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(Some Guy)   IOC refuses to acknowledge 40th anniversary of the Olympic Munich massacre with a moment of silence, so host Bob Costas does it himself   (unitedwithisrael.org) divider line 59
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2012-07-23 09:45:59 AM  
Do you believe in miracles?
 
2012-07-23 10:36:17 AM  
Click 'LIKE' to if you applaud Bob Costas' support of Israel.

Sorry, but taking a moment of silence for victims of a massacre is not necessarily "supporting Israel".
 
2012-07-23 12:04:08 PM  
Good on him.

now lets pray Tats doesn't see this...
 
2012-07-23 12:05:57 PM  
This isn't going to survive to the actual ceremonies, at least as he's stating here. There's no way the IOC is going to let an NBC anchor take a shot at them during the broadcast.
 
2012-07-23 12:10:14 PM  
I wore my 1972 Munich Olympics shirt until it was thread bare.
 
2012-07-23 12:11:06 PM  

jayhawk88: This isn't going to survive to the actual ceremonies, at least as he's stating here. There's no way the IOC is going to let an NBC anchor take a shot at them during the broadcast.


$ure they will.

We are not talking about Augusta National Golf Club.
 
2012-07-23 12:11:17 PM  

jayhawk88: This isn't going to survive to the actual ceremonies, at least as he's stating here. There's no way the IOC is going to let an NBC anchor take a shot at them during the broadcast.


The IOC is a whore. They'll turn over, spread them and ask NBC to give them their best shot as long as NBC still cuts that $1.18 billion check.
 
2012-07-23 12:17:59 PM  
Did they have a moment of silence during Barcelona in 1992 during the 20th anniversary? I don't remember, but it is an honest and relevant question.
 
2012-07-23 12:20:50 PM  
Bet it'll be hard for Costas not to throw out an unnecessary reference to the 1899 Cleveland Spiders during that minute of silence...
 
2012-07-23 12:22:26 PM  

Kuta: Did they have a moment of silence during Barcelona in 1992 during the 20th anniversary? I don't remember, but it is an honest and relevant question.


Not that I remember, but 1992 was the first year an Israeli won an Olympic medal. Two of them were won that year, one each in womens and mens Judo.
 
2012-07-23 12:22:34 PM  
Bob, do your usual fine job as host of the Olympics. Then immediately take over the position of baseball commissioner.
 
2012-07-23 12:25:46 PM  
My father in an absent-minded moment once remarked that the tragedy of Munich would "never have occurred in Germany".
 
2012-07-23 12:25:46 PM  
Is there any man in the world of sports that is as awesome as Bob Costas?

I mean, his haircut alone puts guys like Derek Jeter to shame.
 
2012-07-23 12:25:59 PM  
+1 for Bob Costas!

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2012-07-23 12:27:07 PM  

kudayta: My father in an absent-minded moment once remarked that the tragedy of Munich would "never have occurred in Germany".


I wish I was of the generation that had dads that said stuff like that. It seems to be relegated to men who raised children during the mid-80s and earlier. 70s especially.
 
2012-07-23 12:29:17 PM  

ChrisDe: Bob, do your usual fine job as host of the Olympics. Then immediately take over the position of baseball commissioner.


Maybe he could take over as Hand of the Commissioner?

/Winter is coming
 
2012-07-23 12:33:02 PM  
The Israelis were demanding a minute of silence. They said the usual ceremony held apart from the opening ceremonies was not enough.

If the games were being held in Germany again, I could understand their insistence. As it is, it seems attention-grabbing and not at all necessary.

Maybe it's because the first Palestinian ever to qualify for the games is attending this year?

/does not warrant use of hero tag.
 
2012-07-23 12:35:49 PM  

professorkowalski: Kuta: Did they have a moment of silence during Barcelona in 1992 during the 20th anniversary? I don't remember, but it is an honest and relevant question.

Not that I remember, but 1992 was the first year an Israeli won an Olympic medal. Two of them were won that year, one each in womens and mens Judo.


I'm going off memory only, but I think they did a moment of silence during the closing ceremonies..
 
2012-07-23 12:36:31 PM  

turbidum: The Israelis were demanding a minute of silence.


Nobody DEMANDED anything.
 
