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Old August 10 2008, 03:14 AM   #61
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Re: 2008 Olympics!

Damn me for trying to avoid spoilers and then entering this thread. I'm DVRing the primetime coverage and was looking forward to seeing the swimming final and Phelps go for gold.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:00 AM   #62
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I could never DVR the Olympics, as there is just too much sport going on.

Another world record in the pool. And I'm even more happier about this one.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:06 AM   #63
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I Tivoed a lot of the last Olympics but it seemed silly to time-delay a broadcast that was already time-delayed.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:07 AM   #64
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I could never DVR the Olympics, as there is just too much sport going on.

Another world record in the pool. And I'm even more happier about this one.
I bet. She's some kind of local hottie down under?
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Old August 10 2008, 06:20 AM   #65
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Yes, Stephanie is a bit of a hottie. The fact that she just broke up with her boyfriend (another Olympic swimmer) made headlines.

She also got into a minor kerfuffle over Facebook pictures:

http://www.somebodythinkofthechildre...ing-australia/

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Old August 10 2008, 06:23 AM   #66
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I really have nothing to do with the girl... but thought some of you boys would prefer this one of Stephanie.

Also I have a Masters degree assignment due on Tuesday and I'm wasting time....

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Old August 10 2008, 06:44 AM   #67
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Why were they playing Mexican music for China?

By the way, I'm watching Fencing on USA and that sport is "interesting" to say the least. Ah the olympics. The only time you get Diving, fencing, Archery, Rowing, and Equestrian as "sports."
The music they used for the Parade of Nations was dismal. It's like they played 52-Pickup with a collection of ethnic music from around the world, edited it together, and put it on an endless loop. There was no imagination, the renditions were blah, and as much as I love bagpipe music, I got really tired of it after the fifth time it played. There was no attempt at all to match the music to the countries.
I was wondering the same thing, but then I saw the Mariachi band and the guys in kilts. Those were live bands on side-by-side stages.
Well, live bands or not, the music was crappy. So there. They imported Sarah Brightman to sing; if they were going to have live ethnic music (ie. non-Chinese), why didn't they either get decent recordings or import some decent musicians?
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Old August 10 2008, 06:59 AM   #68
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The fact that she just broke up with her boyfriend (another Olympic swimmer) made headlines.
Yep ... Eamon Sullivan, the current holder of the 50m freestyle. Broke Alexander Popov's record which stood before Sullivan and then Bernard beat it. Sullivan has 3 of the 4 fastest times ever.
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Old August 10 2008, 07:10 AM   #69
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OMG LMAO

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oth...n-Beijing.html
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asi...ball_softball/

now we understand why W is still in China
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Old August 10 2008, 07:57 AM   #70
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I Tivoed a lot of the last Olympics but it seemed silly to time-delay a broadcast that was already time-delayed.
Well, I was going out this evening and I really did want to see Phelps.

Speaking of which, damn is he good or what. He obliterated that record and he's only just begun. I'm feeling the olympic hype and it's great.
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Old August 10 2008, 11:08 AM   #71
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First gold medal for Great Britain in the women's road race, won by Nicole Cooke. Nice to get on the table.
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Old August 10 2008, 03:55 PM   #72
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He's going to be a much better ex-president than he was president.
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Old August 10 2008, 03:58 PM   #73
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I Tivoed a lot of the last Olympics but it seemed silly to time-delay a broadcast that was already time-delayed.
Well, I was going out this evening and I really did want to see Phelps.

Speaking of which, damn is he good or what. He obliterated that record and he's only just begun. I'm feeling the olympic hype and it's great.
Since he won his weakest event by a full body length it sure looks good. Time will tell if he is the second coming of Mark Spitz.
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Old August 11 2008, 01:14 AM   #74
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Since he won his weakest event by a full body length it sure looks good. Time will tell if he is the second coming of Mark Spitz.
Will be interesting to see what happens. Has a semi final and a final today (well in 2 hours or so). Wasn't the fastest in 200m freestyle. The relay should be interesting.

Also the Australian women should win their finals/semi finals.
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Old August 11 2008, 04:20 AM   #75
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Just read an article on Yahoo... some of the opening ceremonies fireworks were actually computer generated.
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/bei...?urn=oly,99745
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