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Shag
08-16-2008, 08:10 PM
Bummer for Torres. On the wrong side of the .01 differential...

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 08:10 PM
SWIMMINZ IZ CRAZY

Tribal Warfare
08-16-2008, 08:11 PM
1 hundredth of a second, and she got the silver

kstater
08-16-2008, 08:16 PM
So what are they going to do while the swimmers swim 30 laps?

alnorth
08-16-2008, 08:17 PM
So what are they going to do while the swimmers swim 30 laps?

what else? Commercials!

Deberg_1990
08-16-2008, 08:19 PM
what else? Commercials!

NBC= 1400 hours of Olympic Programming / 1200 hours of commercials

Bearcat
08-16-2008, 08:19 PM
So what are they going to do while the swimmers swim 30 laps?

What do you mean? They're going to do what they've done all week... show Olympic breaks between commercials.

Bearcat
08-16-2008, 08:24 PM
What was that, 3 minutes of the swim? I know it's not all that exciting, but it's something that comes along once every 4 years. Couldn't they give away a little less money to the f***ing fools on Deal or No Deal and give us a little more of the Olympics? It that too much to ask?


Damnit, Slayer!!! :cuss:

Tribal Warfare
08-16-2008, 08:52 PM
SHIT, silver again

Tribal Warfare
08-16-2008, 08:57 PM
It's Phelps time people

alanm
08-16-2008, 09:05 PM
This is just wrong.

You know, this isn't walking. This is slow running. Slow mo shows that both feet are airborne at the same time.
Mr T wants to see those guys.

Deberg_1990
08-16-2008, 09:06 PM
Thers probably more pressure on Phelps teammates than him.

KcMizzou
08-16-2008, 09:08 PM
Thers probably more pressure on Phelps teammates than him.No doubt about it.

Coach
08-16-2008, 09:10 PM
This one looks to be very close....

Coach
08-16-2008, 09:11 PM
Lezak is pulling away....

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 09:11 PM
Wow.

Coach
08-16-2008, 09:11 PM
And that'll do it.

KCFalcon59
08-16-2008, 09:11 PM
Wow

alnorth
08-16-2008, 09:11 PM
Thank you, Lezak

ChiefsFanatic
08-16-2008, 09:12 PM
Hell Yeah!

Shag
08-16-2008, 09:12 PM
8 golds, 7 world records, 1 Olympic record. I'd say Phelps had an okay Olympics, lol...

Deberg_1990
08-16-2008, 09:12 PM
YES!!!

Bearcat
08-16-2008, 09:13 PM
Another great race. Phelps' turns just continue to amaze me... it's like he gains a half a body length before making it to the surface.

tk13
08-16-2008, 09:13 PM
Pretty amazing. The only unfortunate thing is Lezak probably is never going to get the credit he deserves, he definitely had a huge hand in it.

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 09:14 PM
These Olympics have been awesome.

Coach
08-16-2008, 09:14 PM
Pretty amazing. The only unfortunate thing is Lezak probably is never going to get the credit he deserves, he definitely had a huge hand in it.

Oh don't be too sure of it. Hardcore Olympic US fans will remember it. The media, however, will always slant towards Phelps and all that.

Bearcat
08-16-2008, 09:15 PM
8 golds, 7 world records, 1 Olympic record. I'd say Phelps had an okay Olympics, lol...

Just think, after all the hype, 7/8 would have been failure. Seven freakin' golds, and the silver would have been the most talked-about thing for the next week.

ChiefsFanatic
08-16-2008, 09:18 PM
Suck it Thorpe!

KCFalcon59
08-16-2008, 09:18 PM
NBC couldn't wait but a few minutes to capitalize off his achievements. Order now!!!

Shag
08-16-2008, 09:19 PM
Pretty amazing. The only unfortunate thing is Lezak probably is never going to get the credit he deserves, he definitely had a huge hand in it.

He had a HUGE hand in the 4x100, but in this race, he pretty much just held the lead that Phelps generated. While that's still awesome, that's his job as the anchor - that particular leg wasn't anything real special (unless his split was incredible, which I don't think it was)...

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 09:24 PM
Coming up:

USAIN BOLT IS NOT ****ING HUMAN

Coach
08-16-2008, 09:25 PM
He had a HUGE hand in the 4x100, but in this race, he pretty much just held the lead that Phelps generated. While that's still awesome, that's his job as the anchor - that particular leg wasn't anything real special (unless his split was incredible, which I don't think it was)...

No, I think what's he talking about is that the US was behind the Frenchies in the 4x100 m freestyle where Lezak made a improbable comeback. He anchored the U.S. 4100 meter freestyle relay team that won the gold medal and set a new world record. In the final 25 meters, Lezak overtook French team anchor Alain Bernard (the world record holder in the 100m freestyle going into the relay) to win gold despite Bernard having nearly a full body length's advantage when Lezak started his leg and half a body length with 25 meters from the end. Lezak split a 46.06, the fastest 100 meter freestyle split in history, by nearly six tenths of a second. Rowdy Gaines commented shortly after the race that "that might be the most incredible relay split I've ever seen in my entire life." The final time of the American team was 3:08:24, which was 3.99 seconds faster than the previous world record. France finished second at 3:08.32, eight hundredths of a second behind - the closest finish in the event's history. The victory came only days after Bernard had issued inflammatory statements, stating that his team would "smash" the United States team in the race.

tk13
08-16-2008, 09:25 PM
He had a HUGE hand in the 4x100, but in this race, he pretty much just held the lead that Phelps generated. While that's still awesome, that's his job as the anchor - that particular leg wasn't anything real special (unless his split was incredible, which I don't think it was)...
I'm not a swimmer, but the pressure there had to be immense though. Pretty much how this whole Olympics will be remembered was on the guy's shoulders. I thought it was impressive, anyway, haha. If Lezak messed up the slightest bit, Phelps wouldn't have the record, and might not have tied it. He had to be perfect. And he sure would've taken a lot of flack if he choked it away, so he probably should get some credit.

