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Old August 26 2008, 04:55 AM   #526
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Re: 2008 Olympics!

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I jumped to the end of this thread so I didn't see posts on the closing ceremony, but because I was on vacation, I have some final thoughts on these olympics.


-As for China and these games, I thought they did a good job. There were controversy's and complaints, but what olympics in the last 100 years were void of those. Other than that unfortunate accident with Coach McCutchen, I thought these games were great.
China did a great job. Every year, the logistics of running the Olympics gets harder and harder, and China showed they were more than up to the task. That said, I can't help feeling there was something missing this year. Everything seemed too precise and organized. I'm not saying I wanted bombs going off (ala Atlanta), but a little more spontaneity would've been nice.

Looking forward to Vancouver, and hopefully NBC has better coverage. I doubt it, but I can always dream.
Knowing NBC, you'll probably get tape delayed coverage, even though you're in the same time zone.
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Old August 26 2008, 05:18 PM   #527
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I've been reading through the SI webpage that lists various reporters most indelible memory of the Beijing Olympics. Here's one that'a particularly moving: [url=]Link[/ur]. I strongly encourage everybody to check out the other storeis as well, linked to in the box to the immediate right of that column. Most truly underscore for me what was a necessary thing: that there is still that idealistic image and spirit present. It may be on life support these days, but it's still there. I'd become rather jaded about the Games for quite some time. It was more than a little refreshing to read something that pushed that cynicism aside if only for a little while.
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Old August 27 2008, 02:19 AM   #528
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my mom went to the wells fargo arena for the shawn johnson welcome home party
From about an hour ago

you can just about make out shawn and chow. Also there was a poster i'll take a picture of later
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Old August 27 2008, 03:07 AM   #529
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Michael Phelps' diet was pretty awesome during the games.

Here’s Phelps’s typical menu. (No, he doesn’t choose among these options. He eats them all, according to the Post.)
Breakfast: Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grits. Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes.
Lunch: One pound of enriched pasta. Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread. Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.
Dinner: One pound of pasta. An entire pizza. More energy drinks.
Does a diet like this make sense even for a calorie-incinerating human swimming machine? We checked in with Mark Klion, a sports medicine doc and orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He reminded us that the eating game all comes down to basic math.
If you eat fewer calories than you burn exercising, you lose weight. But an athlete like Phelps, who exercises up a storm, has to worry about eating enough to replenish the scads of calories he’s burned. If he doesn’t, Klion explains, his “body won’t recover, the muscles will not recover, there will not be adequate energy stored for him to compete in his next event.”
But what about the choice of foods? All those eggs and ham and cheese can’t possibly be good for him, can they? Says Klion, “I think for him, because of his caloric demands, he can probably eat whatever he wants to.” And besides, Klion says, if you’ve got to eat that much, it better be enjoyable, or you won’t be able to keep up. Phelps might not be so eager to shovel down a pound of tofu in a sitting, Klion points out.
I wish I could still eat like that of course NOT that much food.
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Old August 27 2008, 04:09 AM   #530
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I feel sick already reading about eating a whole pizza
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Old August 27 2008, 03:01 PM   #531
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Well done team GB, best games ever
I just saw Chris Hoy
He's a very Big Boy.
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
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Old August 29 2008, 05:21 PM   #532
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I feel sick already reading about eating a whole pizza
i often have a pizza to myself.

granted, not as part of the Phelps Diet.
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Old August 30 2008, 06:29 AM   #533
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The "Phelps" diet sounds like the amount of food that I might consume in three or four days, not one. Assuming of course that it was winter, when I tend to be hungrier. Often in summer I go several days at a time not eating much. The heat kills my appetite, although I make sure to stay well-hydrated.
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