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#15 : August 12, 2008, 12:20:31 AM

There is baseball and softball in this years Olympics. This might be the last last Olympic session for both events, but 2 more events we can kick some international azz.

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#16 : August 12, 2008, 12:20:24 AM

Ok, its not in the next Olympics.



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#17 : August 12, 2008, 12:18:50 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics.� �;) �Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.

 Then what's this?

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/Schedule/BB.shtml

It must be out at the next Olympics.  I over heard them talking about it the other day.

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#18 : August 12, 2008, 12:17:28 AM

You two are too slow ....  ;D



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#19 : August 12, 2008, 12:17:01 AM

Or it might have something to do with basketball is amateur in most countries, and a pretty low level sport.  The Olympics rotates sports in and out, especially when new demonstration sports come in.  Basketball should survive because it gets good viewing numbers ,and the IOC are all about exposure.


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#20 : August 12, 2008, 12:16:32 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics.�  ;)  Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.

 Then what's this?

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/Schedule/BB.shtml

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#21 : August 12, 2008, 12:16:18 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics.  ;) Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.

There is baseball in this years Olympics.

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#22 : August 12, 2008, 12:15:54 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics. ;) Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.

Cause they know if NBA players can live up to their hype ( like they are this year) then they have no reason to get owned and embarassed by.......


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#23 : August 12, 2008, 12:14:33 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics.  ;) Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.

Cause they know if NBA players can live up to their hype ( like they are this year) then they have no reason to get owned and embarassed by.......


U


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A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Aye, So we cut Clifton Smith?!?!

Set Course for Tampa Bay! Its time we make Bruce Allen a member of Davy Jones Locker!

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#24 : August 12, 2008, 12:15:19 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics.  ;) Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.


Yes there is ...


http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/baseball;_ylt=AvP4zRtUXRrTUja_p90vhXBtaJh4



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#25 : August 12, 2008, 12:12:36 AM

There is no baseball in this years Olympics.   ;)  Actually basketball may get removed soon because only twelve teams entered.

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#26 : August 12, 2008, 12:09:03 AM

Worldwide athletes trained for the past 4 years just to show up in China? The Olympic ideal is for each team or individual to win while representing their nation in the event they are participating in.

You do know around 500 US athletes turned up pretty much knowing they would not be winning in their chosen event.  There are about 800 medals up for grabs but 17,000 athletes compete.  The majority know they are not there to win a gold medal.  

And don't try and compare the Olympics with professional and/or domestic sports.


I thought profesional athletes weren't supposed to compete in the Olympics. So when the Williams sisters win a gold I can't discuss that? If Nadal wins agold I can't discuss that? They are both professional high profile athletes. What happens when the US crushes the rest of the world in basketball and baseball? They are professional athletes. Our professional athletes are no different than China grooming children for gymnastics, or Russia grooming women for track and field events.

I'll remember your comments during the upcoming Bucs season. Can't we all just get along? No need to win, we showed up to compete.

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#27 : August 12, 2008, 12:07:24 AM

Worldwide athletes trained for the past 4 years just to show up in China? The Olympic ideal is for each team or individual to win while representing their nation in the event they are participating in.

You do know around 500 US athletes turned up pretty much knowing they would not be winning in their chosen event.  There are about 800 medals up for grabs but 17,000 athletes compete.  The majority know they are not there to win a gold medal. 


Barring injury.....I think some though knew they were going to win something, like Michael Phelps. He has 9 gold medals so far if you count what he got in Athens. That's just sick! One more gold and he will have more gold than anyone else in Olympic history.

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#28 : August 11, 2008, 11:42:22 PM

mjs? Are you a US citizen? Born here? Whats up with your attitude with US citizens rooting for the US Olympic team? The discussion here is no different that other nations rooting for their athletes.

Citizen yes, born here no. And you are dead wrong about other nations being the same. Dogmatism and jingoism are not something most nations have in the Olympics. I actually post on a foreign board, and they discuss all sports, whether they win a medal or not. Actually the talk all day was about the relay last night, which the American won.

I feel sorry that other nations aren't rooting for their athletes as strongly as we are here in the US. Anyone which has the ability to make an Olympic team, regardless of nation, has lots to be proud of and that person should have thier nation rooting for that person.

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#29 : August 11, 2008, 11:56:52 PM

Anyone watched the boxing?  That sport is so competitive these days.  Once upon a time the Brits and Americans did well in most weights.  Now the only country with a few guys in the final 16 of each weight is Cuba, and they don't count because they should be professionals. 
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