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Old 07-28-2012, 05:30 AM   #136
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This seems odd to me that you're all complaining about there being too many events. Who cares? This is the one time that a lot of these people get any recognition whatsoever. Just because you don't enjoy it, it really doesn't effect you in the slightest, since they don't even fucking show the events for the most part.

That's what's blown my mind about the last couple Olympics. With the internet and all, I can't understand why every event is not televised in some capacity. Unless that's changed this time. I haven't looked much at it.


I find it pretty interesting since my good friend competes in it and explained it to me.
I'm just stirring the pot, really.

I just watched two minutes of the dressage and I am not joking when I say I'd rather watch snail racing.

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Ugh, why do we have to suffer Channel 9's abysmal coverage in Australia?

I'm sick of "our" everything and athletes from other countries not existing. Hell, if there's not an Australian in an event, apparently it's not an event at all.
That's why we have Foxtel. Nine channels, and pretty much everything gets covered. Fucking love it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:32 AM   #137
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Cobbler really needs a freestyle rap battle event.

Who would be on the US team?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:34 AM   #138
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That's why we have Foxtel. Nine channels, and pretty much everything gets covered. Fucking love it.
I guess I should just use sportlemon or something. I kind of assume Foxtel is going to be covered in nauseatingly patriotic shit too, given their dreadful standard of rugby commentary.
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Is this US-only?

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"NBC is only allowed to show Olympic competition video on the internet to users in the United States and U.S. Territories."
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Well, that's fucking unfortunate. There's hardly any commentary or nationalistic bullshit to speak of, and the picture quality is pristine.
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Too many bongs for Phelps, it appears
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I loved those Opening Ceremonies. Even though of course in the US it's taped and you suffer through all those commercials at the worst possible times. I loved that they had a sense of humor, which they usually don't. The Queen part was brilliant, plus any time I get to see Daniel Craig is great.

Costas and Matt Lauer-insufferable as always. They said that Paul McCartney was obviously emotional at the beginning of Hey Jude. I just thought he hit one of the worst bad notes I've ever heard. The whole performance was tough on the ears.
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Too many bongs for Phelps, it appears


he'll be fine. that was a *very* easy swim. i think he thought all he had to do was beat Cseh, the silver medalist from Beijing, and he'd be through to the final. the final heat was surprisingly fast (and Cseh is out!), which is why it really is like running a gauntlet from prelims to semis (in the 200 and under events) to finals, and shows us just how highwire his 2004 and 2008 performances were.

that said, Lochte is going to win this one. Phelps will get his first ever silver medal.

more shocking is the DQ of Park (KOR) in the 400 free and Beidermann (GER) failing to qualify in the 400 as well.
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Dammit. I slept through the swimming qualifying. Stupid timezones.

I have Soccer on TV and Men's gymnastics on the iPad. I'm a happy camper.
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I'm sick of "our" everything and athletes from other countries not existing. Hell, if there's not an Australian in an event, apparently it's not an event at all.
I'm quite heartened to see this is not just a US-only affliction. Heh.
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I saw most of Sydney through the BBC. They're all focused on "their" athletes as well. Ratings requires emotional investment for the viewer so they will tune in night after night for the drama, and it's easiest to connect with your own countryperson.

And I'm ragingly guilty of this. For 2 weeks I want The USA to win everything, everywhere, at all times, constantly and mercilessly.

And then I go back to normal.
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more shocking is the DQ of Park (KOR) in the 400 free and Beidermann (GER) failing to qualify in the 400 as well.
Park is back in it.
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