This is why the Olympic ratings are down

Posted by diessos 10 months ago to Culture
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Why watch the Olympics since the American athlete's and the press hate the country.
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    Posted by coaldigger 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    Our values are expressed in everything we do and in basic activities like sports even the simplest mind can see when we have lost our way. We enjoyed the Olympic games in the past when we believed the athletes were competing to determine who was the best in their sport. We supported American athletes because we believed that there was something better about America and that a country where men were free would allow our athletes to become the best that men could be. We wanted to see this idea on display as a message to the world. We tried to preserve amateurism to keep the focus on the contest and not the rewards. Mary Lou Retton was just a child when she stared at the pummel horse, stuck out her lip and vaulted for a perfect 10. She was extremely happy with that achievement and later seeing her face on a Wheaties box and getting a check from General Mills was just the cherry on top. The Russians pretending their athletes were amateurs was a sham because they were in the army and being paid by the government to promote their sham system. Today everyone is a professional, protecting their assets, focused on the monetary rewards, representing no great ideas, not interested in being the best, just doing what gets them the best contract. Since they have represented nothing and created no value it does not make them happy so they whine and complain. It comes as no surprise that we are bored with this. Now we add in all the symbols of societies other problems, racism, equality of outcome, anti-Americanism, tribal hatred, and other ills from having the inmates running the alyssum and we are watching Netflix or Amazon Prime instead of the garbage on NBC.
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    • Posted by $ Ben_C 9 months, 4 weeks ago
      Well said. Sadly the "woke" will not realize their folly and blame "white supremacists" for the lack of viewers and rating collapse. It will be interesting to see the response of the advertisers.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 9 months, 4 weeks ago
      Well said until you mention watching the enemy's propaganda on Netfix or Enemazon.
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      • Posted by coaldigger 9 months, 4 weeks ago
        I consider Netflix and Amazon to be masterful business strategies utilizing technology which have been honest traders of value for value. They are mistaken in their political views but that is an issue for another venue. My wife had an accident resulting in serious nerve damage to one of her hands. She had a brilliant surgeon at a famous medical center that was from from Egypt who did her a world of good even though he tried to convince me that the Muslim Brotherhood was a society of upper class professional men that had everyone's best interest in their minds.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 9 months, 4 weeks ago
          The doctor wasn't imposing his views on 50 million young minds every day.
          Netfix and Enemazon are creating socialists, destroying any respect for fathers, and promoting anti-white lies to sew enmity.
          They are the enemies of every person who favors freedom and fair treatment for all.
          I do not fault the unbiased part of the business strategy, just the embedded harmful propaganda.
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          • Posted by coaldigger 9 months, 4 weeks ago
            In a war of ideas we only need better ideas and the capability of defending them. "Freedom for all" would mean that even people with bad ideas should be able to voice them. If they are honest, they will try to defend them rationally and if they cannot their followers will be diminished. Our job is to have better ideas and to defend them honestly.
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            • Posted by freedomforall 9 months, 4 weeks ago
              👍 We had that for most of my life and I recall being taught that in public school. Free speech is of great value.
              It's close to impossible to defend the idea when those who don't agree are unwilling to listen and willing to censor differing ideas. Rational thinking is hard to find sometimes.
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    Posted by freedomforall 10 months ago
    1) the 'sports' aren't sports
    2) the 'athletes' aren't athletes
    3) the talking heads are spouting propaganda
    4) It's just plain boring and I just don't give a %^&*
    5) Our country is in a real crisis and no one does anything to change it, but I'm supposed to care about this garbage?
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    • Posted by bobsprinkle 9 months, 4 weeks ago
      I am conflicted.....when I see the athletes competing for America, I cheer for them. But, if they win......I worry about what they will do.
      I choose to NOT give them any attention. I have not and will not watch any of it.
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    • Posted by $ Abaco 9 months, 4 weeks ago
      That's funny. When I looked at the opening ceremonies and saw the athletes I thought back on when I was a kid and a pretty good track athlete. I had a great future as a sprinter until I took up football. These "athletes" don't look like athletes from my era. When I was a kid the athletes looked like killers. Haha.... These look like middle-class, suburbanites.
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    Posted by $ AJAshinoff 10 months ago
    Like society these days, it's about color of skin rather than content of character (or level of capability). There's a rude awakening building and those deluded fools will require blood to accept being wrong.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 10 months ago
    Listening to this privileged talking head spew anti white rhetoric, I did her him say something that I agree with if I take him out of context.
    He said “I think we are sending the wrong message” He was talking about raising the red white and blue flag. I am talking about his BLM CRT bigotry.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 10 months ago
    I wonder what this jackass will think when he can't see that flag waving any more? Let's save his statement and all send it to him. I have my husband's flag and my youngest son's. I'd rather have them, but those flags make me smile when I look at them. 'From a grateful Nation.' N
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    Well, congratulations to the Womens Soccer Team.
    They got me to do something I thought I would never do...
    Root against the American Team! Glad they lost. Wish it was to an even worse team!

