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Posted Friday August 10, 2012, About: Those poor NBC Olympic Sports Anchors
Good - make him stop
Posted Thursday August 02, 2012, About: The GOAT in the Olympics?
OuYour narrowing the field to specific events. I could use the same argument. How many world champions in ONE or TWO events in track 'n field could be gold medalists at the decathlon? Probably NONE.

So here is my actual point - Phelps IS! He is world class in the 400 IM, the fly, the back and the frees. So he is the best (not this Olympics granted) at the Swimming equivelent of the Decathlon, and the individual components as well.

But the Point is MUTE. The greatest American Olympian - is Eric Heiden. He won all five distances in speed skating, outdoors in the snow. That would be like winning the 100 meters to the 5000 (skipping a couple races), or winning ALL the freestyles in swimming. If you are talking summer only - I'll take Jackie Joyner Kersey - who won the the heptahlon and won medals in long jump. - or Spitz or Phelps - for their noted exploits. But why forget Al Orter for his longevity? To rule the world once could be a fluke to do it over and over and over again isn't
Posted Wednesday August 01, 2012, About: History of the Olympics
Hence the reason of having the "Warrior Sports" - Shooting, Archery, Horsemanship, Modern Petathlon, etc in the Summer Olympics and Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing, etc in the Winter Olympics. The Winter Sports were born out of Military competitions (especially during WWII) and added into the Olympic Games.
Posted Wednesday August 01, 2012, About: The GOAT in the Olympics?
I want to say that I admire Decathletes. I ran track and I know how hard they train. But how many Decathletes are the best in the world at any one of their events? There's a reason they are called Decathlon World Records.
Posted Saturday July 28, 2012, About: This already is horrible
Clearly everyone really does want to watch the Olympics live as the Flash keeps crashing on NBCs live streaming site, because it is overwhelmed. NBC - PLEASE GET THE MESSAGE!!!

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