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(USA Today)   U.S. wins gold in Olympic Laser Radial Sailing. Next up, Olympic Texas Hold 'Em Poker   (usatoday.com) divider line 71
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2008-08-19 01:35:48 PM  
The sailing community frowns upon your shenanigans, subby.
 
2008-08-19 01:43:19 PM  
They also play Croquet at Wimbledon. When is THAT going to be in the Olympics?

I can see poker, but let's face it, five card draw is much more athletic.
 
2008-08-19 01:43:20 PM  
SPOILER
 
2008-08-19 01:44:56 PM  
That's a real Olympic event? What's next, skiing with guns?
 
2008-08-19 01:46:19 PM  
Tomorrow, team tiddlywinks and synchronized soggy cracker relay.
 
2008-08-19 01:53:15 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance:

That's a real Olympic event? What's next, skiing with guns?

www.maritime-connector.com

/ How about sailing with guns? Arrrrrrrr ...
 
2008-08-19 01:53:32 PM  
To be fair, the Olympics are getting rid of some events that aren't very popular around the world like baseball and softball.
 
2008-08-19 01:53:53 PM  
I want some video on the "Womens' one-person dinghy" competition. Sounds naughty.


Eddie Adams from Torrance: What's next, skiing with guns?

LOL.
 
2008-08-19 01:54:02 PM  
Damn. I was hoping that Olympic Laser Radial Sailing was some form of interplanetary light sail racing.

Me too much science fiction, I guess ;)
 
2008-08-19 01:54:45 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's a real Olympic event?

Yeah, it's not like sailing has the oldest trophy in international sports or anything.
 
2008-08-19 01:57:05 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: skiing with guns?

thats in the winter Olympics. It's called the Biathlon
 
2008-08-19 02:03:38 PM  
Four years from now: Olympic Wii Fit
 
2008-08-19 02:11:55 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: What's next, skiing with guns?

Or next they'll introduce walking fast as a sport.

...nah, they would never do something that stupid.
 
2008-08-19 02:13:17 PM  
Four years from now: Olympic Masturbating - judged for time and distance...
 
2008-08-19 02:18:05 PM  
Father Jack Hacket: Eddie Adams from Torrance: skiing with guns?

thats in the winter Olympics. It's called the Biathlon


FAIL (at getting sarcasm)
 
2008-08-19 02:18:08 PM  
Isn't bowling an Olympic Sport? the only playing field where the overweight smokers who love nachos can be Olympic Champions!
 
2008-08-19 02:24:57 PM  
SpinStopper: Damn. I was hoping that Olympic Laser Radial Sailing was some form of interplanetary light sail racing.

Didn't Wesley Crusher almost get thrown out of starfleet for something similar?

SlappyKincaid: Isn't bowling an Olympic Sport? the only playing field where the overweight smokers who love nachos can be Olympic Champions!

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/approves
 
2008-08-19 02:40:51 PM  
benlonghair: SpinStopper: Damn. I was hoping that Olympic Laser Radial Sailing was some form of interplanetary light sail racing.

Didn't Wesley Crusher almost get thrown out of starfleet for something similar?


Bingo ;)
 
2008-08-19 02:48:47 PM  
Lasers are fun to sail. First boat I learned to sail on.
 
2008-08-19 02:54:52 PM  
DeltaXi65: Lasers are fun to sail. First boat I learned to sail on.

Lasers are a BLAST to sail - I sailed them competitively up through college.

Radials, though - meh. I guess the smaller sail area makes 'em more manageable for the wimmins, but I love the bigger sail, thanks.
 
2008-08-19 03:04:49 PM  
www.kittenthecat.com

Olympics 2020?
 
2008-08-19 03:11:43 PM  
Does this put us any closer to light cycle racing?
 
2008-08-19 03:17:26 PM  
I'm crossing my fingers for the next one to be the men's diving 3m springboard belly flop.
 
2008-08-19 03:26:22 PM  


nope. skeet surfing is what it's all about.


/hotlinked


Nick Rivers agrees
 
2008-08-19 03:28:01 PM  
I'll raise it.
 
2008-08-19 03:36:29 PM  
www.miestai.net
 
2008-08-19 03:37:24 PM  
Father Jack Hacket: Eddie Adams from Torrance: skiing with guns?

thats in the winter Olympics. It's called the Biathlon


I thought those were Norway's version of drive-by shootings
 
2008-08-19 03:37:51 PM  
They just wanted to be taken away to where they've always heard it could be.
 
2008-08-19 03:52:32 PM  
Live pigeon shooting (1900): The birds were released and shooters tried to kill as many as possible.
 
2008-08-19 03:52:42 PM  
Anyone questioning sailing as a sport has never watched it.

The physical demands are ridiculous. You have to be a top-level athlete to keep these things afloat, let alone manage the tactics and strategies to win races. Go look up the video of the 49er medal race and tell me those guys aren't athletes, jesus.
 
2008-08-19 03:58:02 PM  
Why not add poker? fark, add craps and roulette. All that shiat would have broader appeal than synchronized diving and trampoline.
 
2008-08-19 04:03:43 PM  
oldebayer: They also play Croquet at Wimbledon. When is THAT going to be in the Olympics?

I can see poker, but let's face it, five card draw is much more athletic.


Croquet actually was an Olympic sport at the turn of the century... the 20th century but still...
 
2008-08-19 04:04:48 PM  
bubbaprog: Anyone questioning sailing as a sport has never watched it.

The physical demands are ridiculous. You have to be a top-level athlete to keep these things afloat, let alone manage the tactics and strategies to win races. Go look up the video of the 49er medal race and tell me those guys aren't athletes, jesus.


