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« Reply #135 on: August 07, 2012, 06:02:55 AM »

Canada got screwed! Shameful.



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« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2012, 06:05:53 AM »

Canada got screwed! Shameful.



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Can you be more specific? One could attribute this phrase to many events in her history...
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« Reply #137 on: August 07, 2012, 06:37:42 AM »

Canada got screwed! Shameful.



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Can you be more specific? One could attribute this phrase to many events in her history...

Sorry. I'm referring to the Canadian women's soccer team that got robbed in their match against the Americans. It was horrible.

http://news.ca.msn.com/ontario/hamilton/olympics-canada-feels-robbed-after-close-loss-to-americans


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« Reply #138 on: August 07, 2012, 08:53:03 AM »

Canada got screwed! Shameful.



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Can you be more specific? One could attribute this phrase to many events in her history...

Sorry. I'm referring to the Canadian women's soccer team that got robbed in their match against the Americans. It was horrible.

http://news.ca.msn.com/ontario/hamilton/olympics-canada-feels-robbed-after-close-loss-to-americans


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But in all fiarness, the refs were pretty awful, for both teams
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« Reply #139 on: August 07, 2012, 08:59:26 AM »

Canada got screwed! Shameful.



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Can you be more specific? One could attribute this phrase to many events in her history...

Sorry. I'm referring to the Canadian women's soccer team that got robbed in their match against the Americans. It was horrible.

http://news.ca.msn.com/ontario/hamilton/olympics-canada-feels-robbed-after-close-loss-to-americans


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But in all fiarness, the refs were pretty awful, for both teams

Indeed.

And I find it funny that Herdman (Canadian coach) said that the US played too hard and yet in just the first 90 seconds his team committed two very physical fouls.

My long-distance love affair with Alex Morgan continues...
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« Reply #140 on: August 07, 2012, 09:00:16 PM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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« Reply #141 on: August 07, 2012, 09:15:25 PM »

Tomorrow at 5:15pm (EST) is USA vs. AUS in men's basketball...
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« Reply #142 on: August 07, 2012, 10:03:36 PM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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I cheer for Canada, and I know that, while those calls sucked, so did a lot of other calls that helped Canada out.
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« Reply #143 on: August 07, 2012, 10:06:52 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mexico is playing for their first try at a Gold ever after being the first team these Olympics to score against the smothering defense of Japan who hadn't allowed even a single goal.  Then they scored two more Wink

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« Reply #144 on: August 07, 2012, 11:30:19 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mexico is playing for their first try at a Gold ever after being the first team these Olympics to score against the smothering defense of Japan who hadn't allowed even a single goal.  Then they scored two more Wink

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Viva Mexico! I'd love to see Brazil and Mexico in the finals. A classic rivalry. If Mexico were to beat Brazil for the Gold it would be "fiesta perpetua" in Mexico!


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« Reply #145 on: August 07, 2012, 11:36:11 PM »

Screw Mexico
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« Reply #146 on: August 07, 2012, 11:38:13 PM »

Screw Mexico

now, now



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« Reply #148 on: August 07, 2012, 11:39:08 PM »

Screw Mexico

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« Reply #149 on: August 08, 2012, 01:44:38 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mexico is playing for their first try at a Gold ever after being the first team these Olympics to score against the smothering defense of Japan who hadn't allowed even a single goal.  Then they scored two more Wink

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Viva Mexico! I'd love to see Brazil and Mexico in the finals. A classic rivalry. If Mexico were to beat Brazil for the Gold it would be "fiesta perpetua" in Mexico!


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« Reply #150 on: August 08, 2012, 04:51:52 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mexico is playing for their first try at a Gold ever after being the first team these Olympics to score against the smothering defense of Japan who hadn't allowed even a single goal.  Then they scored two more Wink

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Viva Mexico! I'd love to see Brazil and Mexico in the finals. A classic rivalry. If Mexico were to beat Brazil for the Gold it would be "fiesta perpetua" in Mexico!


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you DO really hate the states dont you gebre, cheering for the US' biggest rivals

I don't hate brother. I love Mexico because I spent a lot of time there and the people were extremely kind to me. After the African teams, I always pull for Mexico in soccer.


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« Reply #151 on: August 08, 2012, 08:12:51 AM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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And missing the call against Tancredi for intentionally stomping on Carli Lloyd's head was just a small oversight?  Tancredi has a bad reputation for being a dirty player and this proved it.

