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Old 08-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #121
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First, there are many Latin American teams that can compete on a par with US and Japan. Witness the World Baseball Classic games. Many of the best teams are from Latin America. In fact, many of the top line players in MLB are Latin Americans who would play for their country teams rather than the USA team.

Don't blame Michael Phelps for how he's covered by the media. If not him, they will single out someone else.
I'm not blaming Michael but will be glad to see them cover other athletes. Yes he's good, phenomenal and unique. I just find the coverage overdone. They spend so much time with him then get surprised when other swimmers do well.

As far as baseball goes, that's just what I heard. I'm not a big baseball fan so don't follow it too close.
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Well, I'm glad the Summer and Winter Games are staggered. I remember when they were both held during the same year.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #123
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I'm not blaming Michael but will be glad to see them cover other athletes. Yes he's good, phenomenal and unique. I just find the coverage overdone. They spend so much time with him then get surprised when other swimmers do well.
And his mom, good lord, they spend as much time with the cameras on her. . . annoying.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:15 AM   #124
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Whoop whoop another 3 golds for Team GB!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:32 AM   #125
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gq, were the three medals in imperial flag planting, keg rolling, and lawn darts, with the lower class as goalies?

lol, j/k. i owed you that for calling northern ireland british.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:27 AM   #126
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Glad to see you have been paying attention to the Limpics !

I must have missed something re Norn Iron still British unless I missed something on the news overnight .
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:47 AM   #127
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:51 AM   #128
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Exactly. In an irish pub here I ended up in the men's bogs because I decided to guess which one had women on the door as they were in Gaelic. Had lovely chat with a chap till he pointed the urinals out to me . Damned uncomfortable to sit on .
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i wish i knew how to say lol in irish.

the men's room is the one without the queue...
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:08 AM   #130
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Buon Giorno,

Saturday night at the Hotel Bar in Corfu, we caught the Swimming Championships for the Gold Medal.

The Netherlands won the Gold.

Not 10%, here and there ... We have been celebrating the Vet´s birthday 60 km. from Puglia, Italia via Ferry in Corfu, Greece ...

There are seven Ionic islands, and Corfu, is the Capital and the main island. We are have taken a tour of several of the others.

Amazing, one is an island of wild Oregano ( have 3 whole bags of it ); one is a fishermens´ paradise, one is for raising and breeding Donkies, and one is just virgin beaches to die for ... with tiny hotels.

Good Post Laurie ... Thanks.
Well, have a lovely August,
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