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Ridiculous olympic sports

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by VprHis, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    My fiancee is very tolerant of my football addiction, and for this I am lucky. She's less amused by this whole olympics thing, however. I'll be watching some event and she'll come back with "__________ is an olympic sport?"--spoken in the most mockingly incredulous tone you can imagine, of course.

    so. Here's my question for you all... what is the most ridiculous olympic sport?

    My nomination: badminton. If you want to play tennis, play tennis. If you want to play volleyball, play volleyball. Don't mix the two and pretend it's a real sport... I'm looking in your direction, China! (the announcer just said that China usually just about sweeps the badminton medals)

    OH. and if anyone nominates the Discus, I'll personally show up and hurt you.

    EXCEPTION: Mili, if you nominate Disc, I'll show up and you'll owe me a beer (Good excuse to visit Hawaii, and all :)
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    VprHis: Discus sucks! OK, come on over for a beer. :biggrin:

    Seriously, wasn't the discus one of the original Olympic events eons ago? How could someone question its validity?
  3. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    There's always somebody... you know?

    And I wasn't serious, it was always my best event and I just felt like being a bit belligerent. It's fun. Try it sometime :)

    And just as soon as I beg for some time off, and manage to come up with some money (you understand, I really AM cheap labor), I'll try and swing by.
  4. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    synchronized diving... ugh...

    real announcers comment while i was flipping through this

    "That was a very nice dive, and may be worthy of 8's, but this group really doesnt have any momentum and arent in the medal hunt, i doubt the judges will give that high of a score with no momentum heading into it and being so far out"

    WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THAT?!?!? I Dont care about the damn sport but if that was me and they lowered my score cuz i wasnt a serious contender i give them synchronized ass kickings!
  5. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Table tennis.

    I'm sorry, but SPORTS, to me, means movement, not standing in place swatting a ball back and forth.

    I guess that would also bring up archery and shooting, but at least those are skills that could easily be used to kill people--hence they are cool, and worthy of our respect. :)
  6. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    maybe they should start lacing the PING PONG (CUZ THATS WHAT IT IS DAMNIT) balls with arsenic or anthrax so that then people will die from it.. then we can respect it :wink: i know id wanna watch!
  7. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Table Tennis=Game I played when loaded in friends basement
  8. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    Table tennis is fun to play. Although, I guess I'd have more fun watching to loaded people try to play! :biggrin:
  9. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Equestrian Dressage - the equivalent of a beauty pageant for horses.
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    shut up. that isnt in the it? god i hope not.
  11. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Oh yes it most certainly is

    I figure if the horse is still alive, you're doing OK. But maybe that's why I never win this particular event..
  12. BuckeyeSkins

    BuckeyeSkins Go Bucks/Hail to the Redskins!!

    How about synchronized swimming? Especially when they have the commercials with Ronald McDonald participating in it.
  13. Discus was one of the first Olympic sports and as I heard yesterday they threw the shot put in the original discus site but had to move the discus event as todays discus throwers would throw it out of that site.
  14. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    That and the ground at the original site appeared to be dirt with maybe some rock mixed in... and you don't want to throw a $300 discus into that :)

    Actually, i couldn't price the discs used in the olympics, I'm going off of what a friend of mine paid for one in high school.
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    synchronized swimming is cool! tell me you have never been in a public pool with an idiot brother/friend doing a synchronized swimming routine just to make everybody else in the pool think you were just me? :p

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