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Old 07-06-2008, 03:12 PM
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I guess we're getting closer to the infamous Bejing games. I gotta admit, I'm not feeling it at all. I think all the continuous doping in seemingly every sport has really ruined my enthusiasm. Why is everybody so obsessed about cheating? so sad.
and of course China announced weeks ago that NBC wouldn't be able to do live shots. I mean what do ya'll think. Are these games going to be anything to get excited about or the biggest Olympic bust ever?
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:49 PM
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No live shots?

Somebody tell me why China was selected to host this?
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:58 PM
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I'm not at all excited about it. I was reading about some of the restrictions that China has put on the airing and other things, and I'm just like meh.. All my Olympics info will be gathered watching sports center. I feel bad, because as much as I like to go crazy for America and its athletes, I couldn't really care any less about it this year.

I'm with Centauri, why on earth was China picked for the Olympics? China is quite possibly the worst place to hold an event such as this.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:06 PM
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btw: when I say live shots I mean like outdoor shots outside arenas and stuff. I mean the events can be shown live.
just a little clarification.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:21 PM
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I couldn't give a crap about the Olympics. Their meaningless now.

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Why is everybody so obsessed about cheating?
Even though the Olympics are a "bore-a-second" cheating is everywhere...pro..amatuer...Olympics. I think our culture (meaning the world) has made winning to important. Apparently it's not enough to be allowed to compete with the worlds best, but you MUST win. If you don't win, your a loser and somehow less of a person. My god, I see this even in the Madden 08 forums online. People will hack and cheat and quit and create connection problems JUST to out of losing. Apparently, if they weren't there to see the final score, they really didn't lose??

Pathetic....Oylmpics, Madden, and sports in general are all pathetic.
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:11 PM
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I couldn't give a crap about the Olympics. Their meaningless now.



Even though the Olympics are a "bore-a-second" cheating is everywhere...pro..amatuer...Olympics. I think our culture (meaning the world) has made winning to important. Apparently it's not enough to be allowed to compete with the worlds best, but you MUST win. If you don't win, your a loser and somehow less of a person. My god, I see this even in the Madden 08 forums online. People will hack and cheat and quit and create connection problems JUST to out of losing. Apparently, if they weren't there to see the final score, they really didn't lose??

Pathetic....Oylmpics, Madden, and sports in general are all pathetic.
I totally agree. Although I do feel that winning is a very important part of learning how to succeed in life. I don't think it is important enough to cheat for, out of respect for the game itself, and the others who have and are playing it now. If you have to cheat in order to win, what was the point in playing the GAME in the first place.

How sad is that the people feel the need to cheat in online video games?? It's already anonymous, who the fuck cares if you get beat playing a fucking video game?l lol Is losing something as trivial as a game really that big of a deal? When I still had my ps3 (had to give it away to a friend for few months while I study for an exam for work) I got schooled playing COD4 and NCAA football 08. I kind of found it fascinating how good some people are at that game.
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I usually enjoy the Summer Olympics but, like you guys, I'm not too exited this time around. China was a terrible location, there's so many other countries that are much more deserving.

I hate that Bush is going to the opening ceremony too. All the world's leaders should boycott.

I'll still watch some though. I'll watch some of the gymnastics, swimming and woman's softball.

As far as Live feeds go, I think we usually see pre-recorded events when the Olympics are overseas. NBC will want to show them during prime-time and the actual events will be taking place while most of us are sleeping.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:35 PM
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I haven't been excited for the Olympics since '96.
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They should just cancel all the olympics.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:53 PM
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doesn't sound like too much enthusiasm.
maybe they should just take a decade break or something.
start off fresh again.
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