    Hope they lose all $$ funding and that Womens Soccer is abandoned because of them.
    And every other sport of Wokeness.

    As it is, I don't watch ANY sports any more. Not even Hockey (where I think they do the best).
    I am just done.

    As for defending my country? Sorry. I think I will Channel Nero.
    We live in a world where if you believe the news 94% of all hospitalizations for Covid are now UNVACCINATED people. And they BEMOAN it. They should celebrate it. That means, with ~ 50% vaccination, you've got the problem 94% under control.

    But the reality is... That they MUST BE LYING. I am not sure how, or where the fake numbers are coming from. (Because you are not vaccinated unless you have both doses, and it's been at least 2 weeks, and you were never sick after the second vaccination, and you have at least one living relative over 180 yrs old?)

    Meanwhile, the majority of people in the hospital with Covid in Israel are vaccinated. Hmm.
    Both things should not be true. But I have no trust.

    The fact that they demand vaccinations WHILE showing that they are NOT EFFECTIVE at preventing the spread or the death/illness... Tells you what you need to know. PURE CORRUPTION!
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  • Posted by richrobinson 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    Olympics? What's that?
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    • Posted by $ allosaur 9 months, 4 weeks ago
      Something me an old dino used to kinda care about.
      Once upon a time I intensely cared about a hockey game with the Soviet Union when Carter couldn't rescue hostages taken from an embassy in Iran for helicopters crashing.
      At least USA! USA! USA! won that game Russian commies were supposed to win.
      Back then no one would even dream of taking a knee when the National Anthem was played.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 9 months, 4 weeks ago
        I hear you ROAR, Dino! I just recently vacationed to the Adirondack region and stopped in Lake Placid where those famous games were held and visited the Olympic Museum there. I picked up a T-Shirt resembling Jim Craig's jersey and later watched the movie "Miracle" when we returned to the cottage where we were staying. Those were great times!

        Not today. I'm not watching any of it.
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  • Posted by rhfinle 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    For most of the last century the Olympics has been primarily a tool to pander to Communist countries (particularly the USSR & China) and allow them to demonstrate their 'superior' athletes to the rest of the world. The reason is simple: the Olympic athletes are required to be amateurs. Professional athletes are ruled out. In Communist countries the full-time athletes are in government training programs from an early age, and the governments go to great lengths to pick and train the best and the brightest. They of course keep their 'amateur' status, as they are paid the same as the other proletariat, which somehow doesn't count. Meanwhile, in the West, our best athletes go on to professional team sports where they are paid, and are therefore barred from Olympic competition. Their 'best', for the most part, would not have a chance competing with our professional athletes.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    His comments remind me of something. If people of color get agitated and violent that's ok. But, if white folk (not that's the case, but the media coverage...) get uppity, now we've got a problem. This is pretty sad, really. It's racist, actually. Different standards being applied - a double standard, actually. "You people over there can burn down businesses. You people over there better not express any anger publicly." So be it.
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  • Posted by $ katrinam41 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    We watch every now and then, cheering for the athletes who trained so hard. We do not watch the professional basketball, soccer, etc. games. After the women's soccer team lost, we cheered. They aren't playing as reps for the USA. Same for the overpaid, overly self-important basketball team.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    The reason I keep walking away is the ridiculous volume of commercial and point-pieces on athletes families. I want to see the Olympics, not 60 minutes.
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  • Posted by term2 9 months, 4 weeks ago
    The excitement isnt there any more. If they want it to come back they need to make the experience like it was before.

    Countries hate each other pretty much, there are no spectators, half the time the athletes are wearing masks, foreign travel is severely restricted, they cost the host countries a LOT for facilities that wont be used again (kind of stupid arrangement). Whats the point..... Watch them on TV if you can figure out which channel they are on (spread out among many networks this time)
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