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#421 JustJokinen!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:59 AM

Party foul to UMADBRO, I just turned on my tv and scoured all the channels. Forced me to watch badminton for a good five seconds.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

Can't believe that some people are insulted by the fact that many Scots and Welsh athletes don't sing God Save the Queen.

Why should they?

Not rooting against GB, just the anthem. And wow, the GB team pursuit team look unstoppable.


Why do you guys compete as GB in the Olympics but separately as Scotland and Wales in other competitions like the World Cup?

I've always wondered this.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

Party foul to UMADBRO, I just turned on my tv and scoured all the channels. Forced me to watch badminton for a good five seconds.

i wouldn't call them "good"

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:03 AM

Why do you guys compete as GB in the Olympics but separately as Scotland and Wales in other competitions like the World Cup?

I've always wondered this.


Me too
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:05 AM

Quick shower than watch some Canadians kick ass in the pool!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:10 AM

i wouldn't call them "good"


So true. Poor word choice by me.

Sorry everyone!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:55 AM

Canada vs. Japan in Badminton now on TSN!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

Canada vs. Japan in Badminton now on TSN!


Go Bruce - Li!
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

Go Bruce - Li!

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i see what you did there yes 20-19.....

One day some of us will look back on the year and look at the chicago, and most of us will realize that it was a small bump in the road to the cup


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:18 PM

I'm now willingly watching badminton, and honestly, I'm kind of enjoying it.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

Damn jpn up by 4 hope for comeback


One day some of us will look back on the year and look at the chicago, and most of us will realize that it was a small bump in the road to the cup


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm now willingly watching badminton, and honestly, I'm kind of enjoying it.


I'm seriously considering dusting off the racquet and heading to the gym. I kind of forgot how much fun badminton is.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:27 PM

Another Gold for Michael Phelps!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

Damn Michelle and Alex look tired and are off their game.. hope they can come back to play for gold! but even if they don't, they'll have a chance at bronze..
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:29 PM

Congrats Phelps. Another gold medal

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

Damn 18-13 in third set crap

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

That Japanese lady screaming is so annoying. Holy crap.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Damn 18-13 in third set crap

At least we didnt get sweep


One day some of us will look back on the year and look at the chicago, and most of us will realize that it was a small bump in the road to the cup


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Tough but expected loss. Hopefully we can get the bronze against the Russians.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

Lets go get the Bronze medal!!!! Beat those damn ruskis

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

I think we can beat those russians.....when do we again though?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

Lets go get the Bronze medal!!!! Beat those damn ruskis


Canada - Russia is always a classic matchup.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

I think we can beat those russians.....when do we again though?


According to the London2012 website, the match is at 10:30 on Saturday (2:30am PDT).
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

Since the men's 8 and women's 8 both ended in silver, does anybody know what other events we have a legitimate shot for gold in?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

The Canadian team didn't really have much of a chance against Japan, so it's nice to see them put up the fight that they did. Look forward to the match against Russia. There's a team more at their level. Carrying the momentum from this last match, they have a real chance at winning it. I hope they seize the opportunity.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:58 PM

Since the men's 8 and women's 8 both ended in silver, does anybody know what other events we have a legitimate shot for gold in?


From my Sportsnet magazine:

Dylan Armstrong in the shot put (Aug 3)
Adam Van Koeverden in canoeing (Aug 6 & 8)
Synchronized swim team (Aug 7 & 10)
Mary Spencer in boxing (Aug 5)
Catherine Pendrel in mountain biking (Aug 11)
Tara Whitten in track cycling (Aug 4, 6 & 7)
Ryan Cochrane in 1,500M freestyle (Aug 3 & 4)
Rosie MacLennan in trampoline (Aug 4)
Richard Weinberger in 10km marathon swim (Aug 10)
Tonya Verbeek in wrestling (Aug 9)
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

What a story for Canada's women's doubles badminton team, they were originally 3rd in their group, knocked out and prevented from advancing out of the group stage to the quarterfinals, but then the chinese and korean teams that placed 1st/2nd in their group got disqualified, allowing the Canadians to advance past the quarterfinals, and they ended up winning their quarterfinal matchup allowing to advance to the semifinals. Canada now just needs to win one of their next two matches to win a medal.


They were outmatched against Japan. You could see it after several serves in the first 'round'. Also, why was the Canadian coach in the stands while the Japanese coach was on the sidelines? That's like having AV in the press box eating Nachos.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

*sigh.

Watched two Canadian swimmers last night not even qualify for the finals of a specific race. It's tough to build up our medal count when we don't even get to compete.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

Good comeback by Phelps!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

They were outmatched against Japan. You could see it after several serves in the first 'round'. Also, why was the Canadian coach in the stands while the Japanese coach was on the sidelines? That's like having AV in the press box eating Nachos.

*sigh.

Watched two Canadian swimmers last night not even qualify for the finals of a specific race. It's tough to build up our medal count when we don't even get to compete.


Username seems really appropriate, lol.

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