08-08-08 The OFFICIAL Beijing Olympics Thread

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  1. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    very, very, very sweet. what a rush. imagine playing it.

    :snoopy
  2. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Great job by USA through the entire Olympics! Perfect team to get the job done!

    This is a sweet, sweet gold medal.
  3. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  4. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    LeBronze no more! It's official! The Gold is coming home!
  5. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Gold medal back with the US. Thnx new vision, and good riddance to the bronze. Ugh.
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Its official!!

    EDIT: Also, I think I got as much of a workout from running between rooms to watch&post as I did in some intramural basketball games. Thats kinda sad :p
  7. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    it's great that they were willing to commit to this for three years. considering everything, not that many other people would have been willing to do that.

    amazing game... simply amazing game. that has got to be one of the greatest one's i've ever seen.

    i'd say this is a dream team, if not THE dream team.

    :snoopy
  8. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Coach K's eyebrows don't look like they're going to cut me anymore. And he smiled for two seconds. That's impressive, too!

    [face_laugh] I've got the TV down low so I don't wake anyone else, so I'd run up to the TV to hear stuff and run back to where I could actually get Internet.
  9. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    @Trika: LOL!

    I think the commitment was a huge part of why this was a team, and not just a collection of players (see: 2004). Also, Coach K. But then, those two aspects go hand in hand :p
  10. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    I'd love to see this team against the '92 team.



    Oh, and, that had to be the highest rated 2:30 a.m. broadcast in the history of television! :p
  11. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    umm... amazing maybe? dour doesn't begin to describe him...

    i'm extremely impressed with sheshevsky(sp?). he did a great job with this team, simply phenominal.

    yea, they do rogue.

    you think maybe just a little inty?:p

    the 92 team would have skinned them alive. they had no one who could have guarded jordan or ewing. like howard could manage that...

    :snoopy
  12. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I hope I didn't wake anyone else here with my running around... I didn't have the volume up high, but it wasn't low either. [face_worried] Plus, while I was trying to be quiet, there were a couple points where I either quick-clapped or made a short exclamation.

    I'd love to see this team against the '92 team.

    That would rock. Unlike some commentators, I think this team would have at least a solid chance in that game. It would be incredible, though, either way.

    Oh, and, that had to be the highest rated 2:30 a.m. broadcast in the history of television!

    If it didn't win that by a large margin, I want to know what did :p

    EDIT: sheshevsky

    *wince* Krzyzewski. Not that I really expect you to remember :p
  13. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Coach K is always so flat-faced. Seeing anything on his face is impressive to me. :p

    OMG. It's 4:30 a.m. and I'm wired now. Thanks a lot you guys! 8-}
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    OMG. It's 4:30 a.m. and I'm wired now.

    I know, now I have to get back to sleep and get up in the morning.
  15. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    ok, maybe not skinned them alive... but there is no way they could have taken care of those two people i mentioned. that was a team that could have matched up against pretty much any team you could think of and had a good chance to win if not dominate.

    yea... wired myself. i enjoyed watching this with you all a ton.

    ok, i see why they keep talking about the length of time since we really won anything internationally other than the bronze in athens. we haven't won internationally since sydney. that's a while, considering the talent we have.

    EDIT: sheshevsky

    *wince* Krzyzewski. Not that I really expect you to remember


    ok... it sounds very, very different from the way it's spelled. and how could i remember something i've never seen before?:p

    :snoopy
  16. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Nice signature, R...J. ;)

    Thanks for staying up with me, y'all. We East Coasters had it rough this morning. :p

    And now, for bed. See you all later today, I'm sure.
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thanks for staying up with me, y'all. We East Coasters had it rough this morning.

    No joke. And it was fun doing this with all of you.

    And note that I also changed my icon to the gold medal at the same time. (I told myself I would do that when (not if) the US won the basketball gold) Only downside is that it makes it harder to distinguish between me and Inty :p
  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yep, tis bedtime that's for sure. we central peeps didn't have it that easy either. lucky people on the west coast.

    thoroughly enjoyed it, best group i've watched any kinda sports with in all honesty. sorry about some of the outbursts... i'm not normally like that. got a bit worked up...[face_blush]

    night all, and laters.

    EDIT

    lol! yes, it does.:p

    quick note, lisa leslie winning four consecutive gold... amazing. simply amazing.

    :snoopy
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I think we ALL got worked up. :p I even worked out!

    And now, bed. Yes. If I can sleep...
  20. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Yeah ... I need to come down from this high and get some sleep ... gotta be out the door in about five hours!
  21. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yea... i think we did at that rogue. lol.

    congrats on the workout. wish you all luck in sleeping. i think i'm the lucky one, i don't have to be up for a while yet.

    pleasant dreams.

    *salutes and ambles out*

    :snoopy
  22. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Now, I'm just trying to hang on to consciousness long enough to catch the medal ceremony
  23. JediMaster22 Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone really SAD that Olympics is Almost over? I am VERY sad! :_|

    It Was SO awesome!!!
  24. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yea inty, i decided too myself.

    i'm sad, but it means i might actually get to do some other stuff now. i've basically done nothing but them since they started. it has indeed been awesome.

    :snoopy
  25. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Good morning again, everyone! I hope you all got out of bed okay after staying up for that game! Gosh, I had a blast last night! That was so much fun despite my interwebz troubles... basketball is so fast-paced (when there aren't fouls called every five seconds) that it makes for awesome thread updates.

    We've gotta do this again, although I recommend normal times and sadly admit that it won't be something like a gold medal game. :p

    And I'm totally bummed that the Olympics are pretty much over. I always am. I have such a good time when they're on.
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