Favorite Summer Olympic sports?

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He was aced a bunch early on that dug them too deep a hole. They had his number and he was choking. The wife says once you get aced once or twice, it becomes very psychological. Like a pitcher giving up back to back homeruns. He started playing much better the third game, but like you said, the service errors by the whole team drowned any chance of a comeback.

The libero is the only player who can go in and out of the game frequently. He/she is the defensive specialist reserved to the back row. So as you can surmise, needs to be able to field serves. Erik had a nightmare start.
I laughed so hard when he took a serve right to the shoulder. Can't get out of the way?

The timing on their serving is incredible.
 
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I don't know if any of you have seen Sydney McLaughlin hurdle, but she is an amazing talent. She runs probably the most difficult and painful event in the 400m hurdles, but it looks effortless.
She's great and the men's 400m hurdle final will probably be the event of the Olympics between Karsten Warholm and Rai Benjamin.
 
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Just watched the replay of the US men's beach volleyball knockout loss. Another alumni from my wife's school, Taylor Crabb, was supposed to play but tested positive for covid. He left his partner, Jake Gibb, hanging and it was his last match ever.

My wife's high school (and Obama) produced a ridiculous amount of Olympic athletes.

 
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Mijain Lopez the greatest wrestler ever and one of the greatest Olympians ever, 4 straight Olympics with gold.
 
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Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart have been doing Olympic highlights featuring commentary, and some play-by-play of sports they don't understand. Pretty funny. The basketball (which they do understand) segment featured a basketball playing robot and and a story on Ira Brown that I was not aware of.
I need to hear Snoop on the dressage segment. Horse doing a Crips walk.
 

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She's great and the men's 400m hurdle final will probably be the event of the Olympics between Karsten Warholm and Rai Benjamin.
Warholm crushed it. Sprinted 400 meters and jumped 10 hurdles in under 46 seconds. The announcers seemed to say it will never happen again.

Benjamin was reeling him in but after the final hurdle lost him.
 
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Warholm crushed it. Sprinted 400 meters and jumped 10 hurdles in under 46 seconds. The announcers seemed to say it will never happen again.

Benjamin was reeling him in but after the final hurdle lost him.
That was one of the best races ever. Warholm is incredible, he takes off at the gun every race and sets a brutal pace daring people to catch him and they never do.
 
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I think quietly the shot putters are the most impressive athletes. Massive strength and they shouldn't be able to move like they do at that size.
 
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I think quietly the shot putters are the most impressive athletes. Massive strength and they shouldn't be able to move like they do at that size.
Ryan Crouser was very impressive. 6'7'' and 320 pounds and saved his best toss for last. He was also very consistent with all attempts going over 22 meters.
 

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I think quietly the shot putters are the most impressive athletes. Massive strength and they shouldn't be able to move like they do at that size.
Ryan Crouser was very impressive. 6'7'' and 320 pounds and saved his best toss for last. He was also very consistent with all attempts going over 22 meters.

I was in and out of sleep last night watching the finals. If I heard correctly last night, Kovacs benches close to 800 lbs???????
 
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I was in and out of sleep last night watching the finals. If I heard correctly last night, Kovacs benches close to 800 lbs???????
Wow, I watched the finals but missed that comment.
 
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19 yo Nevin Harrison just crushed the canoe sprint. Cool story how she got into canoeing because of hip dysplasia.
 
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19 yo Nevin Harrison just crushed the canoe sprint. Cool story how she got into canoeing because of hip dysplasia.
Canoe sprint is hysterical as a sport. Reminds me of old days of Superstars when NFL players would compete in rowing and someone would split an oar in half virtually every race.

I could have dominated if they had canoe capsizing.
 

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I was in and out of sleep last night watching the finals. If I heard correctly last night, Kovacs benches close to 800 lbs???????
Squats, not benches.

Go back to sleep, Chinny.
 
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Squats, not benches.

Go back to sleep, Chinny.
They definitely said benches first. They may have corrected it later but I was completely shocked and actually went back to re-listen so maybe I missed the correction.
 
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I was in and out of sleep last night watching the finals. If I heard correctly last night, Kovacs benches close to 800 lbs???????
A friend actually texted me that last night as well so they definitely said it but it can't be accurate. Nobody has ever benched 800 lbs. before. He's unbelievably strong and so is Joe Kovacs, they're probably like world's strongest man type strong but even those guys can't come close to that...

This got me interested so I looked up Ryan Crouser's instagram and he has video from a year ago benching 440 lbs. for 6 touch and go reps and a video from a few years ago where he benches 500 lbs. touch and go for a single, his butt comes off the bench in them but the weight goes up easily. I also read Joe Kovacs can do a 650 lb. bench for 5 reps which can't be true because it would put him right there with the best bencher ever. There is video of him doing an 870 lb. squat for 4 reps though which is totally insane.

There's videos of Crouser jumping around and twisting his body on the olympic rings. It's impressive for a normal size athlete and then you realize he's 6'8 320 lbs. and it's freakishly impressive. I'm not sure most people realize what kind of absolute athletic freaks shot putters are.
 
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Just watched the replay of the US men's beach volleyball knockout loss. Another alumni from my wife's school, Taylor Crabb, was supposed to play but tested positive for covid. He left his partner, Jake Gibb, hanging and it was his last match ever.

My wife's high school (and Obama) produced a ridiculous amount of Olympic athletes.

 
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Boxing is the only thing ive watched this Olympics and it was a couple fights. This has been the least interested in the events that i can remember and my usual interest isnt that high to begin with.
Not always that exciting to watch to begin with, but the time offset, coupled with no fans on hand....makes it depressing, in a 'remember the cardboard cutouts?' kind of way...
 
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That was awesome seeing that Gable Stevenson back flip, after the last second takedown to win gold.
 

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That was awesome seeing that Gable Stevenson back flip, after the last second takedown to win gold.
4 points in last 10 seconds. His opponent was GASSED.
 
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