THE OFFICIAL 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS THREAD

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  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis
    TheBossmanFigo
  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Women's water polo match, exposed breast:

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    Probably the only place in the world where you see women in bikinis and dont get turned on is at a female water polo match.
    S.jR.
  • TheBossmanTheBossman The Voice of Mandela Posts: 15,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Women's water polo match, exposed breast:

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    i noticed they asses being nice underwater, idk maybe the fluid of the water make it look better....*shurg*
  • TheBossmanTheBossman The Voice of Mandela Posts: 15,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT
    caddo manThe Recipe
  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

    Lil MFers dont know shit Carl Lewis dominated for almost 13 years in three different disciplines 100m, 200m, and long jump.
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 35,575 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Misty May go that phat ass.
  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    Misty May go that phat ass.

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    Nigga please!
  • TheBossmanTheBossman The Voice of Mandela Posts: 15,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    caddo man wrote: »
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

    Lil MFers dont know shit Carl Lewis dominated for almost 13 years in three different disciplines 100m, 200m, and long jump.

    so what? who got more medals nigga! it's basically you putting track and field above swimming.
  • iron man1iron man1 Prepping for Civil War.. Avengers TowerPosts: 15,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lochte is a beast
    ericb4prez
  • caddo mancaddo man You cant @ me bro Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    caddo man wrote: »
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

    Lil MFers dont know shit Carl Lewis dominated for almost 13 years in three different disciplines 100m, 200m, and long jump.

    so what? who got more medals nigga!

    So Larisa Latynina was the greatest Olympian before yesterday? GTFOH!
    Figo
  • coop9889coop9889 Posts: 6,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    Carl Lewis
    caddo man wrote: »
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

    Lil MFers dont know shit Carl Lewis dominated for almost 13 years in three different disciplines 100m, 200m, and long jump.

    so what? who got more medals nigga! it's basically you putting track and field above swimming.

    Most medals doesn't make you the best olympian, just makes you the most decorated.

    There's only ONE event, therefore only one opportunity for a medal given out in a lot of sports. But in swimming/gymnastics etc... there's a shitload of different events.

    Phelps is the best swimmer ever, but not necessarily best olympian JUST BECAUSE he has the most medals.
    dontdiedontkillanyon
  • TheBossmanTheBossman The Voice of Mandela Posts: 15,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    coop9889 wrote: »
    Carl Lewis
    caddo man wrote: »
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

    Lil MFers dont know shit Carl Lewis dominated for almost 13 years in three different disciplines 100m, 200m, and long jump.

    so what? who got more medals nigga! it's basically you putting track and field above swimming.

    Most medals doesn't make you the best olympian, just makes you the most decorated.

    There's only ONE event, therefore only one opportunity for a medal given out in a lot of sports. But in swimming/gymnastics etc... there's a shitload of different events.

    Phelps is the best swimmer ever, but not necessarily best olympian JUST BECAUSE he has the most medals.

    the combination of winning golds plus setting world records at the same time....yes greatest of all time imo.
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  • A.J. TrillzynskiA.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanPosts: 2,101 ✭✭✭✭✭
    GOAT anti-Olympics rant. sooooooooooooo much ether.

    The Olympics—I Don’t Get It

    By Tim Baffoe-

    The Olympics are neither interesting nor entertaining to me.

    Once every two years I am told that I need to get excited for two weeks about “sports” that I and seemingly 99% of the rest of society don’t care about 99% percent of the time. What’s so great about them that’s still relevant today? Seriously, I have yet to get a good answer.

    First of all, the Olympics are run by one of the more corrupt organizations known to man. To expect good to come from the IOC would be the first mistake any slow person who’s a fan of this crap could make.

    Now, the IOC’s corruption doesn’t exactly bleed into the competition itself. But it is a bit disconcerting when you’re being sold the gravitas and “purity of sport” garbage, and all the while the thing is being run like Shawshank Prison.

    The athletes do cheat their balls off, too (and some of the females have them to prove so). The Olympic spirit isn’t who has the best chemically enhanced people, is it?

    And who falls in love with something every four years and then ignores it for the other 3.99 years (besides most of the people who vote in this country)? “I don’t care about field hockey most of the time, but holy cats, if you slap ‘USA’ on somebody and just call it ‘Hockey’ in order to grab a few extra viewers who can’t deviate between ice and grass, well then field hockey the hell out me!”

