Jump to content

Photo

2008 Summer Olympics


  • Please log in to reply
146 replies to this topic

#1 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:12 AM

I'm mainly going to be watching soccer but I will probably watch basketball, baseball, boxing, judo, softball and wrestling. I couldn't careless about the other sports but I will probably watch a little tennis, volleyball and table tennis. I hope the USA wins everything though!

The womens soccer team is playing Norway at 7:30am today.

There are also HD channels just for soccer and basketball.

Here is a great site for the soccer schedule...

http://www.worldcupb...and-online.html

Edited by Satans Hockey, 06 August 2008 - 05:29 AM.

  • 0

#2 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:50 AM

oh my fvcking god it's 2-0 Norway and it's not even 5mins in.

Am I sleeping?
  • 0

#3 CRASHER

CRASHER

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,687 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:55 AM

This will be the first time in a LONG time I am watching the Summer Olympics with any interest... I've been more motivated then ever this year.... I finally found something to root for in the summer games....

so I'll be rooting hard for Argentina in Soccer and DEFINITELY in basketball :boogie: :whistling: :boogie:

and you can watch the whole messed up thing online too if I heard right during the Sunday Night Football game, like enough hours of TV to last a lifetime :blink:
  • 0
Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

#4 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:58 AM

This will be the first time in a LONG time I am watching the Summer Olympics with any interest... I've been more motivated then ever this year.... I finally found something to root for in the summer games....

so I'll be rooting hard for Argentina in Soccer and DEFINITELY in basketball :boogie: :whistling: :boogie:


You better not be rooting for Argentina over the US. There is no reason good enough to root against your own country.
  • 0

#5 CRASHER

CRASHER

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,687 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:07 AM

You better not be rooting for Argentina over the US. There is no reason good enough to root against your own country.


Reason 1:
Posted Image

:uni:

Reason 2:
This is also true in hockey, but I tend to find the guys who represent this country in basketball (and I resent them still calling it a "Dream Team"... there was only one of those) as well to be totally unlikable and impossible to root for (ESPECIALLY in hockey, when you spend all year hating guys like Richter, Leetch, Chelios, UpChuck, Guerin, Gomez, etc... and now I am supposed to cheer them on like a Ranger fan?? I think not :P.... I'm too emotional to be able to flip the hate switch on and off!!)....and my only interest in soccer is because two people got me to pay attention to it this year

and besides, aren't we all about freedom of choice right?? B )
  • 0
Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

#6 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:15 AM

You are whipped. No pride in your country? Shame on you.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 06 August 2008 - 07:18 AM.

  • 0

#7 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,797 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:21 AM

I love watching water polo and handball, just for the novelty I guess, but I usually watch whatever is on anyway. I like the Winter Olympics a lot more though.
  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#8 CRASHER

CRASHER

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,687 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:30 AM

You are whipped. No pride in your country? Shame on you.


I have PLENTY of pride in my country, and did you read the rest of my reasoning?
I usually never even bother with the Summer Olympics and tend to only watch hockey and I'll be damned if in the Hockey I'm going to root against Brodeur and Elias and cheer for Ranger players for a tournament that's not even a patch on the fanny of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, my non-rooting for the US (then again I never root for a team because "they are the local team"... if I did I'd be a Ranger fan :P) stems more from hockey and spills over
now

This is like telling me I need to root for a pile of AIDS wrestler like Jim Duggan who can't throw a punch but I should mark out for him because the only four words he can say are U ... S.... A.... and hooooooooo

.... um ....no :P
  • 0
Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

#9 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,797 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:42 AM

You can get the full TV schedule at www.nbcolympics.com.
  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#10 eaglejelly

eaglejelly

    Head Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,192 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:08 AM

I didn't realize the events had already started. In women
  • 0

#11 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:17 AM

[quote name='CRASHER' post='638606' date='Aug 6 2008, 08:30 AM']I have PLENTY of pride in my country, and did you read the rest of my reasoning?
I usually never even bother with the Summer Olympics and tend to only watch hockey and I'll be damned if in the Hockey I'm going to root against Brodeur and Elias and cheer for Ranger players for a tournament that's not even a patch on the fanny of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, my non-rooting for the US (then again I never root for a team because "they are the local team"... if I did I'd be a Ranger fan :P) stems more from hockey and spills over
now

This is like telling me I need to root for a pile of AIDS wrestler like Jim Duggan who can't throw a punch but I should mark out for him because the only four words he can say are U ... S.... A.... and hooooooooo

.... um ....no :P[/quote]

I did and I still disagree :P

I hate the Rangers as much as the next person but I would rather see the USA win in hockey and every other sport regardless of who is on the team or not.

and it's YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :lol:

[quote name='eaglejelly' post='638610' date='Aug 6 2008, 09:08 AM']I didn't realize the events had already started. In women
  • 0

#12 CRASHER

CRASHER

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,687 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:18 AM

So, it's ok and great and wonderful that she becomes a Devils fan because of me and she sits here and we all high five and sing the kool-aid praises because she's now a fan of a team in a sport she didn't care about

but I do the same thing for two sports I don't care about and I'm whipped??

Way to go kettle... find the pot!!
  • 0
Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

#13 Don

Don

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,849 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:32 AM

I can't believe I actually watched a soccer game..... :blink:

It's amazing what sports I will watch during the Olympics and then forget about for 4 years. :)

Canada beat Argentina 2-1 in women's soccer.

