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Old 08-07-2008, 08:44 AM
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My view is dispite the fact that China is being dumb is no reason to not support our Athletes while they are over there. Boycot China in other ways.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:46 AM
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FOUR HD Channels?

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:23 AM
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I don't plan to watch the Olympics, well I may be tempted to watch the gymnasts.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:08 AM
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We have Time Warner Cable. I can't remember what all the channels are. I know one is basketball and one is, I want to say soccer....can't remember the rest, maybe track? I won't be watching them much. I'm more excited about the fact that NBC is going to have all their coverage in HD this time. The last Olympics the only HD coverage was on 24 hour delay and it was largely shot by people from other countries so the focus wasn't on athletes we knew (that and there were very, very few HD ads....so, we watched the ad for our TV every 10 minutes...it was horrid).
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Have you heard the story about the guy carrying the American flag in the opening ceremonies? He was one of those Lost Boys from Africa who made it over here and then made it to the Olympics.
Confession of Lameness: I always cry during the opening ceremonies. And sometimes the medal ceremonies.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:49 PM
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Yes, that is definitely a great story. Sadly, this Olympics is already weighted heavily on the "bad" stories....but I guess that makes the good stories doubly good!
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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Considering the China is banning atheletes who have political ties to helping Darfur, and they complained when out bicyclists showed up wearing pollution filter masks... no, I can't see watching this travesty of human rights. This is going to be the worst Olympiad since 1938....
China are banning atheletes with political ties to Darfur aid efforts? That's sick, but doesn't surprise me.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:38 AM
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We should keep the focus on the games, not the politics.
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We should keep the focus on the games, not the politics.
I agree with you there Zardoz.
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I agree with you there Zardoz.
I understand, it's easy to get wrapped up in politcal inhumanity. But the games should go on and without the sideline of China choosing to behave badly.
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