Shag
08-16-2008, 09:27 PM
I'm not a swimmer, but the pressure there had to be immense though. Pretty much how this whole Olympics will be remembered was on the guy's shoulders. I thought it was impressive, anyway, haha.

No doubt about it - the pressure on all 3 of those other guys was unimaginable, I'm sure - and they came through. My hat's off to them...

chiefsfan987
08-16-2008, 09:29 PM
China is kicking our *** in gold medals.

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 09:30 PM
Oh for ****'s sake, NBC. Get on with showing the guy win a gold by not even trying.

KCFalcon59
08-16-2008, 09:34 PM
Oh for ****'s sake, NBC. Get on with showing the guy win a gold by not even trying.

I wonder what his time would have been if he went all out until the end.

tk13
08-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Holyyyy crap. That was superhuman.

Shag
08-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Wow, Bolt is ridiculous - he just toyed with everyone else. That's unreal...

siberian khatru
08-16-2008, 09:39 PM
What a freak.

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 09:40 PM
Lollin' at those random Chinese dudes.

alanm
08-16-2008, 09:41 PM
What a freak.
Wonder if he can catch a football.

Deberg_1990
08-16-2008, 09:41 PM
Bolt of lightening!!

He makes it look so easy....incredible.

morphius
08-16-2008, 09:42 PM
Al Davis is already on the phone I'm sure.

tk13
08-16-2008, 09:42 PM
That might be the single most amazing thing we've seen yet.

siberian khatru
08-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Wonder if he can catch a football.

Maybe he'd be Bob Hayes.

Or maybe he'd be John Capel.

Shag
08-16-2008, 09:44 PM
Nice late kick by Dix to take the Bronze...

SPATCH
08-16-2008, 09:44 PM
Lollin' at those random Chinese dudes.

ROFL that was hilarious

alanm
08-16-2008, 09:45 PM
That might be the single most amazing thing we've seen yet.
No shit! And shutting it down with 15m to go.:eek:

tk13
08-16-2008, 09:45 PM
Forget WR... I think we finally found the CB who would make Randy Moss look weak.

SPATCH
08-16-2008, 09:46 PM
China is kicking our *** in gold medals.

we'll be making up a lot of ground this week in that department.... their track and field team is teh suck

DeezNutz
08-16-2008, 09:46 PM
Is it asking too much to run the entire race? I know, I know, I'm not "down." Whatever...

KCinNY
08-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Wonder if he can catch a football.

Could you imagine Bennie Sapp trying to cover him on a fly pattern?

siberian khatru
08-16-2008, 09:47 PM
No shit! And shutting it down with 15m to go.:eek:

Yeah, I really wish he'd pushed it, just to see how outrageous his time would've been.

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Is it asking too much to run the entire race? I know, I know, I'm not "down." Whatever...And turn down all those extra prizes he'll get for breaking the WR down to like 8.5 in tiny increments rather than all at once?

little jacob
08-16-2008, 09:48 PM
how low can those times theoretically even go?

DeezNutz
08-16-2008, 09:50 PM
And turn down all those extra prizes he'll get for breaking the WR down to like 8.5 in tiny increments rather than all at once?

Always gots to be aware of the marketing aspect...

alnorth
08-16-2008, 09:50 PM
how low can those times theoretically even go?

1 divided by infinite

little jacob
08-16-2008, 09:51 PM
that last guy in the relay just owned everyone, give him some cred

tk13
08-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Yeah, I really wish he'd pushed it, just to see how outrageous his time would've been.
No kidding. You're supposed to just edge out the 100m record a couple hundreths at a time. He could've blown it away by .15-20 of a second. That would've been one of the greatest athletic feats of all time.

siberian khatru
08-16-2008, 09:55 PM
No kidding. You're supposed to just edge out the 100m record a couple hundreths at a time. He could've blown it away by .15-20 of a second. That would've been one of the greatest athletic feats of all time.

It would've been like Beamon's long jump -- minus the altitude and wind.

alnorth
08-16-2008, 09:59 PM
ya, if you win 8 gold medals in one olympics, you get special dispensation to go into the stands as long as you want.

Deberg_1990
08-16-2008, 10:04 PM
Does Phelps mouth ever close? Hes got this weird jaw thing goin on....

alnorth
08-16-2008, 10:09 PM
note to world. next time you have a legit chance to beat phelps, go to all the newspapers and tell everyone you dont have a chance and your ass is going to get kicked.

Cards Fan 4 Chiefs
08-16-2008, 10:37 PM
The 100 meter dash is the crown jewel of the Olympics. It's a shame NBC didn't show this historic event live. It was still fun to watch because Bolt put on a superhuman display, but I am still pissed that the element of surprise was taken away due to NBC's stupidity

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 10:39 PM
The US just cut Russia's legs off in the men's team sabre semi-finals after taking an early lead, blowing it, and then falling way behind. Keeth Smart is a FENCING-UH GODDDDD.

Tribal Warfare
08-16-2008, 10:41 PM
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For Michael Phelps one of greatest Olympians ever. :rockon:

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 11:05 PM
You guys are missing out on some amazing women's superheavyweight snatch on CNBC.

