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Old 07-25-2012, 11:25 PM   #21
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I pretty much only care about the women's soccer games that the US is in. Anything else I catch will be by accident/coincidence.
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I do like the lady's skimpy outfits.

Michelle Jenneke - Boys Boys Boys (very sexy) - YouTube
Hottie. Nice smile. Funny that she has such a nice smile before the gun and after the finish but in the last view you can see she has her "game face" on in between.
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Wow. That was fun.

Seriously...that girl's got game, good looks and an infectious enthusiasm.

Do any apps allow tracking an individual athlete? There are a couple of locals in obscure sports I'd like to see competing, and there's no chance they will make prime-time coverage.

(If there is such an app, I will also be following Ms. Jenneke through the hurdle preliminaries. )
DH agreed that Michelle Jenneke is cute as a button in her warmup (well, that's what he told me, anyway ). The runner next to her for whatever reason looked particularly glum in contrast while waiting to get on the blocks.

Unfortunately, "Jenneke finished fifth in the finals, however, and so missed the cut for the London Games starting Friday."
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Our strategy is to check out the NBC TV programming during the day and record a bunch, then just watch segments of that. I get frustrated by the selections for the prime time programming as they are often too focused on full coverage of mass appeal events and leave out many events.

See this link for the NBC application (you put in zip code + cable provider to get scheduling): Olympic TV Schedule | NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo | NBC Olympics
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I do like the lady's skimpy outfits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Xr5DouXRv0k
This reminds me of the car wash scene in Cool Hand Luke when Paul Newman says, "boy, she knows exactly what she's doing".
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Our strategy is to check out the NBC TV programming during the day and record a bunch, then just watch segments of that. I get frustrated by the selections for the prime time programming as they are often too focused on full coverage of mass appeal events and leave out many events.

See this link for the NBC application (you put in zip code + cable provider to get scheduling): Olympic TV Schedule | NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo | NBC Olympics
Great idea! And thanks for the link - that looks very useful for planning. We're like you - we enjoy some of the more obscure sports more than the "fluffy" interviews and features in prime time.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #27
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Can't escape them. Some events have already started and taken over BBC1. I foresee lots of time at the pub trying to forget the horrors of the metro hoards and the traffic.
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Can't escape them. Some events have already started and taken over BBC1. I foresee lots of time at the pub trying to forget the horrors of the metro hoards and the traffic.
Over a beer or two?
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I'll probably watch the opening and closing ceremonies because DW likes those. Otherwise, I'll probably catch a few events here and there, but that's about it. I am more of a winter olympics guy myself.
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Will watch as much of the track and field events as possible.
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But as far as personal interests, no doubt the marathon for me. In fact, I was in the same race as the fastest marathon ever run, Boston 2011.
Look back in the Boston Marathon records/history for Les Pawson... winner '33,'38, '41..... My neighbor in RI.... best friends in Grammar school with his daughter...

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Can't escape them. Some events have already started and taken over BBC1. I foresee lots of time at the pub trying to forget the horrors of the metro hoards and the traffic.
I'd love to be in a London pub about now
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Have the TiVo setup to pick it up, so we can watch at will.

Most of the performances are pretty amazing -- that people can get their bodies to do those things.

I thought that the opening ceremony would have looked a little better if none of the athletes in the Parade Of Nations were trying to record it on their mobile phones/camcorders. I realize this is a once-of-a-lifetime event for most of them, but... I guess there should be some professionally done video available for purchase, or even amateur stuff available to them for the cost of duplication (hey, there are some pretty good amateurs out there!) -- and ask them to keep their phones in their pockets, at least for that part of the Olympics.
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I recorded the Opening Ceremonies on my DVR but have not watched it yet. I caught some men's swimming early this morning while I was doing my usual AM routine of checking the Weather Channel. I saw a few minutes of women's gymnastics this afternoon.
I may watch some more coverage via my cable provider, but that would be about it.
It's too nice out to sit in front of the tube. If it were ranning, I would definitely tune it in. I have a few hours to kill tomorrow while Mr B has his colonoscopy, so with any luck there will be a TV in the doctor's office.
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I'd love to be in a London pub about now

Me too !
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As we were watching the 100M backstroke championship race, the 2nd place swimmer Nick Thoman (USA) rang a bell...

Same guy!
Richard Thoman was my hero in HS... World record holder in the 100 yd backstroke when I was in tenth grade, 1951... That was my race. (pats self on the back) First place nationally HS in 1954, but no world record.

Nick is the grandson of Richard... Sheesh... who'da thunk?

Am REALLY enjoying the Olympics... living the races... blood pressure, respiration, and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g for the finish.
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I prefer the Winter Olympic sports (snip)...
Same here.

I don't follow/watch sports at all, but the winter Olympics usually give me a chance to see a disaster in action:

YouRememberThat.Com - Taking You Back In Time... - Famous Ski Jump Crash

OK, not the Olympic's, but who knows what will turn up in the future ?
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The best part of the Olympics is reading the quotes of London's Mayor Boris. Among them....

"I was reduced to Andy Murray level," Johnson said, referring to how Britain's No. 1 tennis player openly sobbed in July when he lost the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer. "The whole thing has reduced myself to a Himalayan range of peaks and emotions."


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"As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalized by Canaletto," he wrote. "They are glistening like wet otters."


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Not feeling too excited this time around about the Olympics. A big part of the problem is that NBC's coverage this year SUCKS! I want more sports, and less talk! Everytime I tune it in, They are interviewing someone's parents, showing how somebody trained, blah, blah, blah; but not showing the actual competition. And with a tape delay this year because of the time zone difference, they could cut out the down time and really amp it up if they wanted to.
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