Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Am Watching the Olympics (Day 11)

Overnights:

khadeem to di worl' ‏@Khadsss_ 
Grenada: Population - 110,000, Gold medals - 1. Nigeria: Population: 170,000,000. ANY medals - 0
4:30 PM - 6 Aug 12 

Tyson Gay ‏@TysonLGay 
Thanks to my fans & family @omegawatches @EASBrand @Gilletteand @centurycouncil for all the support sorry for letting you all down. 
6:57 PM - 6 Aug 12


Samuel L. Jackson ‏@SamuelLJackson 
How could we take these dudes lightly?!!! SERVED by Latvia! dayuuuum! 
8:36 PM - 6 Aug 12 

London 2012 ‏@London2012 
Welcome to Day 11! We’ve got lots of medal action today including the men’s Triathlon & the last day at the Velodrome!http://l2012.cm/OLYRF3 
1:26 AM - 7 Aug 12 

LEFT ‏@LeftSentThis 
This old dude from Bulgaria doing gymnastics, deserves an Olympic medal just for competing at the age of 40, with a dome full of grey hair. 
1:32 AM - 7 Aug 12 

Gabrielle Douglas ‏@gabrielledoug 
Ahh just one more ladies lets make it count!!!! LETS GET EM!! #USA#beamfinals #floorfinals http://instagr.am/p/OBJEpQN5kB/ 
2:06 AM - 7 Aug 12 

Jordan Burroughs ‏@alliseeisgold 
Last day of Greco wrestling today. Goodluck to @LesterToLondon I have a good feeling about today!!! 
2:31 AM - 7 Aug 12 

Dwyane Wade ‏@DwyaneWade 
thank you. “@LuisERosario: You are missed at the olympics!!@DwyaneWade” 
4:13 AM - 7 Aug 12 

Pat Forde ‏@YahooForde 
Jason RIchardson of the U.S. just smoking his prelim heat of 110 hurdles. Best remaining American men's hope for gold in track? 
4:19 AM - 7 Aug 12 

 Jordyn Wieber ‏@jordyn_wieber 
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Phil 4:13 ❤💙 
4:36 AM - 7 Aug 12 

US Olympic Team ‏@USOlympic 
#TeamUSA's @SarahHammer has 1 point on Great Britain's Laura Trott for @USACycling's omnium overall! Final fight for the gold later tonight. 
5:39 AM - 7 Aug 12 

Team GB ‏@TeamGB 
#Triathlon Coming into Lap 3 of 7 and @TeamGB are RULING the course in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Go on boys! #OurGreatestTeam 
6:14 AM - 7 Aug 12



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45 comments:

  1. Men's triathlon: Great Britain gold, Spain silver, Great Britain bronze.

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  2. I've made a big mistake by failing to watch Today throughout the Olympics. I've been watching for the last 15 minutes, and it's just been fantastic.

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  3. Rats. Justin Leston of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has been eliminated in the quarterfinals of 145.5-pound Greco-Roman wrestling.

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  4. The U.S. women's basketball team leads Canada, 29-13, in the second quarter of their quarterfinal.

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    1. Presumably the Canadians are already planning how to denounce the referees, much as their women's soccer team did yesterday.

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  5. The U.S. eliminates Canada from women's basketball. The Americans win their quarter-final match by the score of 91-48.

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  6. Women's volleyball quarter: Japan, three sets to two over China. This appears to have been quite a match: 28-26, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 18-16 (Japan's scores listed first).

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    1. This women's volleyball tournament is OTH! So Brazil finally outlasted Russia in the second quarterfinal, 24-26, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22 and 21-19. And now the United States and the Dominican Republic are playing a fantastic-looking match on NBC. Team USA won the first set, and it has come from behind to lead, 10-8 in the second ...

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    2. Hurrah! On fourth set point, the U.S. women win their second set with the Dominican Republic ... up two sets to zilch ...

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    3. On to the semis for Team USA!

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  7. WHY ARE WE SO BAD AT SAILING AND EQUESTRIAN EVENTS?

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    1. I don't know, but I'd love to know. I feel the same way about table tennis. At any given daylight moment of 1987, it seemed like about one out of every five college boys in all of WKU's Pearce-Ford Tower was skipping class and playing ping-pong in the rec room. How has that investment and sacrifice not translated into more Olympic hardware over the 25 years since?

