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Postby ACW » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:22 pm

Alex Morgan :rock: :celebrate:

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Postby tribeofjudah » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:53 pm

WAIT.... a MICK JAGGER sighting at the Olympics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-UnXao7D9Y
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Postby ATX_Skins » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:17 am

tribeofjudah wrote:WAIT.... a MICK JAGGER sighting at the Olympics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-UnXao7D9Y


Thanks, that video woke up my dog and now she has to go to the bathroom, which means I also must go to the "bathroom" outside.
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Postby UK Skins Fan » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:32 am

ACW wrote:Alex Morgan :rock: :celebrate:

With an assist from Christiana Pedersen?
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Postby DarthMonk » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:39 am

Cappster wrote:
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UK Skins Fan wrote:Mo Farah, Olympic Champion. Now, that's a story.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... final.html


Did you guys win the men's broad jump?? WTF?


White men can, indeed, jump. :P


And apparently there are a few black men who can swim!! :shock:
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Postby emoses14 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:57 am

DarthMonk wrote:
Cappster wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
UK Skins Fan wrote:Mo Farah, Olympic Champion. Now, that's a story.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... final.html


Did you guys win the men's broad jump?? WTF?


White men can, indeed, jump. :P


And apparently there are a few black men who can swim!! :shock:


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Postby UK Skins Fan » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:44 pm

DarthMonk wrote:
Cappster wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
UK Skins Fan wrote:Mo Farah, Olympic Champion. Now, that's a story.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... final.html


Did you guys win the men's broad jump?? WTF?


White men can, indeed, jump. :P


And apparently there are a few black men who can swim!! :shock:

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Postby SouthLondonRedskin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:54 pm

UK Skins Fan wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
Cappster wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
UK Skins Fan wrote:Mo Farah, Olympic Champion. Now, that's a story.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... final.html


Did you guys win the men's broad jump?? WTF?


White men can, indeed, jump. :P


And apparently there are a few black men who can swim!! :shock:

The world's gone mad!


You'll be saying black men can play golf next....

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Postby DarthMonk » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:09 am

That 800 m WR last night was the bomb!

This is pretty good (funny) too:

5 min 46 sec

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Postby welch » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Now I miss the Olympics. "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone".

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Postby SouthLondonRedskin » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:21 am

London did an alright job, didn't it....???
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Postby UK Skins Fan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:07 am

SouthLondonRedskin wrote:London did an alright job, didn't it....???

Greatest event I can remember in this country. Live Aid was on a similar level, but that was one day. Two weeks without doom, gloom, pessimism and cynicism - all replaced by thrills, spills, excitement, awe and pride.

All in all, it was worth waiting for. If FIFA were watching, do you think they might just realise that the UK really would be quite a good place to stage a football world cup. You know, with our love of football (obviously, not on a par with Qatar, lol), and our ability to stage such a huge event?

Sorry - I went back to cynicism there for a paragraph. TEAM GB!!! (and Northern Ireland!).
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Postby welch » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:42 pm

UK was great, and London is one of my three favorite cities. Saw John Lennon's face during the closing, just thought "wow, perfect...just Imagine".

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Postby UK Skins Fan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:24 pm

welch wrote:UK was great, and London is one of my three favorite cities. Saw John Lennon's face during the closing, just thought "wow, perfect...just Imagine".

Greatest city in the world in my book, but I am not a neutral ;-)

The Lennon moment was great. The idea of the closing ceremony was a celebration of the last 50 years of British music. The content would be subject to much debate and personal preference (One Direction???!!!!!), but I was curious as to who the closing act would be. Given the theme, it could only be the Stones or The Who. No arguments with The Who!

Presumably, NBC only broadcast a 45 minute highlights package???!! I understand that their coverage of the games was somewhat disappointing for fans of live sport?
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Postby welch » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:48 pm

UK Skins Fan wrote:
welch wrote:UK was great, and London is one of my three favorite cities. Saw John Lennon's face during the closing, just thought "wow, perfect...just Imagine".

Greatest city in the world in my book, but I am not a neutral ;-)

The Lennon moment was great. The idea of the closing ceremony was a celebration of the last 50 years of British music. The content would be subject to much debate and personal preference (One Direction???!!!!!), but I was curious as to who the closing act would be. Given the theme, it could only be the Stones or The Who. No arguments with The Who!

Presumably, NBC only broadcast a 45 minute highlights package???!! I understand that their coverage of the games was somewhat disappointing for fans of live sport?


Closing ceremony had to be longer than 45 minutes. It seemed to take them or fifteen minutes to set up each act, as in having the Spice Girls drive around the stadium, then meet in the center, etc etc.

Yes, a lot of people were annoyed that NBC mainly covered the events that had Americans competing, and there were many gag-inducing interviews to show us "the person behind the athlete", but there were so many good things, too. A story about, and interview with, Roger Bannister. A story of "Britain stands against the Germans" in 1940/41 that was special to all of us who had fathers and uncles who fought WW2. We grew up watching that in documentaries like "Victory at Sea" or feature films.

I love London as much as I love New York, where I live, and "Warshnin", where I grew up. Always feel I'm almost home when I get to Gatwick or Heathrow, even though at least once during every trip I nearly get run over by a bus because I look left when crossing a street. (Yes, many intersections have "Look right" painted on the pavement...otherwise, thjere would be many more flattened tourists)

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