Yes, it is natural to block your face when something is coming at it, but that is a handball in soccer. And when you do it in the box, the other team gets a shot. Not the place to do it, because the other team is very close to the goal. You learn to let the ball hit you in the face. lol This game is built to be physcial and rough, and there are always good and bad calls on both sides, every game.
It is just sour grapes by Canada, just like it would be if the US lost. Goes with the game. I think the Canadians got away with shit, too. Like that #14, Melissa Tancredi, stomping on Carli Llyod's head when she was on the ground and didn't even have the ball. She should have had a red card for that shit!!! But, no call there.
Someone who knows something about sports please explain this.
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Rant: I know Usain Bolt is amazing and all that but I am really getting sick of his showboating cocky wankerish ways. I was rooting for him but I really want to see someone beat him since his head is getting so big. *ducks the flying tomatoes*
Also, just caught some highlights from the rhythmic gymnastics... that French lady with the ball was so graceful and elegant. Beautiful to watch. I seriously admire their skills.
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I'm so happy I caught rhythmic gymnastics today!!!!
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They finally just showed the men's 200 meter sprint here on the west coast. Okay is it just me or does Usain Bolt seem to be getting cockier by the minute? At least on the track before the race he seemed that way. Then after he wins he stops and does some push ups on the tracks. Okay we get it, you are fast.
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^I love Usain Bolt and so long as he keeps winning he can be the biggest wanker ever, because he backs it up with results. He's incredible and he knows it, not everyone has to be humble.
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^^and, I thought it was sweet how he seemed genuinely excited and happy when he realized one of his teammates took the bronze medal as well...
I thought the scoring in gymnastics was atrocious. I have never seen so many judging errors or such liberties taken with the scoring at the Olympic games. Good for Gabby for winning AA gold, but if she had been scored fairly she wouldn't have even been competing for it. Gabby was significantly overscored and Wieber was underscored in prelims.
Komova was also heavily and inexplicably overscored throughout the entire competition. And, as much as I like her, I thought Aly Raisman was also overscored.
McKayla's near perfect Amanar was underscored. I don't necessarily think she should have gotten a 16.5, but a 16.233 was too low of a score for that vault, especially when you look at the scores they were handing out for inferior vaults that came nowhere close to comparing to the height, form, execution, or landing, yet came very close to her score in deductions.
The main problem I had with the scoring was that on their own, maybe some of the scores could be justified, but when compared with the scores given out for the other routines in that event, they made no sense. There were incidents of the same score being given when one routine was clearly superior, or inappropriately similar scores for routines that were not similar in execution or difficulty. One example off the top of my head was Gabby getting the same score on two days for her bar routine. Same routine, same score, but one day she got that score with missed connections and wobbles, and the second day she got that score with a cleaner execution of the exact same routine. That indicates that on one of the two performances, she was incorrectly scored pretty significantly.
I am a former gymnast and a HUGE gymnastics fan, and I got to the point where I didn't even want to watch anymore because the scoring was so subjective and ridiculous that I couldn't enjoy it.
What I'm seeing in gymnastics: You can have a difficult routine with several fuck ups and still beat out a slightly less difficult routine done damn near perfectly. It's bullshit.
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