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Old 08-20-2016, 11:18 AM   #301
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Well, let me put it this way: I never watched more women's beach volleyball than when I was thirteen and didn't have the Internet.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:34 AM   #302
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Or because beach volleyball is awesome?

I'm just saying I'd watch a whole lot more men's beach volleyball if the uniforms were speedos.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:26 PM   #303
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also, i wasn't aware that there was a Gabby Douglas controversy? i guess a few people on twitter says something about her not putting her hand over her heart? these people are idiots and fools and likely Trump voters, but is this really something from which we can extrapolate "how we talk" about social issues?
Except that dominated her post-competition press conference, during which she cried and left in tears. You had reporters from reputable places like the Washington Post asking her about it, writing articles about it, etc. May have started on Twitter but she took a lot more grief for it than a "few" tweets.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #304
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And this is why no one cares about men's beach volleyball. The only reason people watch women's is cos they're in bikinis.
Men's beach volleyball is actually really boring because it is dominated by spikes. Because of the height and power of a typical male beach volleyball player, you don't see many long rallies, whereas the women's game is much more back and forth and interesting to watch. If the men had 3 players on rather than just two, you'd already see a huge difference in the style of play.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:33 PM   #305
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It's a shame the hammer throw and pole vault were on at the same time.



and thus my love of NBC's coverage, at least, because I can easily watch both, just one will be on demand.


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Or because beach volleyball is awesome?
Beach volleyball is just about my least favorite thing. I'm glad the fervor for it seems to be dying down. Seems like a frikkin bro drinking game that someone snuck into the Olympics as as joke.
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i find men's volleyball in general to be much less interesting to watch because the game is just too fast, and you're right it's because all spikes and aces. beach volleyball is cool as hell for about 15 minutes and then it just gets tedious to watch unless there are medals on the line. but it gets ratings cuz bikinis so it's gonna be in the olympics forever.
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I enjoy watching it. It amazes me that people can cover that much distance in sand. When I was in shape I could barely play 4 on 4.

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why is this track so slow?
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:25 PM   #309
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So much on right now with finals in the track, javelin, and high jump. Trying to channel surf and keep up with all three is proving a challenge. Great to see Nick Willis get bronze in the 1500m.
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why is this track so slow?

And now the high jumpers can't seem to break 2m. What's up with this venue? Or are less people doping?
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they all got slow manifesting zika
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I'm glad it's slow. Centrowitz is the first American to win the 1500 since 1906.

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Women's Beach Volleyball is also known more colloquially amongst my friends as Sand Buttcrack


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The end of that 5000 was so exciting. Mo Farah is incredible.

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