Do you care about the London Olympics? (poll)

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Syzygys, Jul 19, 2012.

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Do you care about the London 2012 Games??

Poll closed Aug 9, 2012.
  1. I care and I'll watch.

    9 vote(s)
    26.5%
  2. I'll watch, but I don't care.

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. I don't care and don't watch.

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  4. I care but I don't watch. Other option...

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  1. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    I hear ya...

    And of course, there will be nothing else on at that time... So...
     
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  3. wsionynw Master Queef Valued Senior Member

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    I cannot wait, I love the Olympics. People from all over the world coming together to watch and participate in sports, great stuff. I'll be taking a trip to the Olympic park next week, should be a fun day out.
     
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  5. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    True, if you reside in the UK.
     
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  7. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    They do it at any World Championship too. Also Asian Games. And how can we compare China with Albania???
     
  8. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

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    (sighs) Yeah...pretty much sums up the situation. I think i'll just watch grass grow now or paint dry, or a congressional debate...(sigh)
     
  9. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    Well, if it includes more of this girl, then yes!

    [video=youtube;ltcCGd9zid8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltcCGd9zid8&feature=youtube_gdata_player [/video]
     
  10. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    whats is it with Americans, they can't even enjoy a man do sports without labeling it as gay, they need women all over the screen doing it. It's like a subconscious fear of man connection to understanding sports like other men do, nope it has to equate to sexuality...which in turn translates to watching overhyped estrogen-low bulky women going for it...
     
  11. Balerion Banned Banned

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    I think the Olympics are becoming less relevant in the US due to how pervasive collegiate and professional sports have become. I'm sure the numbers are still there in terms of sponsorships and viewers, but it just doesn't seem to penetrate the culture here as much as perhaps it used to, save for seminal moments such as Michael Phelps' record-breaking run (er, swim) in Beijing, Rulon Gardener defeating Karelin at the 2000 games, or the Women's Soccer team taking the gold in '96 (which I think was probably the biggest win for the US at the Olympics in my life).

    That said, I'm a sports junkie, so I'll watch when I can. Especially when my ladyfair Lolo Jones is running...
     
  12. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    I prefer the winter games, being a snowboarder and skier,... used to watch the Summer Games when I was a kid, as I did Judo, and the UK had a competitor that had scored a couple of medals in previous games, so Judo got some coverage. I'll check the highlights of these games on the news, but I can't be bothered to tune in during the day, there's just too much going on. I did go out an cheer on the torch though, but then the route meant it started it's journey a few hundreds yards from my house one morning, so it would have rude not to.
     
  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    The cold war Olympics were definitely better.
    Remember the Eastern Bloc women shotputters?
    Wa-wa-wey-wa!

    GO USSR!
     
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  14. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    So after 20+ responses, only 20% actually care, even though more people will watch it.
     
  15. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I care and I'll watch.

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
    We've spent nearly 20 Billion on this sporting Beano.
    It had better be good.
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I watched American Ninja Warrior yesterday. The only competitor who made it, hit the button at 0.03 second left, now, that's what I call excitement!!! Olympics, schmolimpics...
     
  17. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    the difference is, one is a show and the other is the real thing.
     
  18. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    If you were in Las Vegas at the time of filming, then it was the real thing... And didn't have to worry about security or high ticket prices...
     
  19. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    So who was the guy that completed the course?
     
  20. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    The one with the 70 relatives present. He failed at the next stage...
     
  21. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Wouldn't it be cheaper if everyone played Olympics 2012 on the wii instead?
     
  22. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    The naiveness of that rhetorical question begs to differ on its own behalf for its existence as a question is questionable at best...
    How much to drag on involvement in conversation with such naiveness?

    No C.K. using a wii instead of Olympics 2012 will not suffice, since it is nowhere close to the amount of physical activity expected from real athletes in Olympics.
     
  23. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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