OHHHHH MY GOD THIS UKRAINIAN IS HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

Deberg_1990
08-16-2008, 11:06 PM
You guys are missing out on some amazing women's superheavyweight snatch on CNBC.

haha..im watching that too on Universal HD. These girls have more testosterone than all of chiefsplanet put together.

Ultra Peanut
08-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Is that woman a Korean weightlifter or Samoa Joe?

JANG'S GONNA KILL YOU
JANG'S GONNA KILL YOU

http://i35.tinypic.com/28l9d77.jpg

alnorth
08-17-2008, 12:29 AM
Oh my god, I cant believe it. Matt Emmons had a gigantic choke and went from gold medal to nothing in one shot, AGAIN!

For those who arent familiar with the Matt Emmons story: Matt is one of the greatest 3 position rifle shooters in the world. 4 years ago in Athens he had such a gigantic lead, that all he had to do was hit the target. It didnt even have to be particularly close at all, just hit the target somewhere within the big outer circle, and he wins. He hit the target all right, almost a perfect bulls-eye... but unfortunately he shot at the wrong target. According to the rules, this counts as a total miss and he finished out of the medals on his last shot. That may have been a blessing in disguise, because one of the female shooters from the Czech Republic was watching and felt so sorry for him that she hung out with him at the beer tents after the match, they hit it off, and they soon got married, etc.

Fast forward 4 years to tonight, he's got a decent lead, not a huge one this time, but its his last shot and all he needs is a 7-point shot. That basically means somewhere in the general vicinity of the middle, maybe inside the 2nd big circle, a crappy shot would do. Incredibly, his final shot just barely grazed the outer ring, easily his worst shot of the night, and he fell out of the medals on his last shot again. I doubt something great will happen because of it this time. Maybe in 2012 he can go choke in London for the hat trick.

Oh ya, a chinese shooter got the gold after his choke. Good going, you fool.

Baby Lee
08-17-2008, 06:27 AM
F@ck 'Lightning' Bolt, Usain INSANE!!

Haven't seen anything like that since the first time I saw Shaq go all Godzilla on a basketball court back at LSU.

the Talking Can
08-17-2008, 07:04 AM
Bolt broke the record and he was partying before the finish line


unreal

Baby Lee
08-17-2008, 08:48 AM
Bolt broke the record and he was partying before the finish line


unreal

Sports Reporters said his start equated to a 3.5 40.

Skip Towne
08-17-2008, 10:21 AM
When is the beach volleyball? All I'm getting is the damn horse jumping.

alnorth
08-17-2008, 10:24 AM
When is the beach volleyball? All I'm getting is the damn horse jumping.

weeee! Lookit da pretty horsies!

Skip Towne
08-17-2008, 10:28 AM
weeee! Lookit da pretty horsies!

They be jumpin' sumbitches just not what I'm looking for.

alnorth
08-17-2008, 10:30 AM
WTH do they do for medal ceremonies? I think they should hang the medals around the horse's necks, what do the riders do?

I guess the USA was the best in the qualifying round for horsie jumping. Whatever.

alnorth
08-17-2008, 10:33 AM
Well, I guess jabbing stabbity things into other people is more entertaining than horsie jumping.

Skip Towne
08-17-2008, 10:42 AM
Well, I guess jabbing stabbity things into other people is more entertaining than horsie jumping.

Stabitty things ain't getting it either.

kstater
08-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Yes, the Veledrom is back on.
Won't be as exciting as yesterday with only 2 on the track though.

alnorth
08-17-2008, 10:59 AM
Yes, the Veledrom is back on.
Won't be as exciting as yesterday with only 2 on the track though.

I think they should make the thunderdome an olympic sport. Would be a lot more interesting than bicycle NASCAR.

Coach
08-17-2008, 12:57 PM
Goddamn, the USA Women's volleyball is getting dominated by Poland....

DJay23
08-17-2008, 01:35 PM
Goddamn, the USA Women's volleyball is getting dominated by Poland....

Now tied

Poland has got som HOTTIES!!!

Skip Towne
08-17-2008, 01:41 PM
Now tied

Poland has got som HOTTIES!!!

Yes, yes they do. I wasn't aware I liked volleyball.

DJay23
08-17-2008, 01:47 PM
Yes, yes they do. I wasn't aware I liked volleyball.

Women's volleyball is AWESOME :eek:

Coach
08-17-2008, 01:51 PM
Need one more to get 15 without having to play for two.

Coach
08-17-2008, 01:53 PM
And the Americans win! The Americans win! The most amazing, sensational, dramatic, heartrending, exciting, thrilling finish in the history of olympic volleyball!

Skip Towne
08-17-2008, 02:02 PM
And the Americans win! The Americans win! The most amazing, sensational, dramatic, heartrending, exciting, thrilling finish in the history of olympic volleyball!

That beat the hell out of horse jumping and sword fighting.

Skip Towne
08-17-2008, 03:38 PM
We need a wardrobe malfunction.

eazyb81
08-17-2008, 03:47 PM
Pathetic performance by the women in volleyball.

Jenson71
08-17-2008, 04:08 PM
DO NOT GO TO NBCOLYMPICS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE THE RESULTS OF WOMENS FLOOR!!! DAMNIT

Shag
08-17-2008, 04:15 PM
DO NOT GO TO NBCOLYMPICS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE THE RESULTS OF WOMENS FLOOR!!! DAMNIT

Same thing happened to me. Right there on the front page. Not a huge deal, but somewhat annoying...

morphius
08-17-2008, 04:20 PM
I hate olympic boxing, just hate it, and 90% of what is on CNBC is boxing between non-americans. I mean really, only points for punches to the face? Don't get me wrong, it isn't as bad as speed walking, but to play if allllll the time? I find myself watching the Korean NBC channel we get on uverse and have caught some archery, ping pong, lots of badminton, fencing and some other things I haven't seen much of anywhere else.

