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Old 08-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #76
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He's an incredible rider. Such a fighter. He had no right to still be in the front after those climbs.

Such a shame for Nibali and Henao though. One risk too many.

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loving the new specialized bikes that changed colours as the race went on.

man, i'm kinda bummed that cobbler missed this one, if there was ever a race to see as your first this was it. oh well. time to flip over to swimming.
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:09 PM   #78
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Yes it was a very exciting race. So much more interesting than your average Tour stage.

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Great race indeed. I guess the women go tomorrow? Another opportunity to catch that course.
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Nice WR, Adam Peaty.

Great prelims session for the first day of the swummin'.

By the end of the week, Ledecky shall rule them all.
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At one point to today I had 3 screens on. It was glorious. Luckily, NBC lets us West Coasters stream everything live so I don't have to wait 3 hours.

US wins the first medal in shooting. That's appropriate.

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Old 08-06-2016, 07:36 PM   #82
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At one point to today I had 3 screens on. It was glorious. Luckily, NBC lets us West Coasters stream everything live so I don't have to wait 3 hours.

US wins the first medal in shooting. That's appropriate.

Ledecky had an amazing swim in the relay prelim. Swam a personal best.
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How insufferable is the commentary in other parts of the world? We've just had two Australians finish sixth and seventh in the 400 IM final and the commentators were falling over themselves to talk about how brave it was. It's infuriating.
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Be thankful you don't need to watch NBC.
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It's glorious (for 'mericans )
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BOOOOOOOOM MACK HORTON. And he sledged the Chinese cheat before and after. Sick cunt.
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Great race indeed. I guess the women go tomorrow? Another opportunity to catch that course.
yep! they do the same course except with one less lap of each circuit.

time trial on wednesday as well around the circuit with the cobbles, although i hear they're going to be paved over for the TT, which is probably wise.

something i learned today, in order to be eligible to participate in the time trial, you have to start, but not necessarily finish, the road race. that's why tom dumoulin (the favourite for the TT) basically went about 5 easy km this morning and then hopped off the bike. he has a fractured wrist and going over those cobbles would have hurt like hell.

horrible luck again for richie porte, broken collarbone. don't stand next to him in a thunderstorm, he's clearly got a voodoo hex on him or something.
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BOOOOOOOOM MACK HORTON. And he sledged the Chinese cheat before and after. Sick cunt.


We were all cheering for Mack.
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Rio 2016 Olympics

I would imagine most commentary is insufferable worldwide, or at least in countries where ratings matter. Since there are so many sports that are never on TV except once every 4 years, tv networks feel the need to create narratives and stories to engage a general, layperson audience and create an emotional that might otherwise be fairly bewildered by "inside baseball" commentary. Plus, at least in the US, the audience is largely female, an audience that testing shows seeks/needs an emotional connection in order not to change the channel.

That, and/or the bodies of male gymnasts.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:48 PM   #90
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That Swedish volleyball team was kind of ridiculous.

I mean...

One of them, the blond, looked like a legit Bond girl.

The other had the biggest boobs in volleyball history.

It's all I could think about. How hot they were.

I would call myself a pig...but my goodness...
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