Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 35
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 13,843, Level: 35
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 207
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    BuffettClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Altoona, Iowa
    Posts
    1,271
    Points
    13,843
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 66
    Given: 58

    Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Looks like 4 teams were disqualified for intentionally losing matches to earn an easier road to the championship. What do you think, did they really do anything wrong or was it just strategy?



    Olympic badminton teams disqualified for throwing matches - CBS News



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 122,265, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    8,428
    Points
    122,265
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,152
    Given: 2,764

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    glad they got sent home. losing on purpose? see ya!



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 151,806, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdriveRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    CLONECONES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    7,229
    Points
    151,806
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 15

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    its the olympics not high school intramurals




    Self proclaimed 2012 CF Newcomer of the Year

    CLONECONES

  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 61,483, Level: 76
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 167
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Daserop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    The Bebop
    Posts
    3,955
    Points
    61,483
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 630
    Given: 635

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Link has video. They aren't even trying. Heck they don't move!

    Badminton players try to throw match



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 710,638, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    29,967
    Points
    710,638
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,173
    Given: 887

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Certainly not keeping in line with the spirit of Olympic competition.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 77,210, Level: 86
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 1,140
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    GrindingAway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,167
    Points
    77,210
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 297
    Given: 17

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Certainly not keeping in line with the spirit of Olympic competition.
    I completely agree and glad they got sent home.

    But...

    At the same time is there actually rule against it? Otherwise can the OC just decide whenever you do something they don't like they can send you home?

    This isn't Nam, there are rules.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 544,326, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 63.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    39,665
    Points
    544,326
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,932
    Given: 2,952

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Meh - no different than a few years back the Yankees losing their last couple of games intentionally to make sure the Rays won the division and thus getting a playoff matchup with the Twins.


    "That's what I do. I drink, and I know things." - Tyrion Lannister

    "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet." - life advice from Latrell Spreewell


  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 100,549, Level: 98
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 501
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassVeteran
    NATEizKING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hilton
    Posts
    9,111
    Points
    100,549
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,399
    Given: 2,475

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Strategy, but at least make it look good.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 710,638, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    29,967
    Points
    710,638
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,173
    Given: 887

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    I completely agree and glad they got sent home.

    But...

    At the same time is there actually rule against it? Otherwise can the OC just decide whenever you do something they don't like they can send you home?

    This isn't Nam, there are rules.
    Deadspin did an article about how they changed the tournament format in a way that this type of thing could happen. So it's not just the teams' fault, but the Olympics are supposed to be about the best in the world competing, not losing so you can dodge other teams to give yourself a better shot at a medal.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 22,076, Level: 45
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 474
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    wheels686's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    1,206
    Points
    22,076
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Re:Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    That was absolutely pathetic, glad they got sent home. At least put some effort into it and not make it look so obvious



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 144,246, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Tyler, TX
    Posts
    11,158
    Points
    144,246
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,896
    Given: 2,815

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Why aren't these matches used to determine seeding so that the top seeds who earned their seed by winning have an easier road to winning it all, just like the NCAA basketball tournament??



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 32,669, Level: 55
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 381
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cyinne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    1,445
    Points
    32,669
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 186
    Given: 85

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    This is according to the "Olympic Oath" page on Wikipedia:

    The athlete, from the team of the organizing country, holds a corner of the Olympic Flag while reciting the oath :
    In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.

    What these athletes did is despicable and does not include "spirit, sportsmanship, and honor." These are the Olympics not Survivor. I don't think it is completely out of line for a lifetime ban from the Olympics.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 165,607, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CysRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    8,838
    Points
    165,607
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,123
    Given: 1,844

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Link has video. They aren't even trying. Heck they don't move!

    Badminton players try to throw match
    Wow...that's pretty bad. I'd be ****** if I paid to go watch that in person.


    "The greatest risk in life is not taking one"

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 296,083, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    17,438
    Points
    296,083
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 755
    Given: 109

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    I think how they tanked was what made it bad for me, not even the tanking itself. Like others have said, pro teams do this all the time during the last week of the season but they at least play the game.



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 364,034, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialOverdriveCreated Album picturesVeteran
    Cy$'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    17,611
    Points
    364,034
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,552
    Given: 3,166

    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    It's only pathetic because if they have to do that then they must have not believed they were the best.

    Why is the crowd clapping half way through it? I'm surprised there wasn't booing..

    If Spain got 4th place in their pool in basketball, do you think the U.S. would blow a game so they could play China in the first round instead??? Nope.


    Quote Originally Posted by Miniclone11 View Post
    Bronco fans better take a good look. This is their future unfolding in front of them. It's about to get uglier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoiball92 View Post
    Carolina by 17
    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Yeah, Carolina is going to win the Superbowl
    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgesFan View Post
    If you never had Fred then you never would have had Georges. Think about that for a minute you stupid *****

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM