Page 1 of 11 123456 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 324

Thread: Olympics 2012

  1. #1
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    21,332

    Default Olympics 2012

    I LOVE the Olympics. Outside of the World and Euro Cups it is hands down my most favorite athletic event ever. And the summer Olympics I find more enjoyable than winter. But this is not a debate thread about what's better. It is a celebration of great athleticism.

    Have you all heard of any athletes to look out for or any fascinating stories to share?

    Let the games begin!!

    Last edited by algunz; 07-12-2012 at 08:08 PM.

  2. #2
    Pedley Rocks JustSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    the Beach of Newport
    Posts
    12,110

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    I went to school with Misty May. Fascinating!

    But honestly, there is a bit of pride there seeing a local that's done so well.
    Last edited by JustSteve; 07-12-2012 at 12:39 PM.

  3. #3
    Coachella Junkie Miroir Noir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Zip City
    Posts
    7,306

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    I'm pretty excited. I love the Summer Games, especially now that the on-demand era gives us the opportunity to watch things besides gymnastics.

    Also a good excuse to post one of my favorite ads ever, from '96:

    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    To you guys I say Wat?????????? Off to ?????? ....... cr****
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    It's hard to argue with that.

  4. #4
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    21,332

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    That is awesome.

  5. #5
    old school Bud Luster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ciudad de Accion
    Posts
    4,840

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    I will be keeping an eye on Jessica Ennis now that Alicia Sacaramone is out.





    Attached Images Attached Images
    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    The middle class needs sick beats.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Blake Griffin injured his knee today and flying back to LA for an MRI. Shiieet sticks.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    My company is a sponser and we just got our new Olympic pins at work today. Now I have pins from 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. We just had an Olympic kickoff event a few weeks ago and I met Tony Azevedo of the US water polo team.



    Last edited by scenicworld; 07-12-2012 at 02:15 PM.
    last.fm | facebook | twitter | tumblr
    2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
    2012 2013 2014
    8/5 Arcade Fire (Sleep Train Amphitheater) 10/3-5 Austin City Limits

  8. #8
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    21,332

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by lehorne View Post
    Blake Griffin injured his knee today and flying back to LA for an MRI. Shiieet sticks.
    Shit is right.

  9. #9
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    I went to school with Misty May. Fascinating!

    But honestly, there is a bit of pride there seeing a local that's done so well.
    Kerri Walsh grew up in my hometown and went to my high school; she was enrolled around the same time as my brother, so saw her play a few games as a kid. There's a beach volleyball court at my HS now she donated and they named after her.




    My work has been consumed by Olympics for the last month. I would really not like to talk about Olympics...especially when I have to write a bajillion Olympics-related gallery captions by tomorrow.

  10. #10
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    21,332

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Then why the fuck are you in here talking about it?

  11. #11

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    LOOK AT ME!

  12. #12
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    21,332

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    I'd rather look at Jessica Ennis.

  13. #13
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Then why the fuck are you in here talking about it?
    Haha. I guess my jokey sarcasm didn't translate. I'm gonna be only thinking/talking about Olympics 6 out of the 7 days of the week pretty soon because of work which, while sucky, means I'll have a lot to talk about.

  14. #14
    Member frazzles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,941

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    I enjoy Ennis. The great athleticism comes primary to her looks. However, I'm on team Lolo for the 100m hurdles though. Always been a fan of hers, and the 2008 debacle was heartwrenching to watch.



    As far as the 100m mens, I honestly think it's just a race for 2nd and 3rd. Bolt is just a freak of nature, clearly stated. I have my own personal qualms about Yohan Blake considering the dude's my age and if I wasn't chronically injured all the time, would be my primary competition (the time he ran in the 2011 World Championships is the PR I ran 2 years ago, before my knees started dying out at random), but that's another story. My predictions are something like 1. Bolt, 2. Blake, 3. Gay. I'd love to see Asafa Powell medal once in the Olympics, but I don't believe it's going to happen.

    Carmelita Jeter is slated to take the Women's 100m, although I'm sure Shelly-Ann Fraser from Jamaica will put up a good fight, too.

    I'd love to see Allyson Felix actually win an Olympic gold in the 200m, though. She seems to always take the silver at the olympics but the gold in the WC.
    Last edited by frazzles; 07-13-2012 at 01:39 AM. Reason: I was delirious and tired when I wrote this
    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Blowjobs are the best when your pubes are moist with tears
    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I got really good grades in school, but I suck at life.

