2021 Olympics

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by booth, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. sport historian

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    As I wrote a few days ago, the networks loved the Olympics because they drew high ratings. If this is no longer the case, along with the problems hosting them, they will fade away. Due to what they have become, good riddance.
     
  2. Phall

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    Emergency! lets go!
     
  3. Phall

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    Let us count who dies!
     
  4. Leon Sandcastle

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    I'm not afraid to admit it. You guys were right about Simone Biles. I was wrong.

    I had meant to make this post earlier and forgot, but was recently reminded after the Calvin Ridley news. So uh... yeah, so much for Biles trying to "avoid drawing attention to herself" and all that. At least daily while watching sports highlights on Youtube, I see the ad where she's in front of a camera sobbing about the importance of mental health and "loving yourself first" and blah blah blah.

    Of course I still feel awful for her and the other gymnasts after what happened with Larry Nassar, but from what I've seen and heard since the Olympics, that wasn't the primary catalyst for her withdrawal decision. I'd be stunned if she competes in 2024 (gymnasts usually have a pretty short shelf life, she may not have competed anyway), but look forward to her being used as a prop for mental health awareness. She'll definitely wait as long as she possibly can before announcing her retirement, just to keep people on their toes and milk as much media coverage as she can.

    I know I've been the source of a lot of drama during my brief time on this forum but I will make a conscious effort to limit my edgy takes. You'll have to pardon me for being a bit naive at times, as I'm only a recent convert from DWF-dom. Looking forward to an exciting White People Olympics in 3 months, can't wait to see who wins the gold medal for most vowels with dots and slashes in their name ;)
     
  5. Freethinker

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    Hey no reason to apologize and it’s fine to have some opinions that vary from the majority here. We’re happy to have you.

    By the way, what is the latest news with this? I haven’t heard or been following. You said something about Calvin Ridley?
     
  6. Jerry Reb

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    I appreciate your apology. My wife is a former gymnast (she can still do 20 back handsprings in a row like it's nothing) and we have three teenage daughters, so the Olympic gymnastics drama got a lot of attention in our household. My wife, with the knowledge she has from her background, said from the beginning that Biles was full of it, and it looks like she was proven right.
     

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