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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I guess for folks who have bought into the NBC narrative, the Olympics are a catastrophe but most of the world don't see it that way.
    Agreed.

    It will still go down as one of the most 'fraught', but as mentioned above, Munich takes the cake for 'worst' - it was also the coming-out party for the Steroid Era.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by einnod23 View Post
    I have to dare ask, is this shaping into the worst, or most black-eyed Olympics, ever?

    Naomi out
    Simone out
    USA hoops gonna be out! (I'll call it!). If Pop gets fired in the middle of the Games, it's really gonna look bad!
    Pandemic, with no fans

    I know, some of you might put Munich up there, due to the hostage crisis. Horrific, but that was off the field. But on-field, have the Games been this embarrassing? OK, Ben Johnson caught in Seoul was big, but that was one event! Big event, but one event! There's at least four bad ones, this year!
    I guess for folks who have bought into the NBC narrative, the Olympics are a catastrophe but most of the world don't see it that way.

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  • einnod23
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    I have to dare ask, is this shaping into the worst, or most black-eyed Olympics, ever?

    Naomi out
    Simone out
    USA hoops gonna be out! (I'll call it!). If Pop gets fired in the middle of the Games, it's really gonna look bad!
    Pandemic, with no fans

    I know, some of you might put Munich up there, due to the hostage crisis. Horrific, but that was off the field. But on-field, have the Games been this embarrassing? OK, Ben Johnson caught in Seoul was big, but that was one event! Big event, but one event! There's at least four bad ones, this year!
    Last edited by einnod23; 07-27-2021, 09:23 PM.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    The pressure/pain that has been put on this young woman is unconscionable. It is one thing to be lauded as the GOAT of your profession but the anxiety must be suffocating when the world expects perfection every time you perform. I hope she is well compensated.
    I don't see Biles as a victim. It seems to me that she embraced the fame and celebrity, she was no shrinking violet.

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  • lonewolf
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    The pressure/pain that has been put on this young woman is unconscionable. It is one thing to be lauded as the GOAT of your profession but the anxiety must be suffocating when the world expects perfection every time you perform. I hope she is well compensated.

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  • Atticus
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    Biles not sure she will continue.
    https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/...-medical-issue

    Won't NBC feel special if she stops?

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  • DrJay
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    Just now my wife was on a Zoom call with her coworkers and some idiot made some comment about how Biles was a "quitter". Do not know how she worded it, but my wife shut that crap down immediately.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    OK, it is to Joe and Jane Sixpack.
    The much bigger news so far for me is the Austrian bike lady, and the USA mBasketball and wSoccer losses!
    The Biles story is just sad in so many ways.
    Aye, for the Austrian biker. They practically penned the win in for the Dutch; but when she didn't come back to the peloton, panic set in as the kilometers wound down.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    It remains to be seen if this was a brief panic moment (given the troubles the team had on Sunday), or this was the beginning of a Ronda Rousey repeat. She was so used to winning, that when she lost for the first time, it broke her so bad that soon enough she left the UFC.

    Simone felt that the state she was in today would have cost the U.S. a medal. If she stays for the individual all-around, let's see if she can clear her head and do what she has always done, and come away with a medal, if not win once again. But will she bring the new routines with her, or hold back? That may depend on what she does on the first apparatus.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    May be? Come on man.
    OK, it is to Joe and Jane Sixpack.
    The much bigger news so far for me is the Austrian bike lady, and the USA mBasketball and wSoccer losses!
    The Biles story is just sad in so many ways.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    That may be the biggest news of the Games so far. Biles was over-hyped and that enormous pressure has to be let off somewhere (if that indeed that was the problem).
    May be? Come on man.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    welcome to the wonderful world of anxiety attacks
    Maybe the 'suck it up' crowd will start to get an inkling.

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  • SoCal45
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    Originally posted by Davidokun View Post

    From GOAT to goat...
    and you are full of shit!!

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  • jazzcyclist
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    It takes broad shoulders to wear a leotard with a goat on it in an Olympic year. Not every athlete can thrive when they're expected to live up to that sort of hype.

    Pressure makes diamonds but it also bursts pipes.
    Last edited by jazzcyclist; 07-27-2021, 05:03 PM.

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  • KevinR
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    That might be a bit harsh. Based on her vast successes, she is still accomplished. Performances are not binary.

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