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This is my favorite event!

 

I think they are all incredibly talented, and the way I see it is that it all comes down to pressure and how well they perform at that moment. Everyone is bound to mess up some time or another. They are all so good at it that the judges have to take off for every tiny little thing otherwise there would be ties... sooooooo... I say yay for US, yay for Romania.... yay for everyone who actually made it to the olympics. I don't really care if we won gold or not... I just care that they were there and did their best!

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I couldn't stop watching women's (or is it girl's now) gymnastics. drooling.gif

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I'm not a big fan of the Olympics. I think it should be a three-month long tournament, and we air the final two weeks.

 

You spend your whole life training, often for one 30 second moment. And if you screw up, there are no second chances. The problem is, that the better athlete does not win the gold medal. The person who performed the best that one time wins the gold medal. If you had a series of gymnastic events for a month, at the end of themonth you'd have the best team.

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I can't stand to watch women's gymnastics. 16 year old girls who've trained so much they've stopped their bodies from evolving properly, thus making them look like freaks, with lots and lots of make-up on and fake smiles all the time. And the point system! "Oh, you fell? Then you only get a 9.999875!", "And heeeere's the winner with 9.999925!".

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NBC's broadcast has been hilarious with all their technical problems. The commentators often can be heard speaking when they believe they're still on commercial or off the air.

 

One of the gymnastics commentors could be heard asking "was that a bull**** score?" :lol:

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lol... those commentators were driving me crazy. Every little freakin' thing "oh.. that's going to cost her 5/10's of a point. Ooo see that wobble? Another 2/10's off for that. Ouch, that's gonna hurt her score". God damn it... why can't you say something nice like "WOW! That was an amazing tumbling pass!" or something... they were depressing me.

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You know gymnastics were so much better when there was really something at stake. Bring in a bull and see how many of these athletes can hop over the top without getting gored to death. Make gymnastics a bloodsport again! That's my vote. :p

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heh heh heh

 

It's the classicist in me, I guess. Anyhow, Christians have been some of the most bloodthirsty folks in history.

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You know gymnastics were so much better when there was really something at stake.  Bring in a bull and see how many of these athletes can hop over the top without getting gored to death.  Make gymnastics a bloodsport again!  That's my vote.  ;)

 

That doesn't sound very Christian...

 

 

yeah that would get me to watch. if they did that the field games should have half-starved dogs chasing them...man i would love to see that. i bet the times would break all the current world records.

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I can't stand to watch women's gymnastics. 16 year old girls who've trained so much they've stopped their bodies from evolving properly, thus making them look like freaks, with lots and lots of make-up on and fake smiles all the time. And the point system! "Oh, you fell? Then you only get a 9.999875!", "And heeeere's the winner with 9.999925!".

 

I havent watched womens gymnastics, but what makes them look like freaks?

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I can't stand to watch women's gymnastics. 16 year old girls who've trained so much they've stopped their bodies from evolving properly, thus making them look like freaks, with lots and lots of make-up on and fake smiles all the time. And the point system! "Oh, you fell? Then you only get a 9.999875!", "And heeeere's the winner with 9.999925!".

 

I havent watched womens gymnastics, but what makes them look like freaks?

 

The fact that they're all under 5'0 tall and 100 lbs despite being 16-19 years old perhaps?

 

Pretty much all of the female gymnasts look like they're 10 or 11 years old.

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Why would they do that to themselves? That sounds quite stupid to me.....

 

That's because with age cartilage is slowly replaced with solid bone in your body. So they try to slow that process to keep themselves more flexible. But the drugs they use for that disrupt their bodies' natural growth/maturation, that's why they look like freaks. And you don't even want to know what sorts and how many problems they have after their 'athletics' career has ended...

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Why would they do that to themselves? That sounds quite stupid to me.....

 

That's because with age cartilage is slowly replaced with solid bone in your body. So they try to slow that process to keep themselves more flexible. But the drugs they use for that disrupt their bodies' natural growth/maturation, that's why they look like freaks. And you don't even want to know what sorts and how many problems they have after their 'athletics' career has ended...

What sorts? Like not being able to find dates?

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That's because with age cartilage is slowly replaced with solid bone in your body. So they try to slow that process to keep themselves more flexible. But the drugs they use for that disrupt their bodies' natural growth/maturation, that's why they look like freaks. And you don't even want to know what sorts and how many problems they have after their 'athletics' career has ended...

 

They probably have to sell all of their medals just so that they can pay for their medication...

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Hmm...they don't look like freaks to me. A lot of the girls/women at college are very petite, and I doubt all of them are gymnysts... Just because you're five feet tall doesn't make you a frreak. A third arm growing out of your back, 22 toes, or red hair and having a tan makes you a freak.

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- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

 

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