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    Yet another reason to be grateful that I don't live on the West Coast.

    I record the Olympics on my DVR and usually jump into the coverage 30-40 minutes in so I can zip through the ads. Zip zip!

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    Sure, some sporting events start at weird times on the west coast, but that's the norm and people adapt. ...That's why bars have breakfast buffets and bloody mary bars during football season for 10:00 a.m. kickoffs.
    Exactly! Ever since we moved to the west coast, we've totally adapted to eating breakfast at bars and drinking in the morning. Not a bad new tradition!

    NBC dropped the freakin' ball on this one.

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    I watched the relay last night, truly amazing! Jason Lezak was beyond anything that I had hoped for. I swam for 12 years so swimming in pretty much the only thing that interests me in the Olympics. I still don't understand how he came from nearly a body length behind to beat the French. Plus, he got the fastest relay split in history!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolem View Post
    I watched the relay last night, truly amazing! Jason Lezak was beyond anything that I had hoped for. I swam for 12 years so swimming in pretty much the only thing that interests me in the Olympics. I still don't understand how he came from nearly a body length behind to beat the French. Plus, he got the fastest relay split in history!!
    Wasn't that amazing? Even the announcers didn't brlieve they had a chance! He was determined!
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

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    The mystery of the disappearance of Cullen Jones - Fourth-Place Medal - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports
    The mystery of the disappearance of Cullen Jones

    By Chris Chase
    The pictures of Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrating their improbable win in the 4x100 freestyle relay were splashed across newspapers and websites around the world yesterday. But there was somebody conspicuous in his absence from all the immediate reaction shots.
    Where was Cullen Jones? The third swimmer in the United States' world record setting 4x100 team, Jones was nowhere to be seen in the aftermath of Jason Lezak's stunning anchor leg. Every picture and video shot includes only Phelps and Weber-Gale; Jones was AWOL. Eventually, he joined the celebration, but where was he during that thrilling finish? I've heard that question three times over the past 36 hours, so this morning, Fourth-Place Medal's crack investigative unit, which yesterday uncovered the mystery of the hot Paraguayan, got on the case.
    After breaking down the last moments of the race like the Zapruder film, it becomes clear that Jones wasn't with his teammates because he had run to the side of the pool to get a better angle to view the touch. Look for Jones at the bottom-left of the picture, leaning over at the finish line. He's immediately to the right of the WR/OR graphic.
    During an interview on the Today show, Jones said that he didn't remember walking away from the starting area, only that he was so dizzy after his race he could barely stand up. After looking at the finish, Jones stared at the scoreboard for a few seconds to confirm what he had seen. When he realized he and his relay teammates had just capped one of the most improbable comebacks in Olympic history, he began celebrating... alone.

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    Ok, so what did the French say about the American team?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFolie View Post
    Ok, so what did the French say about the American team?...

    i was just about to ask that also

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    The French relay team told the press:
    "The Americans? We're going to smash them. That's what we came here for."
    Swimmer Bernard says France will 'smash' U.S. - Beijing Olympics News - MSNBC.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFolie View Post
    Ok, so what did the French say about the American team?...
    Quote Originally Posted by sue_trask View Post
    i was just about to ask that also
    “The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came here for.” - Alain Bernard

    Frenchman fires up U.S. relay team - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports

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    But they comforted the guy who said that-he was so down!
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    Thumbs down

    The French team never should have lost that race.
    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    Ok, thanks for the info, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    The French team never should have lost that race.
    Why not?

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    ^^Don't you know? They are so very superieur to us American cheezburgers.

    We had one hot relay team
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