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post #151 of 263
Not really sure why you guys are talking about events which don't involve New Zealanders winning medals, but each to their own I guess.

post #152 of 263
#IndependentOlympicAthleteLivesMatter
post #153 of 263

I mean, seven medals is cute and all, Bucho-- but that's what the U.S.'s swim team finds in their laundry room lint filter.

post #154 of 263
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I mean, seven medals is cute and all, Bucho-- but that's what the U.S.'s swim team finds in their laundry room lint filter.

 

Swimming is so primitive. You guys should invest in some rowing boats.

post #155 of 263

Rowboats?  Please.  If it doesn't pollute the atmosphere in some way, Americans aren't sitting in it.

post #156 of 263

Difficult to feel bad when Del Potro had so many injuries and has had such a storybook run here in Rio, but feeling for Rafa.  Gutty match, and falls two points short.  At least he has the bronze match still, as well the doubles gold in the bag.  But I think this might be his last hurrah, and I wanted him to have a chance for one final signature victory.  

post #157 of 263
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I mean, seven medals is cute and all, Bucho-- but that's what the U.S.'s swim team finds in their laundry room lint filter.

Hmmm, not sure you're quite getting the point Bailey me old cobber. Maybe something is lost in translation here.

What's the word in Americanese for "Utter Domination By A Magnificent Sporting Superpower"?

post #158 of 263
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Hmmm, not sure you're quite getting the point Bailey me old cobber. Maybe something is lost in translation here.

What's the word in Americanese for "Utter Domination By A Magnificent Sporting Superpower"?

Small sample size, o' ye of little acreage. Besides, pad (literally) your population with 200+ million McDonald's eating couch potatoes and see how much your numbers improve.
post #159 of 263
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Small sample size, o' ye of little acreage. Besides, pad (literally) your population with 200+ million McDonald's eating couch potatoes and see how much your numbers improve.

 

It's New Zealand. It would have to be KFC!

post #160 of 263

"We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We're going to live on!

We're going to survive!

Today, we celebrate our IndependentOlympicAthletes!"

post #161 of 263
Mo Farah coming back from being tripped (accidentally, by his own training partner no less) and hitting the deck, then rising back to his feet to go on to defend his 10,000 meters crown was pretty effin epic. What a finish over the last 300 m. What a legend.

post #162 of 263

Can we talk about the 100 meters, or are you Americans still waiting for the NBC broadcast?

post #163 of 263
The US saw it. Amazing.
post #164 of 263

For all the talk about the youngsters in this Olympics, seeing the over-30s winning sprints in the pool and on the track makes my old ass feel just a little bit better about myself.

post #165 of 263



This motherfucker...

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post #167 of 263

Usain Bolt is the Fastest Man in History, and much as Ali will always be The Greatest, Bolt will forever be The Fastest.

 

I keep seeing this idea, that records are made to be broken and in 10 years Bolt will be just another note, like Michael Johnson or whoever. This is nonsense.

 

The guy is simply on another level, well beyond the rest of the best. I don't doubt that his WR will one day fall to incrementally faster sprinting. But I very much doubt whoever manages will be blowing away their peers in this manner. And even then, if a reporter goes out and finds Old Man Bolt and asks him about it, he can just say "ya, but I coulda run faster." And I would absolutely believe that.

 

The reason I don't think we'll see his times be seriously tested for at leas a good bit is the biomechanics of it. Tall guys simply shouldn't be that fast. In that regard, Bolt is truly an outlier, and the reason I believe him when he says he runs clean. (As an aside, yeah, if he was ever implicated that would be the only sporting outcome to truly devastate me. I think PEDs are an incredibly difficult subject, and there is a lot of gray there, but I need to believe the Fastest Man in History is an honest human story; until the Augs demolish the entire concept of fair sport, I suppose.)

Watching Gatlin, I mean, he absolutely crushed it. His speed off the block, his rotations, getting into his final stretch. That was about as tight as I've ever seen, and if you just looked at their strides, isolated, jesus christ Gatlin is chopping. But Bolt just jogs past him. Also, Gatlin is doped to the gills. Motherfucker out there looking like the bad guys from Shaolin Soccer. 

