Posted tagged ‘Olympics’

The Pinnacle of Sports – Olympic Powerwalking!

August 21, 2008

Witness the thrill of victory…

The Gumby-esque form amidst the driving rain, she is queen today. All those years of training. The strolls in the park. The moseys in the mall. The long walks on the beach. All for the most glorious victory of all! - Dirt, the OG

The Gumby-esque form amidst the driving rain, she is queen today. All those years of training. The strolls in the park. The moseys in the mall. The long walks on the beach. All for the most glorious victory of all! - Dirt, the OG

And the agony of defeat!

Kersti Tysse Platzer of Norways training regimen did not match Olgas.  Kerstis naps during training were longer, and her hikes with her Pomeranian puppy Ginger were not enough.  - Dirt, the OG

Kersti Tysse Platzer of Norway's training regimen did not match Olga's. Kersti's naps during training were longer, and her hikes with her Pomeranian puppy Ginger were not enough. - Dirt, the OG

Hey Now, You’re An All-Star!

August 14, 2008

Well… Smashmouth finally silenced their critics last night. NO, I am not talking about the band Smashmouth but Frenchies’ Finest in Alain Bernard. I talked a lot of trash about him the other day for his bold prediction that the French would “smash the Americans” in the relay but he asked for it. Having to eat crow is why it isn’t the smartest thing to do for professional athletes to make predictions. After all, not everyone can be a Joe Namath.

Irregardless of his bold guarantee, I guess it is time to give Alain Bernard his due. Up until about this time in 2007, nobody had ever heard of Alan Bernard. He was a mediocre swimmer at best competing in backstroke and medley. It wasn’t until he switched to freestyle that his career really started to take off. Now he’s a Gold Medalist in this year’s Olympics, besting the crowd with a blistering time of 47.21 at Beijing’s water cube. Alain, hey now, I guess you’re an all star after all!

Phelps is Aquaman: World Records, Gold Medals, and Olympic Glory

August 12, 2008

Currently, the US as a country has nine gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Five of those nine belong to US Golden Boy Michael Phelps. With winning his 10th and 11th Olympics medals this evening, Phelps now becomes the winningest Olympian EVER. And did I mention that he is a pefect 5 for 5 in setting world records in each of his events in Beijing? Sure looks like he’s becoming everything he was destined to be. He does Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis, and the rest of the country proud.

Wednesday’s performance included winning the 200-meter butterfly in the morning and following it up by swimming the lead-off leg of the US 800-meter freestyle relay team that set the world record time of 6 minutes, 58.56 seconds.

Congratulations Michael. You’ve now successfully swam into the collective heart of the American public.

“We will Smash the Americans” – Alain Bernard

August 11, 2008
Alain Bernard

Alain Bernard

Eat crow. That is what Alain Bernard, the French’s fastest swimmer and world record holder in the 100 meter freestyle, had to do last night after telling reporters that his favored French team would “smash” the Americans in the 4x100m.

Instead, the USA Men’s 4 X 100 freestyle relay swimming team did to the French what the US colonials did in Seven-Years War in 1773. Silence their arrogance. US swimmer Jason Lezak swam the fastest split in event history to clinch the Gold for the Americans. The team of Jones, Lezak, Phelps, and Garrett Weber-Gale won in a world-record time of 3 minutes 8.24 seconds.

This win keeps alive Michael Phelps’ dream of claiming eight medals in a single Olympics. That in and of itelf is sweet enough but nothing beats kicking a frenchman’s (or any other man’s) butt when he said you don’t have a chance in hell. Enjoy your crow Mr. Bernard.

Last Night’s Olympic Beerfest

August 10, 2008

I think we’re all still reeling from the UFC 87 / Beer Olympics party last night. Nothing like watching some great fights with beer pong balls flying from one side of the big screen to the other. And to think… roughly 60+ people focused on drinking and we STILL didn’t make a dent into the lone star beer couch. I think the overall damage was only 9 cases of brew and 4 bottles of vodka. lol… Sounds like we were drinking some of that weak sauce in addition to the alcohol.

In other news… Watching Omar, Jordan, and friends abuse poor Julian was classic. Shrek finally got all the magic marker removed from his face by noon today.  And we finally found Jenaris.Turns out he did NOT go with Hyper’s Hooligans to midtown after the fights. He was asleep in the bathroom for three hours. LOL.

Beach Volleyball… Captivating!

August 9, 2008

What a great sport.

This Saturday – UFC 87 Party and Beer Olympics

August 8, 2008

Alright you dirty ninjas it’s that time again!

On August 9th, the DNC will be showing UFC 87 at the house the DNC built. Also, In honor of the start of the Olympics, we will be hosting a DNC-Style Beer Olympics.

Events at the DNC Olympic Games will include Beer Pong, Flip Cup Obstacle Course, Speed Quarters, Chandeliers, and of course… the always delicious shotgun chug.  Teams will consist of two players, tournament style so please have a team concept and dress up accordingly.  Winning team takes home a brand new bottle of our finest liquor (Grey Goose, 42 below, etc).

You know how to contact us if you’re in… unless you’re chicken shit, then I’ll see your brokeback ass at the gym!

  • In order to protect the integrity of the competition there will be random drug testing throughout the evening for inebriation.
  • Absolutely NO drunk driving will be condoned. Bring a designated driver or a blanket for the walk-in closet. Either way, safety first!
Where athleticism doesn't matter!

Where athleticism doesn't matter!