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USA today predicted our Olympic team would drop to the third place in the medal count

Mike56 2012/08/05 22:03:24
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For some reason, the “experts” from the US Today decided the Team USA will win only 82 medals in total, one medal behind Russia and 28 fewer than Americans won in 2008. Meanwhile, after only 8 days (halfway), our team already earned 60 medals, while Russia only 35.



What do you think of USA Today Predictors?


PS The fanny thing is, Russians themselves (I'm in Russia now) predicted they have no chance to compte with the US and China and their goal was to fight with Britain for the 3d place ,
So much of the US "patriotic journalism".


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  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/08/06 15:15:47
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +10
    When I read this headline.....Russia/China would win more medals than America,
    I thought, "what is the difference in those countries?". It occurred to me that
    both Russia and China's athletes who compete in the 0lympics are supported by
    the state while our athletes support themselves and then support the US by
    paying taxes on their medals. Some difference in state attitudes about the value
    of having athletes winning gold!

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  • Rick 2012/09/03 04:28:21
    They suck
    Rick
    +1
    The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was pretty intense. The Chinese were giving us a run for our money until the last few days. Then we ran away with it 104-87. It was 46-38 on the Gold Medal Count. China is supposed to be our new rival to replace the USSR. The United States has now won five straight Summer Olympics since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia didn't do too bad winning 82 Medals. Only five behind China. Not bad considering that Russia is down to 139 million people compared to China's 1.3 BILLION. And I think China is cheating.

    USA Number one 2012 Olympics
  • Ken 2012/08/16 00:55:27
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    Ken
    +1
    That's why I don't have a subscription.
  • CHUCK 2012/08/16 00:50:00
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    CHUCK
    +1
    PREDICTIONS ARE JUST THAT..

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  • texasred 2012/08/07 21:35:27
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    texasred
    +1
    I think China will win the most medals, but I certainly don't put the U.S. as third. And the only reason China will win more is because of the stress the put on their athletes.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/08/07 19:28:02
    They suck
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    I would say they are in error. I think that there many more medals for us to win.
  • Mike56 ☆stillt... 2012/08/08 09:45:54
    Mike56
    +1
    just leftist wishful thinking
  • 'Zedd 2012/08/07 06:13:38
  • Walt 2012/08/07 02:22:34
    They suck
    Walt
    +2
    Liberals never want to believe in America's exceptionalism.
  • Mike56 Walt 2012/08/07 16:20:43
    Mike56
    +1
    wrong, they do believe that America is exceptionally bad :)
  • sglmom 2012/08/07 02:08:49
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    sglmom
    +2
    Looks like USA Today ...
    is actively trying to demoralize the USA Athletes ..
    good grief .. I just looked at the medal count ..
    US/China have been going back and forth for the lead ..
    and GB/Russia are now in the same situation (Going back and forth) .. for 3rd in medal count ..
    (and they are at least 20 behind USA/China's count .. )
  • Dee 2012/08/06 21:35:52
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    Dee
    +4
    I don't understand why they would even run a story like this with all of the positive things our athletes are doing.
  • Mike56 Dee 2012/08/07 16:21:51
    Mike56
    +2
    "liberal" attitude
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/08/06 19:58:42
    They suck
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +4
    What do you expect from a member of the Democratic Media Complex...to play down anything positive about the USA....Afterall, we have to knock that chip off the citizens shoulders.......they actually think that USA is #1.....POTUS OBEYME is about to change
    that......no matter what it takes.....USA Today is in bed with the POTUS....what do you expect.?
  • Theresa 2012/08/06 18:31:53 (edited)
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    Theresa
    +4
    Last I saw USA was 2 medals ahead of China and Russia was a distance 5th. 3rd was great Britain.
  • rightside 2012/08/06 17:16:22
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    rightside
    +3
    I just looked and we have 61 and Russia 37. They'll really have to pick up speed to do that.
  • Mike56 rightside 2012/08/06 17:46:54
    Mike56
    +2
    no chance - and everybody but USA today knew it long ago
  • rightside Mike56 2012/08/06 17:56:20
    rightside
    +2
    I've almost turned the sound off while watching the Olympics. I want to see the sport, not hear the rambling of the commentators.
    Whatever happened to say something smart or shut up?
  • Yo'Adri... rightside 2012/08/06 20:00:11
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +3
    BOOM...................!
  • John "By God" American 2012/08/06 16:35:24
    They suck
    John "By God" American
    +3
    They have sucked, they still suck and they will continue to suck...
  • Yo'Adri... John "B... 2012/08/06 20:00:45
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    USA Today is known as the "newspaper for idiots"..
  • Mike56 Yo'Adri... 2012/08/06 20:09:54
    Mike56
    only it? I thought most papers are, maybe with one exception: WSJ
  • JAA 2012/08/06 16:21:39
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    JAA
    +6
    Anyone today who respects today's News reporting has got to have something intrinsically missing from their brain cells. I've lost all respect for the media.
  • Yo'Adri... JAA 2012/08/06 20:01:41
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    THE most brilliant comment of the day........maybe week......... HOORAY.....! and a big BOOM!
  • Plantgypc 2012/08/06 15:48:46
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    Plantgypc
    +2
    I don't give a damn. I stopped caring when threw people out for making jokes, and because they knew a neo natzi group. They have no right to judge people for their views.
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/08/06 15:31:06
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    While I have absolutely no confidence in anything the media says, I also have absolutely no interest in statist contests like the olympics.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/08/06 15:27:50
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    SK-pro impeachment
    +8
    Must have borrowed obama's calculator to determine the medal count total.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/08/06 15:15:47
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +10
    When I read this headline.....Russia/China would win more medals than America,
    I thought, "what is the difference in those countries?". It occurred to me that
    both Russia and China's athletes who compete in the 0lympics are supported by
    the state while our athletes support themselves and then support the US by
    paying taxes on their medals. Some difference in state attitudes about the value
    of having athletes winning gold!
  • U-Dog 2012/08/06 15:13:36
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    U-Dog
    +8
    Well, it is hard to blame them when you think about it.

