Olympic sports thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Gunners, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. TC

    TC Eli Porter is a mindset
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    Whoop his ass!
     
  2. Matt Foley

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    Water polo #1 for me

    I have absolute confidence that I would perish.
     
  3. DUCKMOUTH

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    I was a hell of a swimmer and had a good arm. I feel like I missed my calling not playing water polo. I’m going to just assume I could have been an Olympian in it. Makes me feel better

    Couldn’t last 30 seconds if it tried it now
     
  4. Dillingham

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    good live mixed doubles gold happening now between Japan and China
     
  5. WC

    WC Bad Company, ‘til the day I die.
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    Updated medal count. I couldn’t get it to sort by total medals so it’s by golds.

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  6. DUCKMOUTH

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  7. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Typically if you want to count whoever "wins" the Olympics you'd go by the number of golds.
     
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  8. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Japan is about to go up 1 on US after this mixed doubles match ends.
     
  9. lewis

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    Yeah unless China has more gold and we have more overall.
     
  10. TC

    TC Eli Porter is a mindset
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    Look at Kosovo going buckwild
     
  11. Fran Tarkenton

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    seems like a decent start for USA Rugby
     
  12. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Love some C1 and K1
     
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  13. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Egypt/Denmark handball on NBCSN is good. No spoilers plz, though I suspect Egypt won’t pull it off.
     
  14. IanBoyd

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    mine remains pole vaulting.

    I'm convinced I'll crack my skull upon my first attempt. rings I can at least grab it and hang on to it and not die.
     
  15. dblplay1212

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    Normally don't watch a ton of gymnastics before the finals but my daughter is obsessed with it. She's 3 and has been doing gymnastics for about a year and she can't get enough of Simone. She was supposed to go to the pool today but it's raining. Normally she'd be sad but this morning she said "That's OK, we get to watch Simone instead!" She's currently doing rolls on her mat in the living room between Biles routines.
     
  16. Sub-Zero

    Sub-Zero ALL THE TOSTITOS!!!
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    On the subject of kids emulating Olympics here's my 4 y/o handball player

    (and my goalie arm)
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    #1916 Sub-Zero, Jul 26, 2021
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  17. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    anyone have the schedule for the upcoming day?
     
  18. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!
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    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ath...-today-usa-coverage/vnzygg5ey2ct1w5f62p1qmn9y

    https://www.google.com/search?q=++O...MTS1WCMnPrsxXAKlVKIZ6SSExL0WhCOIvAMHUsDsFAQAA
     
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  19. Tarpon Nole

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  20. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    was also rooting for that 57 year old from Kuwait with the baller mustache
     
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  21. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    I’d like to see handball become bigger in the us. We should start by holding a NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB all star tournament. Either league vs league, or mixed teams.
     
  22. Sub-Zero

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    I feel like this is said every 4 years more than any other sport winter or summer.
     
  23. bro

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    what if Lebron played soccer?
     
  24. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    Here for all of you posting your kids getting excited about the Olympics. Give me the warm fuzzies.
     
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  25. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    I get out of breath watching water polo. Would 100% drown if forced to try and play a whole match (or however long a starter typically plays, don't know the sub rules).
     
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  26. Sub-Zero

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    If we are including Paralympics then thats a whole other category of "I will die if I try this"
     
  27. Sub-Zero

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    It's been pretty cool seeing him watch his first olympics and in a way it works out it happened when he's 4 and not 3. He understands more. But he's never seen most of these sports so he's pretty glued to it. "Show me other sports!!!" was the demand last night. He doesn't necessarily understand the whole country thing but he is definitely asking all sorts of questions on sports.

    He really liked water polo.
     
  28. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I can't get my 4-year-old into the Olympics at all, maybe for just about 30 seconds.
     
  29. DUCKMOUTH

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    I was able to get my 11 year old son to watch women’s beach volleyball last night. Not sure what kept his interest

    it was the bikinis
     
  30. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    I disagree. It's what was underneath the bikinis.
     
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  31. CF3234

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    I've already decided that I will be taking my then 7 year old to LA for the olympics. I went with my dad to Atlanta in 96 at the same age and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
     
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  32. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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  33. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    If I'm still stuck in China in February (read: quarantine to return is still in place), I'm certainly going to try my best to attend in Beijing. No idea what that might look like for 老外, but I'll give it the ol' college try.
     
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  34. Tarpon Nole

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    Mountain biking is intense
     
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  35. shawnoc

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    Add that to the list of sports that I would die attempting to do…
     
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  36. goheels10

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  37. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Kelly Claes went beast mode against Latvia.
     
  38. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
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    Japan and China table tennis has been incredible

    pulling hard for Japan since China has won like 28 of 32 possible golds ever in the sport
     
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  39. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
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    Ito is in the zone
     
  40. Henry Blake

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    It's crazy ^ (on NBCSN)
     
  41. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    It was a good match. Watched it live.
     
  42. Wicket

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    so in an already cursed dutch olympics dutch BMX favorite was tackled by an official on a training run and has fucked up his knee. Hell try and go but think his chances to win are gone
     
  43. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    You made it sound like he took a run at the guy on the bike on purpose
     
  44. DUCKMOUTH

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    Damn that sucks
     
  45. Wicket

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    might as well have. Standing mid track straight after a jump during a practice session is nuts, Kimmann broke his fucking kneecap with that shit
     
  46. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    what's with the dutch and cycling this week
     
  47. Wicket

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    it really sucks. This were supposed to be our best olympics ever but with this stuff and the entire rowing squad having covid scares its starting to look tragically awful
     
  48. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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    Women's triathlon on USA network
     
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  49. TC

    TC Eli Porter is a mindset
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    What happened to Dutch archers
     
  50. Squints

    Squints oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling
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