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Postby thedude » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:05 pm

I always enjoy watching the games. Any predictions on who wins the medal count?
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Postby Motown Blues » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:09 pm

No, but I just watched the 2008 Drummers open the ceremony...WOW. 8-o
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:14 pm

i think it will be pretty close between china and US. i'll take china since they're the host. hosts always tend to do well (korea 4th place in '88).

it sucks they're holding back the opening ceremonies until primetime tonight. seems like everyone outside of US has already seen it!

i hate US coverage of olympics; their overly edited documentary style and not enough live coverage. the internet will already spoil everything thanks to live results, ruining the TV watching experience.
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby thedude » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:17 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i think it will be pretty close between china and US. i'll take china since they're the host. hosts always tend to do well (korea 4th place in '88).

it sucks they're holding back the opening ceremonies until primetime tonight. seems like everyone outside of US has already seen it!

i hate US coverage of olympics; their overly edited documentary style and not enough live coverage. the internet will already spoil everything thanks to live results, ruining the TV watching experience.


Well many things are shown live (for instance boxing early in the morning on CNBC), but the best stuff, like Basketball is held for prime time audiences and other stuff is rebroadcast.
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby jfg » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:04 pm

Isn't it all streaming live on the internet this year?
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby NZ Eff » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:43 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:
i hate US coverage of olympics; their overly edited documentary style and not enough live coverage. the internet will already spoil everything thanks to live results, ruining the TV watching experience.


Haven't NBC paid China to amend Michael Phelps swimming race times so they can be shown live in the U.S. in prime time?
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby Old_Style » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:54 pm

Did anybody catch the rule change for Olympic baseball?

Each team’s at-bat in the 11th inning and beyond will begin with runners on first and second bases. Teams may start the 11th at any point in their batting order under format changes announced Friday by the International Baseball Federation and adopted in time for next month’s Beijing Games.


http://umpbump.com/press/olympic-baseba ... nge-alert/

Pretty silly if you ask me. :-S
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby TheRock » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:58 pm

Wow, that was by far the best opening ceremonies I've ever seen. 8-o

Wonder if I can get that on DVD?
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby ensanimal » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:06 am

For a reported $100 million it better have been a good ceremony. 8-o
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Re: Olympic Disscussion Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:09 am

Meh
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