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U.S. Flag-Bearer Seldom Obvious Choice: Who Should Carry Flag for America?

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Which great American athlete should represent the United States of America by carrying the star-spangled banner into the London Games in 2012?

REUTERS.COM reports:
A four-time Olympian who has won 14 gold medals and has said he is retiring at the end of the London Games, Michael Phelps would seem the ideal athlete to lead the United States into the opening ceremony on Friday.
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  • JDHawg 2012/07/26 13:53:53
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    JDHawg
    the guy carrying the flag in the Pic need his @ss kicked for draging the flag on the ground
  • Courtne... JDHawg 2012/07/26 20:19:07
    Courtney Hammett
    The flag's too big.
  • tori 2012/07/25 17:59:21
    Michael Phelps
    tori
    +1
    or a soccer player, just saying since we are trying to get the sport popular. like maybe Christie Rampone, Hope Solo, or Abby Wambach. A woman and a soccer player. I think that would be so very memorable and a great representation of the USA. We want soccer to be popular and a woman would also be a great representation of the equality we are working towards in America.
  • Justin ... tori 2012/07/26 06:36:22
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    Good thinking. Soccer is a hellofa sport.
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/07/25 17:18:35
    Serena Williams
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    Serena Williams
  • ronbo 2012/07/25 14:38:19
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    ronbo
    Just have everyone pick a number and the one that gets drawn is it.
  • LV321 2012/07/25 14:00:39
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    LV321
    +1
    Me! No just kidding. I think a random person from U.S.A who works hard should get to.
  • elvira 2012/07/25 13:46:05
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    elvira
    Perhaps some presently unknown athlete should carry "Old Glory".
  • Lanikai elvira 2012/07/25 14:33:33
    Lanikai
    +1
    How about a female Sarah Zelenka

    Sarah Zelenka Women's Rowing. SHE should carry it.
  • elvira Lanikai 2012/07/25 14:53:51
    elvira
    +2
    Glad you have someone in mind. :)
  • God bless American freedom 2012/07/25 13:25:11 (edited)
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    God bless American freedom
    +1
    A legal American citizen ( not with dual citizenship elsewhere and non felon ) actually participating in the Olympics should bear our flag for the USA if such a thing would reflect favourably on the USA....

    Phelps leaps naturally to the mind.. but I wish he had no tarnish on his medals.

    Serena Williams , no. Here is why ... http://ishoutloud.com/blog/se...

    Kobe Bryant? Is that a joke?

    And so ? Who else?
  • Ben 2012/07/25 12:31:30
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    Ben
    +2
    I'd pick an ordinary member of the public who had done something spectacular. A person who has volunteered working with disadvantaged kids their whole lives, a pilot who successfully lands his land in a river without a single fatality, someone who risked their life against the odds to save another and give them to carry the flag as they would be the most deserving people of this honour.
  • aneed2know 2012/07/25 11:12:46 (edited)
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    aneed2know
    +2
    How about you dont worry about it and try to stop making issues with every thing. Oh and by the way, wasn't Phelps caught smoking a bong? Dont get me wrong i smoke weed, but wasn't his face plastered all over Fox news as a non example of what athletes should be and do. And why not Serena Williams i would think her athletic record is a helluva lot better than Phelps:



    Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is a professional American tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her world no. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the world no. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009.[2] She is the only female player to have won over $35 million in prize money.[3]

    Her 29 Grand Slam titles places her ninth on the all-time list: 14 in singles, 13 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously and only the fifth woman ever to do so. She was also the first woman, along with older sister Venus Williams, to hold all four Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously since Martina Hingis did so in 1998. Her 14 Grand Slam singles titles is sixth on the all-time list
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/07/25 09:36:13 (edited)
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    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    I think they should be a military olympian.
  • Keyboar... jerry.a... 2013/09/10 13:52:13
    Keyboard Warrior
    Why military? Love what the military does but the faux love for the military is sometimes a little forced - in my opinion.
  • Skye 2012/07/25 09:04:46
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    Skye
  • God ble... Skye 2012/07/26 01:53:21
    God bless American freedom
    why you Skye? :) tell us please, not joking.
  • Skye God ble... 2012/07/26 02:03:48
    Skye
    +1
    Because I want to :)
  • God ble... Skye 2012/07/26 23:50:27
    God bless American freedom
    well I hope one day you get the chance to represent our nation that way :)
  • Skye God ble... 2012/07/27 11:52:41
    Skye
    Psh ha like that will happen. O.o
  • God ble... Skye 2012/07/29 15:57:11 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    Skye.. be very reasonable , work very hard at the physical craft you enjoy and in which you excell .. stay focussed on the national freedom values of America ... you may succeed. You never know until you try.

