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Tokolympics
« on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 10:01:30 »
Soooo... it's like having a big party , but peeps arn't allowed to come ? Even athlete families arn't allowed to watch competition, so, like,  why did they even go ?

Is sports obsolete ?

Once they get some attractive athletes to play League of Legend, wouldn't that be enough?



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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 10:10:36 »
Masks aren't all bad.
Over the past few decades there has been a redistribution of dignity upward. The Republicans valorized entrepreneurs, CEOs and Wall Street. The Democratic Party became dominated by people in the creative class, who attended competitive colleges, moved to affluent metro areas, married each other and ladled advantages onto their kids so they could leap even farther ahead. There was a bipartisan embrace of a culture of individualism, which opens up a lot of space for people with resources and social support but means loneliness and abandonment for people without. Four years of college became the definition of the good life, which left roughly two-thirds of the country out. And so came the crisis that Biden was elected to address the poisonous combination of elite insularity and vicious populist resentment. A group of people so enraged by a lack of respect that they are willing to risk death by Covid if they get to stick a middle finger in the air against those who they think look down on them. They are willing to torch our institutions because they are so resentful against the people who run them. The Democratic spending bills are economic packages that serve moral and cultural purposes. They should be measured by their cultural impact, not merely by some wonky analysis. In real, tangible ways, they would redistribute dignity back downward. They would support hundreds of thousands of jobs for home health care workers, child care workers, construction workers, metal workers, supply chain workers. They would ease the indignity millions of parents face having to raise their children in poverty.  David Brooks NYT 2021


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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 13:52:26 »
Is sports obsolete ?

Always has been.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 14:21:10 »
Their site is ad-walled. ne alternatives?

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 14:24:46 »
E-Sports is the superior of sports - other than Motorsports.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 20:13:29 »
Is $10 subscription worth it  for adfree stream on peacock?  Thoughts ?

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 22:10:39 »
nope, I'll take Discovery and Disney+ over that. .

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 24 July 2021, 00:00:28 »
Soooo... it's like having a big party , but peeps arn't allowed to come ? Even athlete families arn't allowed to watch competition, so, like,  why did they even go ?

The crowd isn't necessary or even always wanted. If all you want is a crowd or fans there are easier ways to become famous.

Why go?
You worked your entire life to reach this point and now you want to prove you're the best at your sport
It gives you access to future employment/sponsors/endorsements based on your sport.

It's still a party.
They spent their lives working to get here, doing everything right to not screw this up and now they can let loose, and they do. You're surrounded by the most fit people in the world all with similar mindset and hyped up on adrenaline, the Olympics are like a festival of sex behind the scenes. They bring in condoms by the truckload for athletes. Covid or not, that won't change.
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 06:59:44 »
Hrrrrrmmmmmm.....  This is interesting..

Finn Florijn, a 21-year-old vaccinated Dutch rower, tested positive after his Olympic debut in the men's single sculls race. He finished fourth in his heat and was scheduled to row again on Saturday, but now he's out of the competition and isolated for 10 days.

"I wasn't completely satisfied with my race yet. But I was hopeful to improve in the rematch. Now it's over in an instant," the athlete said in a statement.



Soooo.. Basically,  if some nefarious nation wanted to cheat,  all they'd have to do is strategically infect their opponent with korona.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 21:22:53 »
If only there was some way to avoid catching this virus, you know, like a mask, or a vaccine that you could easily get...
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 22:03:08 »
If only there was some way to avoid catching this virus, you know, like a mask, or a vaccine that you could easily get...

Not familiar with the rules, but I think it may be disqualifying for just being infected, as this athelete has been vaxxed.

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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 23:10:52 »
The old location for the now defunct NeoGeo World could be seen during an overhead in the men's triathalon. That was cool.
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 02:42:28 »
If only there was some way to avoid catching this virus, you know, like a mask, or a vaccine that you could easily get...
Not familiar with the rules, but I think it may be disqualifying for just being infected, as this athelete has been vaxxed.
Being infected is reason for removal, as for him being vaxxed, I know a few who were not and caught it.
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Re: Tokolympics
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 08:07:46 »

like a mask, or a vaccine


disqualifying for just being infected


Being infected is reason for removal


It's all Obama's fault, anyway.
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