For a team that said the US women "played too hard," the Canadian women surely stepped up to the alleged challenge.

The officiating was terrible all around.  Things usually balance out in the end.  Most commentary on soccer officiating is like believing in psychics.  People focus on the "true" prophecies and forget all the BS that never came to fruition.  If an official is bad, he's bad.  Period.

If we need to "take our red, white, and blue blinders off," you need to put that erection against anything American away
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« Reply #152 on: August 08, 2012, 08:39:32 AM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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And missing the call against Tancredi for intentionally stomping on Carli Lloyd's head was just a small oversight?  Tancredi has a bad reputation for being a dirty player and this proved it.

For a team that said the US women "played too hard," the Canadian women surely stepped up to the alleged challenge.

The officiating was terrible all around.  Things usually balance out in the end.  Most commentary on soccer officiating is like believing in psychics.  People focus on the "true" prophecies and forget all the BS that never came to fruition.  If an official is bad, he's bad.  Period.

If we need to "take our red, white, and blue blinders off," you need to put that erection against anything American away

I obviously am not allowed to pull for any team against the beloved USA. I thought America was all about "freedom of choice."


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« Reply #153 on: August 08, 2012, 09:15:54 AM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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And missing the call against Tancredi for intentionally stomping on Carli Lloyd's head was just a small oversight?  Tancredi has a bad reputation for being a dirty player and this proved it.

For a team that said the US women "played too hard," the Canadian women surely stepped up to the alleged challenge.

The officiating was terrible all around.  Things usually balance out in the end.  Most commentary on soccer officiating is like believing in psychics.  People focus on the "true" prophecies and forget all the BS that never came to fruition.  If an official is bad, he's bad.  Period.

If we need to "take our red, white, and blue blinders off," you need to put that erection against anything American away

I obviously am not allowed to pull for any team against the beloved USA. I thought America was all about "freedom of choice."


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And here we go with the martyr complex, right on time. 

It's not a question of pulling for another team.  If you recall, I was a complete Spain mark during the World Cup.  It's a question of your CONSTANT negativity about the US teams, no matter what the sport.

All you do is say, "BOOO USA!  BOOO USA!".  That's not pulling for the other team, that's just being a negative jackass.

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« Reply #154 on: August 08, 2012, 09:46:25 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Mexico is playing for their first try at a Gold ever after being the first team these Olympics to score against the smothering defense of Japan who hadn't allowed even a single goal.  Then they scored two more Wink

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Viva Mexico! I'd love to see Brazil and Mexico in the finals. A classic rivalry. If Mexico were to beat Brazil for the Gold it would be "fiesta perpetua" in Mexico!


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you DO really hate the states dont you gebre, cheering for the US' biggest rivals

I don't hate brother. I love Mexico because I spent a lot of time there and the people were extremely kind to me.


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« Reply #155 on: August 08, 2012, 09:49:43 AM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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Of course, if the US won, they must have cheated. Besides, I don't see how Canada really got screwed since one of their players (tancredi, I think) stomped on the face of a U.S. defender and wasn't ejected. If I paid you, could you spew any more condescension towards the U.S.?  Or is that "work" of being a jerkass strictly pro bono?
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« Reply #156 on: August 08, 2012, 05:50:37 PM »

Canada got screwed! Shameful.

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Canada screwed itself. Shameful.
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« Reply #157 on: August 08, 2012, 09:10:05 PM »

I am also getting tired of folks committing extreme, unsportsmanlike fouls against the American athletes and not being punished during the game in which they occurred. So far, they have:

- sucker punched
- stomped on the face, and
- hit below the belt.


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« Reply #158 on: August 08, 2012, 11:21:19 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I am also getting tired of folks committing extreme, unsportsmanlike fouls against the American athletes and not being punished during the game in which they occurred. So far, they have:

- sucker punched
- stomped on the face, and
- hit below the belt.




That is ok, those international teams forget something, we've got Lebron James.  Lebron and Blake Griffin are perhaps the most intentionally and hard fouled players in the NBA over the past few years.  Lebron has one and only one response, win games in heroic fashion.  Like tonight for instance, FIRST TRIPLE DOUBLE IN OLYMPIC BASKETBALL HISTORY.  We like he chose to let our game do the fighting Wink

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« Reply #159 on: August 09, 2012, 12:25:29 AM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



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And missing the call against Tancredi for intentionally stomping on Carli Lloyd's head was just a small oversight?  Tancredi has a bad reputation for being a dirty player and this proved it.