  15. #15
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,769

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    especially now that the on-demand era gives us the opportunity to watch things besides gymnastics.
    ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding
    we have a winner


    rhythmic gymnastics is even worse, unless you're home alone and can masturbate freely.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

  16. #16
    old school Bud Luster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ciudad de Accion
    Posts
    4,840

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    The event I'm most looking forward to:

    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    The middle class needs sick beats.

  17. #17
    Happy Feet Coachella Bound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    City of Wasted Dreams, CA
    Posts
    5,557

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    The event I'm most looking forward to:

    Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)

    - PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -

  18. #18
    Banned marooko's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In your mouth!
    Posts
    19,687

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding
    we have a winner


    rhythmic gymnastics is even worse, unless you're home alone and can masturbate freely.
    This is exactly what I was going to mention in relation to the "on-demand" and all the "dings".

    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    The event I'm most looking forward to:

    I am so effing excited!!

  19. #19

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    have been addicted to Orvis for a year and will be gone for nearly all of these games, so envisioning the winter ones with this cardigan. A pipe, fireplace, remote cabin, transistor radio coverage would also be nice.



    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=4X38

  20. #20
    old school unit300021's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    By The Beach, CA
    Posts
    3,422

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by scenicworld View Post
    My company is a sponser and we just got our new Olympic pins at work today. Now I have pins from 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. We just had an Olympic kickoff event a few weeks ago and I met Tony Azevedo of the US water polo team.
    A good friend of mine went to the 2010 winter Olympics and is going to London for these Olympics as a rep of 24 hour fitness at the Olympics. Do you get to do that also or do you work for a completely different company then 24 hour?
    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Why aren't there more good role models for fat people who fall down a lot?

  21. #21
    Bambi menikmati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    North Hollywood, CA
    Posts
    15,060

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    The London 2012 logo is the ugliest thing ever designed.

  22. #22
    Bambi menikmati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    North Hollywood, CA
    Posts
    15,060

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Oh and I can't wait to hear what Kat has to say about the Olympics...

  23. #23
    Member Grandma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Putting the "ass" in assisted living
    Posts
    1,833

    Default Re: Olympics 2012


  24. #24
    Old Gay Guy gaypalmsprings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA
    Posts
    20,734

    Default Re: Olympics 2012


  25. #25

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by unit300021 View Post
    A good friend of mine went to the 2010 winter Olympics and is going to London for these Olympics as a rep of 24 hour fitness at the Olympics. Do you get to do that also or do you work for a completely different company then 24 hour?
    I don't get to do that since I'm in IT, but they have different contests that pick 20-40 people to go from carious regions and departments. You're friend is definitely lucky.
    last.fm | facebook | twitter | tumblr
    2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
    2012 2013 2014
    8/5 Arcade Fire (Sleep Train Amphitheater) 10/3-5 Austin City Limits

  26. #26
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,032

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Can't wait for 2014. In 2010 the snowboard team had two kids that I knew from high/middle school, including one dude I've known since he was 5 (Greg Bretz.) He always told my mom (who was his 2/3 grade teacher) that someday she would get to watch him in the olympics. So cool that he was right.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

  27. #27
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    21,332

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    And to think snowboarding wasn't even in the Olympics back then. Too cool.

    Actually, do I need to check my math?
    Last edited by algunz; 07-12-2012 at 08:10 PM.

  28. #28
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,769

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    One must always check one's math. Always.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

  29. #29
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,032

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    Gunz, you'd need more information to determine whether or not that was correct, such as his current age or the age at which he told my mom that. I'm pretty sure he was in 2nd grade in 1998, which was the first year they had snowboarding in the olympics.

    Oh, and then there's that other kid we used to ski with all the time who was always a dick about how great he was. Kid knew he could conquer the world, and he told us every day. Turns out Sean White was completely right that he'd be the best snowboarder around.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

  30. #30
    old school sonnyboy11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,996

    Default Re: Olympics 2012

    I prefer the winter Olympics (ice hockey!) but am still damn stoked for the summer games. International competition is awesome! I always get caught up in the swimming events for some reason. This year will be no exception.
    Steve Winwood| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| Echo and the Bunnymen| Echo and the Bunnymen| Paul McCartney| Foxygen| FYF Fest| NIN/Soundgarden|
    Elvis Costello| Swans| Buzzcocks| King Crimson| Elton John| Kasabian| Massive Attack| Massive Attack| Slowdive| Fleetwood Mac| A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Similar Threads

  1. LOL @ Hipster Olympics
    By Jankypirate in forum Misc. Babble
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-09-2010, 04:36 PM
  2. Replies: 548
    Last Post: 03-11-2010, 07:56 AM
  3. HIPSTER OLYMPICS?
    By C DUB YA in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 10:36 PM
  4. 08 Olympics in China
    By canexplain in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-14-2007, 10:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •