Beijing Olympics filled with both highs, lows

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  • "Neocon"
    Aug. 26, 2008 10:25 p.m.

    Dear Average Troublemaker,

    It's called intelligence. I'd share, but it wouldn't fit.

    Take a long look in the mirror

  • Another Jazz Medalist
    Aug. 26, 2008 4:40 p.m.

    Let us not forget Spencer Heywood, who was a member of the 1968 Olympic Team, and also played for the Jazz.

  • Average Troublemaker
    Aug. 26, 2008 3:08 p.m.

    Dear Joe,

    I'd love to do as you request - that is, to make the world a more turbulent place, etc. - but fortunately (or unfortunately) the Neocons are already doing a fantastic job of that for themselves.

    Thanks for the invitation though.

    -Your friend and, if you'd like - though I don't really have those sort of leanings - comrade

  • awesomeron
    Aug. 26, 2008 2:34 p.m.

    For the vast most part I enjoyed the O games. My favorite sport was Team Handball, womens mostly. I think if promoted right it would do really well here in the United States. It is fast moving exciting and depends on quickness rather then size. Enough scoring to keep Americans interested and fairly inexpensive to play.

  • Spirit of 76
    Aug. 26, 2008 2:13 p.m.

    Another Jazz player has also won an Olympic Gold Medal: Adrian Dantley was a member of the 1976 "Bounce Back" team in Montreal, that avenged the controversial loss in 1972. (Don't get me started on THAT injustice. The IOC should award duplicate golds to the '72 team)

  • Football is not an Olympic sport
    Aug. 26, 2008 1:20 p.m.

    Hey guys, this article isn't about the BYU vs. Utah football junk. It's about the Olympics and its local ties.

  • Hard to imagine
    Aug. 26, 2008 1:14 p.m.

    how an article celebrating a wonderful Summer Olympic games and the success of local participants could turn into a Utah vs BYU forum!

    I am so sick of trolls can take the most innocent of stories and use it to unleash their hatred against anything that even hints of BYU.

    Thanks Ted for reminding us that their are a lot of idiots out there with nothing better to do than bash others. This is getting very old.

  • RE: Ted
    Aug. 26, 2008 12:24 p.m.

    Evidently you didn't attend Steve Youngs Hall of Fame acceptance speech in Canton, Ohio.

    You may want to become more informed.

  • To Ted
    Aug. 26, 2008 11:51 a.m.

    I am pretty sure I read the other day that Alex Smith lost his starting job with the 49ers....he is now on a slippery downward path.

  • TO: Ted
    Aug. 26, 2008 10:58 a.m.

    Ever hear of Steve Young? NFL MVP? Danny Ainge? At this point I don't think you can put Smith and Bogut in the same league as these two. Time will tell.

  • JCS
    Aug. 26, 2008 10:36 a.m.

    I love the olympics. While it was exciting watching Phelps phenomenal swimming and Nastia Liukin's amazing gymnastics, I was impressed watching the young runner from Somalia. She came in last but she still worked hard and was happy to be there. She was one of an extremely few athletes coming from that country and she didn't have the training, nor the funds the other athletes had that she competed against. Yet she qualified to compete and she did it.

    Those kinds of things tug the heartstrings.

  • Joe Moe
    Aug. 26, 2008 10:35 a.m.

    @Anonymous 10:19. Good one, comrade. Good one! Keep on trolling, and making the world a more turbulent one for all!

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 26, 2008 10:19 a.m.

    A quick perusal of some of the postings above makes you wonder if neocons will ever be happy about anything in their miserable lives. ?

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 26, 2008 9:58 a.m.

    great show to show case Chinas using underage gymnasts. Nothing like issuing falsified passports.

  • Ted
    Aug. 26, 2008 9:49 a.m.

    Bogut and Smith were both the #1 drafted people in their drafts. The Utes are the ONLY school to ever do this in the NFL and NBA. The zoobies never had anyone that could be a sucessful #1 player in the NFL and NBA. They will both go on to be stars in there leagues.

  • HA!!!
    Aug. 26, 2008 9:29 a.m.

    "Former University of Utah standout and No. 1 NBA draft Andrew Bogut helped Australia break out of an early tournament funk to reach the medal round, only to have Bogut turn an ankle early and the Aussies get overwhelmed by the Americans in the quarterfinals."

    Because with Bogut in the lineup the Aussie's really would have given the US a game... HA!!!

  • To: GoodGuyGary
    Aug. 26, 2008 7:55 a.m.

    Yes they have been confirmed by official Chinese issued birth documents. What more of a confirmation could anyone ask for?

  • Incredible!
    Aug. 26, 2008 7:29 a.m.

    Give China some due respect. The facilities and ceremonies were incredible!!!

  • GoodGuyGary
    Aug. 26, 2008 12:58 a.m.

    The Chinese women gymnasts ages have been confirmed, Scott. Where have you been that you have to use some old nonsense to attack?