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Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:26 pm

Thought I'd start an Olympic Games thread here so we could comment over the next few weeks without being sport specific. (There’s already a women’s soccer Olympics thread).

I’ll start out by asking those who may have an opinion……..the 1992 men’s basketball team was the “Dream Team,” is the 2012 team just dreaming?

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:02 am

Did their shorts not come in time for the team picture?

And does Mike Krzyzewski age?

Where is The Brow?

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:11 am

Kobe has bad posture. He needs to sit up.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by blacksheep on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:21 am

DaTruRochin wrote:Did their shorts not come in time for the team picture?


Speaking of which, I've never been a big fan of the super long shorts the kids are wearing today, but thank god we don't still have the short shorts!

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:28 am

The "coach K as Dorian Grey" issue is a little creepy....

Are there no centers in the NBA anymore?

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:42 am

PurpleGeezer wrote:Are there no centers in the NBA anymore?

Tyson Chandler is the only true center on this team. But, they are all big guys nowadays.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:08 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:Are there no centers in the NBA anymore?

Big Roy Hibbert fan, eh? Haha it seems the problem is all the decent centers are either injured, not US nationals, or are free agents not wanting to risk injury...

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Post by mattywizz on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:37 pm

Hey let's start an Olympic thread and talk about the one sport no one seems to care about.

I'll skip the basketball and watch swimming, gymnastics, track and field, cycling, shooting, curling (or is it lawn bowling in the summer), et. al.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:45 pm

mattywizz wrote:Hey let's start an Olympic thread and talk about the one sport no one seems to care about.

I'll skip the basketball and watch swimming, gymnastics, track and field, cycling, shooting, curling (or is it lawn bowling in the summer), et. al.

There is no curling or lawn bowling, but field hockey is an Olympic sport.

You first.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:15 pm

Can't wait to see how not-awesome they make Olympic prime time coverage this time around. I'm ready for a steady dose of swimming, gymnastics, Bob Costas being bland, Cris Collinsworth pissing me off, and that one manly woman scaring me.
Thankfully I've got DVR.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:32 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Where is The Brow?
Sorry, the team obviously needs a new picture taken, but in the meantime, here you go.....


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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:44 pm

pilotram wrote:Can't wait to see how not-awesome they make Olympic prime time coverage this time around. I'm ready for a steady dose of swimming, gymnastics, Bob Costas being bland, Cris Collinsworth pissing me off, and that one manly woman scaring me.
Thankfully I've got DVR.

Speaking of which, I don't play NBC's game. I look up the results and talk about them in real time.

This is to say, this thread will almost definitely contain spoilers.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:17 pm

blacksheep wrote:
DaTruRochin wrote:Did their shorts not come in time for the team picture?

Speaking of which, I've never been a big fan of the super long shorts the kids are wearing today, but thank god we don't still have the short shorts!
Yea, I don't see how Wilt was able to have sex with 200 women, let alone the reported 20,000 after wearing these snug shorts.



Ok, back to the Olympics.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by pilotram on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:39 am

Maybe why he doesn't have 20,000 babies.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by mattywizz on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:03 pm

Lochte vs. Phelps, who ya got? I think they are head to head in just 2 events. Lochte in the 400im and Phelps in the 200im. Or is it Phelps in the 4 and Lochte in the 2? Either way, we all win as Americans! Can't wait.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:02 pm

I feel like the theme of this Olympics has been bashing NBC's coverage... So why not add more fuel to the fire?

http://deadspin.com/5931689/nbc-sportss-broadcast-of-olympic-soccer-cuts-to-commercial-right-before-a-critical-goal

Maybe the NCAA is on to something with those commercial breaks during championship matches?
Bad PC

But seriously, check out some of the Deadspin breakdowns of NBCs follies... Not including moving pieces, manufacturing drama by not including full competitions, only showing US squads and puff pieces.... Now missing big goals in soccer matches for commercials? Whats next? Telling me the modern pentathalon guns are now effectively more precise Nintendo Zappers for duck hunt? Oh wait...

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:58 pm

I think Her Majesty QE II would say, "Much ado about nothing" regarding the break from the Japan/Brazil match. Someone has to pay the expense of the webcast/broadcast, and face it; a Supersix-5 on sale for $1,799 IS a great deal!

I think Deadspin needs to take a deep breath, and consider how poor coverage of the Olympics once was compared today's version. I've only watched coverage of swimming and US and Canada soccer, but so far I've seen plenty of action w/o commercial break-ins on action, and I've also seen a lot of "foreigners" performing........not just US athletes. I’m as jingoistic as anyone, so maybe I have missed a few athletes from other countries and just haven’t cared.

Suck it up…….you are seeing much better coverage than the rest of the world! pirat

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Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:18 pm

Well, that is unless you live in Canada or the UK... CBC and the BBCs coverage is both far superior and less filtered than NBC.

Plus they don't have to watch awful interviews by Ryan Seacrest. (Who let him out of his job talking to reality stars and wannabe record company stooges?)

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Gabby, Gabby!

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:19 pm

Um, I gotta say, I don't normally watch gymnastics, but I just saw some of the competition in the "all-around" on my DVR...

WOW........GABBY DOUGLAS.......WOW!



I predict her influence on little girls in America today will pay off in a big way tomorrow.
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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:23 pm

This isn't even the first time they've done that. I'm so glad the online streams and replays have either no announcers at all (the silence is refreshing), or balanced thoughtful commentary that doesn't sensationalize or hype up whatever storyline NBC is pushing. This is, of course, because NBC has nothing to do with actually producing the feeds. They just cut them up and add in their announcers.

To DTR's point, CBC's coverage of Vancouver 2010 was far better according to people I know who were able to watch it (and their website was easier to understand).

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Re: 2012 Olympic Games

Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:25 pm

All whining aside, having an african american snag the women's gold and a son of cuban immigrants the bronze on the men's side is encouraging in so many ways.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:27 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Well, that is unless you live in Canada or the UK... CBC and the BBCs coverage is both far superior and less filtered than NBC.

Plus they don't have to watch awful interviews by Ryan Seacrest. (Who let him out of his job talking to reality stars and wannabe record company stooges?)
Yea, that could be; I have no idea who Ryan Seacrest is, nor have I seen him on any broadcasts. It could be all that money I pay Comcast for two DVRs is actually worth it........I just see the competition.

Lived in Canada for a year, and in the UK for eight.....glad to hear they are broadcasting more than darts and curling now, but I have to admit, I was hooked on those two sports, and cricket too!

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:28 pm

I hope what Kayla Harrison did in judo that same day might inspire young women as well. Amazing athlete.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:32 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:This isn't even the first time they've done that. I'm so glad the online streams and replays have either no announcers at all (the silence is refreshing), or balanced thoughtful commentary that doesn't sensationalize or hype up whatever storyline NBC is pushing. This is, of course, because NBC has nothing to do with actually producing the feeds. They just cut them up and add in their announcers.

To DTR's point, CBC's coverage of Vancouver 2010 was far better according to people I know who were able to watch it (and their website was easier to understand).
OK, point taken, but I think I'll still just let my DVR do all MY filtering. If I see something other than competition happening.......I just keep fast forwarding.

Oh, and I've found the mute button very effective on more than one occasion....and not just during the Olympics! pirat

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:37 pm

I would be remiss if I didn't mention Carmelita Jeter posted the fastest time of the round in 100 qualifying today. The semifinals and final are tomorrow.

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