2012-07-23 12:44:22 PM  
I'll just be happy if they actually show all the countries this time. In Vancouver Uzbekistan had the misfortune to march between the US and Canada and they got shoved off-camera completely. NBC didn't put an Uzbek on camera the entire Games.

And that's after NBC repeats up and down that, for the more minor nations, the Parade of Nations essentially IS their Olympics. They just up and punked the Uzbeks.
 
2012-07-23 12:45:57 PM  

Bullitt: Bet it'll be hard for Costas not to throw out an unnecessary reference to the 1899 Cleveland Spiders during that minute of silence...


Ok, I don't get it. Please explain.
 
2012-07-23 12:47:57 PM  
Is Bob looking for his weepy look at me Jim McKay moment?

How about this, do it on your own without all the pretentious AWing?
 
2012-07-23 01:02:21 PM  

Gosling: I'll just be happy if they actually show all the countries this time. In Vancouver Uzbekistan had the misfortune to march between the US and Canada and they got shoved off-camera completely. NBC didn't put an Uzbek on camera the entire Games.

And that's after NBC repeats up and down that, for the more minor nations, the Parade of Nations essentially IS their Olympics. They just up and punked the Uzbeks.


NBC's coverage of the Olympics is probably the worst part of the Olympics.
 
2012-07-23 01:09:44 PM  
Bullsh*t - Costas can't shut up for several seconds at a time.
 
2012-07-23 01:09:50 PM  
Right on Mr. Costas (standing ovation, after moment of silence, of course).
 
2012-07-23 01:10:27 PM  

Gosling: I'll just be happy if they actually show all the countries this time. In Vancouver Uzbekistan had the misfortune to march between the US and Canada and they got shoved off-camera completely. NBC didn't put an Uzbek on camera the entire Games.

And that's after NBC repeats up and down that, for the more minor nations, the Parade of Nations essentially IS their Olympics. They just up and punked the Uzbeks.


There's an easy answer for this- before 4pm EDT on Friday, look for a moving body of water for the BBC. The Opening Ceremony begins at 4pm EDT (9pm London time) and is set to go 3-3.5 hours, if you go by the London 2012 website. Figure an hour for the artsy stuff, 90 minutes for the parade and the last 30 minutes for formalities and the torch.
 
2012-07-23 01:14:27 PM  
Debbie Downer
 
2012-07-23 01:19:51 PM  
Israeli officials have now asked for the courtesy. And they've been turned down by the IOC as well in what can only be described as a maddening, inhumane, insensitive act.

I love this sentence. It's so clumsy. It just lays it all out there.
 
2012-07-23 01:21:54 PM  
Good. Good for Costas. :-)
 
2012-07-23 01:24:00 PM  

Crewmannumber6: turbidum: The Israelis were demanding a minute of silence.

Nobody DEMANDED anything.


CNN's headline writers disagree with you there.
 
2012-07-23 01:32:25 PM  

desertgeek: There's an easy answer for this- before 4pm EDT on Friday, look for a moving body of water for the BBC. The Opening Ceremony begins at 4pm EDT (9pm London time) and is set to go 3-3.5 hours, if you go by the London 2012 website. Figure an hour for the artsy stuff, 90 minutes for the parade and the last 30 minutes for formalities and the torch.


I used this site in Vancouver to go looking for foreign coverage. I was able to get coverage off of the BBC, CBC (Canada) and CCTV (China). There might have been other channels there covering the Olympics, but those were the three I settled on.
 
2012-07-23 01:37:34 PM  
And the victims of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta? Apparently Bob Costas doesn't give a fark about them. Wonder why. He's an jerk anyway. Every opening ceremony he spends the entire time crapping all over the smaller nations, or even the larger ones if he can find anything resembling dirt. It's suppose to be a postive wonderful event and he turns it into something that sounds like a kid upset about his parents telling him to get a job.

I'm so glad I have a proxy set up so I can watch the BBC coverage instead of Bob "Emo" Costas. NBC doesn't even really cover the sporting event called the Olympics. They cover the soap opera of the lives of people involved in the Olympics. Sorry, I don't need an hour long special on how someone overcame the adversity of living five miles from a bad neighborhood or a hangnail in third grade. Let their performances speak for themselves instead of this bleeding heart trash targeted at women going through menopause.

/Rant power deactivated
//arbitrary anniversary is arbitrary
 
2012-07-23 01:49:37 PM  
The Arab nations insisted that their flags fly full-staff when the other nations lowered theirs at the '72 Games to half-staff.

