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Old 08-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #171
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Just a small rant.

BMX bikes are what pre-teens and teens ride around our neighborhood. They think they are cool because they can do a trick or two. That's fine and I have no issue with that. I spent a lot of time on a bike when I was a kid too.

HOWEVER!!!!, making it an olympic sport is absurd. Grown men and women racing around an undulating curvy course on these mini bikes is about as stupid a "sport" as I can imagine.

What next? Synchronized swimming!?
Synchronized Couch potatoes with remotes and cellphones.

Synchronized Texting...
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #172
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Synchronized Couch potatoes with remotes and cellphones.

Synchronized Texting...
You did it again. Pass the monitor cleaner please.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #173
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Just a small rant.

BMX bikes are what pre-teens and teens ride around our neighborhood. They think they are cool because they can do a trick or two. That's fine and I have no issue with that. I spent a lot of time on a bike when I was a kid too.

HOWEVER!!!!, making it an olympic sport is absurd. Grown men and women racing around an undulating curvy course on these mini bikes is about as stupid a "sport" as I can imagine.

What next? Synchronized swimming!?
I love synchronized swimming, and at least it's more of a sport than table tennis... It requires incredible skill and athleticism, not to mention form and grace. Why do people always make fun of it?? I used to practice a few moves with my aunt in the pool (who was on the synch swim team in high school) and it is unbelievably difficult. I'm sad I didn't get to see any of it this year.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #174
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So is Elton John not part of the closing ceremonies either? It is stated to be about Britain's pop culture.......
I hope not .
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #175
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I love synchronized swimming, and at least it's more of a sport than table tennis... It requires incredible skill and athleticism, not to mention form and grace. Why do people always make fun of it?? I used to practice a few moves with my aunt in the pool (who was on the synch swim team in high school) and it is unbelievably difficult. I'm sad I didn't get to see any of it this year.
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I took advanced swim instructor/lifeguard classes as a teen, and a component was synchronized swimming moves. Incredibly difficult. A very beautiful sport, IMHO.
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I took advanced swim instructor/lifeguard classes as a teen, and a component was synchronized swimming moves. Incredibly difficult. A very beautiful sport, IMHO.
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I took advanced swim instructor/lifeguard classes as a teen, and a component was synchronized swimming moves. Incredibly difficult. A very beautiful sport, IMHO.
The synchronized swimming dig kind of hit a nerve because my bf and I argued about whether or not it's even a sport. He doesn't think it should be considered an Olympic sport.
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The synchronized swimming dig kind of hit a nerve because my bf and I argued about whether or not it's even a sport. He doesn't think it should be considered an Olympic sport.
How long can he hold his breath underwater?
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How long can he hold his breath underwater?
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How long can he hold his breath underwater?
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Probably not very long!! He can't do the butterfly either.
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