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2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« on: August 05, 2016, 06:02:31 pm »
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This is a cool series of animated infographics by the NYT on what separates some of of the top US athletes: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-triple-jumper-christian-taylor.html?module=Article&region=footer&action=Click&pgtype=Multimedia
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 11:52:25 am »
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judo is so intense. watching the 56kg men and 66kg women this morning, makes me want to try it.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2016, 01:13:29 pm »
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It looks very hard to win at judo, you try a grab the other guys (robe) dont know wat they call it, but they have to grab and try to put them on the floor but they just struggle out of it so harder to grab and throw them.
I was watching the mens one also
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 12:18:50 am »
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From FiveThirtyEight:



http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/best-worst-olympic-sports-survey-ranked/

I remember ages ago Harvey M (old troll/dumbass kid) said volleyball was the most popular Olympic sport and got howled down. Maybe he was right :huh:

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 03:54:58 pm »
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The Philippino diving team was hilarious, also the gymnastics guy who broke his leg and I think there was a runner who also broke his leg.  Shit was gross.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 04:18:41 pm »
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i've had ping pong on, these dudes are legit.

also skeet shooting is fun to watch.

i must disagree with lbss though, absolutely hate judo.. all that pulling at the gi etc, just bothers me beyond belief.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016, 06:39:10 pm »
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re: ping-pong being legit

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-09GXzDL0I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-09GXzDL0I</a>
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 08:26:34 pm »
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re: ping-pong being legit

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-09GXzDL0I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-09GXzDL0I</a>

ya man so insane.

omfg @ #1 .. that's absolutely crazy.

I used to play ping pong at work .. we had tournaments and stuff. All i tried to do was kill the ball; I lost alot. There were a few really legit dudes though .. mostly people of indian, eastern european, and jamaican descent. It was really fun watching them up close, they looked a bit like pros.. the Indian dude was unbeatable.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2016, 06:24:08 pm »
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Anyone watching Australia v USA men's basketball? Close game so far with Bogut looking like a superstar. Delly and Green competing for worlds most annoying player on the side.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics - open thread
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 09:48:05 pm »
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judo is so intense. watching the 56kg men and 66kg women this morning, makes me want to try it.

I did judo for like 6 years when I was a kid. I was thinking about doing it in the fall to improve my balance, fitness and play more physically. Some of the throws you can do are pretty intense. The ground game is kind of like wrestling with armbars and chokes and pins.

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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

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