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    Olympics

    Is anyone else glad to see the nd of these games like me. Back to normal chat and we may even have some news.
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    I didn't watch any of it so not really affected. That's kind of the way I feel about political ads - not looking forward to all the mud slinging that will be going on between now and November ...

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    Can't say I disagree. Used to love watching the Olympics decades ago when the actually showed the competitions. Now, why do I need TV to tell me what's on FB and Twitter? If I wanted to know, I'd have one of those accounts and could see for myself!

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    While I "like" the games just fine, I'm ready for my daytime TV to get back to normal. And speaking of the Olympics... I also liked it better when the winter games & the summer games were all the same year. I don't care for this every 2 years business. But who asked me, right? LOL!
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    TV has been so bad that I cant find anything to record. What am I paying all this money for.
    No Olympics for me, watched for years but bored with them now. Its always the same thing over and over again with ice skating and gymnastics.

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    The self discipline and practice practice it takes is inspiring. To set any goal and achieve it is awesome. The Olympics are certainly more enjoyable than all the dirty politics. It is so good to see all the healthy, strong, self disciplined and confident people competing. I too prefer all the Olympics in one year - not two years apart for winter and summer. The stories of how some of the athletes reached the Olympics are just amazing stories. They have worked very hard.

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    Not me! I have been glad to have something inspiring and decent to watch. There isn't a whole lot in the TV lineup that I watch. I am glad for the PBS, CreateTv and the News.

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    Over 25 years ago, I was between jobs and in a new home to me. ABC was covering the Olympics and during the daytime, they showed 15 minutes of Olympic coverage, 15 minutes of the daytime schedule (soaps). Well darned if I didn't get hooked on those darned soaps for a while! Even though I don't watch them any more, I felt sad when ABC cancelled 2 out of 3 this past year. I do not feel that the Olympics are an even playing field since some countries financially support their athletes so that we now have professionals (basketball, tennis) representing the U. S. It is not an level playing field. By the way, that home had a wonderful sewing studio --- which I converted into an office. Young and foolish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Not me! I have been glad to have something inspiring and decent to watch. There isn't a whole lot in the TV lineup that I watch. I am glad for the PBS, CreateTv and the News.
    I agree; especially during rerun season. I don't get into sports but I love to watch the Olympics and this yr; the US kicked some royal and not so royal behinds. We should all be proud of the way the US is out in front of everyone this yr. It was not only nice to see old faces mostly doing well but also to see the new comers doing really well. It shows we have some real hopeful competiters that will be taking over for the retiring champions. I am glad though that with Grimm coming back on now on Mon instead of Friday I won't have to miss the Olympics or vice versa to watch one over the other. Cable just isn't as good as it used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I agree; especially during rerun season. I don't get into sports but I love to watch the Olympics and this yr; the US kicked some royal and not so royal behinds. We should all be proud of the way the US is out in front of everyone this yr. It was not only nice to see old faces mostly doing well but also to see the new comers doing really well. It shows we have some real hopeful competiters that will be taking over for the retiring champions. I am glad though that with Grimm coming back on now on Mon instead of Friday I won't have to miss the Olympics or vice versa to watch one over the other. Cable just isn't as good as it used to be.
    I agree, too! What could be more inspiring for the youth of the world than to see young people who have worked so hard to achieve their goals? Forget the pros in the team sports, though they are fun to watch, because the Olympic rules are different than their pro rules.

    In our house, virtually everything stops during the hours the Olympics are on. i have my laptop with me, so I can check out the QB during commercials! I am ready, however, to get back to my sewing room!

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    would have enjoyed more of being able to watch instead of all the blah blah. I'm glad it's over. I don't really need someone to tell me what I'm going to see, what I should see, or their intrepretation of what I've just seen.
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    I have really enjoyed the Olympics. I wouldn't describe myself as 'sporty', but I appreciate the talent and effort that goes into becoming a top-level athlete and some of the performances have been absolutely breath-taking.

    Plus I am very impressed with the performance of the British team - third on the medal table is seriously impressive!

