Posted by clintjack
How does the Olympics ruin everything else? I guess your not a real sports fan.
On the contrary. I am huge sports fan, and that is why I hate the olympics.
A few examples:
Boxing: read posts above. The ridiculous system where it makes no difference whatsoever how much damage is caused or how many big punches are landed. Also, it has to be perfectly clean or else the punches don't matter. 3 of 5 judges need to push the button within a point of eachother to get credit for a punch. You can nearly knock a guy on his ass by landing a huge punch, but it may not get counted since it was through the gloves. Olympic boxing is a joke.
Gymnastics: Besides the fact that the scoring is completely subjective and there are no defined rules for scoring, they have a messed up tie breaking system that nobody can seem to decode. That is why Nastia took the silver in the high bars.
Baseball: They have crazy extra inning rules like starting innings with 2 men on base and allowing any person to come to bat that the team chooses. Who makes these goofy rules? I absolutely love baseball and am thrilled it will no longer be in the Olympics.
I just wish international sporting events would just be left to the various leages to put together (ie... tennis, FIFA, Baseball, etc....). They are just much better entertainment.
Obviously, this is all just my opinion, but this is why I do not want MMA in the Olympics. Reputable figting organizations will not be making the rules. It will be done by some beaurocratic Olympic committee, and probably would not even fit the definition of MMA once they would be done with the rules.