    Believe in yourself . Believe.
  • Tanner Hillman 2012/07/25 06:56:44
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    Tanner Hillman
    +1
    The person that is holding it now Doesent look like they are doing a good job it looks like it's touching the ground.
  • jerry.a... Tanner ... 2012/07/25 21:34:11
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    it is but that flag is as huge as it is heavy. they should have made sure that the one carrying it could handle it (and was taller) or made a flag slightly smaller so that it would be displayed honorably. I am sure the flag holder had something to say. any real american would be concerned with the way he/she is holding the flag. we are taught that before we hit primary school.
  • jeffro2010 2012/07/25 06:16:51
    Kobe Bryant
    jeffro2010
    +1
    The greatest!
  • Justin Teufel Hunden 2012/07/25 05:08:46 (edited)
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    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +5
    An amazing athlete. A Respectable Patriotic American.
    Kobe on the list? Rapist? Really?..
  • aneed2know Justin ... 2012/07/25 11:15:26
    aneed2know
    +1
    a Bong smoker, really? And he was not convicted of rape, really.
  • Justin ... aneed2know 2012/07/25 15:10:29 (edited)
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +1
    I don't give a sh!t what any of you think of that tool. He's just a crybaby wanting attention. Not convicted...neither was OJ the first time. Bong smoker? Your stoner state of mind need a puff?
  • Justin ... Justin ... 2012/07/25 15:16:33 (edited)
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +1
    Like watching kids when him and Shaq were on the same team. 'I want the ball!' - 'No, give me the ball!' I'm Kobe and I'll pitch a fit if I don't get it my way.. No comparison to True NBA stars. Clyde The Glide Drexler and so many more make modern NBA look comical. The team concept is gone.
  • Lanikai Justin ... 2012/07/25 14:26:14
    Lanikai
    +1
    Kobe was not convicted and it was always a set up. That girl pulled off a HUGE money grab. Don't vilify him for something he did NOT do.
  • Justin ... Lanikai 2012/07/25 19:48:04 (edited)
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    Says you and a HUGE amount of money. If I were a multi-millionaire, an innocent millionaire, I'd wave my middle finger while yelling prove it. Other than paying my own attorney, I wouldn't pay a nickel. Money talks.
  • Lanikai Justin ... 2012/07/25 20:07:23
    Lanikai
    Rich and famous people HAVE to pay to make the bad publicity stop-that girl KNEW it.
  • Justin ... Lanikai 2012/07/25 20:15:44 (edited)
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    Opinions are like bu!!holes. Some really stink and we all got 'Em. Is mine better? Who knows? That girl and Kobe know. I don't give a hoot. He's a tool unworthy of the topic.
  • Justin ... Lanikai 2012/07/25 20:26:12
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    Write him a love letter or something. You clearly admire him. Don't cry when another doesn't. A question was asked and I gave my answer. I don't need to hear from all the sensitive Kobe fans. Go to Fathead.com and get a life size Kobe figure to stick on your wall.
  • Lanikai Justin ... 2012/07/25 20:54:06
    Lanikai
    No, I don't even like him, BUT too many men face this crap because skanks want cash.
  • jerry.a... Lanikai 2012/07/25 21:36:23
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +3
    IF kobe avoided the situation that got him there in the first place, there would have been no problem. the problem is the dummies allow them selves to get stuck or caught.
  • Justin ... jerry.a... 2012/07/26 06:28:41
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    Exactomundo. He doesn't seem to be the smartest peanut in the turd. This guy won't get over that I don't agree with Kobe being on the ballot. Would you do me a favor? Send this guy Dr. Phil's contact info because I believe there's a case of Obsessive Compulsive issues. Lol geeeez
  • Justin ... Lanikai 2012/07/26 06:24:33 (edited)
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +1
    No sh!t. That's life and the way our society is formed. An Olympian must be of sound body and mind. He is not. The fact that he has that 'monkey on his back' is a clue of who he is. He's no athlete compared to others that understand the team concept. 'let a dead dog lay' and piss off. Grab a Sports Illustrated and have some 'alone time' with Kobe. Leave me and my comment the F alone. Geez, you have not stopped defending Kobe. OCD!
  • Lanikai Justin ... 2012/07/26 15:48:09
    Lanikai
    Okay, I think we are on the same page here. I don't LIKE him, but I don't want him classified as a rapist when there was no rape.
  • Dagon 2012/07/25 04:07:14
  • aneed2know Dagon 2012/07/25 11:16:16
    aneed2know
    +1
    like Serena Williams or Kobe Bryant or Michael Phelps, like those athletes listed?

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