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Author Topic: 2024 Paris Olympics  (Read 2697 times)

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2024, 08:22:27 AM »

Jingoism shouldn't bother you.  Not snagging 200+ of the 339 medals should.

We’d win more but the USOC is woke
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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2024, 08:26:13 AM »
Do we have any decent fencers?  You know what I mean.

Yes, actually.

Lee Kiefer is world's top ranked female foil fencer. She's a pretty good medal shot.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2024, 08:26:43 AM »
Yes, actually.

Lee Kiefer is world's top ranked female foil fencer. She's a pretty good medal shot.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2024, 08:34:49 AM »
Kiefer's husband, Alexander Massialas, is a past medalist as well. I don't know the Epee/Sabre teams very well, but between Kiefer and Massialas at least we have a reasonable shot at the podium in Foil

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2024, 08:37:10 AM »
Kiefer's husband, Alexander Massialas, is a past medalist as well. I don't know the Epee/Sabre teams very well, but between Kiefer and Massialas at least we have a reasonable shot at the podium in Foil

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2024, 10:34:49 AM »
Who is displaying jingoism on the broadcast? It's a big stretch to say that because NBC shows more American athletes, or shows a medal count, that this constitutes jingoism. Most of America wants to see American athletes. It's like that in every country. Calling it jingoism is hyperbole.
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Viewers who want to stream the Olympics can sign up for a Peacock account. With a Peacock Premium subscription (only $5.99 a month), you'll get access to the full NBC broadcast of the Paris Olympics, including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus live streaming coverage of every single sport, competition session and medal ceremony.  Also included are always-on Olympics channels, replays, highlights, documentaries and nonstop commentary.-Okay this last part isn't really a selling point.

Fair enough. Jingo away; those who love that stuff can revel in it and and those who aren't as fond of it can just mute or watch other stuff. We'll mostly watch series and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple+, Hulu, etc anyway.

There are few things more boring than opening and closing ceremonies IMHO ... but again, that's just my opinion and others are free to knock themselves out!
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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2024, 11:00:09 AM »
Volleyball, the sprinting in track, short distance swimming are all fun.

Love the volleyball. Nadal and Alcarez are playing doubles together for Spain in tennis

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2024, 11:10:34 AM »
Fair enough. Jingo away; those who love that stuff can revel in it and and those who aren't as fond of it can just mute or watch other stuff. We'll mostly watch series and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple+, Hulu, etc anyway.

There are few things more boring than opening and closing ceremonies IMHO ... but again, that's just my opinion and others are free to knock themselves out!
You didn't like the opening ceremony where the one team had outfits that caught on fire?

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2024, 12:05:51 PM »
You didn't like the opening ceremony where the one team had outfits that caught on fire?

Is Caesar Flickerman doing the play by play in Paris?

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2024, 12:40:46 PM »
Fair enough. Jingo away; those who love that stuff can revel in it and and those who aren't as fond of it can just mute or watch other stuff. We'll mostly watch series and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple+, Hulu, etc anyway.

There are few things more boring than opening and closing ceremonies IMHO ... but again, that's just my opinion and others are free to knock themselves out!

The opening ceremony is Paris itself.  People will line the River Seine to view and the athletes will be on barges floating past the spectators.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2024, 01:25:43 PM »
You didn't like the opening ceremony where the one team had outfits that caught on fire?

That was cool, you're right. It led off most newscasts afterward, so I got to laugh at it later.

The opening ceremony is Paris itself.  People will line the River Seine to view and the athletes will be on barges floating past the spectators.

Enjoy!

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2024, 02:08:42 PM »
The opening ceremony is Paris itself.  People will line the River Seine to view and the athletes will be on barges floating past the spectators.

Sounds thrilling.
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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2024, 03:16:34 PM »
I wonder if Paris cleaned up.  I haven't been there in a couple months, but the place was a cesspool.  Litter and garbage and graffiti everywhere.  Homeless, migrants everywhere.  Ancient infrastructure and really difficult to get around. Makes Johannesburg look safe and pleasant.  Hard to believe the Olympics went to a 3rd world city like that.
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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2024, 03:20:10 PM »
I wonder if Paris cleaned up.  I haven't been there in a couple months, but the place was a cesspool.  Litter and garbage and graffiti everywhere.  Homeless, migrants everywhere.  Ancient infrastructure and really difficult to get around. Makes Johannesburg look safe and pleasant.  Hard to believe the Olympics went to a 3rd world city like that.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2024, 03:31:34 PM »
I've been to Paris several times in the last 12 months and it's no different than any large city.  I've had no issues riding trains or the Metro.  My daughter spent the last 9 months living in France and was in Paris every other weekend and never had an issue.

I've had discussions with the family recently about how out of control graphitti is in general throughout all of Europe.  It feels like no country does much about stopping it. 

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2024, 03:41:45 PM »
I wonder if Paris cleaned up.  I haven't been there in a couple months, but the place was a cesspool.  Litter and garbage and graffiti everywhere.  Homeless, migrants everywhere.  Ancient infrastructure and really difficult to get around. Makes Johannesburg look safe and pleasant.  Hard to believe the Olympics went to a 3rd world city like that.

It was there or Milwaukee.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2024, 03:58:58 PM »
We'll watch some gymnastics, some track, a little swimming and diving, maybe some of the gold-medal basketball or volleyball games. I'm curious about how the Nadal-Alcaraz pairing will do, too.

Can only watch so much, and both the DEFCON-3 level jingoism and long feature stories bore us.

In all, maybe we'll watch 10-12 hours. We'll enjoy the competitions we like, and then we'll be happy the hype is over.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2024, 05:41:39 PM »
Love the volleyball. Nadal and Alcarez are playing doubles together for Spain in tennis

Good call on that doubles squad.
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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2024, 07:27:01 PM »
Cheetahs in tbe wild, casually run 4.7 secs in the 100m.  I would imagine they'd do fine in the 200m, 400m, and 800m.  :)

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2024, 07:34:52 PM »
Cheetahs in tbe wild, casually run 4.7 secs in the 100m.  I would imagine they'd do fine in the 200m, 400m, and 800m.  :)
I would assume they would DQ because of false starts

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2024, 07:37:08 PM »
I would assume they would DQ because of false starts

Which wouldn't matter if they started 50 yards away from the starting block.  :)

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2024, 07:38:30 PM »
Cheetahs in tbe wild, casually run 4.7 secs in the 100m.  I would imagine they'd do fine in the 200m, 400m, and 800m.  :)

Cheetahs are too stupid to be in races
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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2024, 07:45:09 PM »
Cheetahs are too stupid to be in races

Or too fast.  0-60 in less than 3 secs.  That's a 🎤 drop when it comes to land speed.  :)


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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2024, 08:29:13 PM »
Or too fast.  0-60 in less than 3 secs.  That's a 🎤 drop when it comes to land speed.  :)

Not without opposable thumbs.

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Re: 2024 Paris Olympics
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2024, 08:43:34 PM »
Wouldn’t stay on the track outside of the 100. They’d finish last.
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