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Old 03-21-2006, 08:12 AM   #31
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Me, but only because I think it's inferior to 'Waltzing Matilda'...

no offence to people who like 'Advance Australia Fair', of course. no disrespect meant to Aussies either...
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I don't like Land of Hope and Glory as England's National Anthem. I'd rather it was Jerusalem.

The Scots are doing really, really well in the swimming pool And talking of swimming, how about the Australian girl who completely smashed the world record? It was an amazing performance!
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Me, but only because I think it's inferior to 'Waltzing Matilda'...

no offence to people who like 'Advance Australia Fair', of course. no disrespect meant to Aussies either...
do you know what waltzing matilda is about? given it's mistaken for our anthem is probably not a bad thing, considering our nation's roots...
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John Steffenson in the 400m

Absolutely awesome!!!!!!
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The only thing I like about 9's coverage has been the snippets of U2 that they play.

Talk about stuffing up. The hockey coverage has been disgusting. How many games have we seen full coverage of (in my case) none. Australia has the reigning Olympic mens team and the women have won three Olympic gold medals,both teams have been thrashing everyone (nice game today for the Kookaburras against New Zealand Axver ) and what do we get to see? A few minutes here, some shortened coverage there?

Better show the finals, that's all I can say.
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Absolutely awesome!!!!!!
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Did the Australian trials replace the Commonwealth Games or something? I don't know when I last saw someone from another country do anything.
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The Netball should be good.

(And I have $5 that would love to see our hockey girls get up.)
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The Netball should be good.
You and I both know that Channel 9 will show three seconds of Australians scoring goals and we'll have to get the final score off Stuff.co.nz.
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You and I both know that Channel 9 will show three seconds of Australians scoring goals and we'll have to get the final score off Stuff.co.nz.


Don't ya just love free-to-air tele?
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Don't ya just love free-to-air tele?
I love it so much that I hope it burns in Hell.
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Rumour has it that there will be some nod to Crowded House in the closing ceremony too on Sunday night. It will be 1 year to the day, if not the hour of Paul Hester's death too.

But I doubt it will involve any of the band members as they turned down the Olympics Closing in 2000.
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Channel 9 have done the worst job ever. I used to think 7 fucked up sport with whoring Bruce Spackervaney and Johanna Griggs at every given opportunity, but noooo. 9 are setting new benchmarks.

I ask, how many disabled events have we seen? I can count um...zero, but I can tell you all about some fat guy who immigrated to Canada in weight lifting! How much hockey do we get? hmm, I cant remember anything but highlights, but I do know that there was that ugly Australian chick doing comedic synchronised swimming, as we suffered through that for the full routine! etc, etc.

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Rumour has it that there will be some nod to Crowded House in the closing ceremony too on Sunday night. It will be 1 year to the day, if not the hour of Paul Hester's death too.

But I doubt it will involve any of the band members as they turned down the Olympics Closing in 2000.


I honestly hope they don't do anything. My fear is that it wouldn't be tasteful.

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I ask, how many disabled events have we seen?
I ask, how many events, able-bodied or otherwised, have been shown in full without any ad breaks or cuts to other events? I just about collapsed with shock when Channel 9 successfully showed the entire 400m men's swimming medley. I was thinking "at any moment, they're going to say 'and now it is time to cross to So-and-so on the parallel bars'!"

PS The only thing that could possibly be funny about a synchronised swimming routine is that synchronised swimming's inclusion in the Games is a joke in the first place.
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Channel 9 have done the worst job ever. I used to think 7 fucked up sport with whoring Bruce Spackervaney and Johanna Griggs at every given opportunity, but noooo. 9 are setting new benchmarks.

I ask, how many disabled events have we seen? I can count um...zero, but I can tell you all about some fat guy who immigrated to Canada in weight lifting! How much hockey do we get? hmm, I cant remember anything but highlights, but I do know that there was that ugly Australian chick doing comedic synchronised swimming, as we suffered through that for the full routine! etc, etc.

I've actually seen two, a swimming event and a running event but that's it.


I think a small $5.00 wager on the outcome of the womens hockey is in order, oh Timothious Or a beer in Sydney in November.





If NZ beats India, ofcourse.



I guess you ain't going for NZ in the men's
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