London: Olympics - 2012 (Tape Delay/No Spoilers)

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Men's 4 x 100 Freestyle: [spoiler]1. France 2. Adrian/Phelps/Jones/Lochte - USA 3. Russia Wow, Lochte completely blew that.[/spoiler]
[SPOILER]you got to be kidding me Lotche. Phelps looked real good there. Lotche though was racing his third race of the day, while this was Phelps first.[/SPOILER]
Well, at least NBC is doing spoiler alerts on their news broadcasts now. [spoiler]Seeing FAILED TO QUALIFY in huge letters above Jordyn Wieber's name is a bit rough, no?[/spoiler]
[QUOTE=molds13;313127]Well, at least NBC is doing spoiler alerts on their news broadcasts now.[/quote] TDMEL already ruined my TV viewing night, so I just went straight to ESPN and said the heck with it.
[QUOTE=TDMEL52;313123][SPOILER]you got to be kidding me Lotche. Phelps looked real good there. Lotche though was racing his third race of the day, while this was Phelps first.[/SPOILER][/QUOTE] [SPOILER] I don't think you can put the blame on Lochte, as his split time wasn't terrible, the credit goes to the French swimmer had the fastest split of anyone in the entire race by about a half second which happened to be about the difference between the two teams.[/SPOILER]
Here you go B (and any other male with a pulse)! [url=http://www.stltoday.com/sports/olympics/blogs/dutch-field-hockey-gains-worldwide-attention-for-reasons-beyond-field/article_11a8b7a9-cbbb-5082-a531-9d259f4331b8.html]Dutch field hockey gains worldwide attention for reasons beyond field hockey (PHOTO GALLERY) : Stltoday[/url]
[QUOTE=molds13;313200]Here you go B (and any other male with a pulse)! [/QUOTE] I actually watched USA v. Germany today. I [I]love[/I] field hockey. Now I know which team I really need to watch. :D
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how wrong is it too look at these gymnasts and think they are hot. What age is wrong 17 or 18.
[QUOTE=Esquire;313139][SPOILER] I don't think you can put the blame on Lochte, as his split time wasn't terrible, the credit goes to the French swimmer had the fastest split of anyone in the entire race by about a half second which happened to be about the difference between the two teams.[/SPOILER][/QUOTE] Still not as good as Lezak in 08 though!
Have they aired women's gymnastics yet?
[QUOTE=molds13;313237]Have they aired women's gymnastics yet?[/QUOTE] They are now.
Wow, 3 1/2 hours into NBC primetime coverage and they still haven't shown the 4x100 relay?
Gymnast Jake Dalton has such beautiful eyes. Yum.
Can I just say that after Lochte had already swam 1200 m I would have never put him at anchor? When I did relays always put the weakest relay runner third. And why doesn't NBC show the splits of the other teams? The live feed showed when other teams were touching and how far behind they were off the US team. The biggest surprise of the 4x1 is that Australia was not on the podium. Lochte didn't slow down...the French guy just got faster.
I have not watched at all tonight, being somewhat jaded. Personally, I don't even know how to view this Olympics. There are 8 channels broadcasting all day, yet what I want to watch is never on and by the time the things I want to see air - I already know what happened. Sox v. Yankees is on. **** NBC. All hail ESPN and their [I]live[/I] coverage.
I'm still wanting to know why they are calling Jordyn Wieber a failure when she barely stepped out of bounds. The rest of her routine was solid. Let's get real here, we all know she's a kick a** gymnast to begin with. At least make the news articles say how well the two that made "All-Arounds" performed.
The gymnastics rule is a bunch of crap. Jordyn Wieber is the fourth best gymnast in qualifying yet can't go to the all-around. It's not fair. Don't limit the gymnasts. It should be the top 8 (or however many) best gymnasts in qualifying competing for the all-around Olympic title, regardless of their nationality. One of the big reasons I hate gymnastics is the subjective scoring. And the interview with Aly Raisman has Jordyn Wieber crying in the background...so sad. I feel so bad for her because the media is already focusing much more on Wieber not qualifying over Aly and Gabby, two amazing gymnasts, qualifying for the all-around.
Wait so she didn't qualify because they limit how many people from a country can qualify? What the hell kind of sense does that make? It should be the top times or scores or whatever, period.
[QUOTE=Nightwolf;313257]Wait so she didn't qualify because they limit how many people from a country can qualify? What the hell kind of sense does that make? It should be the top times or scores or whatever, period.[/QUOTE] Basically, yes. Only the top two gymnasts from each country qualify. So even though she qualified fourth overall (I think a Russian was in between?) she will not qualify. It makes absolutely no sense. It should be the best. It appears as though they installed the rule in 04 after Romanians swept the podium in 2000 (even though the gold medalist had her medal stripped).
Here is a list of the 24 gymnasts (not 8!) who qualified for the all-around. The gap is where Wieber's score fell. Viktoria Komova, RUS Aly Raisman, USA Gabrielle Douglas, USA Aliya Mustafina, RUS Deng Linlin, CHN Vanessa Ferrari, ITA Asuka Teramoto, JPN Larisa Iordache, ROM Huang Qiushuang, CHN Sandra Izbasa, ROM Jessica Lopez, COL Elisabeth Seitz, GER Rebecca Tunney, GBR Ana Sofia Gomez Porras, GUA Hannah Whelan, GBR Dominique Pegg, CAN Celine van Gerner, NED Carlotta Ferlito, ITA Yao Jinnan, CHN Giulia Steingruber, SUI Emily Little, AUS Aurelie Malaussena, FRA Marta Pihan-Kulesza, POL Rie Tanaka, JPN So there are 21 gymnasts who Wieber scored better than who are getting a chance to compete for Olympic gold. The likelihood of any of them (outside of the top 5-6) actually competing for the gold is not high.
GREAT IDEA NBC!! What a perfect idea to leave off with the French national anthem. I'm sure those Americans who just watched 5 hours of coverage that should have been aired live LOVED being put to bed with the FRENCH NATIONAL ANTHEM. Don't leave us off with the US national anthem when Dana Vollmer SET A WORLD RECORD earlier. That would just be silly.
Five high-profile events being covered in primetime tonight. Avoid the Internet if you don't want to know the results of the following: Men's gymnastics team finals (USA) Men's 200m Freestyle (Ryan Lochte) Women's 100m Backstroke (Missy Franklin) Men's 100m Backstroke (Nicholas Thoman, Matthew Grevers) Women's 100m Breaststroke (Rebecca Soni, Breeja Larson)
Men's gymnastics team finals: [spoiler]1. China 2. Great Britain 3. Ukraine 5. USA Japan misses a medal on the last two routines!! That was painful to watch. They are currently arguing...[/spoiler]
Ok seriously [spoiler]What is it with China winning EVERYTHING it seems? They shouldn't be dominating practically everything...[/spoiler]

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