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(Nintendo Revolution)   Gamer trying to get Nintendo's Wii considered as an Olympic sport. Argues that it takes at least as much talent as, say, curling   (nintendorevolution.ca) divider line 76
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2006-06-03 05:10:00 PM  
Gamer should give it up, because they'd never be able to get an Olympic-size audience into his parents' basement.

l00s3r...
 
2006-06-03 06:17:01 PM  
The Olympics consists of feats of physical prowess. Fatasses with Nintendos need not apply.

/You want the Cheetolympics
 
2006-06-03 06:18:17 PM  
I will win the gold in all around Tetris.
 
2006-06-03 06:19:19 PM  
How about poker instead? I for one would be more than willing to pay to see Phil Hellmuth start crying as he lost his chance at the gold...
 
2006-06-03 06:20:27 PM  
wii.nintendo.com
 
2006-06-03 06:21:57 PM  
BXRWXR

Because Curling and Archery are so physicial.

/Ballroom Dancing aswell.
 
2006-06-03 06:24:31 PM  
Wil is going to be in the Olympics??
 
2006-06-03 06:24:34 PM  
Hey, at least they don't involve a couch.
 
2006-06-03 06:24:54 PM  
So, they're going to be playing a sport as a game as a sport?
*mind boggles*
 
2006-06-03 06:27:58 PM  
Third Day Mark: Because Curling and Archery are so physicial.

/Ballroom Dancing aswell.




WTF @ the archery comment. You must have never done it before on an Olympic level. That is damn physical. You need incredible upper body strength and endurance. To hold a modern bow still without shaking, while pulling back at least 50 pounds of force, multiple times all day long, and still maintaining incredible accuracy... that is most certainly a physical feat.

/nanannaa you mispelled physical
//nananna i mispelled 'nananana'
\\\backward slashys cause im a rebel
 
2006-06-03 06:27:59 PM  
The beatdown exists for a reason.
 
2006-06-03 06:30:56 PM  
They would bring something to the Games that [that age group] engages in and everyone understands.

Yeah, well they could have made jerking off an Olympic sport on that basis too, but that doesn't mean it belongs there.
 
2006-06-03 06:31:32 PM  
Why degrade a good thing? The Olympics suck.
 
2006-06-03 06:32:36 PM  
Curling is way more of a sport than playing Nintendo Wii could ever be.

And if "Wii" is a sport, then DDR must be an Ironman triathlon.

God, I hate Wii.
 
2006-06-03 06:35:21 PM  

Yeah, well they could have made jerking off an Olympic sport on that basis too, but that doesn't mean it belongs there.



Bite it, you scum. My elbow has more muscle than your entire body due to jacking off. It is most definitely a sport.
 
2006-06-03 06:35:24 PM  
Third Day Mark: Because Curling and Archery are so physicial.

/Ballroom Dancing aswell.



I'll bet a month's pay you couldn't physically do any of these.
 
2006-06-03 06:36:29 PM  
anything that can be played while drinking should not be in the olympics. this includes curling, lawn bowling, and wiiing
 
2006-06-03 06:38:54 PM  
Obviously the author of the article has never curled - it requires quite a bit of strength, stamina, and skill. First time I went curling (which was quite recently...), I fell on my ass a few times, got hot and sweaty, and the muscles in my thighs were stiff for days afterwards (sliding across the ice is not that easy, despite how easy it looks on TV).
 
2006-06-03 06:40:29 PM  
I'm going for the gold in Eternal Champions. Oh what, no genesis?
 
2006-06-03 06:41:18 PM  
Curling looks to take an amazing amount of patience and control. Just because a sport doesn't make you break a sweat doesn't mean that it isn't difficult.

Also, anything you can do while attached firmly to a couch should never be considered a sport.
 
2006-06-03 06:41:38 PM  
Yay let's bring video games and poker into the olympics and kick baseball and softball out.

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2006-06-03 06:41:51 PM  
Loved the Simpsons reference made in the pic that goes with the article. Anyone else catch that?
 
2006-06-03 06:42:15 PM  
Yay let's bring video games and poker into the olympics and kick baseball and softball out.
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2006-06-03 06:44:21 PM  
Ric-Romero

Yeah, well they could have made jerking off an Olympic sport on that basis too, but that doesn't mean it belongs there.

I think we're done here, you may all go home.
 
2006-06-03 06:45:25 PM  
Curling not physical? try to sweep a Peel-plus weight rock going 10 mpg while maintaing your balance on pebbeled ice. Or having the accuracy and weight to do a hit roll and freeze.

