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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:45 pm

Anybody excited about the Olympics this year? Me? Not really. I'm sure I'll watch some of it, but for the most part, I prefer the Winter Games (bobsled, ski jumping, and other 'extreme' sports). I just don't get too worked up about seeing a bunch of people running around a track or jumping into sand (now if it was quicksand, that would be better!).

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:00 pm

I dig the Olympics... Regardless of who wins... just the infrequency of it and the spectacle makes it cool to me...
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Post  Scooby01_98 on Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:23 pm

I'll watch some, the swimming, gymnastics. The 41 year old female swimmer, Dara Torres I will be following just because of how she has trained to get to the olympics.

I see where FIOS has three channels dedicated to the olympics. I just hope they show some of the stuff not normally shown.
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Re: The Olympics

Post  iberlingirl on Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:06 pm

I am only interestred in the 41yo swimmer, Dara! She blows my mind. A year older than I and I would never dream of being able to do what she is doing!!
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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:16 pm

I was going to pass for personal reasons but I read a lot about opening ceremony and had to check it out... IMPRESSIVE (so far).
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Post  LTRT on Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:06 pm

American killed at Games was coach's father-in-law
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/09/olympics.murder/index.html

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Re: The Olympics

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:40 pm


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Re: The Olympics

Post  moondrop on Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:56 pm

No one in my house cares for the them.

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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:08 pm

Just saw the men's high bar event...my 4 year old daughter is convinced that I could do that too. Oh how naive the young are... Laughing

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Re: The Olympics

Post  Mort on Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:13 am

moondrop wrote:No one in my house cares for the them.

Well there's always the 4x4 channel Rolling Eyes

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Re: The Olympics

Post  Markwes on Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:24 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Just saw the men's high bar event...my 4 year old daughter is convinced that I could do that too. Oh how naive the young are... Laughing
I've been to many bars, high and low, and I think I could compete with anyone. Or is this something different? Wink
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Post  Markwes on Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:25 pm

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Re: The Olympics

Post  iberlingirl on Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:04 pm

Vis wrote:I was going to pass for personal reasons but I read a lot about opening ceremony and had to check it out... IMPRESSIVE (so far).
What I did catch of the opening ceremony was O~U~T~S~T~A~N~D~I~N~G!!!!!!
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:14 pm

iberlingirl wrote:
Vis wrote:I was going to pass for personal reasons but I read a lot about opening ceremony and had to check it out... IMPRESSIVE (so far).
What I did catch of the opening ceremony was O~U~T~S~T~A~N~D~I~N~G!!!!!!
Seriously Iber, tell us how you really feel. Don't hold back... Laughing

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Re: The Olympics

Post  iberlingirl on Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:13 am

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:
iberlingirl wrote:
Vis wrote:I was going to pass for personal reasons but I read a lot about opening ceremony and had to check it out... IMPRESSIVE (so far).
What I did catch of the opening ceremony was O~U~T~S~T~A~N~D~I~N~G!!!!!!
Seriously Iber, tell us how you really feel. Don't hold back... Laughing
It was just really neat, mainly because everything they did was done by people, too hard to explain, ya just had to see it to understand. And the fireworks!!! OMG, I have never seen that many in my life... COOL!!! I felt like a kid!!
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Re: The Olympics

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:45 am


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Re: The Olympics

Post  Guest on Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:42 am

We watched some last night, my wife likes to watch gymnastics, I have no interest in it. I can dig the swimming because I want to see Phelps get 8 golds (Go Blue!). I'm looking forward to the track and field events the most though, probably because I use to run and trained at BSU with a guy who was on the German team and realized quickly how I had NO chance of even looking decent against those guys.
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Post  Guest on Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:56 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Anybody excited about the Olympics this year? Me? Not really. I'm sure I'll watch some of it, but for the most part, I prefer the Winter Games (bobsled, ski jumping, and other 'extreme' sports). I just don't get too worked up about seeing a bunch of people running around a track or jumping into sand (now if it was quicksand, that would be better!).

Because baseball is sooooo exciting. ;-)
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:08 pm

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Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Anybody excited about the Olympics this year? Me? Not really. I'm sure I'll watch some of it, but for the most part, I prefer the Winter Games (bobsled, ski jumping, and other 'extreme' sports). I just don't get too worked up about seeing a bunch of people running around a track or jumping into sand (now if it was quicksand, that would be better!).

Because baseball is sooooo exciting. ;-)
Up until about 2 weeks, yes it was. Now the Reds are the Deads. They'll be fine in '09!!!

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Re: The Olympics

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Post  LTRT on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:15 pm

I saw that, also watched China's men's gymnastics team came from waaay behind to grab the gold. Suspect
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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:44 pm

I think the gymnastics guys like to come from behind quite often...

Anyone watching Phelp's quest for the 8 golds? We watched his race, Piersol and Coughlin last night.. pretty good.. Piersol was ridiculous in how much he came back. Phelps was just a beast in the first race, he was something like 2-3 seconds ahead of second place. That's crazy fast.
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Post  LTRT on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:56 pm

cardinal5150 wrote:Anyone watching Phelp's quest for the 8 golds? We watched his race, Piersol and Coughlin last night.. pretty good.. Piersol was ridiculous in how much he came back. Phelps was just a beast in the first race, he was something like 2-3 seconds ahead of second place. That's crazy fast.

I said that I wasn't going to watch much, but am becoming glued as always. Phelps is amazing, I like in a post race interview how he said he likes to get a full body lead and have the others chase him.

You notice how skinny as a pole Mike is and the women have V-shapes double the average guy.
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:58 am

That really doesn't bother me too much. It's just one part of the overall "entertainment performance." Whereas with say Milli Vanilli, you're paying money to see them, and then when they dupe you, I'd be upset. I liken the Chinese Opening Ceremony to kind of like watching "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and the "Twist & Shout" song 'sung' by Matthew Broderick...obvious lip-syncing there, but it didn't ruin my overall opinion of the movie (it's one of those movies that I can watch anytime I'm flipping thru the channels).

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Re: The Olympics

Post  Markwes on Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:06 am

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:
That really doesn't bother me too much. It's just one part of the overall "entertainment performance." Whereas with say Milli Vanilli, you're paying money to see them, and then when they dupe you, I'd be upset. I liken the Chinese Opening Ceremony to kind of like watching "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and the "Twist & Shout" song 'sung' by Matthew Broderick...obvious lip-syncing there, but it didn't ruin my overall opinion of the movie (it's one of those movies that I can watch anytime I'm flipping thru the channels).
I guess I don't put it on an even par with Hollywood movies or big entertainers. This was China's big chance to show the world they have improved their image. I wouldn't have a problem if it was just a case of the real singer being nervous and not wanting to do it or whatever, but if she wanted to and they turned her down just because her teeth weren't quite right, that's a bit of a problem for me.
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