 

Which is why its going to be a struggle for sprinters of traditional height to really reach Bolts time. Their strides simply aren't long enough. And tall guys just can't chop like that. 

 

 

Also, Fencing is the most futuristic shit I've ever seen. I've always suspected it was a pretty awesome sport - competitive stabbing! But the reality of it was so atmospheric and intense. Its like if the guys who made Wip3out created a fighting game.

post #168 of 263
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Usain Bolt is the Fastest Man in History, and much as Ali will always be The Greatest, Bolt will forever be The Fastest.

 

I keep seeing this idea, that records are made to be broken and in 10 years Bolt will be just another note, like Michael Johnson or whoever. This is nonsense.

 

The guy is simply on another level, well beyond the rest of the best. I don't doubt that his WR will one day fall to incrementally faster sprinting. But I very much doubt whoever manages will be blowing away their peers in this manner. And even then, if a reporter goes out and finds Old Man Bolt and asks him about it, he can just say "ya, but I coulda run faster." And I would absolutely believe that.

 

The reason I don't think we'll see his times be seriously tested for at leas a good bit is the biomechanics of it. Tall guys simply shouldn't be that fast. In that regard, Bolt is truly an outlier, and the reason I believe him when he says he runs clean. (As an aside, yeah, if he was ever implicated that would be the only sporting outcome to truly devastate me. I think PEDs are an incredibly difficult subject, and there is a lot of gray there, but I need to believe the Fastest Man in History is an honest human story; until the Augs demolish the entire concept of fair sport, I suppose.)

Watching Gatlin, I mean, he absolutely crushed it. His speed off the block, his rotations, getting into his final stretch. That was about as tight as I've ever seen, and if you just looked at their strides, isolated, jesus christ Gatlin is chopping. But Bolt just jogs past him. Also, Gatlin is doped to the gills. Motherfucker out there looking like the bad guys from Shaolin Soccer. 

 

Which is why its going to be a struggle for sprinters of traditional height to really reach Bolts time. Their strides simply aren't long enough. And tall guys just can't chop like that. 

 

 

Also, Fencing is the most futuristic shit I've ever seen. I've always suspected it was a pretty awesome sport - competitive stabbing! But the reality of it was so atmospheric and intense. Its like if the guys who made Wip3out created a fighting game.

 

You'll like this guy then.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pál_Kovács

 

I read somewhere that Bruce Lee thought the one person he couldn't beat in a fight (if they were armed with a non-projectile weapon and he wasn't, that is) would be a fencer due to the nature of their skill and how they fight (not swinging, I'm guessing?).

post #169 of 263
Well, Bolt really could've run faster. He finished his 9'58 with the exact same "hi mom! Where everybody at?" casual jogging pace. Always wondered what time he would've clocked if he'd just killed it all the way through.
post #170 of 263

 

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You'll like this guy then.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pál_Kovács

 

I read somewhere that Bruce Lee thought the one person he couldn't beat in a fight (if they were armed with a non-projectile weapon and he wasn't, that is) would be a fencer due to the nature of their skill and how they fight (not swinging, I'm guessing?).

 

Yeah, i see that. A martial artist woudl really struggle to get in range without getting tagged by the foil. That's their whole game, maintaining range while denying the opponent angles to get in on.

post #171 of 263
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Well, Bolt really could've run faster. He finished his 9'58 with the exact same "hi mom! Where everybody at?" casual jogging pace. Always wondered what time he would've clocked if he'd just killed it all the way through.

 

Maybe he knows something we don't which is why he doesn't run too fast.

 

post #172 of 263
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I was listening to the radio this morning and they were talking about Bolt.  IIRC, they said that most people take around 46 strides to complete a 100 m run.  Bolt only takes 41 due to the length of his stride.  The thing is, he takes those 41 strides in the same amount of time as others take their shorter strides...he's able to turn them over at the same rate as everyone else.  That's just amazing.

post #173 of 263

Is there a video link to the actual race?  I can only find highlights on Youtube.

 

*EDIT*

I think I may have found it...

 

 


Edited by TzuDohNihm - 8/15/16 at 7:41am
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post #175 of 263

It's been ages since we've had a per capita medals update. I wonder how they're getting on?

post #176 of 263

 

Very well!

post #177 of 263
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Very well!

