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(07-21-2021 12:15 PM)oruvoice Wrote:  
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(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.

I imagine most of the rest of the world would frown upon that nonsense.

I think there is a weightlifter competing that is trans this year.

You mean a dude, competing as a woman, against women?

yes, I think New Zealand
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These American teams suck. People getting tossed for weed, the basketball and soccer teams suck, everyone is getting covid.
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(07-21-2021 12:58 PM)swagsurfer11 Wrote:  These American teams suck. People getting tossed for weed, the basketball and soccer teams suck, everyone is getting covid.

I got a good feeling about the Rugby team.
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(07-21-2021 12:58 PM)swagsurfer11 Wrote:  These American teams suck. People getting tossed for weed, the basketball and soccer teams suck, everyone is getting covid.

I got a good feeling about the Rugby team.

I got a good feeling about the quick draw team.
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(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

True, but it has everything to do with why we're overjoyed they got demolished.
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(07-21-2021 11:47 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Sweden took a knee too, did they win because of it?

They don't represent the U.S. so...
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(07-21-2021 12:21 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
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(07-21-2021 11:30 AM)VA49er Wrote:  Well, the kneeling had nothing to do with the a$$kicking. Team was simply outplayed. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the rest of the world is finally catching up. Need some new players to step up to help ease out the old guard.

Be an easy fix with transgender athletes.

I imagine most of the rest of the world would frown upon that nonsense.

I think there is a weightlifter competing that is trans this year.


New Zealand, I believe. Some 40+ dude who could never win anything and now he’s crushing.

So sad for the ladies…

You saying he ain't no lady?
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Have no intentions of watching one second of the millennial games

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(07-21-2021 12:58 PM)swagsurfer11 Wrote:  These American teams suck. People getting tossed for weed, the basketball and soccer teams suck, everyone is getting covid.

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(07-21-2021 05:11 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 11:47 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Sweden took a knee too, did they win because of it?

They don't represent the U.S. so...

It's not that complicated is it. Lol.

The " they did it too" defense.
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Tokyo Olympics Likely To Lose Billions, $800 Million Lost In Ticket Sales Alone


Tokyo’s Billion-Dollar Olympic Stadium Nearly Empty For ‘Muted’ Opening Ceremonies




Olympics Ratings Set to Crash, Research Suggests ‘Get Woke, Go Broke’ Effect Partly to Blame, Report


Quote:Last week, marketing research firm, Zeta Global, polled Americans about the Olympics and discovered the majority aren’t excited to watch the games this year.

“More than 60% of Americans were unable to express excitement or interest in the summer games, and at least 45% of Americans confirmed they are NOT looking forward to the games in any capacity,” the company found. This led it to predict this year’s Olympics will be the lowest-watched of the 21st century.

Meanwhile, another research group, Ipsos, conducted polling on Olympics enthusiasm by party affiliation and discovered that only 29% of Republicans are interested in watching the games, compared to 39% of Democrats. It also found that fewer than a third of Americans (32%) believe that Olympic athletes should be allowed to engage in political protests, including kneeling or wearing messages on their uniforms. Finally, Ipsos’ survey showed a majority of those polled feel that a positive performance from U.S. athletes generally makes them proud to be American.

So what happens when the athletes indicate that they aren’t proud to be Americans, and defy their fellow citizens’ wishes for a politics-free international sporting event, as the U.S. Women’s Soccer team did when they knelt in support of Black Lives Matter? Or as hammer-thrower Gwen Berry did when she turned her back on the American flag during the anthem?

Zeta’s prediction of a ratings free-fall comes true.

As the games open Friday, Olympics ratings coverage isn’t focusing on whether viewership numbers will be bad but, rather, just how bad.

The New York Post reports some experts believe it could drop to just 17 million — a disastrous figure compared to the 2012 London Olympics that averaged 30 million viewers and the poorly-rated 2016 Rio games that attracted 27 million.

The Hollywood Reporter asked in a headline, “Tokyo Olympics: How Far Will NBC’s TV Ratings Fall?”

The story goes on to explore cable cord-cutting as the primary factor that could make for a tough year for NBC, the primary broadcaster of the games. Other outlets, like Bloomberg, have focused on Covid and a lack of fans in the stands as the reason fewer families will be gathering to watch athletes bring home the gold. But that seems like willful disregarding of evidence that audiences feel a general lack of enthusiasm for the competitions this year. And the competitors.

Based on Ipsos and Zeta’s research, Outkick’s popular founder Clay Travis clearly spoke for many when he said, “It’s intriguing to see the U.S. women kneel before the game began. There’s going to be a lot of political analysis going on as it pertains to the Olympics this year. It’s going to be harder to enjoy, it’s going to be way more political than it has been in the past, and I think that is going to hurt the viewership.”

