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2008 Summer Olympics

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Chad Johnson

If Chad Johnson calling someone else overrated isn't the definition of irony, I don't know what is.

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Wow I don't get how you can say Phelps is overrated considering he has the MOST Gold Medals in history.

To be fair to Spitz, there were only 7 events during his time instead of the 8 that Phelps has now, and Spitz retired at 22 or 23 because back then being a swimmer wasn't a profession that you could support yourself in whereas now Phelps is making $5 million a year and is getting another million for breaking Spitz's record.

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To be fair to Spitz, there were only 7 events during his time instead of the 8 that Phelps has now, and Spitz retired at 22 or 23 because back then being a swimmer wasn't a profession that you could support yourself in whereas now Phelps is making $5 million a year and is getting another million for breaking Spitz's record.

And let's not forget Spitz's moustache! That thing could NOT have been aerodynamic, or aquadynamic, or whatever the hell you would call it.

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And let's not forget Spitz's moustache! That thing could NOT have been aerodynamic, or aquadynamic, or whatever the hell you would call it.

Hydrodynamic

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Phelps has won his 6th Gold Medal and another World Record too! :koolaid: He has two more to win for the clean sweep.

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How does the Chinese girl get the same score on balance been of the US girl when she obviously screwed up more?

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How does the Chinese girl get the same score on balance been of the US girl when she obviously screwed up more?

The commentator kept asking that too. This is why anything involving judges tends to rub people the wrong way. It's impossible to always get right.

Thankfully it ended up not mattering in the end. Gold and silver to the U.S., baby! Their two floor exercises looked about as perfect to my untrained eye as possible. Congrats to Liukin and Johnson!

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Man I normally don't give a crap about gymnastics and I still didn't so far in the Olympics this year, but I gotta say last night I was hooked. Awesome that we got gold and silver despite the bad scores.

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Man I normally don't give a crap about gymnastics and I still didn't so far in the Olympics this year, but I gotta say last night I was hooked. Awesome that we got gold and silver despite the bad scores.

Me too, but both the men's and women's gymnastics have been really good to watch. I still can't believe the stuff these guys can do on the still rings. My shoulders would explode if I even thought of trying that.

Gives me a whole new respect for Vince Vaughn.

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If you guys think the judging is bad now, just wait til the Olympics are in Russia in 2014! I wonder what Putin will offer the judges..

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On Comcast cable they've been running the lesser popular sports on the UHD channel which is Universal HD. Boxing has been on a bunch on that lately.

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On Comcast cable they've been running the lesser popular sports on the UHD channel which is Universal HD. Boxing has been on a bunch on that lately.

Figures ... I have Cablevision.

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You still might get Universal HD, I think it's basically a NBC programmed channel that they put content on from time to time.

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You still might get Universal HD, I think it's basically a NBC programmed channel that they put content on from time to time.

Thanks, I'll check it out. Another part of the problem for me is that I'm working traditional 9-5 work hours. So I am unable to watch the off-hour stuff like whatever's shown after midnight or during the day.

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I love that they have machines to groom the sand between sets in beach volleyball. I also love that these machines are called Sandbonis.

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Wow, Phelps 7/7. You can't get much closer then 1/100th of a second.

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I love that they have machines to groom the sand between sets in beach volleyball. I also love that these machines are called Sandbonis.

I love that the chicks rock the kinis - 'cept those 2 belgians last nite --

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Wow, Phelps 7/7. You can't get much closer then 1/100th of a second.

An amazing feat, this guy sure has the luck on his side when he needs it

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Phelps goes for #8 tonight at 10:58.

It will be his toughest one. Last night was the toughest one so far by winning by a second. Wow.

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