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    "The Ugly Americans Are Back" (Yahoo Article)

    The Ugly Americans are back at the 2012 London Olympics – and how

    What is "ugly"? Ugly is ignorance of sportsmanship: putting down your opponents, treating the Olympics like your own dominion, and thumbing your nose at anyone who dares to call you on it. It's assuming there's an acceptable level of inherent obnoxiousness and self-promotion acceptable in what's supposed to be the ultimate test of athleticism above all.
    The "ugly Americans" singled out in the article:

    Ryan Lochte
    The women's soccer team (and coach Pia Sundhage)
    Gymnast Danell Leyva
    Mariel Zagunis (opening ceremonies flagbearer for these games)
    Hope Solo
    Michael Phelps
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    "Need more proof? Gymnast Danell Leyva basically challenged Kohei Uchimura, arguably the greatest male gymnast ever, to a rematch in Rio — while the two were still on the podium.

    The Olympic gold medal had been draped over Kohei Uchimura's neck for all of a minute when Danell Leyva leaned over and asked the man who is arguably the greatest male gymnast of all-time if he planned on being in Rio de Janeiro in four years.

    "I told him 'you better,"' Leyva said.

    However it was intended, if anyone did that to an American, they'd be crucified for spoiling the podium moment."
    Whoever wrote this is a moron! Danell has always showed nothing but admiration for Kohei and all of his complimentary comments to Uchimura show that he idolizes him. What is wrong with wanting his idol to compete in another Olympics with him?

    Finally, on Sunday, when Michael Phelps had the chance to walk away from an Olympic stage he's dominated as a humble champion, he took the opportunity to declare himself equal to Michael Jordan.
    Strange, I've never gotten the impression from Michael Phelps that he is humble.

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    Americans are so offensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    Americans are so offensive
    and ugly.

    Yucky Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    and ugly.

    Yucky Americans.
    I hear they don't shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayra View Post
    I hear they don't shower.
    And their parents dress them funny.
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    I think there are lots of people who consider Leyva and Lochte to be attractive Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allskate View Post
    I think there are lots of people who consider Leyva and Lochte to be attractive Americans.
    Both Leyva and Lochte fall into this category for me.

    http://jezebel.com/5931055/10-reason...iest-douchebag

    Link credit to UGG in the Miscellaneous Olympic chatter thread.


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    Wait, the term ugly Americans was coined in 2000 ? No way. It has been said for way longer than that.

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    The very 2nd paragraph was stupid ("ugly Americans"was coined in 1958) and mean (what does jones doping have to do with anything) why bother reading further?

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    But when was the term rude Amerikans (Euros, etc) coined? That's the bigger question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    What is wrong with wanting his idol to compete in another Olympics with him?
    Absolutely nothing. Implying you want an opportunity to kick his ass while he is trying to sing along to his national anthem is questionable, however.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayra View Post
    I hear they don't shower.
    I hear some of them use public swimming pools as their personal urinal!!!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayra View Post
    Both Leyva and Lochte fall into this category for me.

    http://jezebel.com/5931055/10-reason...iest-douchebag
    that is hilarious...and too true
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    We, figure skating fans are spoiled with the likes of Matt Savoie, Dick Button, Debi Thomas, Michelle Kwan, Vanessa Lam, Rachael Flatt, Sasha Cohen and many others who are intelligent, accomplished and articulate people besides being elite athletes.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    We, figure skating fans are spoiled with the likes of Matt Savoie, Dick Button, Debi Thomas, Michelle Kwan, Vanessa Lam, Rachael Flatt, Sasha Cohen and many others who are intelligent, accomplished and articulate people besides being elite athletes.
    But they're so packaged, phony, and boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    that is hilarious...and too true
    True except for the part about wanting to hit it. I don't get that at all. If he's that stupid and douchey out of bed........

    THIS comment, OTOH,: I don't find him the least bit attractive. Seems like the kind of douche who would spill his beer on my head in a crowded bar and then laugh.

    Yup.
    Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    But they're so packaged, phony, and boring.
    Yeah. But they do go to school and learn things.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    True except for the part about wanting to hit it. I don't get that at all. If he's that stupid and douchey out of bed........

    THIS comment, OTOH,: I don't find him the least bit attractive. Seems like the kind of douche who would spill his beer on my head in a crowded bar and then laugh.

    Yup.
    He's so hot and doing him would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    He's so hot and doing him would be great.
    If you say so. To me, he seems like the kind of guy who would go "Uh," then say"Jeah, baby, that was, like, great" because he can't be bothered to remember your name and HE had a good time, and fall asleep while asking you to leave the key behind when you go.
    Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    If you say so. To me, he seems like the kind of guy who would go "Uh," then say"Jeah, baby, that was, like, great" because he can't be bothered to remember your name and HE had a good time, and fall asleep while asking you to leave the key behind when you go.
    At least there's bragging rights. You can now say that you have had sex with Ryan Lochte

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