Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by getreadyalready
Ok, time to man up.
Looks around, sees nobody is paying attention, Marley and me didn't either but......
the Notebook got me
I haven't seen it, but I've been dared by my wife and her friends to sit and watch it with them some night. I might have to take them up on their
Back to the Olympics topic....
Watching the Russian gymnast lose last night and just sob and sob over a silver medal, and listening to the announcers continually talk about Michael
Phelps being "out-touched" for one race where he got a silver medal makes me think of a more pertinent question. Why are people so disappointed
over a Silver Medal? A Silver Medal in the Olympics, on the World's Stage, coming down to 5/1000th of a second, or one 1/8th of an inch on a landing
or a twist for 5/1000th of a point, and for some reason it is a major disappointment? Shouldn't all the medalists be thrilled with their
accomplishments? Shouldn't we all realize that when a competition is decided that closely that there is no real winner or loser, the scores are so
close, and there are so many factors involved, that all the medalists deserve the feeling of victory.
The Russian gymnast last night, on her last run was far better than Gabby, but it just wasn't quite enough. The other American got left out of the
Bronze medal, because they had a perfect tie for 3rd place, but the tie-breaker decision was to take 3 of the top 4 scores, and she was just nudged
off the podium.
When these folks are competing at such a high level, and it comes down to such an insanely close competition, and there are uncontrollable factors
involved like depending on a judge's opinion, or like swimmer being 1/1000th of a second slower off a block, or catching just a piece of a wake or a
draft from another swimmer, it amazes me that we wonder why they cry when they win, and why they cry when they lose. Just being there in the first
place is AMAZING!