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  • 08/01/2012, 12:14PM ET

The Majority of the Summer Olympics are Stupid

Frank Pentangeli (138-393-25) vs Sabih (102-48-19)
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How many ways can we award a medal for someone swimming 200 Meters?

Diving? This is judged. It is no measure of Athletic ability.

Gymnastics? Yea, lets cheer that we have the best steroid, abused, puberty delaying drugged young women in the world. Oh yea and lets have a 3rd party judge it.


The Olympics should be non objective Athletic events that measure some sort of relevant ability.

The Track and field is great.


I am not a huge fan of the Olympics and agree to an extent that some sports are absolutely stupid but I take exception to the sports you mentioned.

Diving and Gymnastics.

Both require athletic ability. Maybe that athletic ability cannot be measured on a scoreboard like basketball or track, but the scoring system is pretty well established.

There are bound to be controversies but that is part of the game. Even sports with objective score keeping have a level of subjectiveness. Fouls and other referee calls in basketball and soccer are subjective. Same goes with field hockey and basically any sport in which the referee/umpire has a whistle.

Swimming

There is a difference between the different swimming strokes. It requires different muscles. In track, you have hurdles and the sprint. similar concepts but different techniques. But I will concede, there is too many medals for swimming

Sports which I think should be eliminated:

Equesterian (6 medals and you are riding a horse)

Sports which should have fewer events

Gymnastics
Sailing & Fencing (10 **** medals each)
Cycling
Shooting (15 medals)
Canoeing (16 medals)
Aquatics (46 medals)

August 1, 2012  12:35 PM ET

All you are doing is illustrating how intellectually limited you are....if you don't like it, then DON'T WATCH, ret-ard!

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August 1, 2012  01:13 PM ET
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that does not account for what happens to those poor children

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August 1, 2012  01:16 PM ET

they need to change to name to the obscure sporting events..

August 1, 2012  01:22 PM ET

What you're REALLY upset about is that the list of things that you would suck at is even longer than you realized...

August 1, 2012  01:24 PM ET

You're the class clown with the IQ of 70 who decided that failing because you didn't try is somehow better than failing because you're incompetent...you're still a FAILURE

August 1, 2012  02:36 PM ET

Left should have started a TD with the title, "The Majority of my TD's are Stupid."

August 1, 2012  02:55 PM ET

stupid is in the eye of the beholder. for exhibit A i present frank pentangeli.
just because you didn't grow up watching these sports or don't particularly like them doesn't matter. some of these "stupid" sports are a big deal elsewhere. pull your head out of the sand and look around, fool.
these olympic athletes devote their lives to their moment in the sun but we shouldn't watch or care because YOU think they're stupid? get a grip on your ego, man.

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August 1, 2012  04:47 PM ET
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Left should have started a TD with the title, "The Majority of my TD's are Stupid."

He would probably still lose that TD though.

 
August 2, 2012  09:39 AM ET

the funny thing is, you actually may have gotten more people if you actually chose to bash some of the events that really ARE stupid. though i never cared much for swimming and gymnastics, i realize they are exceptionally challenging sports.

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