    The public is told that the Games are important, that they matter. People believe this without questioning it. People are stupid.

    The Olympics change nothing–wars don’t end, economies don’t skyrocket, starving bellies aren’t filled. Regular pro sports don’t solve anything either, but the difference with them is they don’t really pretend to. Well, unless Jim Gray is involved.

    A common mantra is that the Olympics are good for the world. How? Grudges aren’t mended. Debts aren’t wiped away (they’re created, but more on that later). Politicians don’t care about the Olympics, trust me, unless they’re getting their pockets lined or horribly botching a Presidential PR tour.

    And Olympic coverage has gone from dumb to disgusting. Every athlete is some hero overcoming some tremendous odds to do what they’re doing now. Every one. Guess what? I don’t care. If you concern yourself with the personal background stories of Olympians, you probably concern yourself with the Twilight cheating scandal. Get that superficial bull off my TV. Rid the events of the awful, sappy pathos. Stop trying to make me cry.

    Also, please stop tape-delaying crap and pretending I don’t know what happened already. And you, Olympic superloserfan, if you walk around telling everyone, “Don’t tell me what happened in the Olympics! I don’t want it ruined when I watch later!”—I will go out of my way to ruin it for your annoying ass then. What will be delicious is the saturation of social media in society, coupled with every network competing with NBC, and hardcore Olympic watcher turds trying to avoid hearing results before they air on TV.

    And the whole cutting away from one event to the next got old really quick. I’m not a damn hummingbird.

    One of my biggest complaints with the Games is the jingoism it not so subtly promotes. While phrases like “Go World” and faux claims of unity among all the participating countries are smattered across it all, actual claims of national superiority are condoned and actually encouraged, especially in America. And, really, what’s more proof of a country’s superiority to others than one of its citizens swimming fastest? Really, being the richest, most powerful nation in the world–do we really need to rally around a gymnastics team? Seriously?

    Gymnastics, by the way, is not a sport. A competition, yes, but not a sport. Nothing that is scored completely subjectively (that means “by judges”) is a sport. And rhythmic gymnastics? That’s dancing, not athletics. Same with synchronized swimming. This is not what the Ancient Greeks had in mind. What kind of superiority do these events prove?

    And trampoline? Trampoline?! It’s like the Olympic Committee met and asked, “How can we court the stoner on the couch demographic more without incorporating unicorns or monkeys doing people stuff?” Trampoline.

    By now comes the inevitable “You don’t root for America, so you are a bad person” accusations. Not caring about something one’s country is involved in is not the equivalent of being against one’s country. I could say you’re a bad American for not going balls to the wall for the Paralympics then, couldn’t I? Are handicapped Americans competing against the world any less American, less important? Oh, but TV doesn’t make a big deal out of the Paralympics and have spectacularly unnecessary, money-pissing Opening and Closing Ceremonies, right?

    Yes, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are a fustercluck of stupid. What the hell does all that artsy crap have to do with the Games? Nothing, that’s what. But they’ll never go away. Why? Because the Games is now all about aesthetics, aesthetics, aesthetics. Everything has to be pretty and visually stimulating and colorful and have little kids singing and dancing for no apparent reason and indigenous peoples running around and light shows and mood music and k.d. lang singing a song with extremely sexual overtones but trying to pass it off as something else, I guess, and giant animals and something between a vision quest and the bedroom detox scene in Trainspotting.

    Besides all this, the Olympics are antiquated. With the professional leagues around the world, but particularly in America, why are the Olympics still necessary? Professionals are the best in the world at their craft, not amateurs. So why care about amateurs in fringe sports? Give me the pros any day of the week. Some of these Olympic “sports” actually have pro leagues/tours. There’s professional gymnastics–isn’t that theoretically better than the amateur version?

    Oh, they “want it more” than the pros, right?

    And some events now have professionals, which then tarnishes the romantic aspect of the Games and becomes one big hypocrisy. The 1992 Dream Team was really cool and new at the time. Now having NBA fantasy teams take the court against frightened foreigners just isn’t that sexy anymore.