 

Wow, they're doing even better than Grenada in the per capita stakes!

post #178 of 263
GOAT falls! The world is out of whack! It's like you have to compete before getting 5 gold medals!
post #179 of 263

Japanese pole vaulter's Olympic dream crushed by his own penis.

 

That headline is 100% accurate by the way.

post #180 of 263
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Japanese pole vaulter's Olympic dream crushed by his own penis.

 

That headline is 100% accurate by the way.

Please tell me there is a link to an MXC video of Pole Riders on that site.

post #181 of 263

Shaunae Miller's dive to win the 400m has sparked all kinds of Twitteraria

 

 

post #182 of 263
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Please tell me there is a link to an MXC video of Pole Riders on that site.

 

That'd probably be less crazy than the truth. Dude literally didn't make the cut cause his dick caught the pole on the way down.

 

post #183 of 263
Thread Starter 

I can't wait to watch the replays tonight for Simone Biles.  She's just amazing.  I sure hope that she's still on the team for Tokyo.

post #184 of 263
If Biles makes it to Tokyo, let's hope she receives better treatment from US audiences than Gabby Douglas has received thoughout the Rio games.
post #185 of 263

Fuck running around like idiots, we're gonna sit on our arses and clean up. Go GB!

post #186 of 263
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Japanese pole vaulter's Olympic dream crushed by his own penis.

 

That headline is 100% accurate by the way.

 

As a consolation prize, that guy will always have a hell of an icebreaker at bars.

 

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Shaunae Miller's dive to win the 400m has sparked all kinds of Twitteraria

 

 

 

From when I was a kid watching my first Olympics, I've always thought someone should do that! And it worked! VINDICATION!

post #187 of 263
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If Biles makes it to Tokyo, let's hope she receives better treatment from US audiences than Gabby Douglas has received thoughout the Rio games.

Hey, just because you broke new ground and inspired millions doesn't mean we aren't going to toss you out for the younger, tinier, newer model.

Now that's America!
post #188 of 263
Thread Starter 

Interesting developments happening right now regarding the 'robbery' of Ryan Lochte and others.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/17/sport/olympics-ryan-lochte-robbery-questions/index.html

 

Something doesn't pass the sniff test.

post #189 of 263

Great, how much ransom will we Michael Phelps have to pay to get Ryan Lochte home?

post #190 of 263
Thread Starter 

The funny thing is that Lochte is reportedly home already (in the USA).  Not sure what'll happen to the others but Ryan appears safe unless he gets extradicted or something.

post #191 of 263

 

Ho hum, just killing the competition.

post #192 of 263
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The funny thing is that Lochte is reportedly home already (in the USA).  Not sure what'll happen to the others but Ryan appears safe unless he gets extradicted or something.


​This story is getting weirder and weirder.

post #193 of 263
I see no weirdness at all. Lochte is a notoriously rowdy drunk.

I have some info on this that I am not allowed to disclose. It's nothing too juicy or interesting.

But no one was robbed in that group.
post #194 of 263

They were the ones dressed up as cops... and they were on their way to a stripper gig?

 

BTW the heat between Bolt and DeGrasse was fun. I know it won't happen but to see DeGrasse push Bolt even just a little bit would be great tonight.

post #195 of 263
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They were the ones dressed up as cops... and they were on their way to a stripper gig?

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post #196 of 263
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#BREAKING Brazil sources: #RyanLochte + 3 swimmers fabricated robbery story. Video shows swimmer "fighting" w/security at gas station @GMA

Ryan Lochte sure is dumb.

post #197 of 263
Thread Starter 

I've seen him in interviews.  He's a moron.

post #198 of 263
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Reuters Top News@Reuters 8m8 minutes ago

BREAKING: U.S. Olympic swimmers caused damage at gas station, which they paid for in cash - Brazilian security source

 

 

Why the hell would they make up such a crazy story to cover that up? 

 

 

post #199 of 263
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post #200 of 263
There you go. Exactly the story I was told last night by an American Olympic judge.

He said and I quote "Lochte isn't just a moron, he's also an asshole and a terrible drunk. No one wants to cover for him".
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