They were proud.
 
2012-07-23 01:51:03 PM  

EngineerAU: And the victims of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta? Apparently Bob Costas doesn't give a fark about them.


Since when is a 16 year anniversary as significant? Plus, you sound crotchety and old.
 
2012-07-23 01:58:46 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: EngineerAU: And the victims of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta? Apparently Bob Costas doesn't give a fark about them.

Since when is a 16 year anniversary as significant? Plus, you sound crotchety and old.


You're right. 40 is far less arbitrary, what with it ending in a big round "0" and all.
 
2012-07-23 02:00:10 PM  
I do wonder if there will be a moment of silence for the '96 incident next Games from Costas. Wait, it's going to be in Brazil? Hell nah, it's party time.
 
2012-07-23 02:01:06 PM  
I will pretend that his moment of silence is to honor the 20-year memory of the victims of the original Dream Team.
 
2012-07-23 02:02:02 PM  

turbidum: Crewmannumber6: turbidum: The Israelis were demanding a minute of silence.

Nobody DEMANDED anything.

CNN's headline writers disagree with you there.


CNN always gets the story right.
 
2012-07-23 02:04:18 PM  

IAmRight: I will pretend that his moment of silence is to honor the 20-year memory of the victims of the original Dream Team.


There was only one Dream Team. This 2012 team is a very good team who should win gold, but they would need to be at full strength to be compared to the Dream Team.
 
2012-07-23 02:05:08 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SkittlesAreYum: EngineerAU: And the victims of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta? Apparently Bob Costas doesn't give a fark about them.

Since when is a 16 year anniversary as significant? Plus, you sound crotchety and old.

You're right. 40 is far less arbitrary, what with it ending in a big round "0" and all.


Good point. Stupid base 10 numbering system. We should go back to the Babylonian standard.
 
2012-07-23 02:05:58 PM  

PowerSlacker: There was only one Dream Team.


Meh, whatever, people have been calling every other men's team a Dream Team prior to each Olympics. Then they change it to something that rhymes depending on the outcome. In any case, you knew what I meant.
 
2012-07-23 02:12:57 PM  

IAmRight: PowerSlacker: There was only one Dream Team.

Meh, whatever, people have been calling every other men's team a Dream Team prior to each Olympics. Then they change it to something that rhymes depending on the outcome. In any case, you knew what I meant.


Fair enough. I'm totally on board with the moment of silence for the 1992 Angola team.
 
2012-07-23 02:33:56 PM  

IAmRight: Bullsh*t - Costas can't shut up for several seconds at a time.


that's the only reason I'd tune in. Costas not talking? unpossible.
 
2012-07-23 02:39:42 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SkittlesAreYum: EngineerAU: And the victims of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta? Apparently Bob Costas doesn't give a fark about them.

Since when is a 16 year anniversary as significant? Plus, you sound crotchety and old.

You're right. 40 is far less arbitrary, what with it ending in a big round "0" and all.


Well...yes. It is.
 
2012-07-23 02:42:34 PM  

Gosling: NBC didn't put an Uzbek on camera the entire Games


That's what Uzbekistan gets for having such a subpar water filtration system.
 
2012-07-23 03:23:15 PM  
The IOC refused to acknowledge the Munich massacre so much that they commemorated the Munich massacre in a ceremony today.
 
2012-07-23 03:23:49 PM  
if there was corporate sponsorship for the minute of silence then the IOC would have been all for it.
"This moment of silence brought to by the makers of duct tape.. remember silence is golden; duct tape is silver"

/now on with the show
 
2012-07-23 04:02:55 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SkittlesAreYum: EngineerAU: And the victims of the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta? Apparently Bob Costas doesn't give a fark about them.

Since when is a 16 year anniversary as significant? Plus, you sound crotchety and old.

You're right. 40 is far less arbitrary, what with it ending in a big round "0" and all.

Well...yes. It is.


But I think in hexadecimal you insensitive clod! It's the 0x10th anniversary.
 
2012-07-23 04:08:26 PM  
After reading this, my respect for Bob Costas has not gone up one bit.

/Because its pretty much at 100%
 
2012-07-23 04:11:25 PM  
Required viewing:

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/Also the best use of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" ever.
 
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