But I don't know why the play calling has to be done in a golf-commentator tone of voice.
  • 0
"Lock'n'Load!" - Denny Crane
"Denny Crane!" - Denny Crane
"Trix are for kids!" - Denny Crane
"I hate cling-ons!" - Denny Crane

#14 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:33 AM

So, it's ok and great and wonderful that she becomes a Devils fan because of me and she sits here and we all high five and sing the kool-aid praises because she's now a fan of a team in a sport she didn't care about

but I do the same thing for two sports I don't care about and I'm whipped??

Way to go kettle... find the pot!!


Country is always before club to me. Now if you ended up becoming a Boca Juniors or River Plate fan because she liked them than that's fine but if it comes down to USA vs. Argentina there is no way in hell one should root for Argentina just because their girlfriend does. I don't care if you were into the sport before or not.

Also unless she grew up in Argentina than she should be rooting for the US as well.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 06 August 2008 - 11:35 AM.

  • 0

#15 NJDevs4978

NJDevs4978

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,418 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:35 AM

I did and I still disagree :P

I hate the Rangers as much as the next person but I would rather see the USA win in hockey and every other sport regardless of who is on the team or not.


When it comes to amateurs and people who Olympic gold would actually mean something for that's one thing, that's what the Olympics are supposed to be about.

But I don't blame anyone for taking a pass on rooting for professionals in the Olympics like the 'dream teams', especially when most of those players don't want to be bothered with it in the first place (particularly basketball and the tennis players as well, there's at least far more national pride with the hockey players) :P

And I never found it particularly difficult to root for Leetch or Richter on the US team since they aren't particularly a-holes - they just wear the wrong uniform in the NHL, hell some of the other yahoos like Chelios and Thachuk are far worse. Plus at least the US had 'some' Devils like Rafalski, Langs, and Gomez before he became persona non grata.

Now if it was Sean Avery or even Messier, that would be a different story but fortunately neither will be on the US team anytime soon.

Edited by Hasan4978, 06 August 2008 - 11:43 AM.

  • 0
"The Devils have high standards, that's the difference. We have a standard to live up to every year, and a couple of teams in our area don't have the standards we do." - Pat Burns

The New Jersey Devils win Stanley Cups everywhere:
-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

#16 SatansDevils

SatansDevils

    OOT Scoreboard Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,006 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:02 PM

There should be NO reason for the USA s basketball team to go undefeated this time around and get the Gold medal! No excuses this time. Bring home the Gold! This team is stacked from top to bottom and should be no contest. China iand Yao Ming is up first for the men's USA basketball team.
  • 0

brodeurcups.png682 WINS, 124 SHUTOUTSgallery_1080_56_3521.png Keeper of #9-Zach Parise, Brodeur's All-Time Wins/Shutout Record (552+, 104+) FIRE & ICE Lounges @ Prudential Center.
5,580 fans for Devils/Flyers Blizzard game on 2/10/10, RD Avatar Award Winner: '08-'09 for best Avatar


#17 CRASHER

CRASHER

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,687 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:47 PM

Country is always before club to me. Now if you ended up becoming a Boca Juniors or River Plate fan because she liked them than that's fine but if it comes down to USA vs. Argentina there is no way in hell one should root for Argentina just because their girlfriend does. I don't care if you were into the sport before or not.

Also unless she grew up in Argentina than she should be rooting for the US as well.


She likes the Boca Juniors and I'm sure I'll be seeing their games on the computer come the fall too....

I've always put friends and family before country anyway, so it's non-issue to me....I had no passion for a sport,
then said person gets me interested IN a sport, so you're more likely to see the sport and root for it their way
(I'm a Devils fan because of my first GF after all)

and she's only moving to the US cause of me.... so yeah... figure it out B )
  • 0
Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

#18 Satans Hockey

Satans Hockey

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,138 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:57 PM

She likes the Boca Juniors and I'm sure I'll be seeing their games on the computer come the fall too....

I've always put friends and family before country anyway, so it's non-issue to me....I had no passion for a sport,
then said person gets me interested IN a sport, so you're more likely to see the sport and root for it their way
(I'm a Devils fan because of my first GF after all)

and she's only moving to the US cause of me.... so yeah... figure it out B )


Some Boca games are shown on the fox soccer channel.

Those brainwashing techniques finally paying off? :P
  • 0

#19 CRASHER

CRASHER

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,687 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:18 PM

Some Boca games are shown on the fox soccer channel.

Those brainwashing techniques finally paying off? :P


I'll have to tell her that
I dunno, ask me after the Devils season opener (providing she's back here in time for it :evil:)
Whatever it is that got her attention I am NOT questioning it, cause then I might lose it :P
  • 0
Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

#20 DaneykoIsGod

DaneykoIsGod

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,187 posts

Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:58 PM

I can't believe I actually watched a soccer game..... :blink:

It's amazing what sports I will watch during the Olympics and then forget about for 4 years. :)


Last time around I found myself unable to turn off the diving competition. When it was over, it was like awaking from a coma. Like, did I really just watch three hours of high diving?

And I'll probably do it again this year if I happen to stumble across it while channel surfing. The Olympics are crazy like that.

USA! USA! USA!
  • 0
Posted Image

"I don't like those Rangers fans from New Jersey." - Jim Dowd




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users