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Rinku 08-09-2008 10:00 PM

Olympic fever
 
Hey everyone now that the Olympics have started and are under way I was wondering if everyone is watching and have you caught the Olympic fever.

Also on the NBC 4 Olympic website there is live streaming which I think is awesome, unfortunately, it only works on certain computers.

Ctrl Alt Del 08-10-2008 11:17 AM

I have better things to do on my daybreaks.

M@RS 08-10-2008 11:46 AM

I don't have a TV, never owned one...

DarthAve 08-10-2008 03:02 PM

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ael_phelps.jpg

OF COARSE I'M WATCHING THE OLYMPICS! How on earth could I miss that georgousness??

EnderWiggin 08-10-2008 03:17 PM

It's too bad Ave's got me on her ignore list.

It means she won't see it when I call her a hormonal teenage girl.

_EW_

ChAiNz.2da 08-10-2008 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EnderWiggin (Post 2507804)
It's too bad Ave's got me on her ignore list.

It means she won't see it when I call her a hormonal teenage girl.

_EW_

Here, I'll help you out :lol:

Jae Onasi 08-11-2008 03:57 AM

I have permanent Olympic fever. I love the games, and I watch them every time they come around. The opening ceremonies were tremendous. Phelps is an amazing swimmer. The American Men's swimming relay shattered the world record last night and managed to edge out the French--just unbelievable.

Rinku 08-11-2008 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jae Onasi (Post 2508186)
I have permanent Olympic fever. I love the games, and I watch them every time they come around. The opening ceremonies were tremendous. Phelps is an amazing swimmer. The American Men's swimming relay shattered the world record last night and managed to edge out the French--just unbelievable.

I saw that too!!! I was yelling at the top of my lungs, (during the final 50m) "C'mon you can beet him! GO! GO! GO! (pause as both teams touch the wall) YEAH! WE WON! NO WAY! YEAH!!" It was just an amazing comeback I can't wait for the other swimming events and for Track and Field.

Note: I also have permanent Olympic fever. I know more about olympic athletes than any other sport. You could sort of say I watch the Olympics religiously. :lol:

Da_Man_2423 08-11-2008 01:14 PM

That was unbelievable. Maybe individuals won't be making any more comments in the future about smashing the competition before it happens. Only USA Basketball has that right. :)

DarthAve 08-11-2008 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EnderWiggin (Post 2507804)
It's too bad Ave's got me on her ignore list.

It means she won't see it when I call her a hormonal teenage girl.

_EW_

I'm completly aware of this. As a matter a fact, I embrace it fully.

OMG MEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM FINALS TONIGHT. ALEXANDER ARTEMEV, GO MURDER THAT POMMEL HORSE BB <333

LordOfTheFish 08-12-2008 12:49 PM

I can't wait for tomorrow's men's soccer match. Hope they pull though against the other teams.

EnderWiggin 08-12-2008 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da (Post 2508083)
Here, I'll help you out :lol:

Awww, thanks ChAiNz <3.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jae Onasi (Post 2508186)
I have permanent Olympic fever. I love the games, and I watch them every time they come around. The opening ceremonies were tremendous. Phelps is an amazing swimmer. The American Men's swimming relay shattered the world record last night and managed to edge out the French--just unbelievable.

Damn straight. I love the olympics.



_EW_

Hayden Kered 08-12-2008 06:34 PM

I don't watch the Olympics!

Rinku 08-12-2008 11:07 PM

OMG Phelps goes for two medals tonight, and two world records. He now has the most gold medals ever (11)!!!! WOW the relay team broke 7 minutes in the 4x200m. NICE NEW WORLD RECORD!! Phelps basically won the 200m freestyle with his eyes closed because of his goggles.

I feel so bad for US women's gymnastics :( but hey China won it fair and square.

LordOfTheFish 08-13-2008 10:35 PM

It apears we have it in the bag....could change though....

Sabretooth 08-14-2008 12:44 AM

I watch them while having lunch if they're anything good, but my mom always changes the channel to some lame reality show or soap. :(

In any case, I'm glad India got her first individual gold medal for anything. It's about goddamn time.

Da_Man_2423 08-15-2008 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Padwon_link (Post 2509140)

I feel so bad for US women's gymnastics :( but hey China won it fair and square.

Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson got revenge yesterday, so all is well. Those judges kept trying to find ways to deduct points and get the Chinese up there. Don't say they weren't trying to do that.

Rev7 08-15-2008 04:39 PM

I love the Olympics, but my life doesn't revolve around them. Whenever I have a chance to watch them, I will. I normally do watch them at night before I go to bed, so ya. PHELPS IS AWESOME!!!

GO USA!!! :usa:

Da_Man_2423 08-15-2008 05:46 PM

Going for number 7 tonight I believe. Wonder how much of the Star-Spangled Banner is getting stuck in the heads of everyone at the Water Cube. I think it cut out once early, and everyone started laughing.