I've watched it and I can tell you it is not a sport. Swimming is a sport, floating on top of water being propelled by the wind is not a sport. It is a pleasant way to pass an afternoon with family/friends.
 
2008-08-19 04:07:08 PM  
It's not really fair to complain about sailing in the Olympics when Canada won a medal in Men's Trampoline today.. MEN'S trampoline..

What's next, Mixed Doubles Swing Set?!
 
2008-08-19 04:11:06 PM  
NewportBarGuy: The sailing community frowns upon your shenanigans, subby.

Agreed

Congrats to US womens Yngling team for 7th.


/Graduated HS with one of the crew! Would have liked to have seen a medal @ the1 10yr.
//J120,J105,Cal25,U20 etc etc etc... (mostly a grinder, but the beers cold and the women are hot)
///slashed for being currently landlocked
 
2008-08-19 04:13:25 PM  
"Laser Radial Sailing" is one of those things that sounds far cooler than it actually is. Like "Proton Pump Inhibitor."

The future is here. And it's boring.
 
2008-08-19 04:18:03 PM  
Yergela: DeltaXi65: Lasers are fun to sail. First boat I learned to sail on.

Lasers are a BLAST to sail - I sailed them competitively up through college.

Radials, though - meh. I guess the smaller sail area makes 'em more manageable for the wimmins, but I love the bigger sail, thanks.


I sailed Radials competitively when I was 15, 16. Great boat. Later on moved to the big sail too.
 
2008-08-19 04:18:42 PM  
Fuxthat?
 
2008-08-19 04:19:25 PM  
JDAT: bubbaprog: Anyone questioning sailing as a sport has never watched it.

The physical demands are ridiculous. You have to be a top-level athlete to keep these things afloat, let alone manage the tactics and strategies to win races. Go look up the video of the 49er medal race and tell me those guys aren't athletes, jesus.

I've watched it and I can tell you it is not a sport. Swimming is a sport, floating on top of water being propelled by the wind is not a sport. It is a pleasant way to pass an afternoon with family/friends.


It is easy to see you never entered a competition.
 
2008-08-19 04:25:03 PM  
BigDumbGuy: To be fair, the Olympics are getting rid of some events that aren't very popular around the world like baseball and softball.

Baseball is plenty popular in the Americas and Asia.
 
2008-08-19 04:27:24 PM  
Regattas (sailing races) are a sport. Putzing around on a boat while sipping cocktails is a lesiure activity. It's just like how a swimming race is a sport but lounging in a pool is not.
 
2008-08-19 04:33:33 PM  
lilplatinum: BigDumbGuy: To be fair, the Olympics are getting rid of some events that aren't very popular around the world like baseball and softball.

Baseball is plenty popular in the Americas and Asia.


Really? I would not know that because I have never lived in the Americas or Asia (lived in both). Your sarcasm meter is broken. And yes, both events are being cut after these games.
 
2008-08-19 04:41:58 PM  
U.S. wins gold in Olympic Laser Radial Sailing.

Is that when you try to pilot a boat while perform eye surgery on someone nearsighted?
 
2008-08-19 04:43:19 PM  
Second Try: JDAT: bubbaprog: Anyone questioning sailing as a sport has never watched it.

The physical demands are ridiculous. You have to be a top-level athlete to keep these things afloat, let alone manage the tactics and strategies to win races. Go look up the video of the 49er medal race and tell me those guys aren't athletes, jesus.

I've watched it and I can tell you it is not a sport. Swimming is a sport, floating on top of water being propelled by the wind is not a sport. It is a pleasant way to pass an afternoon with family/friends.

It is easy to see you never entered a competition.


Actually I have. I have also played golf competively along with basketball. Of the 3 I would only say that basketball was a sport.
 
2008-08-19 04:51:03 PM  
JDAT: I've watched it and I can tell you it is not a sport. Swimming is a sport, floating on top of water being propelled by the wind is not a sport. It is a pleasant way to pass an afternoon with family/friends.

You might want to go to the eye doctor if you watched Olympic sailing and thought you were watching "floating on top of water being propelled by the wind."
 
2008-08-19 04:58:46 PM  
bubbaprog: You might want to go to the eye doctor if you watched Olympic sailing and thought you were watching "floating on top of water being propelled by the wind."

Really? were they not floating on a boat on top of water?
Were they not propelled by the wind? Were they paddling or using a motor?
 
2008-08-19 04:59:33 PM  
I've watched it and I can tell you it is not a sport

Tell that to anyone who's ever sailed the Vendee-Globe or Whitbread races.
 
2008-08-19 05:07:44 PM  
JDAT: Really? were they not floating on a boat on top of water?
Were they not propelled by the wind? Were they paddling or using a motor?


Just keeping the boat floating requires a great deal of physical exertion, and even then the world's greatest yachtsmen succumb to the rough waters. Look at the 49er medal race -- all nine boats capsized at least once. You don't just unfurl a sail and lay back -- you're in constant movement, lifting hundreds of pounds at a time, using your body to balance out the weight of the boat. You're navigating a trapeze system that leaves you swinging off the side of the boat, attached only to the top of the mast...

you know what, you're so clueless I'm not even going to waste any more of my time.
 
2008-08-19 05:11:41 PM  
JDAT: Second Try:

It is easy to see you never entered a competition.

Actually I have. I have also played golf competively along with basketball. Of the 3 I would only say that basketball was a sport.


Do you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2008-08-19 05:12:23 PM  
Sailing and Rowing are easily the gayest events.
 
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