It’s particularly bad news for NBC as it is the network hoping to use the Olympics to draw subscribers to its new streaming platform, Peacock.

As LightShed Partners analyst Rich Greenfield told the Post, “This is certainly not going to be the Olympics NBC was hoping for.”
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Anti-Olympics Protests Rock Opening Ceremonies, Scaled-Back Crowd Hears Chants Inside Stadium


Quote:An anti-Olympics protest briefly took the spotlight off the Tokyo Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies Friday night, as chants from the crowd outside the nearly empty billion-dollar Olympic stadium could be heard by the 950 dignitaries allowed inside.

“Hundreds” of Olympic protesters joined a march through Tokyo Friday, calling for the Games to be canceled in light of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, Japan. The march ran along one side of the massive Olympic stadium, meant to hold 70,000 but now sitting mostly empty, even during the typically packed Olympic opening ceremonies.

USA Today reported that the “crowd spanned nearly the entirety of a street that runs along the western part of the Olympic Stadium on Friday night, with metal barricades and rows of police officers separating onlookers from the stadium.”

“Most of those gathered seemed to be milling about, perhaps to be present for history or take in the fireworks,” the outlet noted. “But there was also an anti-Olympic protest in front of a clothing store across the street from the southwestern corner of the stadium, where protesters with microphones chanted throughout the first hour of the opening ceremony.”



The crowd gathered not just in defiance of Olympic COVID-19 protocols, which largely forbid spectators in the typically spectator-heavy events, but in defiance of Japan’s own anti-COVID protocols, which have been in greater force in recent weeks as the country struggles with its largest spike in cases since 2020.

Japan also has a very low vaccination rate. According to Reuters, approximately 30% of Japanese people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and that’s up significantly from the end of June when the rate was just 12%.

“Public polls in Japan have long indicated that the majority of citizens would have preferred to see the Games canceled or postponed a second time amid the continued spread of COVID-19,” USA Today noted. “In a poll conducted by Kyodo News last weekend, 87% of respondents expressed concern about hosting the Olympics during a pandemic, while 31.2% said they believed the Games should be canceled.”

“The protesters initially gathered outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, chanting ‘no to the Olympics’ and ‘save people’s lives,'” Fox News reported. “Some were holding signs that read ‘cancel the Olympics.'”

Sports journalists in attendance at the opening ceremonies noted on social media that protesters outside the stadium could be heard throughout the first hour of performances.




Although the protest was small, the sheer presence of protesters was more than the Olympic Committee likely bargained for — and the protests go beyond just demonstrations. Two major sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese companies Toyota and Asahi Shimbun (which publishes a major Japanese newspaper) both expressed concern over holding the Games. Toyota pulled its ads from domestic airwaves, and Asahi demanded the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, take action.

“We cannot think it’s rational to host the Olympics in the city this summer,” Asahi Shimbun said in an editorial published ahead of the Games. “We Demand PM Suga Decide Cancellation.”

“Distrust and backlash against the reckless national government, Tokyo government and stakeholders in the Olympics are nothing but escalating. We demand Prime Minister Suga to calmly evaluate the circumstances and decide the cancellation of the summer event,” the editors added.

Tokyo organizers kept the possibility of cancellation open through the beginning of the Games, but competition is now expected to move forward, with significant precautions.

“As of Friday morning, 110 people connected with the Olympics had tested positive for COVID-19, including 13 athletes and 12 people who were residing in the Olympic Village at the time of their test. Organizers have said they expected to see some positive COVID-19 cases and they believe the Games will be held in a safe and secure fashion,” USA Today said.
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Has the USWNT lost again yet???
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(Yesterday 05:07 PM)Bear Catlett Wrote:  Has the USWNT lost again yet???

I believe they play Saturday.
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(07-21-2021 12:29 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  When do the Olympics start?

I think in a couple of weeks…let me get back to ya on that….
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(07-21-2021 12:29 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  When do the Olympics start?

I think in a couple of weeks…let me get back to ya on that….

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(07-21-2021 12:29 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  When do the Olympics start?

I think in a couple of weeks…let me get back to ya on that….

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(07-21-2021 12:58 PM)swagsurfer11 Wrote:  These American teams suck. People getting tossed for weed, the basketball and soccer teams suck, everyone is getting covid.

I got a good feeling about the Rugby team.

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(07-21-2021 01:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(07-21-2021 12:58 PM)swagsurfer11 Wrote:  These American teams suck. People getting tossed for weed, the basketball and soccer teams suck, everyone is getting covid.

I got a good feeling about the Rugby team.

I spent my college years with my head between a Prop and a Hookers' Leg.03-lmfao

swag in the scrum.......g'dammit, I'd pay to watch that shite....
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