LordOfTheFish 08-16-2008 08:40 AM

And he succeeded! And the women's soccer team is in the semi finals!

Da_Man_2423 08-16-2008 09:47 AM

Yeah, there was some sort of controversy about it, the Serbians didn't like the outcome or whatever, even though the touchpads in the water can't lie! (or can they?)

The women's soccer team plays Japan, I think, so that should be a good game. The U.S. has apparently never lost to Japan in 21 matches (plus we beat them earlier in these Olympics), so hopefully they do fine.

I'll be watching the men's basketball team play Spain. The women's team obliterated them yesterday.

EnderWiggin 08-16-2008 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rev7 (Post 2510956)
I normally do watch them at night before I go to bed, so ya.

I've watched every single one of Phelps' races with my girlfriend. I've also seen a good amount of water polo, a lot of beach volleyball, some gymnastics, and a touch of handball.

One thing that I can't watch is track.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Da_Man_2423 (Post 2511014)
Going for number 7 tonight I believe. Wonder how much of the Star-Spangled Banner is getting stuck in the heads of everyone at the Water Cube. I think it cut out once early, and everyone started laughing.

I saw that, in fact. It stopped right at the end. I wasn't laughing, however :indif:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Da_Man_2423 (Post 2511328)
Yeah, there was some sort of controversy about it, the Serbians didn't like the outcome or whatever, even though the touchpads in the water can't lie! (or can they?)

Oh, anything electronic can malfunction. They just went to the camera to see whether or not it looked like Cavic won, and it was obvious that Phelps out touched him.

_EW_

Da_Man_2423 08-16-2008 01:06 PM

I honestly couldn't tell...from the angles I got, it looked like they touched at the same exact time.

The men's basketball team took care of business easily against Spain...can't believe people actually think these teams can somehow challenge them.

GeneralPloKoon 08-16-2008 01:23 PM

Olympics, peh, booooring!

Ctrl Alt Del 08-16-2008 02:05 PM

I want to rectify myself. I dunno if it's because of the late hour where your tv shows doesn't need to be postponed or cancelled, or if something changed with me, but this year Olympic games aren't half bad. Probably because you're not obliged to watch the sports you don't like.

Rinku 08-16-2008 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EnderWiggin (Post 2511380)
Oh, anything electronic can malfunction. They just went to the camera to see whether or not it looked like Cavic won, and it was obvious that Phelps out touched him.

True dat, it was way to obvious that Phelps out-touched Cavic (the underwater view made it clear). Oh and did you know that Cavic's coach is going to Ann Arbor? He is a Dumb @$s I bet he will be fired because he just challenged Michigan's most decorated alumni.

Also Usain Bolt ran a 9.62 in 100m, unfortunately Tyson Gay could not get through the semis

Da_Man_2423 08-16-2008 04:04 PM

Bolt is like the perfect name for a sprinter.

Rinku 08-16-2008 04:13 PM

Ya but evidentially people are doubting that he did it without drugs. I true-fully think that he is fine, and that this is like the Serbian coach saying that the touch board were wrong in the 100m butterfly (the people are sore losers).

Da_Man_2423 08-16-2008 04:17 PM

There's always people out there that are going to accuse others of using drugs in sporting events. Maybe once they come up with some proof should we think about their allegations.

LordOfTheFish 08-16-2008 08:37 PM

Brazil is playing Argentina in the semi's!(men's soccer)

Should be very interesting.

Ctrl Alt Del 08-16-2008 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LordOfTheFish (Post 2511640)
Brazil is playing Argentina in the semi's!(men's soccer)

Should be very interesting.

I hope so. Both teams seem to have a power boost when facing each other.

Da_Man_2423 08-17-2008 12:26 AM

Well, Phelps has made history...8 for 8.

Rinku 08-17-2008 12:59 AM

Phelps is one of the greatest, he worked for this and definitely deserves it. Great job Phelps!!! (it is okay to cry :cry8: you're a great person)

Da_Man_2423 08-18-2008 10:15 AM

Definately...unfortunately there are other events that have to be watched at the moment (e.g. USA Basketball whipping everyone).

Rinku 08-18-2008 01:18 PM

Lui Xiang is out of 110 hurdels as is Terrance Trammel.

LordOfTheFish 08-18-2008 03:01 PM

I watch the men's 10,000m the other day with some friends. The Ethiopian, Bekele, won. It was amazing to watch them...they are so fast.

Rinku 08-23-2008 11:16 PM

Men's basketball goes for gold tonight, women's team won gold.

OT: Watch this add for the office :lol:

Da_Man_2423 08-23-2008 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Padwon_link (Post 2514973)
Men's basketball goes for gold tonight, women's team won gold.

OT: Watch this add for the office :lol:

It's like you double posted, except in 2 different forums.

Spain will bring it's A game, but it won't be enough in my opinion. Kobe, LeBron and co. just toy with them for the first 2 quarters, then go all out in the 2nd half.


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