ClevelandBronco
08-17-2008, 04:21 PM
DO NOT GO TO NBCOLYMPICS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE THE RESULTS OF WOMENS FLOOR!!! DAMNIT

Thanks for the warning, Jenson.

I don't ever want to see the results of women's floor.

eazyb81
08-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Whoa who's this hottie running hurdles?

Tribal Warfare
08-17-2008, 05:13 PM
Whoa who's this hottie running hurdles?

Lolo Jones

Guru
08-17-2008, 05:31 PM
DO NOT GO TO NBCOLYMPICS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE THE RESULTS OF WOMENS FLOOR!!! DAMNIT
I am kind of surprised that NBC would even do that. Teaser is one thing. Spoiler is completely different though.

eazyb81
08-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Lolo Jones

No, this girl was blonde. She might have been Brazilian or something.

eazyb81
08-17-2008, 05:35 PM
Here she is - Susanna Kallur of Sweden.

http://www.newsdesk.se/files/45a228a0b8d6c43ab1145e6958edf8e6/resources/ResourceWebImage/thumbnails/susanna_kallur_large.jpg


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/58/213044048_df50e05fbe.jpg?v=0

Deberg_1990
08-17-2008, 06:14 PM
NBC is advertising more Gymnastics tonight. I thought it was over??

morphius
08-17-2008, 06:18 PM
Individual events is what they are going to show, the earlier was everything combined. Give the chances for specialists to medal.

Guru
08-17-2008, 06:51 PM
I thought in diving you had to enter the water completely straight up and down. They all seem to go in at angles and yet they call them perfect entries.

Coach
08-17-2008, 07:32 PM
KC gal running in the track and field on NBC.

Coach
08-17-2008, 07:34 PM
Couldn't remember her name, and she got 2nd.

Guru
08-17-2008, 07:57 PM
Judges are at it again.

morphius
08-17-2008, 08:03 PM
Judges are at it again.
No doubt, more reasons to hate judged sports.

Coach
08-17-2008, 08:16 PM
Even Bela agrees that there is something wrong with the judges.

Guru
08-17-2008, 08:16 PM
No doubt, more reasons to hate judged sports.
The American's second vault was better than the first and got a lower score. Then the Chinese girl got a GREAT score on her first vault, undeserved, and BLEW her second and still beat us.

Coach
08-17-2008, 08:18 PM
This gymnastics have been a total sham.

Coach
08-17-2008, 08:20 PM
Oh, and that Deutsche gymnast is the stuff of nightmares. It's like when Chris Kattan played Kerri Strug

Guru
08-17-2008, 08:28 PM
Oh, and that Deutsche gymnast is the stuff of nightmares. It's like when Chris Kattan played Kerri Strug
LMAO

Ultra Peanut
08-18-2008, 03:23 PM
Lots o' bad blood in the US-China baseball game.

alnorth
08-18-2008, 04:29 PM
I'm not going to spoil what happened for everyone who intentionally avoided the news to be surprised by the uneven bars tonight on NBC, or drop even slightest hint at whether it was good or bad news. All I'm gonna say is that it ought to be interesting to see the reaction from the two sides and hear the commentary.

banyon
08-18-2008, 06:32 PM
The freak is about to run again in the 200.

banyon
08-18-2008, 06:33 PM
He blew them away again.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 07:20 PM
Walsh/May-Treanor are asking the Brazilians to tell them how their ass taste.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 07:46 PM
Now May-Treanor/Walsh need to kick the shit out of China mother****ers in the final.

Mecca
08-18-2008, 07:47 PM
Walsh/May-Treanor are asking the Brazilians to tell them how their ass taste.

I'll take the Brazilians place...

Guru
08-18-2008, 07:48 PM
trampoline? WTF?

Guru
08-18-2008, 08:13 PM
You know, Dagget really ticks me off. I have decided to mute it when Gymnasts are performing. I want to just watch the performance and not hear about every little error they make and how good you have to be to beat the Chinese.

alnorth
08-18-2008, 08:35 PM
You know, Dagget really ticks me off. I have decided to mute it when Gymnasts are performing. I want to just watch the performance and not hear about every little error they make and how good you have to be to beat the Chinese.

I think I have the exact opposite opinion. Gymnastics would be unbearable to watch without commentary from people who know what they are talking about. I dont need a play-by-play for an NFL game, but I'm lost on gymnastics. To me, they all look unbelievably great unless someone slips off and falls flat on their ass with a painful grimace. Without commentary I would be completely confused why two seemingly-similar awesome gymnasts get radically different scores due to mistakes I had no clue about.

Guru
08-18-2008, 08:40 PM
I think I have the exact opposite opinion. Gymnastics would be unbearable to watch without commentary from people who know what they are talking about. I dont need a play-by-play for an NFL game, but I'm lost on gymnastics. To me, they all look unbelievably great unless someone slips off and falls flat on their ass with a painful grimace. Without commentary I would be completely confused why two seemingly-similar awesome gymnasts get radically different scores due to mistakes I had no clue about.
I have seen enough over the years that I feel I have some idea when they make a mistake. Personally, I think the tiny ones stand out anyway.

Ultra Peanut
08-18-2008, 08:42 PM
Oh, track.

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the Talking Can
08-18-2008, 08:49 PM
awesome....two ping pongers almost got in a scuffle because the loser wouldn't shake the winner's hand....

