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08-12-2008 , 01:05 AM
i should prolly find out if im related to this Jessica Mendoza girl
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08-12-2008 , 01:07 AM
gawd that gymnastics celebration was beyond cringeworthy
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08-12-2008 , 01:08 AM
The US women's softball team is so much better than every other team combined it's pretty much ridiculous... I think this has a lot to do with them getting rid of it.
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08-12-2008 , 01:09 AM
pfft, she's throwing almost 70 mph underhand. I think the hardest I ever threw was like 68.
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08-12-2008 , 01:10 AM
I didn't even know softball was an olympic event.
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08-12-2008 , 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Bjørn
I didn't even know softball was an olympic event.

enjoy it while you can because they (and baseball) are out after this year.
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08-12-2008 , 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by apefish
enjoy it while you can because they (and baseball) are out after this year.
I'd love to hear the justification fo rthat.
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08-12-2008 , 01:20 AM
I wonder what countries actually cover it besides the US.
I watch 8 or 9 different european channels and never seen a single second of it ever.
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08-12-2008 , 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bjørn
I wonder what countries actually cover it besides the US.
I watch 8 or 9 different european channels and never seen a single second of it ever.
Japan and South American countries I'd assume.
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08-12-2008 , 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kyro
I'd love to hear the justification fo rthat.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...-dropped_x.htm
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08-12-2008 , 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kyro
I'd love to hear the justification fo rthat.
Yeah I have no idea. Baseball has a huge following in the Americas and Japan. Think it's growing in China and Korea too no? I don't get it. Like it's clearly a bigger sport than water polo or whatever. I guess because none of the pros compete? idk
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08-12-2008 , 01:24 AM
On same subject why isnt golf in the olympics? That's pretty huge everywhere..?
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08-12-2008 , 01:27 AM
usa's 30th string softball team wouldn't come close to losing. its almost pointless.
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08-12-2008 , 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Semtex
No justification there. Just seems like most European countries didn't want it. ****, we gotta put up with judo, surely baseball and softball should qualify.
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08-12-2008 , 01:29 AM
Or because USA rapes everyone in Softball?
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08-12-2008 , 01:30 AM
Seems kind of funny/silly to have Olympic Golf.

People already overemphasize majors as it is, could you imagine if Sergio/Phil never made the cut in an Olympic golf tournament?

ZOMG!
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08-12-2008 , 01:31 AM
Speaking of Judo -- isn't Boxing coming on this morning again?
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08-12-2008 , 01:31 AM
michael phelps is a BEAST! would never find myself watching swimming if not for how he just dominates the rest of the worlds swimmers. also that 4x relay was insane! USAUSAUSA!!!
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08-12-2008 , 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by zer0
usa's 30th string softball team wouldn't come close to losing. its almost pointless.
Rest of world would compete eventually... in like 30 years.

lol venezuela is horrible
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08-12-2008 , 01:37 AM
This Crystal Bustos is like the Prince Fielder of women's softball, she's huge. They just said that Venezuela has hit three batters already, god, I think a softball brawl would be the greatest thing ever, especially if this girl started rumbling towards the mound. And lol, that center fielder is horrible.
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08-12-2008 , 01:38 AM
Traditionally it's just not seen as an olympic sport but I think they missed the boat on it unless it's something the PGA and European Tour just wasn't fully commited to.

I think golf definitely fits in as a modern olympic sport unlike baseball which I feel should only be there if the best players are there as well just like basketball, ice hockey and tennis are now. Other big professional sports.
It's only really boxing still that has the big amateur-pro divide and just about everything else is a competition at the highest level which a modern olympic event should be.
Unfortunately baseball which I really like just wasn't and didn't look to be in the near future either.

It also seems, which is a shame, that IOC kind of operates following a where the wind happens to blow principle.
Softball is introduced in Atlanta. I think Taekwondo was introduced in Korea. Then when new host nations come along they're gone.
I remember both snooker and cricket were mentioned for London but thankfully that did not happen. Golf would have been nice though.

edit: Taekwondo is still there. At least for the time being.

Last edited by Bjørn; 08-12-2008 at 01:44 AM.
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08-12-2008 , 01:43 AM
I would be surprised if every game didnt end in mercy rule, which is kinda funny.

Pranking the President is epic
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08-12-2008 , 01:52 AM
Men's Vball baby
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08-12-2008 , 01:52 AM
I actually think tennis at the olympics is a bit of a sham.
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08-12-2008 , 01:52 AM
why are the elite runners/sprinters usually black, while elite swimmers are usually white?
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