The W
Views: 101473426
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
20.12.14 1033
The W - Random - Olympics propose eliminating baseball, softball, etc. (Page 2)
This thread has 48 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: Prev 1 2(3589 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (31 total)
MoeGates
Andouille








Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 12 hours
#21 Posted on
If they wanted the pros to play baseball in the Olympics, they'd have to make it a winter Olympic sports. There's no way MLB is sacrificing the dinero that a month or so of Pro-Baseball brings in the summer.





Expressing myself EVERY day - but especially on July 22, 2002!
Confusatron
Braunschweiger








Since: 30.8.02
From: Orlando, FL

Since last post: 4468 days
Last activity: 4461 days
#22 Posted on
Could they use the same arguement against baseball that is used against rugby or cricket? Namely that only a handful of countries practice it in any organized fashion. Besides the U.S., Japan, and the Latin American countries, what countries routinely compete?

It seems like sometime they add and subtract sports in order to spread the wealth around-particularly where TV ratings are concerned. That seems like the only reason they would go so far as adding "extreme" sports to the competition.

The reasoning behind the inclusion of Beach Volleyball however is an enigma that may forever perplex even the most capable minds.
Jaguar
Knackwurst








Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

Since last post: 256 days
Last activity: 58 days
#23 Posted on
It's because beach volleyball rocks!

-Jag



"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."

"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."

"Who do you love?"

-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
rockdotcom_2.0
Frankfurter








Since: 9.1.02
From: Virginia Beach Va

Since last post: 639 days
Last activity: 255 days
AIM:  
#24 Posted on
    Originally posted by MoeGates
    If they wanted the pros to play baseball in the Olympics, they'd have to make it a winter Olympic sports. There's no way MLB is sacrificing the dinero that a month or so of Pro-Baseball brings in the summer.




Youre talking about the same people who killed one World Series and were quite ready to kill another had not somebody finally come to their fucking senses. Stopping the season for the Olympics is probably the best thing Baseball could do to fix their crappy image. I think it would be an incredible boost to the sport, as long as the players dont go nuts like the NHL guys did.



(edited by rockdotcom_2.0 on 31.8.02 2022)


When a chicken in this neighborhood gets angry, it will chase you down...
chazerizer
Italian








Since: 11.7.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 4448 days
Last activity: 905 days
AIM:  
#25 Posted on
Cricket and Rugby would be awesome for olympic sports. I think that ENOUGH of the world plays them to legitimize them, and frankly, I like watching them. I don't understand them, but thats never stopped me before.

Oh, and before you ask, the only olympic events I've NEVER watched are probably ice dancing and men's gymnastics. Scary, no?



It's still the pre-seasons

Steelers 0-0
Penguins 0-0
A-MOL
Frankfurter








Since: 26.6.02
From: York, England

Since last post: 3932 days
Last activity: 3874 days
#26 Posted on
It would have to be limited overs cricket, not a full 5 day test match. Limited over (usually 50 overs, 300 balls)cricket is pretty awesome and is seen as one of the factors in keeping cricket popular today. It would be a great Olympic event.

I think I heard that they were going to have Rugby Sevens as an exhibition sport in Greece.



...full of energy. Multi-orgasmic, if you will, in a cosmic sort of way."
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 18 hours
#27 Posted on

    The reasoning behind the inclusion of Beach Volleyball however is an enigma that may forever perplex even the most capable minds.


Gee, hot babes in spandex. I certainly have no idea why it's in the Games.

Greco-Roman wrestling and the Pentathalon DEFINITELY need to remain in the Games, and I wouldn't mind seeing Chess included; it's seen as the "ultimate" mind game, so I consider it more of a sport than other non-athletic games like Scrabble or Monopoly.

Olympic baseball would be AWESOME. The States, Japan, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico...they'd all field competitive teams. And let's not forget my home country of Canada! (crickets chirping)







I was born in a manger, like that other guy. You know, he wore a hat?
ekedolphin
Scrapple








Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 184 days
Last activity: 22 days
#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Chess would be a nice addition to the Olympic Games. But while playing chess can be fun and certainly challenging, watching chess has to be one of the most boring activities I can think of.

The hot babes in spandex have to stay. Definitely. I'd take time out of my day to watch women's beach volleyball. Men's beach volleyball, of course, I don't give a shit about.

Bridge? Heh! Screw that.

And keep the Greco-Roman wrestling in, for the love of everything holy!




I can't believe it! I just got pinned by a freaking 12-year-old!--
Kurt Angle talking about Rey Mysterio on WWE SmackDown!, 8/9/02

Two-Time, Two-Time Randomly Selected Weiner of the Day, 5/27/02 and 7/3/02

drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 15 days
Last activity: 4 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#29 Posted on

    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Chess would be a nice addition to the Olympic Games. But while playing chess can be fun and certainly challenging, watching chess has to be one of the most boring activities I can think of.

    The hot babes in spandex have to stay. Definitely. I'd take time out of my day to watch women's beach volleyball. Men's beach volleyball, of course, I don't give a shit about.

    Bridge? Heh! Screw that.

    And keep the Greco-Roman wrestling in, for the love of everything holy!



Simple solution: Hot babes in spandex, wrestling Greco-Roman style, while people play chess. (ducks)

But really, if you consider NASCAR a sport due to the mental dexterity required (and I think it is, although I may not call the drivers athletes based on a physical level), chess must be in there.
chazerizer
Italian








Since: 11.7.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 4448 days
Last activity: 905 days
AIM:  
#30 Posted on

    Originally posted by drjayphd

      Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Chess would be a nice addition to the Olympic Games. But while playing chess can be fun and certainly challenging, watching chess has to be one of the most boring activities I can think of.

      The hot babes in spandex have to stay. Definitely. I'd take time out of my day to watch women's beach volleyball. Men's beach volleyball, of course, I don't give a shit about.

      Bridge? Heh! Screw that.

      And keep the Greco-Roman wrestling in, for the love of everything holy!



    Simple solution: Hot babes in spandex, wrestling Greco-Roman style, while people play chess. (ducks)

    But really, if you consider NASCAR a sport due to the mental dexterity required (and I think it is, although I may not call the drivers athletes based on a physical level), chess must be in there.



I'm not sure you can say theres not a physical element in it, although it is mostly mental. Fighting those cars can be really hard (So I've heard).



It's still the pre-seasons

Steelers 0-0
Penguins 0-0
Eddie Famous
Andouille








Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 19 hours
Last activity: 38 min.
#31 Posted on
Beach volleyball players? Hot babes? Most are a bit thin, scrawny and/or male looking for me to watch just for that.

BV was included because they wanted the US TV audience, and thought they could get more useless gold medals.



George Washington gave his signature
The Government gave its hand
They said for now and ever more that this was Indian Land

"As long as the moon shall rise"
"As long as the rivers flow"
"As long as the sun will shine"
"As long as the grass shall grow"


Pages: Prev 1 2
Pages: Prev 1 2Thread ahead: Tupac Shakur's Killer Revealed
Next thread: Eminem shootz on Triumph
Previous thread: PTI
(3589 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I assume you're talking about 4th edition D&D, and also the latest edition of Gamma World (which is 7th edition, if I'm not mistaken). The latest Gamma World is based on 4e D&D, so the monsters are easily moved from one to the other.
- Mr. Boffo, Gamma World (2011)
Related threads: The Closing Ceremonies - Shanahan breaks thumb - CANADA WINS!!!!!!! - More...
The W - Random - Olympics propose eliminating baseball, softball, etc. (Page 2)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.166 seconds.