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bbroman
08-02-2008, 10:55 AM
Less than a week away. Anybody watching them?

Harrisment
08-02-2008, 11:35 AM
Women's beach volleyball is all I'll be watching. The Olympics are a giant snoozefest, and I don't feel any pride in seeing Americans win medals. It's all about the $$ with the Olympics these days.

bbroman
08-02-2008, 11:38 AM
Women's beach volleyball is all I'll be watching. The Olympics are a giant snoozefest, and I don't feel any pride in seeing Americans win medals. It's all about the $$ with the Olympics these days.

Couldn't disagree more.

Alaska_Gamer
08-02-2008, 04:33 PM
I'm not gonna be watching the oylimpics.

bbroman
08-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Wow. Looks like I'm it.

lbp
08-02-2008, 05:03 PM
Na, I like it as well. Something especially with the mens 100M. That one always interests me. :p

LBP

Reshin
08-02-2008, 07:57 PM
Harrisment, you do realize how many culture and nations you just insulted right?

Harrisment
08-03-2008, 08:02 AM
Harrisment, you do realize how many culture and nations you just insulted right?

What part of my post was insulting to a bunch of cultures and nations? That it's a snoozefest? If that offends people, they need to grow thicker skin. I don't get excited by swimming or gymnastics, sorry. You can never tell if Track and Field athletes are juicing or not, so that takes the fun out of watching that.

Or was it the part about it being all about the money? I'm not saying the athletes are after the money. They are there to compete, and I am happy for all of them.

My point was about the IOC and their corruption, along with the tv networks. The Olympics used to be a great event to bring the world together. Now it just seems like another opportunity for big business to cash in.

Not to mention my dislike of the event being in China, which is a horrible example to the world. "Crap on human rights, be communists, pollute like crazy and we'll give you the Olympic games!!!"

Historically I have respect for the Olympics (especially Jesse Owens sticking it to Hitler in Berlin). As it stands now? No interest whatsoever.

This will be my last post on the subject, as I realize this can be a touchy subject for a lot of people. I respect everyone elses opinion, so I would hope you could do the same.

dorien
08-03-2008, 08:17 AM
What part of my post was insulting to a bunch of cultures and nations? That it's a snoozefest? If that offends people, they need to grow thicker skin. I don't get excited by swimming or gymnastics, sorry. You can never tell if Track and Field athletes are juicing or not, so that takes the fun out of watching that.

Or was it the part about it being all about the money? I'm not saying the athletes are after the money. They are there to compete, and I am happy for all of them.

My point was about the IOC and their corruption, along with the tv networks. The Olympics used to be a great event to bring the world together. Now it just seems like another opportunity for big business to cash in.

Not to mention my dislike of the event being in China, which is a horrible example to the world. "Crap on human rights, be communists, pollute like crazy and we'll give you the Olympic games!!!"

Historically I have respect for the Olympics (especially Jesse Owens sticking it to Hitler in Berlin). As it stands now? No interest whatsoever.

This will be my last post on the subject, as I realize this can be a touchy subject for a lot of people. I respect everyone elses opinion, so I would hope you could do the same.

Nice long answer but i think he ment the fact you were saying you were only gonna watch the beah vollyball for the women lol
I love the Olypics and always have done but i'm with you in looking at all the Bi#*%@$

Reshin
08-03-2008, 08:39 AM
Take it easy no one hates you for having an opinion

first: yes it was the $ thing, those people trained for years with their nation's pride on their back and to say that they were just in it for the money is just plain wrong. (Glad to see that it wasn't your view)

two: Did you just bash China for industrializing and being a communist country....

three: The Olympics are still the same as it was, nations coming together to prove that they can participate in a friendly competition despite their difference, and yet those difference always screws the whole thing up. With the news cashing in on the contraversy,

Its been like that with Russia and US , Its been like that with South Korea, Its been like that with Israel , Its been like that with Taiwan and Canada,

what made you think this year will be different?

bbroman
08-03-2008, 11:11 AM
Not to mention my dislike of the event being in China, which is a horrible example to the world. "Crap on human rights, be communists, pollute like crazy and we'll give you the Olympic games!!!"

Not trying to get into an argument, or disrespect your opinion, but really it was the opposite. They figured the best way to keep China from going off the deep end was to give them the Olympics. This way, they had to behave for a few years, or else they would take it away. How it worked is debatable.


two: Did you just bash China for industrializing and being a communist country....

He was more harping on human rights. And Communism is bad, at least from most people's POV.

Jack
08-04-2008, 01:25 AM
Geez this thread went south quick.

ea9492
08-05-2008, 04:13 AM
ya!!!! i love the summer olympics!!!!

especially usa mens basketball and mens track and field!!!!

cant wait!!!

ea9492
08-05-2008, 04:14 AM
Geez this thread went south quick.

hahaha yes it did

Jack
08-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Heard alot of people got scammed out of tickets.

DrunkMiffy
08-06-2008, 07:30 PM
I'll be watching..2 1/2 weeks of that, then I'm on holiday, come back, schools almost back, 3 weeks of school and "hopefully" LBP early Oct :D