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Old 08-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #101
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There are so many rules that are different from the way the average citizen plays these games. A lot of interuptions, hesitations, etc. I lose interest after a while. Just play the dang game!
I was actually joking about bowling in the Olympics. Bowling used to be very competitive back in the day, I even belonged to the Junior League for several years.
But I think bowling, for the most part, has been and always will be a 'social' sport more than anything else.

There's even one quote from a movie years ago, "Did you meet her at a bowling alley?" ....sure seems appropriate even today.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #102
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I was actually joking about bowling in the Olympics. Bowling used to be very competitive back in the day, I even belonged to the Junior League for several years.
But I think bowling, for the most part, has been and always will be a 'social' sport more than anything else.

There's even one quote from a movie years ago, "Did you meet her at a bowling alley?" ....sure seems appropriate even today.
Bowling has never been a sport played by the upper crust.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #103
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I would like to see Bowling in the Olympics.
If Golf can make it, why not bowling???

Ballroom dancing would be better...
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #104
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Ballroom dancing would be better...
Is that even a sport? Parkour, I could maybe see though. . .
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #105
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Most kids who get into boxing come from troubled backgrounds. And it helps keep them straight. And then you have refs like this that are willing to destroy their dreams.
Addie the reasons vary,poverty is a big factor.Both the heavy weight and super heavy weight sections are crap.Overweight blobs who slap with the inside of the gloves like a handbag, the nearest 95% get to ring craft was a Brasilian wax.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #106
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Addie the reasons vary,poverty is a big factor.Both the heavy weight and super heavy weight sections are crap.Overweight blobs who slap with the inside of the gloves like a handbag, the nearest 95% get to ring craft was a Brasilian wax.
While there are a few contenders that are "overweight blobs", by and large, that doesn't represent the heavy weight as a whole.

Heavyweight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Take a quick look at the current champs, and see who is an overweight blob. . .
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:01 PM   #107
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I would like to see Bowling in the Olympics.
I actually do think bowling should be in the Olympics. I think bowling is just as much of a sport as curling, table tennis, or shooting. So why not??
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #108
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Take baseball, for instance. It is a relatively new event in the Olympics. I attended exhibition baseball during the 1984 Olympics here in L.A. Baseball at that time was not an official Olympic event. I wonder why it took so long for a sport like baseball to become an Olympic event. I imagine baseball is a popular sport in most all Continents.
And being a summer sport all the best players are with the Major League currently, unlike basketball being off season the US can send all their best NBA players to participate in the Summer Games.
Having said all that does the US have a baseball team in the Olympics? I would assume so.

A BIG EDIT: Someone just told me with 100% certainty that baseball is not in the Olympics!!

Second edit: Just Googled baseball. It became an official Olympic event in 1992 in Bacelona.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #109
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I heard the other night that baseball and softball were dropped from the olympics in 2008. I'm not sure, may have to research some more.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #110
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseb...ummer_Olympics

Yep. Gone again. My DIL loves baseball and is very sad that it is gone.
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