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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

she withdrew because of her mental health which was causing her to be unfocussed and therefore more likely to have an accident. that's not different 'excuses'.
same as when you're in the wrong mood and working on a car, you end up doing more harm to it or yourself and it's best to call it a day.

I have to say I usually follow the olympics with more interest but this year it does seem to be remote and not relevant somehow. plus what I am seeing reported are the spats, cock-ups and emotional backstories.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

She is a distraction to the team. She should return home and seek treatment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

Eh, she made her decision, her life, idgaf.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:45 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

The "twisties" is a real condition. Other gymnasts have confirmed that. And its not like swimming or running for goodness sake...you lose your spatial awareness while doing moves like Biles does and it could be death. Biles reaches her maximum height with her feet at about 10 feet high. Her rotation speed at about 150 rpm, roughly one-third the rate of helicopter blades.

When people start caring more about gestures then they do about their fellow Americans then I guess we have what some people want....a war amongst ourselves. Congratulations to those foreign countries who have aspired to that. I guess they are succeeding.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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The "twisties" is a real condition. Other gymnasts have confirmed that. And its not like swimming or running for goodness sake...you lose your spatial awareness while doing moves like Biles does and it could be death. Biles reaches her maximum height with her feet at about 10 feet high. Her rotation speed at about 150 rpm, roughly one-third the rate of helicopter blades.

When people start caring more about gestures then they do about their fellow Americans then I guess we have what some people want....a war amongst ourselves. Congratulations to those foreign countries who have aspired to that. I guess they are succeeding.


Nowhere did I say anything about whether her condition was real or not nor did I ever say that any gesture or patriotism was more important than her, or any other competitorís, personal well-being. I was unaware of Simoneís withdrawal of the GAMES, let alone her reasons for it, get the fuck over yourself.


My initial stance still stands (although the post seems to have been deleted). Sports figures should not be using the arenas & podiums to push their agendas, itís unfair to their fans, itís unfair to their teammates, itís unfair to the team owners, itís unfair to the leagues, & in the instance of the Olympic Games, itís unfair to the country & itís citizens.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

No pressure or anything, but if you don't get a gold medal for your personal performance, you "lose", and everyone is watching you.

It's totally their fault that these gymnasts, swimmers, runners, skateboarders, surfers, rock climbers, etc. didn't fully understand the ramifications of being dominant at their sport when they were 6 years old.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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My initial stance still stands (although the post seems to have been deleted). Sports figures should not be using the arenas & podiums to push their agendas, itís unfair to their fans, itís unfair to their teammates, itís unfair to the team owners, itís unfair to the leagues, & in the instance of the Olympic Games, itís unfair to the country & itís citizens.



Well I guess Biles should have said she tweaked her ankle instead of being honest about the real reason she withdrew? That way you wouldn't have thought she was "pushing her agenda" right? Unless a sprained ankle would have also been "an agenda" excuse?

Sometimes people lose focus because other things have them needlessly all riled up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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My initial stance still stands (although the post seems to have been deleted). Sports figures should not be using the arenas & podiums to push their agendas, itís unfair to their fans, itís unfair to their teammates, itís unfair to the team owners, itís unfair to the leagues, & in the instance of the Olympic Games, itís unfair to the country & itís citizens.



Well I guess Biles should have said she tweaked her ankle instead of being honest about the real reason she withdrew? That way you wouldn't have thought she was "pushing her agenda" right? Unless a sprained ankle would have also been "an agenda" excuse?

Sometimes people lose focus because other things have them needlessly all riled up.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

Look at all the elite athletes that end up succumbing to performance pressure.
Many take or have taken performance enhancing drugs to stay at the top.
It's disappointing but ultimately refreshing to see a person like Ms. Biles be honest and true to herself. She put the team first, not cover-up or blame others. Gutsy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

In simone biles case, i dont know if its a mental illness as much as it may be fear of failure. Both are powerful
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

chrisflstf wrote:
In simone biles case, i dont know if its a mental illness as much as it may be fear of failure. Both are powerful

Age and experience are good antidotes to bravery. At some point the brain can't ignore how dangerous an activity is. That isn't mental illness, that is basic survival instinct.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

chrisflstf wrote:
In simone biles case, i dont know if its a mental illness as much as it may be fear of failure. Both are powerful


I think she conquered fear of failure a long time ago.

You bang your self up a lot doing gymnastics at that level.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

What the fuck has the world come to?!? Making excuses for & celebrating a QUITTER!


Quick! Someone give her a participation prize. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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The "twisties" is a real condition. Other gymnasts have confirmed that. And its not like swimming or running for goodness sake...you lose your spatial awareness while doing moves like Biles does and it could be death. Biles reaches her maximum height with her feet at about 10 feet high. Her rotation speed at about 150 rpm, roughly one-third the rate of helicopter blades.

When people start caring more about gestures then they do about their fellow Americans then I guess we have what some people want....a war amongst ourselves. Congratulations to those foreign countries who have aspired to that. I guess they are succeeding.


Nowhere did I say anything about whether her condition was real or not nor did I ever say that any gesture or patriotism was more important than her, or any other competitorís, personal well-being. I was unaware of Simoneís withdrawal of the GAMES, let alone her reasons for it, get the fuck over yourself.


My initial stance still stands (although the post seems to have been deleted). Sports figures should not be using the arenas & podiums to push their agendas, itís unfair to their fans, itís unfair to their teammates, itís unfair to the team owners, itís unfair to the leagues, & in the instance of the Olympic Games, itís unfair to the country & itís citizens.


What agenda is she "pushing"?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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What the fuck has the world come to?!? Making excuses for & celebrating a QUITTER!



i think that is the difference between knowing when to say when and aging out. my brother in law is a professional athlete who was set to compete in the Olympics until the wuflu made a mess out of everything.

thing is, he has an exit plan and realized at an early enough age he will in fact age out of the world of professional competition. his story is a little different seeing he races sail boats so there's ton of money behind it all.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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TDCTDI wrote:
What the fuck has the world come to?!? Making excuses for & celebrating a QUITTER!



i think that is the difference between knowing when to say when and aging out. my brother in law is a professional athlete who was set to compete in the Olympics until the wuflu made a mess out of everything.

thing is, he has an exit plan and realized at an early enough age he will in fact age out of the world of professional competition. his story is a little different seeing he races sail boats so there's ton of money behind it all.



I have a customer that was always difficult to contact because he was always in some resort-ish area for business. Colorado one week, the Alps another, & so on. Curious, I had to ask what he did for a living & he replied insurance industry. He grew up a skier & mountain biker & he told me that after seeing one friend after another eat it in one extreme sport or another, he decided that he would start selling insurance instead. So now he sells insurance to as many skiers, bikers, parachuters, & wing suiters as possible. His life expectancy shot straight up & he said that he out lived most of his buddies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

Meanwhile back in reality team USA leads with 38 medals, 14 gold. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Meanwhile back in reality team USA leads with 38 medals, 14 gold. Very Happy


Donít you have a gymnastics rerun to watch?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant Reply with quote

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