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    The Olympics Thread

    Wow.

    Not sure if any one moment was on par with Ali lighting the torch, but as a whole, this may have been the greatest opening ceremony....no....greatest large-scale production I have ever seen.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    The opening ceremony has been unbelievable. That stadium is awsome. Jerry Jones is going to be pissed that his new stadium isn't as tricked up.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    If you ever wondered what happened to every dollar every American has spent at Wal-Mart over the last 20 years . . . they spent many of them on this opening ceremony. Hands down the most impressive. I want that LCD screen for the stadium.

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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I thought that Jerry's '20 to 20' yard line jumbotron was impressive.

    But, sheez, that thing they have in Beijing is awe-inspiring.

    The outside of the stadium looks like a rubber band ball, though. Or maybe the inside of a golf ball

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    That was the best I've ever seen for sure! The cube or box sequence with the people inside of them was AMAZING!!!

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Wow, Iran just got booed like Ric Flair in the Hirsch in 1986. Harsh.

    Love how they just HAD to show Dubbya during the Iraq entrance.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Luminaire View Post
    Wow, Iran just got booed like Ric Flair in the Hirsch in 1986. Harsh.

    Love how they just HAD to show Dubbya during the Iraq entrance.
    As they should. I love IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    As they should. I love IT!
    I'm not gonna lie. I got a warm feeling inside when the Iraq congregation got such a great reception. That was a real feel good moment.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Luminaire View Post
    Love how they just HAD to show Dubbya during the Iraq entrance.
    I thought Iraq was out...
    Last edited by johnnylightnin; 08-09-2008 at 07:52 AM. Reason: posted a dumb pic
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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    I thought Iraq was out...
    I dont get it?
    Last edited by Luminaire; 08-09-2008 at 11:11 AM.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Luminaire View Post
    I dont get it?
    Sorry. I didn't realize the IOC had lifted the suspension on Iraq for the 08 games.
    Last edited by johnnylightnin; 08-09-2008 at 07:59 PM.
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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Live streams of some of the more obscure sports on www.nbcolympics.com . Some going on right now! Its pretty cool to watch this stuff with no commentary. Seems 'pure'.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    I found it interesting that they said that Kobe, Lebron's, and D-Wade's jerseys outsell even Yao's in China.

    That begs the question -- given the universal popularity of the NBA (ESPECIALLY in China), are Kobe and Lebron the most popular athletes in the world? Your first instinct is, like, Ronaldo, but neither China nor the US (two big time population bases) give a damn about soccer.

    Michael Schumacher may be up there as well. And Tiger, of course.

    The more I think about it....Tiger may be the obvious answer.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Luminaire View Post
    I found it interesting that they said that Kobe, Lebron's, and D-Wade's jerseys outsell even Yao's in China.

    That begs the question -- given the universal popularity of the NBA (ESPECIALLY in China), are Kobe and Lebron the most popular athletes in the world? Your first instinct is, like, Ronaldo, but neither China nor the US (two big time population bases) give a damn about soccer.

    Michael Schumacher may be up there as well. And Tiger, of course.

    The more I think about it....Tiger may be the obvious answer.
    To show you the popularity of soccer worldwide I saw some poll the other day on the worlds most popular athletes. #2 Tiger Woods. #1 .......David Beckham, well past his prime and not even playing in a very good league anymore, not one of the 25 best players in the world and he was still the most popular.

    That doesn't suprise me though. The NBA is HUGE in China. They don't just follow Yao either. All the NBA stars are huge over there. They follow the NBA religiously.

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    Re: The Olympics Thread

    Oh man I am watching Judo online and it is AWESOME.

    I am going to be SUCH a degenerate for the next 17 days. This online player is incredible.

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