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RJ
08-21-2008, 08:49 PM
In which Olympic event would you most want to win a gold medal, and why?

For me it would be the 400 meter. That was my best distance in high school - in those days it was 440 yards but close enough - and a race I really enjoyed running. It's such a great race at that level, a sprint that covers a quarter mile. I'm always really impressed by those guys, amazing combination of speed and stamina.

I guess my 2nd choice would be basketball. I always enjoyed watching the US teams back in the day, college guys playing against other nation's professionals. Those medals were something to be proud of.

I admire the swimmers but being a lousy swimmer I don't aspire to be that. Just can't relate, I suppose.

Howzabout youse?

beach tribe
08-21-2008, 08:50 PM
I would drop out of school if they had a guitar hero event.

Joie
08-21-2008, 08:53 PM
I've always like gymnastics, especially when I was a kid. I would want to win it either in the all-around or balance beam. Not a chance in hell now that I'm pushing thirty....but I can still dream.

Buehler445
08-21-2008, 08:54 PM
400 and 800. Ran both of them in HS. Wasn't all that spectacular, but it was fun.

Ari Chi3fs
08-21-2008, 08:56 PM
i would melt it down... or sell it to www.cash4gold.com

Joie
08-21-2008, 08:57 PM
i would melt it down... or sell it to www.cash4gold.com

You're thinking too small scale. Ebay is the way to go.

Ari Chi3fs
08-21-2008, 08:58 PM
oh, I would most like to win the Olympic Muff Diving competition.

BigVE
08-21-2008, 08:58 PM
Triathalon. Strong in more than one skill.

The Pedestrian
08-21-2008, 09:00 PM
I'd take a gold medal in some obscure event that I've never heard of--much less played.

Joie
08-21-2008, 09:02 PM
I'd take a gold medal in some obscure event that I've never heard of--much less played.

Table tennis? Handball? Badminton?

JimNasium
08-21-2008, 09:05 PM
I'd take a gold medal in some obscure event that I've never heard of--much less played.

I'd peg you as one of those synchronized diving fags.

Priest4Prez
08-21-2008, 09:07 PM
mine would be discus. Im up to 150, hopefully 200 by my senior year. that event would b awesome! or basketball

The Pedestrian
08-21-2008, 09:08 PM
I'd peg you as one of those synchronized diving Rump Rangers.

I'd hate to see the pic on that medal...

The Pedestrian
08-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Table tennis? Handball? Badminton?

Too recognizable...

Joie
08-21-2008, 09:20 PM
Too recognizable...

Handball is too recognizable? I'd never heard of it until this morning.

Bwana
08-21-2008, 09:22 PM
Judo

cdcox
08-21-2008, 09:24 PM
Marathon.

Classic event.

Takes a lot of time to train for.

Individual effort.

Lonliness and solitude.

leviw
08-21-2008, 09:25 PM
100m

Fastest man in the world.

Friendo
08-21-2008, 09:28 PM
soccer and hoops-equal loves, and because they're both team sports, I bet the hangin in the Olympic Village and surrounding spots would be a blast!

Friendo
08-21-2008, 09:29 PM
100m

Fastest man in the world.

that is a pretty keen title!

Count Alex's Wins
08-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Slut f*ckin.

Friendo
08-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Slut f*ckin.

there's a speed-bike comp?

BWillie
08-21-2008, 09:36 PM
100m

Fastest man in the world.

Yep. By far #1........it wouldn't be bad win it in basketball either....cuz that would mean I was an NBA player with tons of groupies rolling in an escalade making 15 mil a year.

HemiEd
08-21-2008, 09:36 PM
High bar, I tried to make the gymnastics team in HS at highbar, and didn't make it. I could do a Giant though. Still have a back scar to prove it when I lost my grip. :D


Curling would be my winter choice, they rock.

RJ
08-21-2008, 09:36 PM
Marathon.

Classic event.

Takes a lot of time to train for.

Individual effort.

Lonliness and solitude.



It has occurred to me that marathon and barbeque have a lot in common. Although it's probably not advisable to drink beer while running a marathon.

brorth
08-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Women's javelin, provided that I can finish on top of Paraguay.

Buehler445
08-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Too recognizable...


One of the horse events. I saw horse jumping or something like that on at lunch today.

They might even have horse ****ing. That's right up your alley isn't it?

J/K dude.

You need to pick up one of the marksman events. That would be a good skill to have...

FAX
08-21-2008, 09:42 PM
Great question, Mr. RJ. I'm going to say the Shot Put.