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 08:56 PM
Nastia is so ****ing hot! And dad rolls in a Porsche. :D

alnorth
08-18-2008, 08:59 PM
well, now we are about to see this morning's event. This should be interesting.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:01 PM
well, now we are about to see this morning's event. This should be interesting.

Yes, we shall witness the bullshit.

Guru
08-18-2008, 09:03 PM
Here go the judges again. Christ.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:08 PM
Yeah, that was bullshit. They each had 1 error during the routine and Nastia stuck the landing.

alnorth
08-18-2008, 09:10 PM
its over btw. Chinese girl #1, Nastia silver on tiebreakers. No one else will match.

Ultra Peanut
08-18-2008, 09:11 PM
That is seriously ****ing retarded.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Nastia looks pissed.. get angry girl!

I think these games are making everyone in the US dislike China more and more.

tk13
08-18-2008, 09:17 PM
Nastia looks pissed.. get angry girl!

I think these games are making everyone in the US dislike China more and more.
Eh, I don't think it has any more to do with China than any other country. There are judges from all over the world doing this.

alnorth
08-18-2008, 09:18 PM
Its not really the judges fault this time, unless you want to argue that they shouldnt have been tied (which is fair). If the tiebreakers are dumb, its the international gymnastic body that came up with them years ago.

Gymnastics gave out double golds, silvers, and bronzes for years, but sometime in the 90's the IOC ordered them to stop it, so they had to come up with a bunch of tiebreakers. In this case it went all the way to the 3rd tiebreaker.

1st tiebreaker: difficulty, both 7.7
2nd tiebreaker: execution (which is the middle 4 of 6 scores) tied
3rd tiebreaker: drop the 2nd highest (so drop top 2 and bottom 1), Chinese girl had better average score of those 3 judges.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Eh, I don't think it has any more to do with China than any other country. There are judges from all over the world doing this.

China keeps getting the breaks on the scores.. much moreso than any other country combined with their complete disregard for the rules (whether their cheating is proven or not).

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:20 PM
Its not really the judges fault this time, unless you want to argue that they shouldnt have been tied (which is fair). If the tiebreakers are dumb, its the international gymnastic body that came up with them years ago.

Gymnastics gave out double golds, silvers, and bronzes for years, but sometime in the 90's the IOC ordered them to stop it, so they had to come up with a bunch of tiebreakers. In this case it went all the way to the 3rd tiebreaker.

1st tiebreaker: difficulty, both 7.7
2nd tiebreaker: execution (which is the middle 4 of 6 scores) tied
3rd tiebreaker: drop the 2nd highest (so drop top 2 and bottom 1), Chinese girl had better average score of those 3 judges.

I'm not arguing the validity of tiebreakers. They all knew the rules before entering into competition. My disagreement is that Nastia should have undoubtedly had a higher score.

tk13
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
China keeps getting the breaks on the scores.. much moreso than any other country combined with their complete disregard for the rules (whether their cheating is proven or not).
Yeah, but it isn't Chinese judges doing it. When a Chinese gymnast goes, she isn't judged by any Chinese judges. It's judges from other countries that are sticking it to us.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Yeah, but it isn't Chinese judges doing it. When a Chinese gymnast goes, she isn't judged by any Chinese judges. It's judges from other countries that are sticking it to us.

I understand that.. there just seems to be a Chinese bias and since I don't know who the judges are I can direct my anger towards the Chinese. :p

mikeboogie
08-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Tie breaker should be....... The hottest one wins

tk13
08-18-2008, 09:23 PM
See, the announcers are talking about it... you're talking about judges from South Africa, etc... with no relevance to the US or China. You can't judge your own country... there aren't a bunch of Chinese judges giving them all the breaks. It's people from other countries that either A) don't know what they're doing or B) want to stick it to the big bad US.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:24 PM
****ing Aussies. Bastards.

alnorth
08-18-2008, 09:25 PM
great point by the TV guy. The rules say you cant have a judge from the same country as one of the athletes. Between disqualifying all Americans, Russians, and Romanians, we are stuck with inexperienced newbie judges from smaller countries. That could explain some of this, which is freaking stupid. We can figure out ways to balance out the biases, but we need to get the best judges in the world for the olympics regardless of where the athletes come from.

tk13
08-18-2008, 09:25 PM
The Austrailian judge dropped the hammer on us.

mikeboogie
08-18-2008, 09:26 PM
Why dont they just have a do over.... Are they too tired to do another routine?

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:27 PM
Bela lays it down.

Deberg_1990
08-18-2008, 09:29 PM
The judges have been threatened by the Chinese Government. I can feel it.

Shag
08-18-2008, 09:31 PM
Aren't there any deductions for being a pre-teen?

mikeboogie
08-18-2008, 09:33 PM
Watching this meadal deal is pissing me off.....

Ultra Peanut
08-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Tie breaker should be....... The hottest one winsUnfortunately, Gary Glitter has been named judge.

Guru
08-18-2008, 09:43 PM
Nastia looks pissed.. get angry girl!

I think these games are making everyone in the US dislike China more and more.
That pissed me off. Used to be ties were allowed. Still, Nastia's mistake seemed much less of a problem than the Chinese kids TWO mistakes.

mikeboogie
08-18-2008, 09:50 PM
I thoght this was cool that Kobe said this.......

Bryant put winning a gold medal above winning the Larry O'Brien trophy or MVP honors because "you're playing for your country. You're not playing for a region, a state … you're playing for the United States of America and that has more importance."

