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Screw the olympics

Postby Willie3101 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:48 pm

anyone think politics are to blame for this or is it just that there isnt enough interest?
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Re: Screw the olympics

Postby mweir145 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:59 pm

Willie3101 wrote:anyone think politics are to blame for this or is it just that there isnt enough interest?


Could be a combination of both, but I'd tend to say its the interest level.

I mean the U.S. didn't even make it last year, and without them nobody would really care. If the U.S. didnt make it in 2012, there wouldn't be much of an audience.
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Postby EnFuego » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:02 pm

I didn't even know there was baseball in the Olympics... :-?
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Postby so0perspam » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:29 pm

EnFuego wrote:I didn't even know there was baseball in the Olympics... :-?


Ha ha .... :-°





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Postby EnFuego » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:46 pm

so0perspam wrote:
EnFuego wrote:I didn't even know there was baseball in the Olympics... :-?


Ha ha .... :-°





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Haha...I'm new to this...Jessica Alba owns everything... ;-D
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Postby matmat » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:33 pm

well. the whole team sports thing in the olympics is somewhat weird.

for instance, if i recall correctly, soccer is a U20 tournament (under 20) but with three or so exceptions per team. so you have a few "mentor" players and a bunch of youngen's.

basketball is clearly 99% pro.

volleyball is all pro too, I think.

baseball was a strange mix -- it's pros, but it's the minors. I think that's where it missed out...
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Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:07 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:They are a little screwed up at the IOC.

I heard that for the right bribe Jacques Rogge would make Quiddich an official Olympic event.


lol, thats the funniest thing i've heard in a while. ;-D
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:34 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:They are a little screwed up at the IOC.

I heard that for the right bribe Jacques Rogge would make Quiddich an official Olympic event.

Haha, I'd be the American Seeker for sure :-b
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:55 pm

EnFuego wrote:Jessica Alba owns everything... ;-D

Except the ability to act... :-t
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Postby EnFuego » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:01 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
EnFuego wrote:Jessica Alba owns everything... ;-D

Except the ability to act... :-t


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