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Post by JenKozy » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:29 pm

So which events are you going to TiVo?

I always watch:

Womens' and Men's Gymnastics

Swimming

Diving

Equestrian

It's a little weird. 1/4 finals for DCI are in the theatres the day of opening ceremonies... hopefully I can catch some of it. The Austrailia one was off the hook!
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Post by fieldshowqueen » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:30 am

I like the weird stuff like shooting, equestrian, archery, fencing, rowing, etc. but coverage of those are almost nil. I'll be plotting my taping strategy this afternoon. One thing different this time around is I'll be in Vegas for 3 days in the middle of the Olympics! I guess I'll need to pop over to the Sports Book and make a few bets. (For those of you who are youngin's ... gambling is a vice ... DO NOT follow my example.)
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Post by The Aceman » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:09 am

I usually keep up with Basketball (which it seems we should dominate this year, of course the Jazz are the only team with TWO Olympians this year ;-)
I also keep up with gymnastics, swimming, diving, track and field events, volleyball, tennis, boxing, and of course the triathlon.
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Post by Squirtle » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:50 am

Olympic ping pong! :lol:

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Post by senza cervello » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:12 pm

Hey! Don't attack the ping pong. Olympic ping pong is one of the few I'll watch. I don't usually watch the Olympics, though. I like watching the less common ones, though. The other ones always seem to be crammed down our throats everywhere we go. Occasionally I watch Mountain biking, Fencing, Equestrian, Handball, Shooting, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tae kwon doe... but I'm not a regular watcher.
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Post by AzhlackDMPiccolo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:39 pm

gymnastics =D, the diving part and volleyball
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Post by fieldshowqueen » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:32 pm

senza cervello wrote:Hey! Don't attack the ping pong. Olympic ping pong is one of the few I'll watch. I don't usually watch the Olympics, though. I like watching the less common ones, though. The other ones always seem to be crammed down our throats everywhere we go. Occasionally I watch Mountain biking, Fencing, Equestrian, Handball, Shooting, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tae kwon doe... but I'm not a regular watcher.
YEAH! It's China ... we HAVE to have ping pong! (Boy there's a sterotype begging an argument.)

Which brings up a question ... Why are Judo and Tae Kwon Do an Olympic Sport but other martial arts (like Karate for example) aren't? I know the process for getting something considered, but was just wondering why THESE two and not two others. Are they the basis for all other martial arts?

Consider these sports that aren't played at the Olympics anymore:
Cricket
Croquet
Golf
Jeu de paume
Lacrosse
Pelote basque
Polo
Power boating
Rackets
Rink-hockey
Roque
Rugby
Tug of war
Water skiing

Personally I think we should add Caber Tossing and Bungee Jumping to the list! Pillow Fighting might be a fun one too. :)
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Post by The Aceman » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:52 pm

I think we should add "Gridiron" as an Olympic sport, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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Post by malletphreak » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:15 pm

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Post by Jsaxm » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:25 pm

I personally am a bigger fan of the winter olympics just because I like hockey, luge, and all those other events that require snow and ice.

However, I do like to watch the swimming and diving, as well as some of the more unique events. My wife loves to watch the gymnastics so I end up watching them with her too.

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Post by Chapagne » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:02 pm

The Aceman wrote:I think we should add "Gridiron" as an Olympic sport, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
Considering only two countries in the world play the game, you're right about that.

Baseball and softball are getting dumped after this Olympics as well. Just not enough places in the world where it is played.

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Post by senza cervello » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:03 pm

I partially agree with dumping baseball. It's a completely inconvenient time for the real money players to go play for a medal like the basketball players do. It will become an exhibition event, like it used to be.
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Post by Ex Nihilo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:22 pm

Squirtle wrote:Olympic ping pong! :lol:
when played for points, it's called table tennis.

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Post by guardthepiccolo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:28 pm

I really only care about Equestrian because I ride, and Gymnastics. Anything else I catch is cool, but I'm indifferent. I'll get more into the olympics as soon as they add marching band and colorguard to the list(besides opening ceremonies).
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Post by seanrj » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:34 pm

Anyone else seen the advisories for possible pollution alerts in Beijing that would cause events to be postponed? Sounds like fun.

Deciding to have the Olympics in one of the most polluted places in the world was a BAD idea.

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