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    Posted: 09 Aug 2008 at 6:01pm
Many of you saw the opening ceremony, and the majority was in awe of the spectacle. But is that enough for you to turn back and watch the games? To me, I was surprised that the ceremony didn't book anyone worthless  (from what I've read, didn't watch) and the visuals are above what I expected. For those of you who saw the opening ceremony, are you still not watching the games.
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I'm probably not going to watch the games simply because I don't have the time to.
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Watching every minute I can.  
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Watching beach volleyball, now...see if our Ladies win.
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For the most part, I find watching sports to be extremely boring.
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Watched some highlights on Sportscenter this a.m., and some murdered US tourist covered in a sheet. Cry
So much for China's image.
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Watching beach volleyball, now...see if our Ladies win.
 
Do they even keep score for that event?
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Watching beach volleyball, now...see if our Ladies win.
 
Do they even keep score for that event?
Yes, as a matter of fact - and our Ladies just squeaked past the Dutch....
 
(Just watched Michael Phelps set a new Olympic record in the 400 Meter)
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I actually saw a little bit of that earlier.  I noticed that the US team had more top coverage than the Nederlands team, who were almost naked.  "Because it's hot."
 
DirecTV has a whole bunch of channels dedicated to Olympic coverage.  Like 5ish.
 
I saw fencing earlier, that was kind of cool.  Someone was making all kinds of noises, she sounded like a fisher cat / Blair Witch.  I feel enriched, having had that TV experience.  I think.
 
BTW the US swept fencing.  Women's, at least.
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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was feeling nostalgic
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I watch it here and there, caught some of it eating at 99 with my family. 
One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off
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I'm still not. it's a bit difficult, because, my Husband is watching it. I just read, paint etc. while it's on, I know my little protest won't count for a hill of beans, but it makes me feel better.
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Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

...BTW the US swept fencing.  Women's, at least.
 That was the first bit of news I caught, this morning.
Very impressive.
 
 
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FUGGEDABOUDIT!!!!

Where will you be when the lights go out on August 21st?
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Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

I'm still not. it's a bit difficult, because, my Husband is watching it. I just read, paint etc. while it's on, I know my little protest won't count for a hill of beans, but it makes me feel better.


I'm with you, Momma.  I'm not watching. 


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The gymnastics were quite impressive.
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The TV was on the Olympics, somehow, last night and happened to be Men's Gymnastics.  Kid and I discussed the red stirrup pants they were wearing.  There was a lot of chalk being used.  Kid says "I know THOSE pants are going in the laundry, as soon as he gets home."
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Watching beach volleyball, now...see if our Ladies win.
 
Ole George was doing a bit more than watching....
 
 
Watch that hand George, it can be held against you in a court of law.......
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To watch young people from all over the world compete in intense, but friendly competition...hell yes, that is a great thing!

For those of you that chose not to watch, sorry for your loss. 

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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

To watch young people from all over the world compete in intense, but friendly competition...hell yes, that is a great thing!

For those of you that chose not to watch, sorry for your loss. 

 
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Those volleyball girls are hardly "hot" they are in a depleted form. With muscles at full capacity there is little to "enjoy" other than admiration of the precise machines they have crafted themselves in to .
Now when they are "off season" or whatever, they soften up and well then we can go all ogly on them.

Oh and two of those fencers... Oregonians *sniff*
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I am watching every minute of it that I can.  Go USA !!! 
 
 
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What the hell?  The Men's beach volleyball team is wearing jam's and tank tops. 
 
I thought it was too hot for that?
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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However: the underwater shots of any swimming event are extremely cool during this Olympics.
 
 
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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I watched some of the swimming, but mostley the gymnastics, you know the parrallell bars and the vault and stuff.
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