For a team that said the US women "played too hard," the Canadian women surely stepped up to the alleged challenge.

The officiating was terrible all around.  Things usually balance out in the end.  Most commentary on soccer officiating is like believing in psychics.  People focus on the "true" prophecies and forget all the BS that never came to fruition.  If an official is bad, he's bad.  Period.

If we need to "take our red, white, and blue blinders off," you need to put that erection against anything American away

I obviously am not allowed to pull for any team against the beloved USA. I thought America was all about "freedom of choice."


Selam

And here we go with the martyr complex, right on time. 

It's not a question of pulling for another team.  If you recall, I was a complete Spain mark during the World Cup.  It's a question of your CONSTANT negativity about the US teams, no matter what the sport.

All you do is say, "BOOO USA!  BOOO USA!".  That's not pulling for the other team, that's just being a negative jackass.



Nope, I'm calling BS on you bro. I keep trying to move on and talk about the Olympics. But anytime I pull for any team besides the USA or point out my opinion that Canada got screwed, I'm attacked. But hell, I'm used to it.

Care to move on now and discuss the Olympics?


I love Usain Bolt. But I guess my love for Usain Bolt means that I hate the American athletes.  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #160 on: August 09, 2012, 01:02:34 AM »

Y'all need to take off your red, white, and blue blinders. This was not a case of the officiating merely being bad all the way around. The penalty for holding the ball too long and the hand ball call seemed to be intentional calls in favor of the U.S. Terrible.



Selam

And missing the call against Tancredi for intentionally stomping on Carli Lloyd's head was just a small oversight?  Tancredi has a bad reputation for being a dirty player and this proved it.

For a team that said the US women "played too hard," the Canadian women surely stepped up to the alleged challenge.

The officiating was terrible all around.  Things usually balance out in the end.  Most commentary on soccer officiating is like believing in psychics.  People focus on the "true" prophecies and forget all the BS that never came to fruition.  If an official is bad, he's bad.  Period.

If we need to "take our red, white, and blue blinders off," you need to put that erection against anything American away

I obviously am not allowed to pull for any team against the beloved USA. I thought America was all about "freedom of choice."


Selam

And here we go with the martyr complex, right on time. 

It's not a question of pulling for another team.  If you recall, I was a complete Spain mark during the World Cup.  It's a question of your CONSTANT negativity about the US teams, no matter what the sport.

All you do is say, "BOOO USA!  BOOO USA!".  That's not pulling for the other team, that's just being a negative jackass.



Nope, I'm calling BS on you bro. I keep trying to move on and talk about the Olympics. But anytime I pull for any team besides the USA or point out my opinion that Canada got screwed, I'm attacked. But hell, I'm used to it.
What's there to get defensive about, Gebre? When you attack as you do, you're going to get push-back. It's a law of physics.
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« Reply #161 on: August 09, 2012, 01:49:31 AM »

Peter stop using such foul language: "push-back" police
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Peter stop using such foul language: "push-back" police
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« Reply #164 on: August 09, 2012, 04:32:32 PM »

US won in women's soccer!
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« Reply #165 on: August 09, 2012, 05:29:36 PM »

^Gebre's response:  USA must have cheated.  Only explanation possible. 
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« Reply #166 on: August 09, 2012, 07:03:13 PM »

^Gebre's response:  USA must have cheated.  Only explanation possible. 

I'm quite capable of speaking for myself. I have never accused the USA of cheating, so please don't mischaracterize my views. Thanks.



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« Reply #167 on: August 09, 2012, 07:07:25 PM »

Akimori post that article here please. I'm on my phone ATM.
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« Reply #168 on: August 10, 2012, 12:04:39 AM »

^Gebre's response:  USA must have cheated.  Only explanation possible. 

I'm quite capable of speaking for myself. I have never accused the USA of cheating, so please don't mischaracterize my views. Thanks.
Why not? You do it to everyone else.
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« Reply #169 on: August 10, 2012, 01:51:48 AM »

^Gebre's response:  USA must have cheated.  Only explanation possible. 

I'm quite capable of speaking for myself. I have never accused the USA of cheating, so please don't mischaracterize my views. Thanks.
Why not? You do it to everyone else.

I'm guilty of lots of things, but I try hard not misrepresent other people's views or put words in their mouths.


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« Reply #170 on: August 10, 2012, 01:59:55 AM »

^Gebre's response: USA must have cheated. Only explanation possible.

