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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
http://deadspin.com/5928972/the-haters-guide-to-the-2012-london-summer-olympics

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GYMNASTICS. There are an awful lot of people who question the morality of watching football when football is so harmful to its participants. But those same naysayers will happily turn around and watch Olympic gymnastics knowing full well that the sport is essentially sanctioned child abuse. Teenagers were not meant to stop growing at 36 inches and go flying off of fucking vaults in order to please some lunatic Ukranian coach they have no relation to. That's unnatural and weird and gross. And yet, this sport is allowed to continue.


At the very least, they are given medical benefits unlike cheerleading.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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in my stoned stupor, I clearly did not see the serious case of man face she has going on
But honestly, she looks 13 to you Links?

What makes the Olympics so compelling to the stoned?
And Links is just a lovable asshole like you... well not like you Icepick. In a different way.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bretimus_v2 wrote:

Hahahaha
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
Icepick wrote:
in my stoned stupor, I clearly did not see the serious case of man face she has going on
But honestly, she looks 13 to you Links?

What makes the Olympics so compelling to the stoned?
And Links is just a lovable asshole like you... well not like you Icepick. In a different way.


Bright colourful uniforms, people flipping end over end, and so much going on that it's constantly something new on screen, a stoners dream, the same reason stoners love 70's music videos
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Icepick wrote:
danielrbischoff wrote:
Icepick wrote:
in my stoned stupor, I clearly did not see the serious case of man face she has going on
But honestly, she looks 13 to you Links?

What makes the Olympics so compelling to the stoned?
And Links is just a lovable asshole like you... well not like you Icepick. In a different way.

the same reason stoners love 70's music videos


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvS351QKFV4&feature=related

And I'm off! *poof*
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada got bronze after coming second from last in half the swimming events they participated in. At least it's something.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and with womens volleyball going on, my hand lotion has run dry
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... No Icepick.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched two of the women on the US team live in college.


College volleyball is such a good sport.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
.... No Icepick.


I thought of you most of the time, does that make it ok?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny how NBC uses their hockey commentators and analysts on water polo. Doc Emrick is an incredible play-by-play man who obviously studied up on the game, but it still feels like they were just like "eh, close enough."
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Funny how NBC uses their hockey commentators and analysts on water polo. Doc Emrick is an incredible play-by-play man who obviously studied up on the game, but it still feels like they were just like "eh, close enough."


Well, are there any American Water Polo commentators we know about?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your streak of taking everything too seriously is intact. Going for the gold?

Of course there's no famous US water polo announcers. (I'm not sure why it would even be necessary for the announcers to be American or recognizable, but anyway...)

I wasn't saying it was a bad thing. Just a funny observation or whatever.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Links I'm a pedophile and Used isn't allowed to comment on commentating

someones a sad panda
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the very least they need to pair up two former Olympian water polo players and have them do the job.

used44 wrote:
Going for the gold?

lol


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've got a former water polo player paired with Emrick, different one for men and women (the men's color commentator is even named "Wolf" because of course). But that they're using a hockey guy for the play-by-play is still funny! Because they're sort of similar! Get it!?

I also saw Pierre McGuire broadcasting from the sidelines (kiddie pool?) and he's also a NHL guy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
http://deadspin.com/5928972/the-haters-guide-to-the-2012-london-summer-olympics

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GYMNASTICS. There are an awful lot of people who question the morality of watching football when football is so harmful to its participants. But those same naysayers will happily turn around and watch Olympic gymnastics knowing full well that the sport is essentially sanctioned child abuse. Teenagers were not meant to stop growing at 36 inches and go flying off of fucking vaults in order to please some lunatic Ukranian coach they have no relation to. That's unnatural and weird and gross. And yet, this sport is allowed to continue.


I would like to slap the person in the face who wrote out that website
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It's satire, dummy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doc Emrick and Drew Magary are awesome and they can commentate/hate on whatever they want
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