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The 2008 Beijing Olympics: Swimming


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#51 DegenerateSoxFan

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:38 PM

He'd never say something like that, especially with the respect I'm sure he has for Phelps.


Also, Phelps gave up his spot in the medley relay finals in '04 so Crocker would have a shot at gold. Although it didn't really matter, they both got gold medals as part of the relay team and the US would have won the race handily regardless of whether Phelps or Crocker swam the buttefly leg, it was a very classy thing to do. I'm sure Ian would only speak very highly of Phelps.

#52 ibrewbeer

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:01 PM

SO right now at 1001pm EST; when NBS says they are live at the Olympics swimming, are they?

Edited by ibrewbeer, 10 August 2008 - 09:01 PM.


#53 tims4wins


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:03 PM

SO right now at 1001pm EST; when NBS says they are live at the Olympics swimming, are they?

Looks live to me

http://www.nbcolympi...tsandschedules/

#54 gingerbreadmann

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:03 PM

Yes.

#55 DJnVa


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:04 PM

SO right now at 1001pm EST; when NBS says they are live at the Olympics swimming, are they?


Yep....Monday morning in China. Thank NBC for it.

#56 DegenerateSoxFan

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:37 PM

Hansen...ugh.

#57 Monbo Jumbo


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:23 PM

Heartbreak for Hoff - it looked like it was hers

#58 Ed Hillel


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:24 PM

Heartbreak for Hoff - it looked like it was hers


Damn, that was painful. She really died in the last 20 meters or so.

#59 SoxScout


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

Coming up tonight:

10:16 Men's 200m Freestyle -- Final (Michael Phelps)

10:23 Women's 100m Backstroke -- Final (Natalie Coughlin)

10:31 Men's 100m Backstroke -- Final (Aaron Peirsol, Matt Grevers)

10:48 Women's 100m Breaststroke -- Final

#60 shawnrbu


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:44 PM

Apologies for the Crocker and Thorpe mixup. I saw the name Ian in the post and immediately thought that was the swimmer who ragged on Phelps and as a result became part of Phelps' motivation.

#61 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:36 PM

10:48 Women's 100m Breaststroke -- Final


hehe. he. hehehe. hehehee. heh

#62 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

Last night one of the announcers referred to a male swimmer as "The best breast-stroker in the world."
It was awesome.

#63 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:53 PM

Coming up tonight:

10:16 Men's 200m Freestyle -- Final (Michael Phelps)

10:23 Women's 100m Backstroke -- Final (Natalie Coughlin)

10:31 Men's 100m Backstroke -- Final (Aaron Peirsol, Matt Grevers)

10:48 Women's 100m Breaststroke -- Final



Some of these will be interesting....Phelps qualified 4th here, as he was conserving a little last night for the 4x100 free....

In the 100m backstroke, Peirsol is the defending champ, but I think you gotta call Grevers the favorite. He looked far better in the semi.

#64 DegenerateSoxFan

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

Phelps' world record is 1:43.86. I think he goes a sub 1:43 tonight.

#65 PayrodsFirstClutchHit

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:13 PM

It's go time. Phelps to wipe his ass with the field.

#66 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:15 PM

Here we go!

#67 Ahriman


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:15 PM

Park has a chance at the upset here, I think.

Edit: Maybe not. He seemed pretty fast in the semis, though.

Phelps is a machine.

Edited by Ahriman, 11 August 2008 - 09:17 PM.


#68 Sille Skrub

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

Smoking the field...

#69 gingerbreadmann

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:17 PM

Well shit. He's amazing.

#70 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:17 PM

9 bitches!

#71 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

He's just so much better than the rest of them. It's unreal.

#72 PayrodsFirstClutchHit

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

Check the man's DNA. There must be some dolphin in there.

#73 axx


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

Phelps' world record is 1:43.86. I think he goes a sub 1:43 tonight.


Good call. That was too easy.

#74 RedSoxinIsrael

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:19 PM

That was dominating.

#75 Greg29fan


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:19 PM

Never in doubt. Simply awesome.

#76 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:19 PM

A lot less drama tonight.

#77 cutman1000

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:20 PM

USA! USA!

#78 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

Seriously, I love this kid. I feel like I'm watching something, that in 20 years I will be telling people "Yeah, I watched those Olympics, it was awesome."

#79 Dropkick Izzy

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

Driving into the wall the last 5 meters. Do you think he wanted it?

#80 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

go Coughlin!

#81 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

Coughlin grabs a gold...US takes bronze too.

#82 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:24 PM

YES!!!
Two Golds in a row. USA!

#83 Ahriman


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:25 PM

The color guy for swimming has to be the most annoying broadcast personality of the games, right?

#84 DegenerateSoxFan

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:25 PM

Coughlin...very easy on the eyes.

#85 RedSoxinIsrael

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:25 PM

Very bad start from Coventry. Couldn't recover...

#86 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

Park has a chance at the upset here, I think.

Edit: Maybe not. He seemed pretty fast in the semis, though.

Phelps is a machine.


It was already over when you hit "reply."

#87 Dropkick Izzy

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

I could watch her dolphin kick all day. That ass is mesmerizing.

#88 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:27 PM

YES!!!
Two Golds in a row. USA!


Two bronzes as well.

#89 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:28 PM

Let's make it three please

#90 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:29 PM

This just in:

They have renamed the swimming stadium to the USA's water cube.

#91 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:29 PM

Let's make it three please


Bronzes?

#92 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:31 PM

awesome. I love kicking ass

#93 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dudes, I am way too excited over this shit.

#94 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

tie for the bronze. awesome.

#95 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

Bronzes?


Even better.

#96 gingerbreadmann

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

Posted Image

#97 cutman1000

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:32 PM

Awesome. I'm a very proud American right now.

#98 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:33 PM

Bronzes?

Golds, three Golds. Goober.
You know, the three we have from the last 3 races. Plus 2 bronze and a silver. Pretty flippin sweet.

#99 Greg29fan


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:33 PM

America, fuck yeah!

#100 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:33 PM

The color guy for swimming has to be the most annoying broadcast personality of the games, right?


No...the lady that does the diving. Irritating.