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  1. #1 2016 in Rio 
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    If Micheal Phelps were a country, he’d be No. 38 on the all-time Olympic medals list.
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    The Texas Simones

    Simone Biles Won her second gold with victory in the gymnastics all-around.

    Simone Manuel Shared the gold by tying for first in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.
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    I'm strictly a Winter Olympics fan. -The Summer editions are just too much.

    There's a lot of self-fulfilling prophecy stuff going-on in Rio, good and bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    The Texas Simones

    Simone Biles Won her second gold with victory in the gymnastics all-around.

    Simone Manuel Shared the gold by tying for first in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.
    So which halves of the counties are celebrating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    So which halves of the counties are celebrating?
    The entire SE Texas metroplex. Black, white, brown, liberal, conservative, rich, poor, urban, suburban, rural, etc., etc.

    The Winter Olympics, other than the X-country with shooting, is meaningless to a southerner. The olympics was originated as combat contest and the track and field is the true contest.

    Badminton doubles? Geez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Badminton doubles? Geez!
    Badminton is a sport?
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    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    That's just so wrong!

    (Is dodge ball next?)
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    I hope the US-Womens beach-volleyballers aren't hotdogging it like they did in London 2012... super high-fives and taunting-trash against teams from Countries-with-populations-of-around-99... in a sport that was added so Americans can win gold for a decade or two, until the rest of the world catches-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    The Texas Simones

    Simone Biles Won her second gold with victory in the gymnastics all-around.

    Simone Manuel Shared the gold by tying for first in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.
    That girl can stick a landing like I have never seen before. I saw her doing the vault and something else (uneven bars? don't remember now), and I swear she comes down like a fuggin' telephone pole. Just BOOM! and she's standing there with no bounce, no wobble, nothing.
    Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
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