Link: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bryant-playing-play-2101123-pressure-basketball

I was watching an interview and he said something similar and Jim Grey (Jerkoff) asked if he thought that was a cool thing to say these days..... Kobe shot him down...

Guru
08-18-2008, 09:55 PM
I thoght this was cool that Kobe said this.......

Bryant put winning a gold medal above winning the Larry O'Brien trophy or MVP honors because "you're playing for your country. You're not playing for a region, a state you're playing for the United States of America and that has more importance."

Link: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bryant-playing-play-2101123-pressure-basketball

I was watching an interview and he said something similar and Jim Grey (Jerkoff) asked if he thought that was a cool thing to say these days..... Kobe shot him down...

I have really been impressed with the men's basketball team in that they have been showing a lot of patriotism. Something that has really been missing from previous teams since it went pro.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:55 PM
Jim Gray is an oversized discarded douche.

Guru
08-18-2008, 09:57 PM
That is really dumb to kill a sport because a nation owns everyone. That should make it a goal for other countries to do more to overcome that.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 09:59 PM
That is really dumb to kill a sport because a nation owns everyone. That should make it a goal for other countries to do more to overcome that.

Yeah, especially when it's a legit athletic sport and not something ghey like rifle shooting or sailing.

More reason to dislike China: the US/China baseball game. Can't wait for Walsh/May-Treanor to open a can on them bitches.

mikeboogie
08-18-2008, 10:00 PM
Did China Make the Medal Round in Basketball? Who are the major Contenders we have to watch out for?

Guru
08-18-2008, 10:01 PM
Yeah, especially when it's a legit athletic sport and not something ghey like rifle shooting or sailing.

More reason to dislike China: the US/China baseball game. Can't wait for Walsh/May-Treanor to open a can on them bitches.

We didn't get an all America final in VB? damn that sucks.

DaKCMan AP
08-18-2008, 10:03 PM
We didn't get an all America final in VB? damn that sucks.

No.. two China teams were playing for the final. Brazil will play the loser of the 2 China teams for Bronze.

Guru
08-18-2008, 10:07 PM
No.. two China teams were playing for the final. Brazil will play the loser of the 2 China teams for Bronze.
Go Brazil!!!

Guru
08-19-2008, 01:01 AM
The Amercan women's VB team could have a tough time of it with the hostile crowd they will face since their opponents will be Chinese. I doubt they have ever been around a crowd that would be so decidedly against them.

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2008, 06:20 AM
The Amercan women's VB team could have a tough time of it with the hostile crowd they will face since their opponents will be Chinese. I doubt they have ever been around a crowd that would be so decidedly against them.

They just need to get pissed. Last night the Brazilians pulled rank on them and kicked May-Treanor/Walsh off the #1 VB practice court - got them angry. They subsequently destroyed Brazil. The two of them are absolute pros - I don't think a crowd will rattle them.

big nasty kcnut
08-19-2008, 06:48 AM
We won gold in wrestling. Good match too. Also dont mess with may and walsh they will destroy you.

Baby Lee
08-19-2008, 07:01 AM
Is this the girls kissing thread?

BigRedChief
08-19-2008, 07:11 AM
I don't know chit about womens gymanistics but it seems to me that the person who fell during her routine shouldn't be ahead of the one who didn't fall.

a TIE? screw that.

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 07:59 AM
Brazil/Argentina 0-0

at half

El Jefe
08-19-2008, 08:14 AM
Yeah, that was bullshit. They each had 1 error during the routine and Nastia stuck the landing.

I watched in complete disgust, I was so pissed watching that take place, all I wanted to do was punch a couple of those judges in the throat.

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:14 AM
amazing goal by argentina

guy just inside of box, on left, fires it across the middle and another plays into the goal with his arm/chest...

but the ball was traveling like a laser....

1-0

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:18 AM
2-0 argentina

low cross from right side of box....Argentina is fun to watch

El Jefe
08-19-2008, 08:20 AM
Yeah, but it isn't Chinese judges doing it. When a Chinese gymnast goes, she isn't judged by any Chinese judges. It's judges from other countries that are sticking it to us.

Like Bela said during his interviews with Costas, you have 4 judges from countries who have never even taken a medal in gymnastics judging the event. So judges are going to play into the crowd cheering like crazy even when the Chinese girl wasn't even great it's home court advantage at it's finest, no way she should of beat Nastia IMO.

Just like Alicia Sacramone getting screwed out of Bronze, they had an entire segment about why there is no way she should got beaten by the Chinese girl who had multiple errors. It gets me a little riled up, Bela was so pissed after that.

Demonpenz
08-19-2008, 08:27 AM
I don't care what the judges say, they are all winners in our hearts

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:34 AM
Messi is incredible


argentina with a penalty kick

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:35 AM
3-0

argentina

Silock
08-19-2008, 08:59 AM
Argentina totally dismantled Brazil in the 2nd half.

Dunga will be fired. Bank on that.

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2008, 09:39 AM
Y'know, this really pisses me off. I'm browsing the south florida papers' sports sections online checking articles on football, basketball, etc. and both papers already have articles up about the women's gymnastics balance beam results. Now, whether it's good news or not doesn't matter. Why can't they wait until it airs tonight to post an article with the results?

Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

El Jefe
08-19-2008, 09:44 AM
Y'know, this really pisses me off. I'm browsing the south florida papers' sports sections online checking articles on football, basketball, etc. and both papers already have articles up about the women's gymnastics balance beam results. Now, whether it's good news or not doesn't matter. Why can't they wait until it airs tonight to post an article with the results?

Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

No doubt brother, I was all geared up waiting last night for Nastia to compete on the parallel bars. It was just about to start and my dad said, "doesn't that suck that she tied and ended up getting the silver, because the tie-breaker went to the Chinese girl". I was in a state of disbelief, so I watched the whole thing and he was right, and I was pissed. It's like don't ruin it for the rest of us that actually watch the competition.

Jenson71
08-19-2008, 10:37 AM
Okay, okay, how about the Chinese girl beating out Sacramone DESPITE FALLING TO HER DAMN KNEES ON THE LANDING!?!?!?!?!!?

:cuss:

alnorth
08-19-2008, 11:50 AM
Y'know, this really pisses me off. I'm browsing the south florida papers' sports sections online checking articles on football, basketball, etc. and both papers already have articles up about the women's gymnastics balance beam results. Now, whether it's good news or not doesn't matter. Why can't they wait until it airs tonight to post an article with the results?

Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

Its your own fault, honestly. You know they are going to report the results ASAP, so if you want to be surprised you have to have a self-imposed media blackout till NBC shows it, including skipping the local evening news.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 11:52 AM
In other news, Olympic Taekwondo starts tonight. No one from that much-reported Lopez family is up yet, our 4th non-Lopez entrant fights in the women's flyweight division tonight at about 9:15pm.

El Jefe
08-19-2008, 01:15 PM
Okay, okay, how about the Chinese girl beating out Sacramone DESPITE FALLING TO HER DAMN KNEES ON THE LANDING!?!?!?!?!!?

:cuss:

My post that's a couple of posts higher on this page, shows my disgust on the very same thing. The Chinese girl even had wrong hand position, and then falls to her knees and her technique wasn't even that good. Sacramone had the one step and that's it. She got screw majorly IMO.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 07:13 PM
If anyone is bored of diving, Taekwondo has started. The american will fight in about an hour

alnorth
08-19-2008, 07:27 PM
Quick TKD rules:

3 rounds

1 point for punch to body or kick to body that is hard enough to move the other fighter
2 points for kick to the head
-1 point for foul (think you get a warning first?)

Win by: Knockout (very rare)
other guy getting 4 fouls
referee stops the contest (one guy getting hurt?)
7 point gap
1st to reach 12 points
at end of 3rd round, whoever has the most points

If tied, ignore penalties. if still tied, referee chooses winner, unless gold medal match.

Gold medal match has a sudden death OT period, if no score then referee chooses.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:12 PM
Game on, USA vs Switzerland next in women's flyweight Taekwondo

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:14 PM
Quick TKD rules:

3 rounds

1 point for punch to body or kick to body that is hard enough to move the other fighter
2 points for kick to the head
-1 point for foul (think you get a warning first?)

Win by: Knockout (very rare)
other guy getting 4 fouls
referee stops the contest (one guy getting hurt?)
7 point gap
1st to reach 12 points
at end of 3rd round, whoever has the most points

If tied, ignore penalties. if still tied, referee chooses winner, unless gold medal match.

Gold medal match has a sudden death OT period, if no score then referee chooses.

thanks, i was just going to post that i couldn't figure out which kicks were scoring....it seems like some strong kicks don't score while some weaker counters do....

anyways, the action is pretty cool....more exciting than judo...some of ther screaming is hilarious as well...

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:15 PM
usa coming up....she's a hottie

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:15 PM
thanks, i was just going to post that i couldn't figure out which kicks were scoring....it seems like some strong kicks don't score while some weaker counters do....

anyways, the action is pretty cool....more exciting than judo...some of ther screaming is hilarious as well...

Ya, you dont get points for just laying your foot up there, it has to be hard enough to count, though I think that German chick got screwed in the last match.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:17 PM
1-0 USA

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:18 PM
Round 1 over, 3-0 USA!

They are a bit tentative, ref had to tell them to fight three times.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:21 PM
American girl is trying to sit on her lead. She just got a half point penalty for not fighting.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:22 PM
round three begins, USA 3-0

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:22 PM
Ya, you dont get points for just laying your foot up there, it has to be hard enough to count, though I think that German chick got screwed in the last match.

yeah, she had a big head and body shot for nothing


does anyone ever punch?

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:24 PM
yep, she's definitely dribbling out the clock. The swiss chick better start attacking, shes too far behind to win on penalties.

and a point! 4-0 USA

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:24 PM
yeah, she had a big head and body shot for nothing


does anyone ever punch?

I havent seen one in 3 matches. im guessing if you get close enough for one, your asking to be kicked

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:25 PM
USA wins 4-0.

Charlotte Craig advances to the quarterfinals. Her next match wont be for another 5 hours, though. (after 2am Central time)

alnorth
08-19-2008, 08:57 PM
All right, its on

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 08:59 PM
men coming up

the Talking Can
08-19-2008, 09:14 PM
that british kid got screwed

Mecca
08-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Shawn Johnson for all intensive purposes just won a gold medal, I highly doubt that score is beat.

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2008, 09:22 PM
I'm going to miss seeing Nastia on tv every night. :(

Ultra Peanut
08-19-2008, 09:25 PM
Shawn Johnson for all intensive purposes just won a gold medal, I highly doubt that score is beat.intents and

alnorth
08-19-2008, 09:25 PM
Nastia had a better execution score (less wobbling), but Shawn edged her on difficulty, since her routine was .3 points harder.

Mecca
08-19-2008, 09:30 PM
Shawn Johnson looks like she's about 4'9, either way she's cute lol.

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2008, 09:33 PM
Shawn Johnson looks like she's about 4'9, either way she's cute lol.

