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Bonzai12 07-28-2012 12:44 PM

Summer Olympics
 
Figured we should start a thread on the Olympic games!!!!


If anyone saw the opening ceremonies last night...pretty amazing.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...304350_M01.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J...33358091_n.jpg

USA Swim Team is Ready!




https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...8535+small.jpg

Ivan13 07-28-2012 12:48 PM

I'm going to have a handball overdose today.

PAZ 07-28-2012 01:05 PM

I found the opening ceremonies meh...

Bonzai12 07-28-2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAZ (Post 53062625)
I found the opening ceremonies meh...

The first parts were really bad. The second part about the Industrial Revolution were ok - I didn't realize that this is pretty much the 100 year anniversary of World War I....They actually should have played that up a little more maybe. The last parts with the 80s and 90s were awesome.

Highlight of the evening was probably when they played Prodigy for me :handclap: well and the fireworks...

Prodigy = best concert I have probably ever seen (back in the 90s). Wow those guys put on a show.

18007 07-28-2012 01:28 PM

Wicked fire starter

Hasbro 07-28-2012 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ivan13 (Post 53062205)
I'm going to have a handball overdose today.

You'll go blind if you keep that up.

Ivan13 07-28-2012 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasbro (Post 53063915)
You'll go blind if you keep that up.

:laugh:

Hans Landaskog 07-28-2012 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasbro (Post 53063915)
You'll go blind if you keep that up.

I thought that was supposed to make you go deaf....

Hasbro 07-28-2012 02:51 PM

Chafing either way.

Ceremony 07-28-2012 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasbro (Post 53063915)
You'll go blind if you keep that up.

A double, well done.

clatchie 07-28-2012 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonzai12 (Post 53062107)
If anyone saw the opening ceremonies last night...pretty amazing.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J...33358091_n.jpg

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. it's uniquely British and I was worried it'd be received like a tonne of ****-bricks, but the reception has been surprisingly good.

I've seen that pic a few times now. What i find funny about it most, is that not only did she used to own many of them, but as a result of her and more importantly her grandad's actions the monarchy is more popular now than it ever has been, at least more so than 120 years ago.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAZ (Post 53062625)
I found the opening ceremonies meh...

Understandable. For my tastes it focused on our own history and story too much. I wish it'd have focused on our history as a sporting nature a bit more as Rogge is right.

Quote:

In a sense, the Olympic Games are coming home tonight. This great, sports-loving country is widely recognized as the birthplace of modern sport. It was here that the concepts of sportsmanship and fair play were first codified into clear rules and regulations. It was here that sport was included as an educational tool in the school curriculum.

The British approach to sport had a profound influence on Pierre de Coubertin, our founder, as he developed the framework for the modern Olympic Movement at the close of the 19th century. The values that inspired de Coubertin will come to life over the next 17 days as the world's best athletes comepte in a spirit of friendship, respect and fair play.

Rhaego 07-28-2012 07:58 PM

Dibs on Alex Morgan

Bonzai12 07-28-2012 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clatchie (Post 53072583)
I've seen that pic a few times now. What i find funny about it most, is that not only did she used to own many of them, but as a result of her and more importantly her grandad's actions the monarchy is more popular now than it ever has been, at least more so than 120 years ago.

Oh don't take that photo the wrong way. It's more of a Goyte joke than anything else (which I hate that song lol).

I think more about all the little African nations that are countries when I see that photo. It's amazing that some of these countries have populations of like 10,000 people and can be represented in the Olympics. If they've got people to qualify though, more power to them. But I graduated from a high school that had 10,000 people in it. Just hard to wrap my head around the fact that 10,000 people would make up an actual country.

madman 07-28-2012 10:09 PM

Missy Franklin, legit.

Hasbro 07-29-2012 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clatchie (Post 53072583)
I've seen that pic a few times now. What i find funny about it most, is that not only did she used to own many of them, but as a result of her and more importantly her grandad's actions the monarchy is more popular now than it ever has been, at least more so than 120 years ago.

With the exception of Charles.

Realize 07-29-2012 05:31 AM

HM.. for some reason this years Summer Olympics do absolutely not intetest me..

billybobjoe2112 07-29-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Realize (Post 53082369)
HM.. for some reason this years Summer Olympics do absolutely not intetest me..

Could that be because of the lack of hockey?

Ceremony 07-29-2012 01:21 PM

I could definitely play water polo.

zingbo2133 07-29-2012 01:21 PM

Zara dampney for woman's v ball very nice!!!!

Steve Varmalov 07-29-2012 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madman (Post 53076561)
Missy Franklin, legit.

And she lives in Colorado too! :nod:

Bonzai12 07-29-2012 04:07 PM

Someone told me the field hockey team was all just smokin hot

Realize 07-29-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billybobjoe1881 (Post 53086793)
Could that be because of the lack of hockey?

This, sir, would be a possibility :D

billybobjoe2112 07-29-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceremony (Post 53089085)
I could definitely play water polo.

Are Water Polo players allowed to touch the bottom of the pool or do they have to tread water for the entire 8 minute quarter?

croAVSfan* 07-29-2012 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billybobjoe1881 (Post 53094693)
Are Water Polo players allowed to touch the bottom of the pool or do they have to tread water for the entire 8 minute quarter?

Pools are far to deep for players to touch the bottom...

billybobjoe2112 07-29-2012 05:35 PM

I guess I'm never gonna play water polo then. I'm not a fan of the whole drowning thing.


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