No goal posts. No net. No poles or hurdles. No sticks or mallets or paddles or racquets. Just you, a 16 pound ball of lead, and 80 feet between you and a shattered world record. Round and deceptively simple, the shot is like a metaphor for the Earth and our material existence, whereas the throwing circle is to the shot put as man's limitations are to God's and the distance to the world record is like the unknowable, immeasurable chasm between humankind and the sempiternal, endless afterlife. Indeed, there is something profoundly spiritual about the shot put - especially if it happens to land on a midget.

FAX

cdcox
08-21-2008, 09:45 PM
It has occurred to me that marathon and barbeque have a lot in common. Although it's probably not advisable to drink beer while running a marathon.

I find myself unfortunately drawn to activities that take a very long time and a lot of effort. I wish I knew what the hell it was that I am looking for.

Silock
08-21-2008, 09:47 PM
Soccer. Loved it all my life, still do.

Buehler445
08-21-2008, 09:49 PM
I find myself unfortunately drawn to activities that take a very long time and a lot of effort. I wish I knew what the hell it was that I am looking for.

Perfection?

RJ
08-21-2008, 10:21 PM
I find myself unfortunately drawn to activities that take a very long time and a lot of effort. I wish I knew what the hell it was that I am looking for.



I think I understand where you're coming from. I can never take the easy way. I'm always looking for the best way, even though it requires more time and/or effort. I just don't have it in me to half-ass anything.


But I am willing to learn. :D

cdcox
08-21-2008, 10:29 PM
Perfection?

Nah, I'm too interested in trying new things (that takes a really long time or that are really difficult) than doing the same thing over and over and over again until I perfect it.

cdcox
08-21-2008, 10:32 PM
I think I understand where you're coming from. I can never take the easy way. I'm always looking for the best way, even though it requires more time and/or effort. I just don't have it in me to half-ass anything.



Yep.

CosmicPal
08-21-2008, 10:35 PM
Bobsled.

Yep. How fuggen cool would that be to go flying down some ice-filled amusement trail in an aerodynamic contraption in a tight rubber suit and a nifty helmet? Sign me up!!

Buehler445
08-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Nah, I'm too interested in trying new things (that takes a really long time or that are really difficult) than doing the same thing over and over and over again until I perfect it.

That's fair enough. I used to run Cross Country. I could not even imagine doing a marathon. Especially now that I'm a fat **** :D

cdcox
08-21-2008, 10:52 PM
That's fair enough. I used to run Cross Country. I could not even imagine doing a marathon. Especially now that I'm a fat **** :D

I'm a lousy runner. I did a couple of 10Ks back in the '70s. But never had very good times. And basically did not enjoy it. But I read a hell of a lot of books about about training for a marathon. Still it is probably the gold medal I would treasure most.

Now bicycle racing is a whole different story. I really liked cycling and to this day would give my left nut to ride as a domestique (a nobody support rider) in the Tour de France.

FAX
08-21-2008, 11:11 PM
Bobsled.

Yep. How fuggen cool would that be to go flying down some ice-filled amusement trail in an aerodynamic contraption in a tight rubber suit and a nifty helmet? Sign me up!!

Hmmm. On second thought, I'd like to change my idea for this. You're right, Mr. CosmicPal. That sounds awesome. In my case, however, I'm going to request one big-ass helmet and a giant padded suit for my first run. Maybe a suit made like the thing they wrap the Mars landers in with all the balloons and stuff. My feeling is that, should you exit the trail on a curve going 80 mph, you're going to want to be wearing one of those.

FAX

RJ
08-21-2008, 11:19 PM
. My feeling is that, should you exit the trail on a curve going 80 mph, you're going to want to be wearing one of those.

FAX


I'd like to be wearing two of those.

DaneMcCloud
08-21-2008, 11:28 PM
Cock Put

Stinger
08-21-2008, 11:38 PM
Oh .... come.... on .... no mention of the BROAD Jump yet???? Man this place is slipping. This place went to ..... well you know the rest :shake:

ArrowheadHawk
08-21-2008, 11:44 PM
Great question, Mr. RJ. I'm going to say the Shot Put.

No goal posts. No net. No poles or hurdles. No sticks or mallets or paddles or racquets. Just you, a 16 pound ball of lead, and 80 feet between you and a shattered world record. Round and deceptively simple, the shot is like a metaphor for the Earth and our material existence, whereas the throwing circle is to the shot put as man's limitations are to God's and the distance to the world record is like the unknowable, immeasurable chasm between humankind and the sempiternal, endless afterlife. Indeed, there is something profoundly spiritual about the shot put - especially if it happens to land on a midget.

