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2016 Rio Olympics Weekend 1 Open Thread

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We got track, we got gymnastics AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. We got swimming we got golf AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!!

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  • Bah Debo

    Nobody is trying to watch golf for HOURS.

    I just need the highlights.

    • brothaskeeper

      Wypipo.

      • Kas

        My father-in-law has the golf bug bad. He will literally watch for hours.

        • brothaskeeper

          My dad, too! We got him a suede vibrating recliner and a 60″ LED TV. We don’t hear from him all weekend .

          • Cheech

            It is the ultimate Sunday nap sport.

    • NonyaB

      Only time I enjoyed it was when I tried playing. CanNOT understand watching others do it; might as well watch paint dry.

      • Val

        I love playing on the putting course.

        • NonyaB

          D’you prefer it to full course action? I like full course because I also got my walking on (which I enjoy as opposed to running).

          • tgtaggie

            I actually prefer playing 9 or 18. I can basically walk 9 holes in less than 2hrs. Can’t really beat a stress reliever like that in the late afternoon.

      • Mr. Mooggyy

        Playing it ain’t half bad! But the comparison to watching golf and paint drying is an understatement.

        Like…

    • tgtaggie

      Sig and I are pretty much the golf heads on here. I thought it turned out pretty good. Gold and silver was decided on the last hole. Can’t really beat that. The only thing I didn’t care for is that most of the top men’s players sat out bc of zika and/or scheduling. Toyoko in 2020 will be more interesting bc China is the fastest growing market in golf

    • Lisa Necole

      YES! I have been laying out all summer trying to get the Tori Bowie look

  • They better be lucky spades and dominoes ain’t on the menu…

    “…and the Gold goes tooooo…
    Darnell Johnson, who hails from the upper east side…”
    Man…we dominate almost everything we touch.

    • Kas

      Pretty sure the Souf would dominate those events.

      • You right,
        You right.

      • brothaskeeper

        I feel like retro medals should be awarded in those sports.

        • Tambra

          How are they sports?

          • Val

            They actually show dominoes on ESPN. Lol

            • Tambra

              Ok. But don’t they show like poker too? For me those are games.

              • Kas

                Don’t make me say something I can’t take back.

                • Tambra

                  I dare you. You trying to get in? I think your time has passed.

                  • Kas

                    No, I’m going to be a better person.

                    • Tambra

                      You are such a gentleman. I wish you would rub off on some ppl * cough cough BK, Guy*

                    • brothaskeeper
                    • Tambra

                      Aite Corrupter in Chief.

                    • brothaskeeper

                      I have no control over people.

                    • Tambra

                      But you can influence. Subliminal messaging is so powerful. Aren’t you a part of the Illuminati?

                    • brothaskeeper

                      Moi?

                    • Tambra

                      Nah… but yes.

                    • NonyaB

                      *Puts hand on your forehead* How long have you had this fever? You’ve not been yourself for a minute, all avoiding trouble n sh*t.

                    • Kas

                      Whenever you see me referring to being a better person, replace with “couldn’t think of a witty return quip” and everything will, once again, make sense.

                • Val

                  Don’t be shy. Say it.

                  • Kas

                    Since when are you the straw that stirs?

                    • Val

                      Since forever. Lol

                    • Tambra

                      Val has been a stirrer of late, and she threatened to use violence *gasp*

                    • Kas

                      Violence? When was this?

                    • Tambra

                      I think yesterday or Friday. Wanted to punch Lester Holt in his throat. I was so shocked.

                    • NonyaB

                      Word? Ever-genial Val was gonna smack somebody? Why U no send bat signal? I’d have come thru wiv popcorn and cognac.

                    • Tambra

                      It took me a good while to recover. I always pictured Val as the Great Mediator, Whoo Sah and all.

                    • Kas

                      Xactly

                    • brothaskeeper

                      But Lester, though? Do you know how many drunk stories he had to sit through with Hoda and Kathie Lee just to get the Nightly News gig? Let that man live!

                    • Tambra

                      Our Val probably needs a bit of remediation in Angelography.

                    • NonyaB

                      Aw snap. I actually thought Lester Holt was a VSB commenter and was about to ask which thread the negro was spouting off on?! ?

                    • brothaskeeper

                      LMAO!

                    • Tambra

              • Val

                I don’t think it’s a sport either. Lol It’s just funny to me that they have it on ESPN.

                • Tambra

                  If the Olympics is just sports, then no. But if it includes games, fine. Gives hope to old men like Kas.

                  • Val

                    Lol

                  • Kas

                    Thinking about dropping 40 pounds and going for the decathlon in 2020. If I go heavy enough on the alleged no telling what I might achieve. Related, functioning livers are way overrated.

                    • Tambra

                      Go for it. Livers are not over rated, taste good though.

                    • Kas

                      They do taste good.

                    • Val

                      Yep, with onions.

                    • NonyaB

                      I like liver and onions too, specifically how my ma used to make it when we were kids. Probably wouldn’t try it elsewhere.

                    • Cheech

                      And a little bacon.

                    • Kas

                      Bacon on everything

                    • brothaskeeper

                      I kinda like my liver, though.