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  8. Quarter-finals in the women's basketball tournament played so far today:

    United States 91 - 48 Canada
    Australia 75 - 60 China

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  9. Men's 145.5-pound Greco-Roman wrestling: South Korea gold, Hungary silver, Georgia and France bronze.

    Men's 211.5-pound Greco-Roman wrestling: Iran gold, Russia silver, Armenia and Sweden bronze.

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  10. Men's 231-pound-plus weightlifting: Iran gold, Iran silver, Russia bronze.

    Women's team table tennis: China gold, Japan silver, Singapore silver.

    Equestrian team dressage: Great Britain gold, Germany silver, Netherlands bronze.

    Men's RS-X sailing: Netherlands gold, Great Britain silver, Poland bronze.

    Women's RS-X sailing: Spain gold, Finland silver, Poland bronze.

    Men's 3m springboard diving: Russia gold, China silver, China bronze.

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    1. I am furious with our equestrian team. If I were President Obama, I would use the equestrian team to symbolize the role of the rich in America.

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    2. President Obama just came on MSNBC in a break of the Italy-South Korea women's indoor volleyball quarterfinal (Italy won the first set) and said he would ask the rich to pay a little more in taxes if he is re-elected. Then they flashed "FORWARD" up on the screen before going back to the volleyball. He didn't say anything about the equestrian team.

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  11. Eight track-and-field medals, eight cycling, four gymnastics and two synchronized-swimming medals also are being awarded today.

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  12. Ah, good ... a little track-cycling love in the afternoon!

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    1. The track cycling looks good when you've got teams competing, but this individual business where the competitors slow down so much ... they should all have to ride those old-timey bikes with the giant front wheels.

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    2. Women's sprint: Australia gold, Great Britain silver, China bronze.

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  13. In women's basketball, Turkey leads Russia 52-51 with 8:41 left in the game.

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  14. In men's football, Mexico beat Japan 3-1 in one semi-final, and Brazil is up 3-0 over South Korea late in the other semi-final. So it will be Mexico v. Brazil for the gold.

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  15. Turkey 54 - 56 Russia (6:32 left in 4th quarter)

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  16. Turkey 56 - 56 Russia (5:41 left in 4th quarter)

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  17. Turkey 62 - 64 Russia (13 seconds left in 4th quarter)

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  18. Turkey makes one of two free throws:

    Turkey 63 - 64 Russia (13 seconds left in 4th quarter)

    Russia's ball.

    Russia calls time.

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  19. Russia is fouled.

    Makes one, misses one. Gets the rebound.

    Russia is fouled again.

    Misses one, makes one. Turkey ball

    Turkey 63 - 66 Russia (10 seconds left in 4th quarter)

    Turkey calls time.

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  20. With 1.5 seconds left, Turkey shoots a three -- no good!

    Russia advances to the semi-finals.

    Turkey 63 - 66 Russia (Final)

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  21. Meanwhile, in women's beach volleyball, Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross lead have match point against top-seeded Brazil. The U.S. women lost the first set, 21-15, and won the second, 21-19.

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    1. In the rain, the United States win the third set, 15-12. Brazil had beaten the United States in nine straight matches. Kessy and Ross get a 14-10 lead in the third and deciding set, but then give back two points. After calling a timeout to regroup, the Americans finish off the Brazilians!

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    2. YEAHHH!!!

      We needed to start pulling some upsets. This is great.

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  22. The U.S. women's water polo team today beat Australia, 11-9, and at 2 p.m. Central Thursday will play Spain for gold. (Australia and Hungary play at noon Thursday for bronze.) The United States has medaled in every Olympic women's water polo competition, but it has never won gold. Australia, Italy and the Netherlands have each won one gold medal in the sport; Team USA has won two silvers and a bronze.

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    1. This was an epic game -- it went to extra time after Australia tied the U.S. in the last second.

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  23. Dallas's Errol Spence was just beaten by a Russian in a men's welterweight boxing quarterfinal, which means Team USA will not medal in men's boxing.

    Marlen Esparza of Pasadena, Texas, fights a woman from China at 7:30 a.m. Central Wednesday in a flyweight semifinal. An hour later, Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich., is scheduled to fight a woman from Kazakhstan in a middleweight semi.

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  24. In the final women's basketball quarter-final, France has beaten the Czech Republic 71-68. The French women are going nuts.

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  25. Oh, I see. France was down 51-41 after three quarters, and they scored 30 points in the last 10 minutes to pull out the victory.

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  26. HIP HIP HOORAY FOR THE OLYMPICS!

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