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Old 02-11-2002, 10:23 PM   #1
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That was just wrong!
All three of the Americans screwed up royally in their second runs!
Italy and Finland gave better performances than the first round scores that kept the Americans in the lead and the second round scores that propelled them into the sure sweep. IMO. They were cheated.

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Old 02-11-2002, 11:19 PM   #2
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erm.... personally, I thought one of the judges was underrating too much
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Old 02-11-2002, 11:39 PM   #3
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I won't argue with you there, I thought all the scores after the birthday boy's first run were way off! Locally, they did not even air the first run of Finland's or Italy's competitors, but no matter how low on the scale they were in their first run, their second attempts should have wiped at least two of the Americans out of medal contention.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 01:26 AM   #4
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No, I don't think that anybody was cheated in the Halfpipe (see my threat on Pairs skating for a cheat). I would have liked to see the kid with the mohak win a medal but his performance was below that of the third American (IMO).

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Old 02-12-2002, 01:35 AM   #5
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No, I don't think that anybody was cheated in the Halfpipe (see my threat on Pairs skating for a cheat). I would have liked to see the kid with the mohak win a medal but his performance was below that of the third American (IMO).

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I so have to disagree! The third American only managed to hide his a$$ dragging on the ground with his hand from the judge's sight.
Even the Italian's performance was better. I think the kid with the mohawk should have medaled. I almost cried for him. At least it was cool getting to see the silver medalist get booed at the medal presentation.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 07:04 AM   #6
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well moni, thats probably because of this... [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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"Get ready for a red, white and blue Olympics." -- Associated Press

BUSH ASKS NON-U.S. OLYMPIANS TO UNITE BEHIND AMERICA BY FINISHING BEHIND AMERICA
"Don't Let Enemies of Freedom Celebrate Our Losses," Says President Bush

Park City, Utah (SatireWire.com) — Saying there could be no greater blow to the enemies of freedom than to see the United States win gold, President George W. Bush today called upon non-U.S. Olympians to unite behind America by finishing behind America.

The full text of the President's speech, given to more than 1,000 international athletes gathered in Utah for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, follows:

"Good morning international Olympians, and welcome to our country. As you know, in the past several months, the forces of freedom and liberty have been sorely tested. Together, we have passed that test. But today, I come to make you aware of a new threat to America and, by extension, to all of us. You.

"You are a threat because, while America's ideals remain noble and our cause is ever just, our ski jumpers are lousy. You are a threat because our nation has a spirit that can overcome any enemy, at any time, in any place — except in luge. And let's not even start on curling.

"And so we have a problem. We have a problem because the enemies of justice, the enemies of liberty and prosperity, would like nothing more than to see America's weaknesses exploited. They would like nothing more than to celebrate our humiliation on the international stage that is the Olympics. You must not let this happen. You must help us strike another blow against the forces of tyranny and oppression. Athletes of the world, in these Olympic Games, unite behind America by finishing behind America.

"Show our enemies your mettle by allowing the U.S. to win all the medals.

"In this noble crusade... sorry, wrong word. In this noble campaign, we have already been pledged the support of our staunchest ally, Great Britain. But so what? They're no good at winter sports. To succeed, we need our other allies, friends such as Germany and Russia, Norway and Canada, to join us on the medal stand of freedom. Specifically, one of you should stand beside us and slightly down and to our right, and the other should stand slightly further down and to our left.

"It might also be a nice touch if you learned the words to our National Anthem. They're printed on the back of your ID cards.

"I see many of you are shaking your heads, and I realize that this campaign requires sacrifice. After all, you have trained your entire lives just to get here. You dream of a gold medal, and honor for your country. Those are worthy dreams. But now is not the time for petty nationalism. Now is not the time to give hope to the wicked who would revel in our losses, which, as I understand it, we will definitely have in women's giant slalom.

"Some of you, particularly those of you who are now shouting out words in your colorful native languages, should also think on this. Your efforts will have meaning, not just around the world, but right here in America. Last week, in the Super Bowl, a team called the "Patriots" won the game, and a star-spangled halftime show won our hearts. Now comes your chance. What better tribute for you to give than to allow the United States of America to win every Olympic gold medal, in every event, in front of the home crowd.

"But make no mistake, this campaign will not be easy, and it will not be swift. It will not be over in a night, or a day, or a week. It will take two weeks, if I read the event schedule correctly. Seventeen days, actually. But I believe it can be done, and it should be done. As one of our fine Olympic coaches said to me just before I arrived in this building, "Mr. President, we will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. Except in biathlon, where we bite the big one."

"Don't let the evildoers say that Liberty bites the big one. Don't let the oppressors boast that Freedom is a loser. During these Olympic Games, I urge you: do your absolute second best. Give it almost everything you've got. Let this be your penultimate moment. Go for the silver.

"Thank you, and may God bless you right after the Closing Ceremonies."
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well moni, thats probably because of this... [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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You know Norodude that the TOS here prohibits baiting and purposly inciting riots? no? Lets not start an anti-american flame war inthis thread too eh?

The Judges for these games are as impartial a panel of people as you are going to find in the world today..so whoever won the medals won because the judges said they earned them, we can sit and grouse about their descisions but in the end..it ain't up to us to award the medals...We (the people watching the games) are in a class of beings known as SPECTATORS...this group is made up of in-duh-viduals who all think they know best [img]smile.gif[/img]
 
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You know Norodude that the TOS here prohibits baiting and purposly inciting riots? no? Lets not start an anti-american flame war inthis thread too eh?





WARNING, WARNING we have a humour bypass alert!!

I thought it was hilarious, it sounds like something from 'The Onion'. The bit about Great Britain helping out by letting the Americans win - well maybe that should be taken out, that really isn't funny at all. In fact I agree with MagiK - this is a racist post!

It reminds me of the British swimming commentator when speaking of the British swimmer in 4th place in the Olympics: 'he is content to let Mark Spitz make the pace'
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You know Norodude that the TOS here prohibits baiting and purposly inciting riots? no? Lets not start an anti-american flame war inthis thread too eh?

The Judges for these games are as impartial a panel of people as you are going to find in the world today..so whoever won the medals won because the judges said they earned them, we can sit and grouse about their descisions but in the end..it ain't up to us to award the medals...We (the people watching the games) are in a class of beings known as SPECTATORS...this group is made up of in-duh-viduals who all think they know best [img]smile.gif[/img]



whaaat???

wait, man... you almost got me, your joke was way better than mine...... cause it was a joke no?
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whaaat???

wait, man... you almost got me, your joke was way better than mine...... cause it was a joke no?


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