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08-22-2008 10:43 PM  12 years ago
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Pistol Pete

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The Olympics eliminating some sports...boooooo
They are going to eliminate baseball and softball

Equestrians stay...not even on the sight to be eliminated.

Correct me if wrong, I dont see what the hell horses has anything to do with human athletics.

If the horses can stay, we might as well add a dog show.

For the record I like horses, but to me the olympics is all about the best HUMAN athletes competing...not a trained animal...thats what the animal channel is for.

rant off.
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08-22-2008 11:03 PM  12 years ago
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I bet that if you dug back a little into the background of the members of the modern Olympic's IOC, a fair percentage of european bluebloods would be found.

Another clue might be found in this quote:

"Riding was first included in the 1900 Olympics and reappeared in 1912. Originally in the modern Olympics, only commissioned officers were allowed to compete."

Add to that that it is not an accident that "The Sport of Kings" was once coined, regarding racing, and an elitist trend seems to be showing up.

Good or bad, your beef is bucking up against some stiff tradition.
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08-23-2008 05:11 AM  12 years ago
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08-23-2008 05:31 AM  12 years ago
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Horses? In the Olympics? what a ridiculous idea.

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08-23-2008 06:58 AM  12 years ago
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"They are going to eliminate baseball and softball"

Good they are a slow and boring sport.

"Equestrians stay...not even on the sight to be eliminated."

Somewhat boring however much more interesting than baseball.

"Correct me if wrong, I don't see what the hell horses has anything to do with human athletics."

Right on I guess the emphases is on the rider being the athlete rather than the horse even though some horses got caught doping.

"If the horses can stay, we might as well add a dog show."

I know what you mean... I guess the emphases then would be the dog handlers/owner being the athelete.

"For the record I like horses, but to me the Olympics is all about the best HUMAN athletes competing...not a trained animal...that's what the animal channel is for."

Right with you on this one hopefully this will also get eliminated.
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08-23-2008 08:50 AM  12 years ago
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Ironic you mention Dogs.
In the 1904 Paris Olympics Poodle Clipping was actually a sport.

Suprisingly won by the French

So was Horse Jumping (How high you could make your horse jump)
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08-23-2008 08:58 AM  12 years ago
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How many nations compete in base/soft ball in the olympics?“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”
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08-23-2008 10:19 AM  12 years ago
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What about the decathalon runing, swiming, cycling, shoting, showjumping all done by the same athlete and riding a horse that they have never riden before and yes I know thats not 10 things but I dont follow a lot of sport so I dont know what the other events where.
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08-23-2008 11:43 AM  12 years ago
Pistol Pete

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How many nations compete in base/soft ball in the olympics?
only the good ones
is the search function in your browser down?
I'll wait for you to make your point eventually.

Given for some that base/softball can be boring, it still takes a human to carry it out...and the point of my rant.
What about the decathalon..etc
what about it?
even though some horses got caught doping.
Horses? In the Olympics? what a ridiculous idea
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exactly my point...thanks for clearing it up.
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08-23-2008 11:51 AM  12 years ago
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I was hoping you detected my sarcasm, please don't tell me you missed it.

Horses have been a part of the Olympics in one way or another since the original games in ancient Greece.
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08-23-2008 12:01 PM  12 years ago
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me miss your sarcasm? please.

this is off topics where everything "should be" taken with a grain of salt.

I used it in my favor...please tell me you did not miss that

I understand they have been around for a while, my point being that sports "unaided by animals" are being eliminated rather than.
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08-23-2008 12:07 PM  12 years ago
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How about this for an Olympic sport?

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08-23-2008 12:17 PM  12 years ago
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Close...but all nations would have to have those animals in common. Besides. arent Dodo birds extinct?

Perhaps this one as we can provide plenty before the ice melts.

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08-23-2008 12:43 PM  12 years ago
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Indeed Dodo are extinct.
<---Dodo

Wouldn't matter much anyway, as pink flamingos prove to make much better croquet mallets.
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08-23-2008 12:47 PM  12 years ago
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Unfortunately Bush Gardens and some of southeast florida have exclusive rights to flamingos.

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08-23-2008 12:50 PM  12 years ago
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Bush Gardens and some of southeast florida have exclusive rights to flamingos
Thats odd, we have them all over up here in Wisconsin.
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08-25-2008 01:03 AM  12 years ago
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JIMMY PAGE
will be at the ending ceremonies.

Media finally started its delayed 8pm broadcast.

Just posting for any fans.
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