Is anybody following the Olympics? : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

I tried to find a forum for them, but the one on lusenet is private AND dead.

-- curious (i@like.them), September 21, 2000

Answers has a couple of chats and BB's devoted to it. Have fun!

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), September 21, 2000.

ha ha ha you can thank the debungholes and their leader y2kpro for closeing that forum and about 3 others!

Anything they don't like they attack!!!

way to go Dick Pully!!!

-- lmao (at@debunghol.ers), September 21, 2000.

Hey, I was just in Olympia, Washington and here:

Olympic National Park

Does that count?

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, September 21, 2000.

"Is anybody following the Olympics?"


-- semper paratus (time_delay@pisses.me_off), September 21, 2000.

semper, use your VCR. Curious, I'm following them. Beautiful country down there. I'm surprised Pieter doesn't have more to say about them. Interesting article here.

-- viewer (, September 21, 2000.

The 11:00 News if following the Olympics in my area.

-- butt nugget (, September 22, 2000.

Well, I sure am following them. I LOVE the Olympics, both summer and winter. But its only since and including Atlanta that I have had the luxury of sitting in front of the tube all day/night and watching them. Yes...Australia IS a great country. Its the people that make it so. When you really get out among the people and off the tourist trails, it then becomes a time warp and you are back in the 50s. Melbourne looks so much like Los Angeles in the 40s that my head was reeling when I got there. Even had some "red cars". Taz....who has spent much time down under, especially in Tasmania.

-- Taz (, September 22, 2000.

I follow it on the internet, and SO sleeps through it on T.V.

It did my heart good to see the pictures of Misty Hyman when she learned she'd acquired the gold [despite all odds of the pundits.]

-- Anita (, September 22, 2000.

I'm enjoying the olympics, but wish the damn commentators would give their yapping jaws a rest. It's like listening to talk radio! Gawd I hate ppl that can't stand a lull every once in awhile.

Did anyone see the woman's pommel horse (sp?) snafu last night? !!

-- (, September 22, 2000.


Was that LAST night? I thought it was Wednesday night...actually Tuesday night in reality. I READ about it, and SO actually stayed awake for it. What a shame. These women spent more years preparing for this moment than anything else in their lives, and some idiot set the vault two inches too low and just about EVERYONE fell on their butts or their knees. Oh...they get to repeat it with the vault at the correct height, but what did that experience do to their performance levels on the other events?

-- Anita (, September 22, 2000.

I love pom-pom women but it's silly put them on horses.

-- (, September 23, 2000.

Damn -- coulda been the night before. I'm terrible at tracking time. I'm one of those "can't remember what I ate for breakfast" kinda ppl.

Yes, it was a shame. Men and women gymnasts were also complaining about the floor exercise mat being to stiff. ???? heheheh -- sounds like a conspiracy :-) Something had to be wrong. I've never seen a floor event where every one came flying out of the lines. Lots of step overs too.

I liked the little russian girl with the big eyes. Amazing routine. Then boink -- outside the line. What a shame. Kudos to the Romanian coach. He seemed laid back and the team didn't appear to be under pressure like the russians.

-- (, September 23, 2000.


Did you happen to see this?

"Hundreds of thousands of the moths were attracted to the stadium's floodlights during Friday night's track and field competition. On Saturday, competitors in the women's 100-meter semifinals could be seen swatting some of the moths moments before the races began."

I know if they'd been ants instead, 'Nita would've mentioned it in detail; & f Hawk had seen it, we'd have a 'Global Warming' thread heating up by now.

-- flora (***@__._), September 23, 2000.

Here's a write-up that gave me a few moments of non-productive vicarious joy. I hope I cleaned up the description. This writer gets excited sometimes. Notice in the photos that one USA team member has her nails painted red and another has her nails painted blue. Was there a third member of the team with nails painted white?

"I don't know Smirk about women's swimming, but apparently Misty Hyman is a good swimmer. She's not the best, tho. When she lined up to compete in the 200-meter butterfly, the announcers told us she didn't have a chance because the greatest lady swimmer in the world, Susie O'Neill, was in that race. Susie O'Neill, known in swimming circles as "Madame Butterfly," was so dominant in this sport, they called it "the Susie stroke" - whatever it is that they do to win this race. Besides Susie, the second greatest swimmer in the world, Petria Thomas, was there, too, and then there was little Misty Hyman from Stanford.

NBC, bless their greedy hearts, did something right. They placed a camera right next to the time clock.

Somehow, this Misty Hyman girl swam the race of her life Wednesday. Well, actually it was Tuesday, because the time changes ...

So she finishes the race, and the announcers are going ape-shit, screaming, "This is the biggest upset in Olympic history,"

I imagine they meant, "the biggest upset in Olympic women's 200- butterfly history," but I don't know Dole about the history of women's swimming, so I'll trust them.

Here comes the good part:

Not only am I an exceptional lip-reader, I read faces pretty good, too. When Misty finished kicking Aussie butt, first thing she did was surface and hear the crowd going ape-shit. She knew something had happened, but she was underwater when it occured so she was searching for a clue.

The first thing she did was look at the clock or the scoreboard, whatever it's called, and you could tell she was having trouble finding her name. She was looking in the middle of the pack of names and couldn't find hers.

All this time, remember, NBC had a close-up of her face filling the screen. You could see the confusion on her face, wondering where her name was on the scoreboard.

Then her eyes focused and she found her name at the damn top! She'd won this race!

She saw her name at the top of the list and immediately told herself that that couldn't be right because the goddesses of swimming were in the race with her, and her face told me she thought there'd been some kind of mistake. Then she looked around and saw the Americans screaming and hopping around like they were from Kansas City, and it started to dawn on her what she'd done. She looked to the left and to the right - I suppose she was looking for someone to pinch her, because she was having trouble accepting what her eyes and ears were telling had just happened.

As the seconds ticked by, it slowly started to sink in. Looking right into the camera, first she said, "Oh, my..." then she said, "Oh, my God!" She had just beaten the top two swimmers in the world and set an Olympic record!! She started bouncing up and down in the water in a fit of pure joy.

That look on her face - priceless. Her buddy seems pretty excited, too. Eventually, her eyes and ears overruled her brain and convinced her she'd actually won. Then, the reward for her years of work: Clutching the gold medal while they played our national anthem."

-- Anita (, September 23, 2000.


Did you happen to see this?

Nope -- didn't see it. All I saw were cameras flashing in the stadium seats. heheh--took me a sec or two to figure out what they were :-)

Great story Anita. Sharing the joy of their hard earned victories is what keeps me watching.

damn -- was the mens diving today? Been busy learning image mapping all day. ARGH!!

-- (, September 23, 2000.

I'm watching them VERY closely.

-- Eric Rudolph (, September 24, 2000.

I prefer the CBC's coverage to the Amerio-centric NBC coverage. Its like, the NBC doof's would rather show an American gymnast tying their shoe for 3 minutes, than show a "non-player" in the medal runnings.

The CBC is more Canadian oriented, but shows ALL the events and covers much more from each event.

-- Yep (I'm@following.them), September 26, 2000.

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