                    • Tambra

                      Talk sense into his head please.

          • brothaskeeper

            The brain can be considered a muscle. You can exercise it and train it. Shid, if driving fast while turning left at the same time can be a sport, why not Spades?

            • Tambra

              Point.

            • Kas

              Only left. Not one effing right. Not to mention dancing horses is a sport.

          • Kas

            Shut yo mouf.

            • Tambra

              Muah.

  • rikyrah

    Yeah…a new thread.

  • QueenRaven23

    Props to the ladies running the marathon

    • Kas
      • Tambra

        Thought you were a health freak… well a gym rat.

        • Kas

          I hate running and kale

          • Kale and scrambled eggs is a fire breakfast.

            • L8Comer

              I hate scrambled eggs.

              • Unhealthy heathens. I’m 4 months away from a 405 squat due to my kale and scrambled eggs diet.

                • Tambra

                  You not gonna get converts.

                • L8Comer

                  who said I was unhealthy? I just hate scrambled eggs lol. They’re gross.

            • Kas

              Pass

        • Kas

          My gym time is vanity inspired not health based.

          • Tambra

            Well at least you are still working on it.

      • NonyaB

        The only valid reasons to run are to catch or evade someone. ???

      • Cheech

        People need to remember that the runner of the first marathon, when he was finished, collapsed and died.

  • Ustadh

    The East Africans (as usual) dominate the marathon. Victory goes to Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong

    • She was amazing. She happily ran the fastest victory lap I’ve ever seen AFTER two and a half hours of running. I would’ve been laid out on the ground rolling across the finish line. And that’s in an alternate universe where I ran for nearly 3 hours in the sun any way lol.

    • Val

      This is the first Olympic marathon win for a Kenyan woman.

  • Ustadh

    Nigeria beat Croatia in basketball. Kudos Naija!!!

    • Bah Debo

      Soccer team is looking pretty good too

  • K_

    Elaine Thompson just breezed on past everybody lol She even looked shocked not sure why considering she has the best time this year. WTG Michelle Carter, lets see Simone Manuel got another Gold with the team and I think Phelps going out with a gold was great final race for him.

  • Val

    NBC sucks! I can’t even watch anything with you guys because of the tape delay. You’ve already seen the women’s marathon and it just started here about a half hour ago. Smh. Who broadcasts sports like this!? Sports are supposed to be live! Sigh.

    • Kas

      Have you already burned up your 30 minutes of NBC.com? Also, agree this completely sucks.

      • Val

        You have to have cable in order to get your 30 minutes, Kas.

        • Kas

          First 30 doesnt require you to login/provide cable information. Did you try and get rejected?

          • Val

            <—– rejected

            • Kas

              I been trying to figure out how how to go through BBC.com to no avail. I have cable but bought by frontier a few months back, and I can’t get a password established.

              • Val

                You need a vpn (whatever that is) to watch BBC’s coverage.

  • Val

    Any predictions on the men’s 100m final? Or the men’s 400m final?

    I pick Blake to win the 100m and Kirani James to win the 400m.

    • Kas

      Blake for the 100?

      • Tambra

        Yohan Blake , another Jamaican.

        • Kas

          Thanks.

          • Tambra

            No Probs.

    • brothaskeeper

      La Shawn will win the 400m. Bolt has the 100m. I put two Tubmans on it.

      • Val

        Kirani James ran the rounds like he was out for a walk. Lol I don’t think he can be beat. And I don’t think Bolt has world record speed anymore.

        • brothaskeeper

          Did you see how he pulled up yesterday, though? He was saving himself. No need to pop a hammy just to prove a point when you already know you’re the best.

          • Kas

            Ran just hard enough after a horrible start.

          • Val

            But did you see how easy Blake ran?

            • brothaskeeper

              His field was weak.

            • Tambra

              The beast is Usain’s training partner. But Bolt can be very deceptive.

              • Val

                I think Blake is tired of being second best to Bolt and I think Bolt is just tired.

                • Tambra

                  He is also coming off injury. There were concerns that he may not have been able to compete at all.

                  • Val

                    See, you’re making my point for me. Thanks. :-)

                    • Tambra

                      I still wouldn’t dismiss Bolt. Can’t wait.

                    • Val

                      Yep, either way it’s going to be a great race.

      • Val

        You’re going to lose at least one of those Tubmans.

    • Ustadh

      You are overlooking South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk in the 400

      • Val

        No I’m not. He’s likely to get third.

        • Ustadh

          Van Niekerk!

          • Val

            Thanks for the spoiler. Lol It was a good race. I’m always happy to see a new WR.

            • Ustadh

              Oops sorry, thought you were keeping off the forum to avoid any spoilers.

              • Val

                It’s not your fault. It’s so hard to know when races are being broadcast because of NBC tape delays and they don’t give any specific times when races are coming on.

  • Val

    Is USA women’s basketball coming up at the top of the hour for all of you too?

    • PriceIsRightHorns

      I think so.

      Edit: They’ve already played. Sorry Val.

      • Val

        Oh well.

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      So do you want the results or nah? lol

      • Val

        Lol Nope.

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          Ok! I’ll let you live Val!

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