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(My Fox DC)   I don't care who you are. If you touch the gate you're getting a two-second penalty   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 17
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2012-07-31 10:03:48 AM  
Good for the mom.
 
2012-07-31 10:05:54 AM  
Can he still touch the minkey?

www.revenews.com
 
2012-07-31 10:26:35 AM  
 
2012-07-31 10:33:04 AM  
I told ya once, I've told ya a thousand times, DON'T TOUCH THE GATE, MIKEY why can you never listen to your mother. Just once I'd like for someone to listen. You touch it one more time, you're gonna pay for it. Don't believe me? Just try me, Mikey. TRY. ME.
 
2012-07-31 10:35:05 AM  
Does anyone else find it odd that the IOC apparently has no rule against athletes being judged by immediate family?

/wait, this is the IOC - never mind
 
2012-07-31 10:47:11 AM  
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I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A son... who cares as much about the missing the gates... as he cares about me. Why did you hit the gate? Answer me. I buy you beautiful kayaks, and you treat them like they were some dishrag. You do. Three thousand dollar kayak into a wire gate?. We'll see how many you've got if they're hidden somewhere. We'll see... we'll see. Get out of that river. All of this is coming out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. You've got any more? We're gonna see how many kayaks you've got in your closet. Get out of that river. You live in the most beautiful house in Brentwood and you don't care if your kayaks are scratched from wire gates. And your room looks like some two-dollar-a-week furnished room in some two-bit back street town in Okalahoma. Get up. Get up. Clean up this mess.
 
2012-07-31 11:00:44 AM  

howdyyall9999: I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A son... who cares as much about the missing the gates... as he cares about me. Why did you hit the gate? Answer me. I buy you beautiful kayaks, and you treat them like they were some dishrag. You do. Three thousand dollar kayak into a wire gate?. We'll see how many you've got if they're hidden somewhere. We'll see... we'll see. Get out of that river. All of this is coming out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. You've got any more? We're gonna see how many kayaks you've got in your closet. Get out of that river. You live in the most beautiful house in Brentwood and you don't care if your kayaks are scratched from wire gates. And your room looks like some two-dollar-a-week furnished room in some two-bit back street town in Okalahoma. Get up. Get up. Clean up this mess.


Well played, sir.
 
2012-07-31 11:33:51 AM  

Tax Boy: Meanwhile, in gymnastics...


The same thing happened in the fencing controversy last night. I thought it was mentioned that giving the judges money is a required part of filing an appeal. Seriously, as farked up as that is.
 
2012-07-31 11:36:54 AM  
Wow, if only the NBA officials had such a policy, superstars couldn't get away with almost anything and get to the line when someone looks at them wrong.
 
2012-07-31 11:51:18 AM  

iron_city_ap: Tax Boy: Meanwhile, in gymnastics...

The same thing happened in the fencing controversy last night. I thought it was mentioned that giving the judges money is a required part of filing an appeal. Seriously, as farked up as that is.


I think the country has to pay a fee to appeal, something to keep everyone from just appealing everything and hoping that something comes up that wins them points/medals.

It sounds weird but to me it's an okay way of handling the issue. Limiting the number of appeals might also work but then the commitee for that country would have to debate when appeals should be used which would put more emphasis on certain sports/medals which the IOC doesn't really want.
 
2012-07-31 12:15:47 PM  
Meh. My mom would've given me a 30 second penalty and said she taught me better than that.

/srsly
 
2012-07-31 12:16:19 PM  

puckrock2000: Does anyone else find it odd that the IOC apparently has no rule against athletes being judged by immediate family?

/wait, this is the IOC - never mind


Kayaking isn't points judging though, it's penalty judging only. Don't see as many problems because it's as simple as "if you incur a penalty Mommy calls it or the judge beside her will."
 
