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sjsharksfan39 August 13 2008 06:31 AM

West Coast Olympic Commentary
I don't know if I'm allowed to do this, but I'm really not wanting to spoil the evening tonight after the excitement of last night so I'm making a new thread. Hopefully it works and the Mods let me keep it. It's pretty simple. It's 10:30 here on the West Coast. The Gymnastics have not started yet and Phelps won gold number 1. That was a hell of a race by the way. World Record fashion and the commentators do such a great job bringing the action. Can't wait till the rest of the evening. As far as I'm concerned, the Olympic coverage tonight has just begun.

Edit: 10:35

China has come out strong. US will have a tough act to follow tonight.

Edit: 10:49

We've got a contest. The third American girl had a great vault.

Edit: 11:09

Wow, a 16.900? Well done Liukin. :eek: China's turn

Edit: 11:17

Great race. Coughlin got bronze but I've really been impressed with Rice and Conventry these olympics. Now time to go back to the Gym.

Edit: 11:32

4 X 200 relay

The Americans made that look way too easy. I loved the comment by the analyst: "My mom could have anchored this race and still won" :lol:

Back to the Gymnastics and I think the swimming is over.


Can't believe Alicia Fell. That's not good going up against near perfection from the chinese


Johnson might have just saved her team with that routine on the beam. Good stuff. I can't wait to see her in the individual competition.


So this is three rotations? I guess it has to be if these olympics are going to end soon. I still can't believe the Americans in that relay for swimming. That's like Secretariat in the Belmont. You can't touch him, and he could stop for something to eat and still win. :D


She fell again???? Good grief. :(


I feel bad for her. God she must be so sick right now. I hope she finds a way to redeem herself if she can. That really sucks. :(


Well, this is the last one in terms of talking to myself tonight. The US was disappointing. Even the mighty Shawn Johnson (Here's what I get for not seeing the trials, I didn't know she was mighty) couldn't do well on the floor. After the greatness that was last night, this is not a very good day for the Gymnastics team. I am looking foward to the all around and individual events though. Hopefully something good will happen but wow. :(

sjsharksfan39 August 13 2008 07:40 AM

Re: West Coast Olympic Commentary
Congrats to Phelps on 5 Gold Medals. He really is superhuman in the pool and it's always so fun to watch. Here I am screaming at the TV (I'm the only one home so it makes it all the better) and cheering him on and I even know what happened. It's still so fun to watch. I hope he achieves that goal of 8 for 8.

Spot's Meow August 14 2008 11:35 PM

Re: West Coast Olympic Commentary
I didn't notice this thread earlier because I don't post in this forum (thank you tag feature!). I don't get home from work until 9 tonight so I won't be here for the first hour, but I will definitely be watching the women's all-around gymnastics tonight. The men's last night was interesting because of all of the falls and mistakes that were made. Hopefully things go a little better for the women tonight.

sjsharksfan39 August 15 2008 06:50 AM

Re: West Coast Olympic Commentary - Night 2
Well, I actually got one reply so I might as well do it again. If you are going to reply, NO SPOILERS.

Phelps is going for gold. I hope it's a great race.


YES!!!! He looked good in the breast stroke and then he just put it in second gear. Another Gold, another WR. Good times. :techman:


Well done from Soni on winning the Gold. That 200 M Breast was a hell of a race.


I hope Liukin and Johnson have great all-arounds. These women need something great to happen after the last week. That Vault from Liukin is an awesome start. :eek:

Decent from Johnson but not awe worthy.


It's so surprising to see a Chinese fall, especially given what I've seen in Gymnastics so far.


I would have loved to be a fly on the wall to hear the reasons behind putting Luikin in 10th after that Vault. What did she do wrong? :wtf:


I really have been tired tonight so It's really been just watching but why is it when they start the music for the Chinese, I always think they are starting the Star Trek theme. :lol:

sjsharksfan39 August 15 2008 08:57 AM

Re: West Coast Olympic Commentary
Well done USA. Luikin wins Gold and Johnson wins Silver What a way to redeem yourself from the disappointments earlier in the week.

Spot's Meow August 16 2008 01:45 AM

Re: West Coast Olympic Commentary
I really did mean to join in last night, but I was kept late at work and didn't get to watch the coverage until this morning. It was really nice to see Luikin and Johnson take the top 2 spots. They did really well. Some of the scores for that Chinese girl were way higher than they should have been. She had a lot of little screw-ups yet she got scores similar to Johnson and Luikin. That was frustrating.

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