She's only 15 or 16. She reminds me of...

http://www.newsgroper.com/files/legacy/fievel_conquista_il_west_03.jpg

Mecca
08-19-2008, 09:34 PM
She's only 15 or 16. She reminds me of...

http://www.newsgroper.com/files/legacy/fievel_conquista_il_west_03.jpg

Yes I know she's only 16, I didn't say I wanted to bang her and make her bleed like that other weird dude in this thread.

Guru
08-19-2008, 09:36 PM
so she won? I missed it all while driving to work.

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2008, 09:37 PM
so she won? I missed it all while driving to work.

Shawn Johnson - Gold
Nastia "hottie" Liukin - Silver

Skip Towne
08-19-2008, 09:39 PM
Shawn Johnson for all intensive purposes just won a gold medal, I highly doubt that score is beat.

"All intensive purposes"?

Ultra Peanut
08-19-2008, 09:42 PM
"All intensive purposes"?That ground is already trod.

Mecca
08-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Yea I messed up, it's been a long day cut me some slack.

DeezNutz
08-19-2008, 09:47 PM
Yea I messed up, it's been a long day cut me some slack.

Posters get all the slack they need to hang themselves in this forum, apparently.

Guru
08-19-2008, 09:50 PM
Shawn Johnson - Gold
Nastia "hottie" Liukin - Silver
Great!!! I will have to watch the replay at 3am.

alnorth
08-19-2008, 10:01 PM
Great!!! I will have to watch the replay at 3am.

dont turn it off when its over. The men's highbar is good too!

Guru
08-19-2008, 10:20 PM
dont turn it off when its over. The men's highbar is good too!
Who cares about the men?

Ultra Peanut
08-19-2008, 10:27 PM
Who cares about the men?Their moms.

Guru
08-19-2008, 10:49 PM
Their moms.

ROFL

Guru
08-20-2008, 12:28 AM
Softball
USA 0
Japan 0
Bottom of the 8th.

Guru
08-20-2008, 12:39 AM
USA just cranked a 3 run homer.

4-0 USA top of the 9th.

Mecca
08-20-2008, 12:40 AM
Do you guys enjoy how they are doing away with softball because the US is to good at it?

Guru
08-20-2008, 12:42 AM
Do you guys enjoy how they are doing away with softball because the US is to good at it?
Todays game proves that is a load of crap too.

EDIT - I mean in the fact that they think nobody can compete with the USA so why bother. Japan just gave them a SERIOUS run for the money today.

L.A. Chieffan
08-20-2008, 12:45 AM
Crystal Bustos is a good friend of mine. She can put away beers like nobodys business

Ultra Peanut
08-20-2008, 12:54 AM
Crystal Bustos is a good friend of mine. She can put away beers like nobodys businessI belie' dat.

the Talking Can
08-20-2008, 06:12 AM
usa v aus

bball

now

the Talking Can
08-20-2008, 06:41 AM
lebron and some aussie getting into it...lol

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 07:06 AM
I hope we completely destroy them. The darn Aussies took away Gold from Liukin and Sacramone!!!

El Jefe
08-20-2008, 07:35 AM
Nastia had a better execution score (less wobbling), but Shawn edged her on difficulty, since her routine was .3 points harder.

Nastia's routine IMO was better, she didn't land it perfectly but executed it as close to perfection as possible. Like you stated the beginning difficulty for Shawn was higher and even with a few balance checks she still had enough wiggle room to take the Gold. I am very happy for both girls, and their families. I am also still pissed about the unjust decision for Alicia Sacramone.:cuss:

Tribal Warfare
08-20-2008, 08:28 PM
Jesus, 19.3 flat for Usain Bolt in the 200 Meters

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 08:29 PM
olympic diving is ****ing boring

alnorth
08-20-2008, 08:37 PM
Taekwondo update, Diana Lopez won her first match and will fight again sometime after 2am. Mark Lopez is scheduled to fight at about 10:30

Guru
08-20-2008, 08:38 PM
Jesus, 19.3 flat for Usain Bolt in the 200 Meters
That was insane to watch.

alnorth
08-20-2008, 08:41 PM
LOL, even though there is a downpour, they will play beach volleyball unless there is lightning.

Guru
08-20-2008, 08:41 PM
VB at the top of the hour? Damn, I will miss most of it just going to work.

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 08:59 PM
Time for some volleyball ass-kicking.

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:01 PM
REJECTED!

SPchief
08-20-2008, 09:04 PM
The crowd is LOUD

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:07 PM
The weather conditions suck.. tied game.. need to open a can on these ho's.

Tribal Warfare
08-20-2008, 09:07 PM
Put that in your pipe and smoke it 6-6

leviw
08-20-2008, 09:09 PM
This thing is 30 seconds away from moving to Cinemax (Skinemax).

Wow.

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:10 PM
11-10 good girls

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:11 PM
WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:14 PM
****

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:17 PM
18-17 good girls

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:17 PM
19-17 :)

Coach
08-20-2008, 09:18 PM
This has been a hell of a v-ball match so far...

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:18 PM
20-17 :) set-point

Coach
08-20-2008, 09:18 PM
20-17 now.

Coach
08-20-2008, 09:19 PM
The weather conditions suck.. tied game.. need to open a can on these ho's.

I call bullshit on the weather conditions suck. It's perfect to get those bikini's wet. ;)

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:20 PM
set #1 to the good girls :)

Coach
08-20-2008, 09:20 PM
1 down, 1 more set to go for the gold.

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2008, 09:22 PM
it's ovah!!!

3-0 US to open the 2nd set

SPchief
08-20-2008, 09:23 PM
Domination now