I'm quite capable of speaking for myself. I have never accused the USA of cheating, so please don't mischaracterize my views. Thanks.
Why not? You do it to everyone else.

I'm guilty of lots of things, but I try hard not misrepresent other people's views or put words in their mouths.
1. That's not consistent with my experiences of sparring with you.
2. When people do misrepresent your views, why do you feel the need to always defend yourself, often without offering a substantive statement of what you really meant to say? Can't you just grow a thicker skin, or oil your feathers, or something like that?
3. I thought you just wanted to talk about the Olympics.
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« Reply #171 on: August 10, 2012, 02:09:08 AM »

I know this happened hours ago, but I just watched Usain Bolt run the 200 meter.  Man, he can run!
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« Reply #172 on: August 10, 2012, 02:11:58 AM »

From akimori: There's that American humility we all know and love.

Inspire a generation? Been there, done that, says Gabby
http://www.smh.com.au/olympics/news-london-2012/inspire-a-generation-been-there-done-that-says-gabby-20120809-23xim.html

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So how does she feel about being America's new sweetheart? Well, pretty good actually.
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"I think it sits very well," Douglas said on Thursday. "It's definitely fitting because everyone just says they love my smile so why not use it on the floor? I was kind of America's sweetheart leading into the Games and it made me feel so good that America loved me."

Good lord. Now there is an argument you can stand behind Gebre.
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« Reply #173 on: August 10, 2012, 02:40:38 AM »

^Gebre's response: USA must have cheated. Only explanation possible.

I'm quite capable of speaking for myself. I have never accused the USA of cheating, so please don't mischaracterize my views. Thanks.
Why not? You do it to everyone else.

I'm guilty of lots of things, but I try hard not misrepresent other people's views or put words in their mouths.
1. That's not consistent with my experiences of sparring with you.
2. When people do misrepresent your views, why do you feel the need to always defend yourself, often without offering a substantive statement of what you really meant to say? Can't you just grow a thicker skin, or oil your feathers, or something like that?
3. I thought you just wanted to talk about the Olympics.

Brother, if I were thin skinned I would not have stayed on this forum for this long.

Now, back to the Olympics...




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« Reply #174 on: August 10, 2012, 02:43:11 AM »

Usain Bolt is da man!

I root for Jamaica because of the whole Cool Runnings syndrome.
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« Reply #175 on: August 10, 2012, 02:43:22 AM »

From akimori: There's that American humility we all know and love.

Inspire a generation? Been there, done that, says Gabby
http://www.smh.com.au/olympics/news-london-2012/inspire-a-generation-been-there-done-that-says-gabby-20120809-23xim.html

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So how does she feel about being America's new sweetheart? Well, pretty good actually.
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"I think it sits very well," Douglas said on Thursday. "It's definitely fitting because everyone just says they love my smile so why not use it on the floor? I was kind of America's sweetheart leading into the Games and it made me feel so good that America loved me."

Good lord. Now there is an argument you can stand behind Gebre.

My 8 year old daughter is taking gymastics, and she likes Gabby Douglass. Even though I wanted the Russians to win (not out of any hatred for America, but because I pull for Orthodox countries when I can), I was happy for Gabby. Seems like a sweet girl, and my duaghter was happy she won.  Smiley


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« Reply #176 on: August 10, 2012, 02:45:55 AM »

Usain Bolt is da man!

I root for Jamaica because of the whole Cool Runnings syndrome.

Usain Bolt may be the most dominant athlete in any sport ever. He is certainly the greatest pure sprinter of all time. Pretty cool to see such an historical achievement. Gotta love his positivity and joy as well. Awesome.


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« Reply #177 on: August 10, 2012, 02:48:41 AM »

Usain Bolt is da man!

I root for Jamaica because of the whole Cool Runnings syndrome.

Usain Bolt may be the most dominant athlete in any sport ever. He is certainly the greatest pure sprinter of all time. Pretty cool to see such an historical achievement. Gotta love his positivity and joy as well. Awesome.


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Great name too. Lightning Bolt.
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« Reply #178 on: August 10, 2012, 04:56:12 AM »

Has any one ever asked a Muslim what it feels like to see a man with a Muslim name make the sign of the cross before a race?
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« Reply #179 on: August 10, 2012, 09:09:34 AM »

Has any one ever asked a Muslim what it feels like to see a man with a Muslim name make the sign of the cross before a race?

You sound like a blast at parties . . .
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