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#21 nmigliore

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:02 PM

Did the Olympics even start yet? How are you supposed to watch it..?

Im so disinterested :doh1:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

Did the Olympics even start yet? How are you supposed to watch it..?

Im so disinterested :doh1:


Womens soccer started yesterday and Mens soccer started today due to scheduling. The opening ceremony is tomorrow and the games begin Saturday. It's on nbc and nbc related channels.

Hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 1-0 win today for the mens team over Japan. Netherlands and Nigeria had a tie.

The division looks like this right now
USA - 3 points
Netherlands - 1 point
Nigeria - 1 point
Japan - 0 points

If the US can beat Netherlands on Sunday than they will advance to the next round no matter what.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 07 August 2008 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:30 AM

For those who actually want to watch the Opening Ceromony live and not tape delayed as NBC wants to show you here is the BBC feed. It's going on right now.

http://www.justin.tv/mstv3
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:25 AM

Congratulations China, HANDS DOWN best opening ceremoney!
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:19 AM

Congratulations China, HANDS DOWN best opening ceremoney!


I was going to say it was unremarkable until the torch lighting which was insane.
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Blacked out for those waiting to watch tonight on NBC. It was pretty boring most of the way but the ending was good. I would tune in around 11 o'clock.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

If you want to mock YouTube's anti-American block on coverage go here:
http://valleywag.com...lympics-channel

As to the rest of this topic, I agree with SD. American > *. I don't care if it is ballroom dancing, competitive fly fishing or hotdog eating, Whether I like the sport or not is immaterial. I want the American to win. Period. One day I want a Perfect Olympics where we win every medal that we mathematically could win. Until then I will settle for winning the Olympics. We haven't lost a Summer Olympics since 1992 and that was to the "Unified Team" which was bullsh!t.

So that chick is using Scott for a green card - now it all makes sense... :whistling:
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 02:01 AM

I was going to say it was unremarkable until the torch lighting which was insane.

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Blacked out for those waiting to watch tonight on NBC. It was pretty boring most of the way but the ending was good. I would tune in around 11 o'clock.


OK, I watched the end of the opening ceremonies mainly because this particular post had me kind of pumped. Maybe it's because the sound was off while the other TV was playing the Yankees game (what a waste that was), but the torch lighting was kind of anti-climactic. A dude pretending to run around the stadium while hanging from a rope? Ugh. The lighting itself was pretty cool, the way the flame spiraled up the path all the way up to the torch. But other than that, booooooring.

I forget which Olympic Games it was, maybe Salt Lake City, but the one where an archer lit the torch with a flaming arrow still gets my nod for the sickest torch lighting I've ever seen. Ali's torch lighting in Atlanta is a close second. Maybe I'm a U.S.A. homer?
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 04:27 AM

wooooooooooooo the USA Women just scored so it's 1-0 USA over Japan so far. The women need to keep it up. They look so much better than they did in the game against Norway. They have to win this game.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 09 August 2008 - 04:29 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:02 AM

USA held on to win 1-0. Huge win.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:14 AM

I forget which Olympic Games it was, maybe Salt Lake City, but the one where an archer lit the torch with a flaming arrow still gets my nod for the sickest torch lighting I've ever seen.

Barcelona 1992
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:00 AM

Barcelona 1992


Good call. That was a bad @ss torch lighting!
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:35 AM

Good call. That was a bad @ss torch lighting!

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

This one is the most embarrassing. The fire starts before the “Olympic” flame reaches it (at about 30 sec)

Albertville 1992 Opening Ceremony
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:06 PM

There's a minor leaguer who plays for the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater playing on the Canadian national baseball team. If anyone at all cares.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:30 PM

OK, I watched the end of the opening ceremonies mainly because this particular post had me kind of pumped. Maybe it's because the sound was off while the other TV was playing the Yankees game (what a waste that was), but the torch lighting was kind of anti-climactic. A dude pretending to run around the stadium while hanging from a rope? Ugh. The lighting itself was pretty cool, the way the flame spiraled up the path all the way up to the torch. But other than that, booooooring.

I forget which Olympic Games it was, maybe Salt Lake City, but the one where an archer lit the torch with a flaming arrow still gets my nod for the sickest torch lighting I've ever seen. Ali's torch lighting in Atlanta is a close second. Maybe I'm a U.S.A. homer?


It was better on the BBC coverage because they didn't show him up close thus you couldn't see the harness. As such you were taken a back when he took off. The way NBC filmed it you could see everything so it ruined the suspension of disbelief.

As mentioned the Archer was Barcelona in 92. Salt Lake had the entire 1980 hockey team light the torch.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 01:45 PM

I wish the US had a handball team. This game is awesome, it's like a mix between hockey, soccer, water polo and lacrosse.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 01:48 PM

Can't wait for the US mens Soccer team's game tomorrow at 7:45 am. My uncle is the goalie coach for the team and for several other US Soccer teams.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:46 PM

I wish the US had a handball team. This game is awesome, it's like a mix between hockey, soccer, water polo and lacrosse.

I agree, I noticed it during the last summer Olympics. I wish we had an intramural handball league at school.

Can't wait for the US mens Soccer team's game tomorrow at 7:45 am. My uncle is the goalie coach for the team and for several other US Soccer teams.

That's awesome.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:53 PM

I randomly stumbled on the Russia-Korea women's handball team and watched the whole rest of the game. The court isn't big enough for my tastes but it seemed like it would be a really fun game to watch. I might change my opinion on the court if I see the men play it.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:57 PM

I wish the US had a handball team. This game is awesome, it's like a mix between hockey, soccer, water polo and lacrosse.


We have a handball team, they just suck.

U.S. teams have not qualified for an Olympic Games since the 1996 Games in Atlanta. The last time the U.S. teams qualified for the Olympic Games without the home country inclusion was in 1992 in Barcelona.


http://handball.team...ews/article/299
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