FAX:bong:

RibKing67
08-21-2008, 11:51 PM
I would have to say the decathlon only because Bruce Jenner was my hero as a kid when I first started watching the Olympic games.

joesomebody
08-22-2008, 09:43 AM
I've always thought archery would be doable, not really a natural athlete thing, more just tons of practice and dedication.

I guess if I could choose any sport though it would probably be baseball. I love baseball but unfortunately am horrible. Also I think that maybe after winning baseball gold I could get drafted by an MLB team which is the ultimate dream job.

For solo events I'd choose ski jumping. How amazing would that be to try?

Baby Lee
08-22-2008, 09:48 AM
I'd take a gold medal in some obscure event that I've never heard of--much less played.

One of my professors in undergrad was married to a man who'd medaled in two olympics in race walking.

Nzoner
08-22-2008, 09:51 AM
drink beer

Now there's an event I could get motivated for.

The Pedestrian
08-22-2008, 10:06 AM
Handball is too recognizable? I'd never heard of it until this morning.

Really? Well, now that I think of it...I've never heard anyone in the States mention it, so maybe. Now the Modern Pentathalon...there's an event to get a gold!

Braincase
08-22-2008, 10:10 AM
Decathlon. Only one event defines the "World's Greatest Athlete".

100m
110m HH
400m
1500m
High Jump
Long Jump
Pole Vault
Shot Put
Discus
Javelin

I was on top of the world when I broke 6000 points. These days the world record is over 9000.

kepp
08-22-2008, 10:17 AM
I'm not really sure, but it would have something to do with Nastia Liukin.

Chief Chief
08-22-2008, 11:05 AM
Women's table tennis because...

1 - I'd be the first evah U.S. gold medal winner in that event;

2 - I'd get to see lots of nekkid women in the locker room;

3 - They'd get lots of thrills when I paddle their buck-nekkid arses and shove ping pong balls up their pie-holes!

Demonpenz
08-22-2008, 11:15 AM
clean and jerk

Rausch
08-22-2008, 11:19 AM
Wrestling.

There is no controversy.

You, me, I beat your @$$. There's no team or weak link to blame. No one else to claim glory.

You and one other person.

You're good enough or you aren't...

Rausch
08-22-2008, 11:21 AM
clean and jerk

Too and easy...

Demonpenz
08-22-2008, 11:39 AM
Too and easy...


I know I know. I just got out of the shower and that of course is what I am thinking about. Exept I probably should do it in the shower. Or I could just smell like asparagus all day

patteeu
08-22-2008, 11:46 AM
1. Decathlon - you get called the "World's Greatest Athlete"

2. 100m Dash - you get called the "World's Fastest Human"

3. 400m Individual Medley - it's a good all-around swimming event and you're done early so you can get an early start on the olympic village meat market (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4582421.ece).

Kerberos
08-22-2008, 11:54 AM
Slut f*ckin.

clean and jerk

Wouldn't this be the same thing for GoChiefs?

As I don't see masterbation as a sport I think GoChiefs could prolly take the GOLD!

Demonpenz
08-22-2008, 11:59 AM
Wouldn't this be the same thing for GoChiefs?

As I don't see masterbation as a sport I think GoChiefs could prolly take the GOLD!


Come on. If it was a real compition. The person in best shape would still win. As a bigger guy myself I when I get up to 3 it takes a mental image of like 4 girls, lube, and then I am stroking, sweating, legs are twitching, just for alittle bit to come out at the end

JASONSAUTO
08-22-2008, 12:01 PM
Come on. If it was a real compition. The person in best shape would still win. As a bigger guy myself I when I get up to 3 it takes a mental image of like 4 girls, lube, and then I am stroking, sweating, legs are twitching, just for alittle bit to come out at the end

you are a sad sad man

Rausch
08-22-2008, 12:02 PM
I know I know. I just got out of the shower and that of course is what I am thinking about. Exept I probably should do it in the shower. Or I could just smell like asparagus all day

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Spicy McHaggis
08-22-2008, 12:03 PM
I liked running all the sprint races but the one I really enjoyed was the 200. Doesn't get nearly the glory the 100 or 400 does.

kepp
08-22-2008, 12:05 PM
I liked running all the sprint races but the one I really enjoyed was the 200. Doesn't get nearly the glory the 100 or 400 does.

It's that way for every middle child.

RJ
08-22-2008, 12:33 PM
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I laugh every time I see that picture.