    I don’t get it. It just seems that in the advanced society we now live in, it no longer really matters whose citizens run the fastest or jump the highest.

    Then there’s the negative financial impact the Olympics have on host cities. No city has ever made money or broke even on hosting the Games. Ever. Hell, they can even cripple a city.

    I have no emotional attachment to these athletes, so whether they win or lose, I just can’t conjure up any happiness or disappointment for them or for “my team.” It’s like taking pride in Joey Chestnut eating more hot dogs than Kobayashi. Yay?

    There’s a running medal count, but the country with the most medals at the end doesn’t “win” something. There’s no overall prize. It just seems to boil down to the vague “representing their country” thing and forcing pride out of people.

    Wouldn’t it be great if Americans put as much time and energy and concern into some other things for just two weeks instead of this dumb pageantry? Sports are a great and needed distraction from the hard facts of real life, but two weeks of pretending everything everywhere is just peachy keen is insulting.

    Maybe we could put money toward schools and infrastructure in Chicago instead of trying to lure an economic catastrophe here or winning the gold medal in shooting each other or obesity. Think what could get accomplished. Just two weeks every two years. I would take pride in that.

    But no, we just gots to have us some canoeing, don’t we?
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 16,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 16,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
    how about we say it like this...

    carl lewis always gave 100% to practice and performance
    phelps...half assed this year in training an performance

    that makes carl the greatest because of his discipline
    northside7TheBossman
  • 313 wayz313 wayz Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    In the words of the great thespian David Chapelle......Tough Break Nigga

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    Sa Jae-hyouk of South Korea reacts after getting injured on a lift during the men's
    77-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

    S.jR.
  • GettinLoGettinLo Posts: 8,013 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Liliana Fernandez ass > Misty May

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  • bigev240bigev240 Illpix O.G. Posts: 7,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man I love women's volleyball.
  • playmaker88playmaker88 You over did it holmes, you in the danger zone, you shouldn't be alone Posts: 53,436 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gabby lets go!!
  • S.jR.S.jR. "Living, breathing exigent circumstances." Posts: 4,395 ✭✭✭✭✭
    pralims wrote: »
    how about we say it like this...

    carl lewis always gave 100% to practice and performance
    phelps...half assed this year in training an performance

    that makes carl the greatest because of his discipline

    Wouldn't that mean he just has greater discipline?
    TheBossman
  • playmaker88playmaker88 You over did it holmes, you in the danger zone, you shouldn't be alone Posts: 53,436 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 16,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
    S.jR. wrote: »
    pralims wrote: »
    how about we say it like this...

    carl lewis always gave 100% to practice and performance
    phelps...half assed this year in training an performance

    that makes carl the greatest because of his discipline

    Wouldn't that mean he just has greater discipline?

    that would mean he takes his craft seriously and that he will always want to be on top...that makes him the superior athelete.

    think of mayweather....he is always in shape and ready...no matter if hes fighting or not, becuz he wants to be the greatest. the moment he half-asses he can be defeated. if his conditioning was up to par...mosley would be the champ.

    phelps should have never gotten a silver, let alone not even make it to the finals...thats a shitty decline. all champions gradually fade....this nigga just dropped
  • coop9889coop9889 Posts: 6,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    coop9889 wrote: »
    Carl Lewis
    caddo man wrote: »
    caddo man wrote: »
    Greatest Olympian Ever

    Carl Lewis

    STOP IT

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

    Lil MFers dont know shit Carl Lewis dominated for almost 13 years in three different disciplines 100m, 200m, and long jump.

    so what? who got more medals nigga! it's basically you putting track and field above swimming.

    Most medals doesn't make you the best olympian, just makes you the most decorated.

    There's only ONE event, therefore only one opportunity for a medal given out in a lot of sports. But in swimming/gymnastics etc... there's a shitload of different events.

    Phelps is the best swimmer ever, but not necessarily best olympian JUST BECAUSE he has the most medals.

    the combination of winning golds plus setting world records at the same time....yes greatest of all time imo.

    Oh... Carl Lewis didn't set records and win golds at the same time?

    He didn't set records in the 100m, 4x1, 4x2, and doesn't still hold the world record in indoor long jump?

    Oh.. ok. You sound real smart.
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