2012-07-31 12:18:00 PM  

howdyyall9999: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 560x366]

I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A son... who cares as much about the missing the gates... as he cares about me. Why did you hit the gate? Answer me. I buy you beautiful kayaks, and you treat them like they were some dishrag. You do. Three thousand dollar kayak into a wire gate?. We'll see how many you've got if they're hidden somewhere. We'll see... we'll see. Get out of that river. All of this is coming out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. You've got any more? We're gonna see how many kayaks you've got in your closet. Get out of that river. You live in the most beautiful house in Brentwood and you don't care if your kayaks are scratched from wire gates. And your room looks like some two-dollar-a-week furnished room in some two-bit back street town in Okalahoma. Get up. Get up. Clean up this mess.


Bravo sir. And thanks for the weird looks I'm getting laughing at my desk.
 
2012-07-31 12:33:28 PM  

iron_city_ap: Tax Boy: Meanwhile, in gymnastics...

The same thing happened in the fencing controversy last night. I thought it was mentioned that giving the judges money is a required part of filing an appeal. Seriously, as farked up as that is.


Soo... much like American political lobbying. That is farked up.
 
2012-07-31 01:51:53 PM  
As someone who watched the Japanese "protest" on television, I am now an expert. It was not a protest but an inquiry. To file such a thing, you have to give the judges cash. If they reject your request because it's frivolous, they keep the cash, but if they accept your request and go deliberate on it, you get the cash back. It's the opposite of a bribe because the judges only keep the money if they tell you to shut up and go away.

In case you're wondering, the Japanese coach wanted clarification on whether his star gymnast was penalized for not doing a required move (handstand prior to dismount) on the pommel horse. The gymnast's attempt at the handstand was so bad even the commentators couldn't tell if he did the handstand or just fell off. Turns out he was penalized, but in reviewing the routine, the judges saw that he did the handstand, albeit horribly. A horrible handstand is not penalized as much as a skipped handstand, and the judges changed the score, which put the Japanese team in second place as opposed to fourth.

/you're welcome
 
2012-07-31 01:57:21 PM  

DRTFA: As someone who watched the Japanese "protest" on television, I am now an expert. It was not a protest but an inquiry. To file such a thing, you have to give the judges cash. If they reject your request because it's frivolous, they keep the cash, but if they accept your request and go deliberate on it, you get the cash back. It's the opposite of a bribe because the judges only keep the money if they tell you to shut up and go away.

In case you're wondering, the Japanese coach wanted clarification on whether his star gymnast was penalized for not doing a required move (handstand prior to dismount) on the pommel horse. The gymnast's attempt at the handstand was so bad even the commentators couldn't tell if he did the handstand or just fell off. Turns out he was penalized, but in reviewing the routine, the judges saw that he did the handstand, albeit horribly. A horrible handstand is not penalized as much as a skipped handstand, and the judges changed the score, which put the Japanese team in second place as opposed to fourth.

/you're welcome


Yeah the guy just lost focus when the crowd went bananas over GB getting into Bronze position. I dunno if it should have counted, he was inches from face planting the horse.
 
2012-08-01 12:01:16 AM  

DRTFA: As someone who watched the Japanese "protest" on television, I am now an expert. It was not a protest but an inquiry. To file such a thing, you have to give the judges cash. If they reject your request because it's frivolous, they keep the cash, but if they accept your request and go deliberate on it, you get the cash back. It's the opposite of a bribe because the judges only keep the money if they tell you to shut up and go away.

In case you're wondering, the Japanese coach wanted clarification on whether his star gymnast was penalized for not doing a required move (handstand prior to dismount) on the pommel horse. The gymnast's attempt at the handstand was so bad even the commentators couldn't tell if he did the handstand or just fell off. Turns out he was penalized, but in reviewing the routine, the judges saw that he did the handstand, albeit horribly. A horrible handstand is not penalized as much as a skipped handstand, and the judges changed the score, which put the Japanese team in second place as opposed to fourth.

/you're welcome


Sounds to me like it's open to being a bribe. If the request is denied and the judges keep the money, I'm sure the IOC will track it down ("Hey, where's that hundred bucks from the team who asked if we were blind?"). But if the appeal goes forth, who's to say that the money actually makes it back to the team appealing? They can say "yeah, we got our money back" even if the judges kept it and that was the arrangement.
 
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