you still do the splits ? :p

*jumps back to top of Kains death list*

:p



Ha ha.

Yes I still can, sir! >: \

Mex
08-20-2004, 08:30 PM
I don't really like the olympics. It's just a bit boring for me. ;)

IG-64
08-26-2004, 04:27 PM
WTF?


I was watching synchronized swimming and one of the teams were swimming to FF8 music :eyeraise:

-Zack-
08-26-2004, 04:43 PM
Our country champ Erki Nool isn't in a good shape :( But atleast he won the Sidney 2000.

Captain Wilson
08-26-2004, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
Meh, no Olypics for me. I always prefer a good ol' fashioned war to determine what country has all the badasses.

Ehehehehe


We Were so close in Baders mixed doubles as well.

Stupid unsporting chinies man.

Lady Jedi
08-27-2004, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by GonkH8er
Australia owns the pool... you guys can have all the other sports :P

well maybe they do, but as I recall USA Kicked some major Aussie @$$ in the men's 4 x 200 relay. That was the most awesome race ever! Hands down. ;) And the men's 4 x 100 medley was almost as cool. 2 broken records baby!


btw Ian Thorpe absolutely ROCKS!! Woot!

Darth Groovy
08-27-2004, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
...sorry Selene, I just gotta ask...can you still do the splits ? :p

*jumps back to top of Kains death list*

:p


mtfbwya

I'm not even Kain, and I feel like pounding on Atrotoy7 for that one....

That was just so wrong....http://hometown.aol.com/jtcgiants56/images/halofgf.gif

Astrotoy7
08-27-2004, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
I'm not even Kain, and I feel like pounding on Atrotoy7 for that one....

That was just so wrong....http://hometown.aol.com/jtcgiants56/images/halofgf.gif

Selene knows Astro a little better than you Groovy, so mind your own business, really.............. If she had a problem with it she wouldve told me 3 weeks ago when I originally posted it

*sigh*

mtfbwya

toms
08-27-2004, 11:02 AM
i've actually got a bit into it as the finals have arrived.
The gymnastics was fun, as the judging was terrible (rewarding those who played safe and penalising those who did amazing tricks but messed up their landings).

Then on the mens high bar one guy did a dull routine and went into first, the next guy did an amazing one and only got third. THe crowd went mad and started booing and standing up and putting their thumbs down. They held up proceedings for 10 or so minutes. Eventually the judges changed the score (a bit) and the guy who was cheated got them to quieten down. It was great... it was like gladiator... (except the guy didn't get killed at the end...)

We are failing on the track, but ruling on bikes and the open water... :D

SeleneRayne
08-28-2004, 07:30 PM
U.S.A's basketball team isn't doing so good. :( Sux

Darth Groovy
08-29-2004, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
Selene knows Astro a little better than you Groovy, so mind your own business, really.............. If she had a problem with it she wouldve told me 3 weeks ago when I originally posted it

*sigh*

mtfbwya

What you post in the Swamp, JK.net, or anywhere on LF, IS my business, regardless of where or when I find it, so mind your p's and q's. :mad:

And...regardless of "how well you know" Selene, given the nature of your stereotypical testosterone inspired comment, I felt it necessary to give my opinion.

Astrotoy7
08-29-2004, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
....And...regardless of "how well you know" Selene, given the nature of your stereotypical testosterone inspired comment, I felt it necessary to give my opinion.

women around the world and at LF must feel so much safer seeing that you are around to protect them from the likes of testosteronal stereotypes like me :p

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back to topic !

Soccer and Basketball finals tonite ! :D

coolage !

mtfbwya

Darth Groovy
08-29-2004, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
women around the world and at LF must feel so much safer seeing that you are around to protect them from the likes of testosteronal stereotypes like me :p

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I'd like to think I do ok. Remember, i'm not the one who made the "splits" comment. :rolleyes:

Arreat
08-29-2004, 04:04 PM
I can't believe USA is doing so crappy at basketball! They lost to Argentina!! I can't believe it how could they lose to people who play soccer?! Oh well... I think they're paying the NBA players just a tad too much. :P. I shouldn't be complaining, we've less than 5 golds.

Astrotoy7
08-30-2004, 03:21 AM
wow. Saw the mens volleyball final last nite...Italy vs Brazil. Those guys are amazing ! And that poor Brazilian marathon runner, being attacked by that crazy irish (former)priest in a dress :(

mtfbwya

Lady Jedi
08-30-2004, 11:49 AM
i can't believe that they didn't give the guy a few extra seconds to catch up. I mean, you'd think there were some rules about that. God knows they have em for everything else. ;)

Samuel Dravis
08-30-2004, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by LadyJedi12
i can't believe that they didn't give the guy a few extra seconds to catch up. I mean, you'd think there were some rules about that. God knows they have em for everything else. ;) They use the times that people come out with to avoid controversy over "Why did XXXX get so much extra time?" and "Who determines the extra score?". Unfair sometimes, but much less arguing. Usually. :rolleyes:

Astrotoy7
08-30-2004, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by LadyJedi12
i can't believe that they didn't give the guy a few extra seconds to catch up. I mean, you'd think there were some rules about that. God knows they have em for everything else. ;)

Apparently the chap has been given a 1 year suspended sentence ... :( which isnt much of a punishment really, considering all he has to do is avoid making similar trouble in Greece for a year I hope they couldve given him a huge a$$ fine, and when he couldnt pay up, to throw him in a Brazilian jail, seeing that runner came from Brazil.... :p that'd fix that freak up nicely :D

mtfbwya

dodgehtis.50
08-30-2004, 06:27 PM
What I can not understand about the Olympics is that some sports, that really don't have much to do with the old greek sportsmanship are "allowed" to be part of the Olympic games nowadays and others are not! For example why is fencing an olympic sport while Kendo is not? I believe many many more people in the world exercise Kendo and far less have somehting to do with fencing.. I'm doing Kendo and I'm offended :mad: !

Anyway it is amazing what some humans are able to do. But then I switch the channel and see the white, fat mommies complaining about some working-class alcoholic who left her and her child and I think: Yup, that's the real us ! The feeling of great achievement is gone, my stomac in revolting and the thought of a campaign against huma kind is returning to my mind ^_^.


anyway Go Olympics 2004 Go !!