    I will miss it when it finishes.
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    The professionals don't belong in the Olympics. The games were originally for the nonprofessionals and it should go back to that group. NBC talks to much and gives information that we don't need. I simply don't understand this fascination with Twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivosum View Post
    The professionals don't belong in the Olympics. The games were originally for the nonprofessionals and it should go back to that group. NBC talks to much and gives information that we don't need. I simply don't understand this fascination with Twitter.
    The professionals as we think of them aren't in the Olympics. These people work really hard to get where they are. Va Beach had a young girl who took gold and has only been practicing for a few short yrs and there was talk she'd bomb out but she was one of our best. I guess why I enjoy it even the info they give us on the players is that I want to know about them and some of them have unbelievable struggles to get where they are so you appreciate it even more. We had for the first time ever a double amputee this yr and he really fought because no one wanted someone who was handicapped with not one but two artificial limbs to compete in the regular Olympics. I don't do Twitter, Facebook so I'm not bomb barded with it all. I liked it when I turned on the TV at night on one station I knew I was going to be able to watch some amazing people of all age groups compete for something that they worked really hard for. One of our best swimmers is in high school and she's turned down million $ deals so that she could continue to swim with her high school; that is a true winner. I get excited and like I said; it's not about the sports its about these amazing people from all over the world who have come together every so many yrs to compete. I could always go to a different channel if I didn't want to watch them; its easy to get away from if you didn't want to watch. I did.
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    enjoying all the Olympics. Great to see all the other atheletes from around the world participate in England Will be watching the Closing Ceremonies or taping to watch later

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    When they brought in all the professional multimillionaire athletes with their big fat egos it ruined it for me. There is too much inane talk replacing the actual competition. It gets worse every two years. NBC is turning this once great event into a cheap network reality show.



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    I totally agree with you!! I've loved watching the "Brits". (I'm Canadian of all British Grandparents) I do not love how the US finds it necessary to give us a medal count! With the population they and China have, how can other countries even be in the running? Big deal! But I do enjoy watching lesser known - in this country - sports and athletes. Basketball? We can watch that practically 24 hrs a day, any day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    The professionals as we think of them aren't in the Olympics. These people work really hard to get where they are. Va Beach had a young girl who took gold and has only been practicing for a few short yrs and there was talk she'd bomb out but she was one of our best. I guess why I enjoy it even the info they give us on the players is that I want to know about them and some of them have unbelievable struggles to get where they are so you appreciate it even more. We had for the first time ever a double amputee this yr and he really fought because no one wanted someone who was handicapped with not one but two artificial limbs to compete in the regular Olympics. I don't do Twitter, Facebook so I'm not bomb barded with it all. I liked it when I turned on the TV at night on one station I knew I was going to be able to watch some amazing people of all age groups compete for something that they worked really hard for. One of our best swimmers is in high school and she's turned down million $ deals so that she could continue to swim with her high school; that is a true winner. I get excited and like I said; it's not about the sports its about these amazing people from all over the world who have come together every so many yrs to compete. I could always go to a different channel if I didn't want to watch them; its easy to get away from if you didn't want to watch. I did.
    Well said about the only time I can find anything decent to watch that isnt a re run of a rerun of a re run

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    I am glad to see the end of it because I kept staying up way too late watching each night! My sleep schedule always gets off track during the Olympics. But I will be eager and watching again the next time the games roll around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraps View Post
    The self discipline and practice practice it takes is inspiring. To set any goal and achieve it is awesome. The Olympics are certainly more enjoyable than all the dirty politics. It is so good to see all the healthy, strong, self disciplined and confident people competing. The stories of how some of the athletes reached the Olympics are just amazing stories. They have worked very hard.
    This is the first year that I have been retired while the Olympics were on and I agree with Scraps. I really enjoy them and enjoy the stories about how the participants got there.
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    I didn't watch any of the Olympics either. Just not my thing. I do watch about the election tho. When I've had "enough" I change the channel.
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    Well now that the games are over it will just be those polital ads over & over. I think I'll get a lot of other things done. I'm getting so I can't stand there voices. I saw some of the games but not a lot. I think we're all going to need many blessings in the days to come. I remember when they first came out with cable it was going to be so great and not a lot of commercials what ever happened there are so many commercials if there is 10 min of show that's it. Oh well let the games begin. Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    TV has been so bad that I cant find anything to record. What am I paying all this money for.
    No Olympics for me, watched for years but bored with them now. Its always the same thing over and over again with ice skating and gymnastics.
    That's why we just do Netflix cable is such a waste for the hour of tv I watch daily

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraps View Post
    The self discipline and practice practice it takes is inspiring. To set any goal and achieve it is awesome. The Olympics are certainly more enjoyable than all the dirty politics. It is so good to see all the healthy, strong, self disciplined and confident people competing. I too prefer all the Olympics in one year - not two years apart for winter and summer. The stories of how some of the athletes reached the Olympics are just amazing stories. They have worked very hard.
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    No, I'm not glad they're over. I haven't watched all of it but have enjoyed what I was able to see. I agree with some others, I'd rather watch Olympics than some of the junky t.v. shows that are on, and I'm definitely NOT looking forward to all the presidential election stuff that's going to be on US tv until November.

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