    Failure is winning in liberal minds and it is only natural for them to root for the Russian motherland-- their true intellectual and heart felt home.
  • Mike56 U-Dog 2012/08/06 15:18:47
    Mike56
    +4
    Russia is my motherland - literally - but that alone doesn'i make me either stupid or ungreateful, There is something "deeper", maybe some microchips in what once were human brains?
  • U-Dog Mike56 2012/08/06 15:27:07
    U-Dog
    +3
    No disrespect intended and I wasn't saying it the context of what Russia means to many of her own people. It is just that the American intellectual left has always had an obscene fascination with the Marxist collectivist philosophy that Russia in generally associated with.
  • Mike56 U-Dog 2012/08/06 15:40:06
    Mike56
    +3
    I know what you mean - no offence taken, That situation you are referring to probably relates to something Freudian: exaggerated fear of “Cossacks” and masochist love in the same time – all from the Jewish schtettle. I am Jewish myself, but I immigrated just recently, free of the first waves of immigration delusions and extremely anti-left.
  • Red Branch 2012/08/06 15:04:25
    What would you expect of the LSM?
    Red Branch
    +6
    USA Today has some problems, one of which is to prejudice the news against the US.
  • Mike56 2012/08/06 14:46:11 (edited)
    They suck
    Mike56
    +5
    The fanny thing is, Russians themselves predicted they have no chance to compte with the US and China and their goal was to fight with Britain for the 3d place ,
    So much of the US "patriotic journalism".
  • mikeeonly 2012/08/06 05:51:35
    They suck
    mikeeonly
    +7
    what qualifies them to predict something like that? I'd like to hear their reasoning. Sometimes the media will say anything to stir up controversy when in reality they don't even care about the issue.
  • Mike56 mikeeonly 2012/08/06 09:12:36
    Mike56
    +4
    Who are they to talk about anything - and yet they are talking about ecerything and even push dysfunctional people like Obama to the very top.

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