Not to metion the heavy drinking invovled after the game

if you want to diss an olympic sport, focus more on ballroom dancing, or compuslery kigure skating
 
2006-06-03 06:48:35 PM  
Wii Sports.

Even urine fetishists have the decency to give it the coded name of Water Sports.
 
2006-06-03 06:50:30 PM  
<i>if you want to diss an olympic sport, focus more on ballroom dancing, or compuslery kigure skating"</i>

Rythmic gymnastics. Is solo sycronised swimming in the Olympics?
 
2006-06-03 06:51:03 PM  
Shouldn't they, uhmm.. release the thing before we consider it an olympic sport?

I don't know many people who even care about the olympics, and I think the whole thing is just one big freakshow.
 
2006-06-03 06:56:35 PM  
This gamer can try to make all the parallels he wants, but at the end of the day he's still making the argument that video games should be an Olympic sport.

www.virtualgaz.co.uk
 
2006-06-03 07:00:13 PM  
What defines a sport anyhow? I'd say my crieria (not laying my definition on anyone else) is physical agility in competition. So Auto Racing, Golf, and Darts are in. Poker is mental agility (also a lot of fun) and would fall in with Chess as great competition, but not a sport.

So by this definition, video games require a ton of agility, so I guess they'd be in, too. Not that I like it as an Olympic event. A new definition may be in order...
 
2006-06-03 07:02:15 PM  
Competetive lesbian sex.
 
2006-06-03 07:04:21 PM  
RockIsDead
Competetive lesbian sex.


Do you have a newsletter? And, can I subscribe?

/please?
 
P0e
2006-06-03 07:05:42 PM  
"Is oral sex adultery? Yes! There is no discussion! If curling is an olympic sport, then oral sex is adultry. And oral sex should be an olympic sport because it's more difficult than curling and if you're any good at it, you deserve a medal!" Louis Black
 
2006-06-03 07:05:50 PM  
Competitive leagues are what ruin videogames, IMO. Just look at what CAL did to Counter-Strike.
 
2006-06-03 07:08:55 PM  
Because Curling and Archery are so physicial.

/Ballroom Dancing aswell.


All mentioned are much more physically exerting than playing video games.

Just saying. It really burns almost no calories. Can't say that about the above.
 
2006-06-03 07:12:27 PM  
Third Day Mark: Because Curling and Archery are so physicial.

Curling is hard. Hard!
 
2006-06-03 07:17:18 PM  
0x1a4: RockIsDead
Competetive lesbian sex.

Do you have a newsletter? And, can I subscribe?

/please?


Do you have a brainwashed cult? And, can I join?

/please?
 
2006-06-03 07:21:03 PM  
TheOther

RockIsDead
Do you have a brainwashed cult? And, can I join?

/please?


Not yet. I am working on it, though. I'll get back to you.
 
2006-06-03 07:25:32 PM  
Dear Dumbass Gamer,

Any game system beyond Atari's 2600 has a pause button, therefore if it is your intention to excite the young crowd with feats of gaming prowess as well as endurance, I would suggest no other system but the 2600.

As a side note, why do you think children born from this generation of parents have developed ADD? BECAUSE ATARI DIDN'T HAVE A FARKING PAUSE BUTTON.

Sincerely,
Safeinsane
 
2006-06-03 07:30:29 PM  
hm. shooting rifles isnt really that physical. Although i dont think that they JUST do rifle shooting...i think its usually involved with some kind of running and skiing.

/took a second job this summer so i can get a wii
//and all the games
///and controllers
////lolzorz @ "wiiing"
 
2006-06-03 07:30:29 PM  
USA women's curling pictures?
 
2006-06-03 07:44:42 PM  
Skateboarding will be an olympic sport long before playing farking Mario Bros.
 
2006-06-03 07:55:32 PM  
Submitter has never been curling. Those rocks are heavy. And there's that end without the bar. That's hell.
 
2006-06-03 07:58:39 PM  
e.1asphost.com
 
2006-06-03 08:13:18 PM  
photos.friendster.com

First run 213 lines - Wii Gold!
 
2006-06-03 08:14:53 PM  
The real pronounciation of "Wii" is "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
 
2006-06-03 08:17:13 PM  
Isn't marksmanship an olympic sport? All you do is twitch your finger in that one.
 
2006-06-03 08:29:37 PM  
steppo.andfreeporn.net
 
2006-06-03 08:32:11 PM  
Wii: awesome potential.
Videogames as an Olympic sport: stupid as hell.
 
2006-06-03 08:42:01 PM  
DUMB.

/Yeah I said it...what?
 
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