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2012-07-30 01:32:03 PM
Ukraini chick walking around with the weight, screaming. I think I will have nightmares.
 
2012-07-30 01:32:13 PM

ModernPrimitive01: geom_00: The Chinese are SCARY good again this year.

well when have a population of a billion to choose from and a government that will pull children away from parents at 5 years old to train, it makes for great athletes. What was Phelps doing at 5 years old? Playing video games I bet


The other thing is the one child policy, even though it's ignored largely in the provinces, you have to expect that parents in China drive their kids much harder to succeed. Which oddly enough makes many of them even worse spoiled snowflakes than in the US - ok minus nearly as much money.
 
2012-07-30 01:32:40 PM

geom_00: The fencing area is ROCKING!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!


Is this online or on TV?
 
2012-07-30 01:34:22 PM
Brazil refuses to give up the lead in this third set. Hanging tough.
 
2012-07-30 01:34:58 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Ukraini


That would be Ukranian

/half Ukranian
 
2012-07-30 01:36:11 PM
make that Ukrainian
 
2012-07-30 01:36:14 PM

cameroncrazy1984: geom_00: The fencing area is ROCKING!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Is this online or on TV?


Online. Womens epee (what I "fence" with" Semifinal Germany vs South Korea.
 
2012-07-30 01:36:50 PM

WhyteRaven74: cameroncrazy1984: Ukraini

That would be Ukranian

/half Ukranian


Whoops, thanks.
 
2012-07-30 01:37:59 PM
USA rallies back.

I love that we can hear the coaches on the live feed.
 
2012-07-30 01:38:16 PM

geom_00: cameroncrazy1984: geom_00: The fencing area is ROCKING!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Is this online or on TV?

Online. Womens epee (what I "fence" with" Semifinal Germany vs South Korea.


You fence with a Women's epee?

/kidding
//I think fencing would be fun to try
 
2012-07-30 01:39:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: //I think fencing would be fun to try


I will give you a heads up. STRETCH your hamstrings and make sure you stretch again before you start to lunge.
 
2012-07-30 01:39:18 PM
Meanwhile, Bill Simmons has no clue why America is so willfully terrible at handball. I don't just mean 'not medal contenders'. I mean 'stink out loud'.

He's proposing we take a bit of mid-major-level talent out of basketball- Big Sky or something- and steer that bit towards handball. What would you rather be, the best player in American handball, or the best player at Idaho State?
 
2012-07-30 01:39:19 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Whoops, thanks.


no problem :)
 
2012-07-30 01:39:27 PM
Brazil is killing themselves with the service errors. I think they're throwing this one.
 
2012-07-30 01:39:38 PM

geom_00: The fencing area is ROCKING!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!


I watched a match on Sat. between Korea and Italy. The Italian chick was down 10-5, then mounted this huge comeback to tie w/ a min. left, and won in sudden death OT. The whole time, the crowd is chanting the riff from that White Stripes song that they do at soccer games. Didn't know fencing could be so exciting to watch.
 
2012-07-30 01:40:23 PM

Gosling: He's proposing we take a bit of mid-major-level talent out of basketball- Big Sky or something- and steer that bit towards handball. What would you rather be, the best player in American handball, or the best player at Idaho State?


Basketball players wouldn't necessarily be the optimal people to take for team handball.
 
2012-07-30 01:40:38 PM

geom_00: I will give you a heads up. STRETCH your hamstrings and make sure you stretch again before you start to lunge.


Who needs to lunge? I was just going to fling the blade over my head and come charging in screaming like I was holding a claymore.
 
2012-07-30 01:41:14 PM

pjlawrence81: Didn't know fencing could be so exciting to watch.


Wait till Sabre comes on. Those matches FLY as you can score a touch ANYWHERE. Head, Arms, Trunk, or Legs.
 
2012-07-30 01:41:42 PM
Lindsay Berg needs a nick name.

A) Lindsay "Ice" Berg
or
C) The Bergermeister
 
2012-07-30 01:42:15 PM

pjlawrence81: geom_00: The fencing area is ROCKING!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

I watched a match on Sat. between Korea and Italy. The Italian chick was down 10-5, then mounted this huge comeback to tie w/ a min. left, and won in sudden death OT. The whole time, the crowd is chanting the riff from that White Stripes song that they do at soccer games. Didn't know fencing could be so exciting to watch.


I saw that match. That was an amazing atmosphere.
 
2012-07-30 01:42:48 PM

geom_00: Wait till Sabre comes on. Those matches FLY as you can score a touch ANYWHERE. Head, Arms, Trunk, or Legs.


And you can score not just with the point of the sword but the actual sword itself. So you see moves you don't see elsewhere.
 
2012-07-30 01:43:37 PM
Hey, question I've never understood.

Why is it that the rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar are men-only, and the uneven bars and balance beam are women-only?
 
2012-07-30 01:44:29 PM
Alright, at this point the fencers are just dancing.
 
2012-07-30 01:45:19 PM

WhyteRaven74: So you see moves you don't see elsewhere.


