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Oh yeah? When was the last time YOU walked 31-plus miles? :)

I believe that was the exact length that Whisordi had to go to from his hotel room to "pick up" his cousin date, take her to the prom, and walk home, rejected, after failing to get to first base with her.

Now that's entertainment.

If only Keith Hernandez and Walt "Clyde" Fraiser were calling that...

"rejected!"

^_^

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Men's Basketball results:

USA 101, Argentina 81

Spain 91, Lithuania 86

If the US comes out like they did when they played Spain the first time...then mission accomplished, the gold will be theirs.

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This happened late overnight... the USA men defeated Russia in indoor volleyball to advance to the gold medal round, making it the third gold medal USA/Brazil volleyball match (the other two being the womens indoor and mens beach) of these games and putting USA in a good position to sweep all volleyball events.

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This happened late overnight... the USA men defeated Russia in indoor volleyball to advance to the gold medal round, making it the third gold medal USA/Brazil volleyball match of these games and putting USA in a good position to sweep all volleyball events.

After what happened to the head coach's father-in-law (the victim of that random murder-suicide), I would so love to see them get the gold.

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Men's Basketball results:

USA 101, Argentina 81

Spain 91, Lithuania 86

If the US comes out like they did when they played Spain the first time...then mission accomplished, the gold will be theirs.

On the other hand, that's probably what the women's softball team thought before their gold medal rematch with Japan.

Not to mention what the New England Patriots thought going into their second meeting with the New York Giants.

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Men's Basketball results:

USA 101, Argentina 81

Spain 91, Lithuania 86

If the US comes out like they did when they played Spain the first time...then mission accomplished, the gold will be theirs.

On the other hand, that's probably what the women's softball team thought before their gold medal rematch with Japan.

Not to mention what the New England Patriots thought going into their second meeting with the New York Giants.

Both of those teams could really be accused of overlooking their opponent. The US hadn't lost a game in their last 20+ olympic games, and everyone figured that the Pats were going to Arizona for a coronation. The US basketball team's been on a mission since the team was assembled. I highly doubt that this team will fall victim to that. They'll pull it off, I think.

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Meanwhile back at the Bird's Nest, whatever bug the U.S. relay teams had yesterday must be going around, because the Jamaican women's 4x100m relayers bombed out of the final on yet another bad exchange. :lol: This time it was between the second and third legs; the anchor wound up just being stranded at the top of the homestretch.

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How can the IOC justify allowing 14-year-olds to participate in diving, but not in gymnastics? There's got to be some sort of standard across the board for all events when it comes to age restrictions.....

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How can the IOC justify allowing 14-year-olds to participate in diving, but not in gymnastics? There's got to be some sort of standard across the board for all events when it comes to age restrictions.....

The standard is set by every sport's own governing body. Diving sets it at 14 Gymnastics at 16.

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How can the IOC justify allowing 14-year-olds to participate in diving, but not in gymnastics? There's got to be some sort of standard across the board for all events when it comes to age restrictions.....

The standard is set by every sport's own governing body. Diving sets it at 14 Gymnastics at 16.

Ultimately, the IOC is head of all these different governing sport bodies, no?

This Nigeria-Argentina game sounds like it's being played in a Mexican restaurant.....

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This Nigeria-Argentina game sounds like it's being played in a Mexican restaurant.....

LOL, I was thinking exactly the same thing. How about that Argentine goal, set up by a Nigeria turnover? Messi was so wide open when he got the ball, the rest was like shooting fish in a bucket.

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US wins Bronze in Baseball beats Japan 8-4. Korea and Cuba play for Gold later.

How can the IOC justify allowing 14-year-olds to participate in diving, but not in gymnastics? There's got to be some sort of standard across the board for all events when it comes to age restrictions.....

The standard is set by every sport's own governing body. Diving sets it at 14 Gymnastics at 16.

Ultimately, the IOC is head of all these different governing sport bodies, no?

I don't think so. I believe they are all independent organizations. Now when it comes to the Olympics the IOC can I believe come in and set certain standards if they want to.

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The race walkers walk 50km quicker than I plan on running a marathon come october. Maybe I should walk it?

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Go for it

You know what I found out.

They actually once made a movie centered around Race Walking at the Olympics

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Ara Abrahamian move over.

You are no longer the worst sore loser at the 2008 Games in Beijing

A Cuban taekwondo Angel Matos has reached a Phelpsian standard in lows with a full karate kick to the head of the ref in the Bronze Medal Match in Beijing

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http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/jud...tory?id=3549903

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At least you could laugh at Abrahamian for his stunt. What Matos did was outright criminal. He's lucky his country has been buddying up to the People's Republic lately, or else he'd probably be left to the tender mercies of the Chinese criminal justice system.

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It was only a matter of time before one of the taekwondo judges/referees were attacked; there have been numerous questionable calls in the event (throughout the entire games, not just this one match); methinks it's time to institute sensors similar to what they now use in fencing.

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Well, I suppose if you can't hit your opponent, hit the ref? :blink:

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At least it was a well executed kick.

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