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View Poll Results: How much do you "care" about the Olympics?

If I only see one tournament, it's the Olympics!!! 0 0%
I'm EXTREMELY excited about the Olympics! 4 16.00%
Pretty excited...yay 9 36.00%
Only moderately excited 1 4.00%
Not that big a deal, but I'll definitely watch 9 36.00%
Don't care at ALL 2 8.00%
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Default Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

With most other sports, it's quite different because they don't usually face international competition. And that all changes come the Olympics. With tennis, almost every single tournament played on the pro level is made up of players from all over the world. But I guess the Olympics are considered "special" because you are playing for your country.....

.....but we also have Davis Cup (another tournament I don't really care about ).

Tennis, when it comes to the Olympics, gets an artificial sense of allure and fascination, almost as if its just excess excitement that leaked over from the other sports. McEnroe suggested that if Olympic tennis were upgraded to slam status (in terms of points and format, I suppose) that it would legitimately be a lot more interesting.

Of course I'm going to watch (we're ALL going to watch) but in terms of "status"? It's basically a Masters event to me. And I'm not any more (or any less) excited about it.
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I don't care about the Olympics at all in any sport.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

I don't really. I'll be watching because I love tennis but it's not a big deal. as much as I appreciate tennis being a part of Olympics, we all know that it's not that significant. Let's put it this way, if I miss a match at slams (talking about my favorite players or interesting matches) I feel like I'm gonna kill myself, lol. Olympics, don't think so. it's for runners, swimmers, etc. I mean, again, it's good that tennis is there but whatever ... :-)
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Only a clown wouldn't care about the olympics
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Default Re: Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

Its not that big a deal.

But its better than zero tennis over that week. So I will follow it.

However since it is the Olympics, I am awfully distracted with other sport events.
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How can anyone care more about a Masters tournament than the Olympics? Absurd.
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let wimbledon start man
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Default Re: Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

It's only on every four years. Show some respect people.
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There are people who don't care about Wimbledon. Everyone is different.
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Default Re: Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

There are two kinds of people, the ones that care about the olympics, and the ones that lie.
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Default Re: Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

It is not so much the Olympics, but the fact that it is played on grass which makes it very exciting to me.
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I don't care. It's a shameless display of nationalism imo.
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It's about as significant as any Davis Cup
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Players take it like an ATP500.
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Default Re: Does anyone else not really care about the Olympics?

This Olympic tournament is big money-making shit.

It should be scrapped from the calendar. Or else reserved strictly for juniors , just like LA '84.

But not an open tournament.
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