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Old 08-25-2008, 01:15 PM   #27901
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I hate waiting 4 years too

I kept up my embarassing ritual of crying when the flame was extinguished Every Olympics since 1992 I've done it... actually my parents tell me I did in 1988 too but I don't remember that
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:19 PM   #27902
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I don't cry at opening or end ceremonies, but I do get emotional when seeing the athletes' reactions.
I was cheering for the French during the handball final (became a Bertrand Gilles fangirl )and I was happy they won, but I couldn't help being sad when I saw this Iceland guy (blond bearded giant) crying
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Of course we'll keep ourselves entertained. But the Olympics are always special for me, as they happen when I'm outta work, during summer, and they show many sports that I wouldn't watch other time.

Talking about keeping entertained, I just learned that the battle of tv stations concerning sports and tennis would make me lose the opportunity to watch the USO as well as the AO, for which I had always had coverage with the stations I was getting through cable. Guess what, I need 2 more tv stations to be able to watch those 2 GSs again. And the best is that I'd need to pay twice as much per month of what I'm paying now for more than 100 stations Not need to say that I'll have to do without. It's not worth paying that much for 4 weeks in a year.
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Martine, I've always had a crush on Bertrand, even when he had short hair A matter of years.
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I cried many times while athletes were overjoyed at their good performance and when they were standing for their anthem

With the ceremonies, I don't even really like watching them, but the closing one just makes me so sad and when they take down the Olympic flag and when they put out the flame I get so upset because it's the end of it for 4 years.

I love the Olympics so much it's quite insane... you know on new years day in 1995 the first thought that came into my head when I woke up was "YAY the Olympics are on next year" LMFAO I'll always remember that
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The Eurosport player gives perfect coverage for the Slams and offers re-live matches too. Works great for me and I use the French homepage
Not too expensive either as I take the yearly subscription and like that I have all the Slams
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Of course we'll keep ourselves entertained. But the Olympics are always special for me, as they happen when I'm outta work, during summer, and they show many sports that I wouldn't watch other time.

Talking about keeping entertained, I just learned that the battle of tv stations concerning sports and tennis would make me lose the opportunity to watch the USO as well as the AO, for which I had always had coverage with the stations I was getting through cable. Guess what, I need 2 more tv stations to be able to watch those 2 GSs again. And the best is that I'd need to pay twice as much per month of what I'm paying now for more than 100 stations Not need to say that I'll have to do without. It's not worth paying that much for 4 weeks in a year.
That's dreadful Choupi!! For years I couldn't watch the French Open because it is only on Pay TV and I didn't have it until this year but making you pay more when you already paying for cable is just disgusting!

As for the US Open, I can never watch it anyway because the day's play starts at 1am and I have to go to work in the morning. I was praying that they match I want to see would be on first so I could watch the 1st hour tonight but no, they put it on last and I'll probably be stuck with WTA
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Martine, I've always had a crush on Bertrand, even when he had short hair A matter of years.
Well, I never watched handball before so this was the first time I saw him (although I think Jelena already showed me some pics but I'm not sure)
Guess I came a bit late because he doesn't look that young anymore (same as my tennis favs... )
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Thanks for the tip Martine about eurosport player. But I'm not really used to watch matches through my pc screen. And those 2 events, with time delay, would make me wake up in the middle of the night or stay awake quite a big part of the night, to sit on that chair to watch matches. Which is quite less comfortable than my couch. I don't think I'd resist long.
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That's dreadful Choupi!! For years I couldn't watch the French Open because it is only on Pay TV and I didn't have it until this year but making you pay more when you already paying for cable is just disgusting!
I didn't lose any tv stations. It's just that the ones that I had already been paying for have lost their rights, and I don't get the 2 new ones that owe them now
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Thanks for the tip Martine about eurosport player. But I'm not really used to watch matches through my pc screen. And those 2 events, with time delay, would make me wake up in the middle of the night or stay awake quite a big part of the night, to sit on that chair to watch matches. Which is quite less comfortable than my couch. I don't think I'd resist long.
Same here (or they play when I'm working, or they play while I sleep), but that's why I love the re-live matches. You can pick the matches you like and watch them again afterwards for about 1 month after the tournament.
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Well, I never watched handball before so this was the first time I saw him (although I think Jelena already showed me some pics but I'm not sure)
Guess I came a bit late because he doesn't look that young anymore (same as my tennis favs... )
Bertrand isn't quite young, you're right. And it's a matter of family when it comes to handball. As both his brothers do play. You have Bertrand and Guillaume, who both play for France, for quite some years now. They both play in Germany rest of the time. And you have Benjamin who is playing for Chambéry, the team they have all started with, like a certain Jackson Richardson...
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Bertrand isn't quite young, you're right. And it's a matter of family when it comes to handball. As both his brothers do play. You have Bertrand and Guillaume, who both play for France, for quite some years now. They both play in Germany rest of the time. And you have Benjamin who is playing for Chambéry, the team they have all started with, like a certain Jackson Richardson...
Yes, he must be the one Jelena was talking about then. Has he been struggling with injuries? (I think she said shoulder?)
But yes, I have to admit the handball was very entertaining! Lots of action and their goal keeper was Man oh man, he caught almost everything!
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I didn't lose any tv stations. It's just that the ones that I had already been paying for have lost their rights, and I don't get the 2 new ones that owe them now
Ah ok.. but it's still really sad that you won't have access to either anymore

I don't know how I managed without my Foxtel for so long now, not being able to see the GSs and TMS would be hard I think!

I'm planning this week to upgrade my broadband speed to the 2nd lowest level too so hopefully I'll be able to get better livestream quality. It's useless trying to watch anything atm because it always rebuffers continuously
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Yes, he must be the one Jelena was talking about then. Has he been struggling with injuries? (I think she said shoulder?)
But yes, I have to admit the handball was very entertaining! Lots of action and their goal keeper was Man oh man, he caught almost everything!
Yes, Bertrand has been injured and he's been having troubles with his shoulder. As for the goal keeper, Thierry Omeyer, Titi as we call him. He's great. He can, on his best days, stop every ball. Well, almost....
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