Thanks for the add! I had forgotten about that part!
 
2012-07-30 01:45:58 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Alright, at this point the fencers are just dancing.


Yes....this has been a VERY defensive match.
 
2012-07-30 01:46:00 PM

Gosling: Why is it that the rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar are men-only, and the uneven bars and balance beam are women-only?


The men only stuff is traditionally the big strength stuff, especially the rings. For the women the balance beam has been about pure balance and flow.
 
2012-07-30 01:46:38 PM
Brazil up 24-22. Terrific set both ways.
 
2012-07-30 01:47:01 PM

geom_00: Thanks for the add! I had forgotten about that part!


it's why I love sabre, see more than thrusts as they move in, see them going across the body since any point of contact counts.
 
2012-07-30 01:48:32 PM
Come on, be like Zorro and throw the sword at them.
 
2012-07-30 01:48:41 PM

cameroncrazy1984: pjlawrence81: geom_00: The fencing area is ROCKING!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

I watched a match on Sat. between Korea and Italy. The Italian chick was down 10-5, then mounted this huge comeback to tie w/ a min. left, and won in sudden death OT. The whole time, the crowd is chanting the riff from that White Stripes song that they do at soccer games. Didn't know fencing could be so exciting to watch.

I saw that match. That was an amazing atmosphere.


That match kicked all the ass. ALL THE ASS! It was tense because the italian was the defending gold medalist from Beijing too. Her win solidified an all italian podium.

Was rooting for Errigo though. Her victory screams really drew me in.
 
2012-07-30 01:49:04 PM
What the hell is going on in the fencing match?
 
2012-07-30 01:49:54 PM
NEver seen this before!
 
2012-07-30 01:50:32 PM
I will BET you S. Korea will be challenging this!
 
2012-07-30 01:51:10 PM
Korean coach is pissed, while James May coach nods in approval.
 
2012-07-30 01:51:15 PM

geom_00: I will BET you S. Korea will be challenging this!


Looks like they are.
 
2012-07-30 01:51:42 PM

Gosling: Hey, question I've never understood.

Why is it that the rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar are men-only, and the uneven bars and balance beam are women-only?


Just a guess, but most likely it's because the arm strength necessary to complete the men-only events wasn't present in the early Olympic women.
 
2012-07-30 01:51:50 PM
Korean fencer is crying. What happened?
 
2012-07-30 01:52:18 PM
All hell is breaking out in fencing. It's a good thing there's no one there with a weapon or anything.
 
2012-07-30 01:52:19 PM
So apparently, speaking of fencing, when Hungary took gold in men's individual sabre, they found the London Philharmonic did their anthem off-key. They've been asked to go back and rerecord it for any future Hungarian golds.
 
2012-07-30 01:52:47 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Korean fencer is crying. What happened?


From what I can gather, the German fencer touched the Korean fencer.

Korean coach is calling for no touch, as time has expired.
 
2012-07-30 01:53:00 PM
The Koreans are complaining that the clock didn't start? Is my guess?
 
2012-07-30 01:53:22 PM

cameroncrazy1984: What the hell is going on in the fencing match?


It's epee and no one wants to go in. Unlike foil, in epee whoever touches first scores, there's no rule about right of way, so if there's a double touch whoever touched first gets it. Which means at this stage of the competition you get people dancing around. Also because more places are valid targets, it means there's more places to touch to score which adds to it.
 
2012-07-30 01:54:02 PM
Colombian weightlifter is hurt.
 
2012-07-30 01:54:03 PM

Gosling: So apparently, speaking of fencing, when Hungary took gold in men's individual sabre, they found the London Philharmonic did their anthem off-key. They've been asked to go back and rerecord it for any future Hungarian golds.


All that work for nothing...

/i keed
 
2012-07-30 01:54:03 PM
It looks like the body builder of the fencing ref is now holding the Korean coach in check.
 
2012-07-30 01:54:13 PM

Rev.K: I watched a lot of soccer yesterday, and the games were ridiculous.

How Honduras survived Spain is nothing short of miraculous. Holy crap.


Just one of those days for Spain. They had a hat full of chances that either were just wide, just over the bar or hit the post/crossbar.
 
2012-07-30 01:54:38 PM

WhyteRaven74: cameroncrazy1984: What the hell is going on in the fencing match?

It's epee and no one wants to go in. Unlike foil, in epee whoever touches first scores, there's no rule about right of way, so if there's a double touch whoever touched first gets it. Which means at this stage of the competition you get people dancing around. Also because more places are valid targets, it means there's more places to touch to score which adds to it.


Thanks for that, that makes total sense now.
 
2012-07-30 01:55:58 PM
That extra move by the German probably took more than a second. Korea may have a valid argument.
 
2012-07-30 01:58:40 PM
Holy crap BBC is going nuts. UK just won Silver in the Men's Team Gymnastics.
 
2012-07-30 01:58:46 PM
Timing issue at the fencing arena. There may have been a technical problem with the timing equipment.
 
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