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Old 08-11-2008, 05:38 PM   #196
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I can't find the journal entry you're talking about. What's the date on it?
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:43 PM   #197
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I can't find the journal entry you're talking about. What's the date on it?

almost exactly a year ago.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #198
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I had the chinese disease of dragon ass this morning thanks to staying up watching that awesome race last night.

It was well worth it, what a race that was.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #199
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Damn Irvine, that's really scary. I'm sorry that happened to you.
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Damn Irvine, that's really scary. I'm sorry that happened to you.


ain't nothing a $50 inhaler every month won't fix.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:20 PM   #201
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ain't nothing a $50 inhaler every month won't fix.
It still was fucking scary.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:41 PM   #202
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BTW Irving - I once swam through a yellow cloud in a pool too. Damn kids.
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Mark Spitz is mad.

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HONG KONG (AFP) - US swim legend Mark Spitz won't be on hand in Beijing if Michael Phelps breaks his record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics -- because, he says, no one bothered to invite him.
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Spitz said the International Olympic Committee, a US television network or FINA -- the international body that governs world swimming -- should have brought him to the Games this year, with Phelps making a go at his record.

"I never got invited. You don't go to the Olympics just to say, I am going to go. Especially because of who I am," Spitz told AFP in Hong Kong.

"I am going to sit there and watch Michael Phelps break my record anonymously? That's almost demeaning to me. It is not almost -- it is."

Spitz became one of the most famous athletes in the world at the 1972 Munich Olympics, winning seven gold medals -- with seven world records -- in what many consider to be one of the greatest achievements in all of sport.

Phelps is aiming to better that mark in Beijing, hoping to bring home eight golds. And Spitz, now 58 and grey and without his trademark moustache, cannot understand why he wasn't asked along to see the show.

"They voted me one of the top five Olympians in all time. Some of them are dead. But they invited the other ones to go to the Olympics, but not me," he said. "Yes, I am a bit upset about it."
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BTW Irving - I once swam through a yellow cloud in a pool too. Damn kids.
Who the fuck is Irving? I have a deceased Uncle Irving.
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BTW Irving - I once swam through a yellow cloud in a pool too. Damn kids.
It seems you're still swimming in it, it's time to move away now.
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I'm a little late, but I just wanted to say that there wasn't any "luck" involved in them winning that relay.

What a performance.
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Wow, Mark Spitz. Way to make yourself look like a complete d-bag.
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Wow, Mark Spitz. Way to make yourself looks like a complete d-bag.


You're talking about the mustache aren't you?
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it's interesting.

reading what i was posting 18 months ago, it seemed quite certain that his performance then in Melbourne was "the greatest individual performance in swimming history." and it was.

he's *significantly* better this week. so far.

that 200 free was almost insulting, it was so effortless.
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how is Lezak's brilliant swim luck? he swam it tactically perfectly. and Bernard swam a 46.6 -- amazingly fast, probably the 2nd or 3rd fastest split in history (followed by the other Frenchman, Bousquet, who also split a 46.6 and that was why Rowdy Gains, the US commentator, really thought the French would win).

i suppose you could say that Phelps was lucky, because Lezak produced such a brilliant swim, and had he not, then Phelps would be out of the market for 8 golds.

Lezak made that swim happen out of guts and smarts. he's always been a brilliant relay swimmer, let's see if he can finally get it together for the individual event.
Lezak exploded at the right place at the right time - you can't predict that. It's also particularly lucky for Phelps as he's still in the running for 8 golds.
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