Skip to comments.U.S. softball copes with jarring loss (The Messiah will save Olympic softball. At least a 2 barfer)
Posted on 08/21/2008 8:45:37 AM PDT by StoneWallJack
SI.com: Give us your best guess: Will softball get reinstated for the 2016 Games?
Roberts: I think there is great momentum right now to reinstate softball for 2016 due to a couple of important reasons: First, Asian countries have poured a lot of resources into women's softball. Japan is one example, and those countries have a lot of pull with the IOC.
Second, I think America is doing the right thing in exporting its knowledge of the game by establishing clinics in Europe where there is more resistance toward the game of softball. One other wildcard for 2016 is the exit of the Bush administration. The undercurrent of anti-Americanism within the IOC, which some say has hurt the U.S. because of its softball dominance, may abate somewhat with a potential administration led by Barack Obama, a rock star in Europe.
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Is Bush to blame for US softball losing to Japan in the Gold medal round?????????????
Anti-Americanism was around long before President Bush.
Hopefully it will be around for a long, long time.
thats freaking hilarious. these people have really lost their minds.
SI lost me at the global warming issue.
This thread is useless with gratuitous photos of our pitcher.
What could help softball in the future is IF Chicago gets the games in 2016.
yes....but he doesn’t get an ounce of credit for the dominance of the team the past eight years...
btw: who the eff is selena roberts??
Selena Roberts is a liberal nutcase:
Selena Roberts bashed Duke’s Coach K a few years ago for showing his politics:
What are liberals going to do when Bush is no longer in office? Who will they have to blame?
Selena Roberts complains about men-only country clubs on SI:
(some of the posted comments by readers are funny)
Why President John McCain of course.
I cancelled my subscription the day I received that issue. Had been a subscriber since the 1960's.
All we’ve heard about for the last few years now is all of this anti-Americanism. Has anyone heard a US Olympic athlete booed at any Olympic event? They get cheered like rock stars. Was Bush bood? People love the American athletes. The way the MSM built it up you’d think they’d be booed at every turn.
The witch hunt that Sports Illustrated did against Bob Knight was the end for me. Screw SI.
The Olympic games do not deserve the attention and importance they are given.
When they started in the steamship age in 1896, one great sporting meet every four years was all the world could manage.
Now there is a world championship in almost every sport every year. The Olympic games are no longer needed, and it would be very good if they simply went away!
Oh, I’m going to be so ill! Is there nothing that arrogant little sh*thead can’t do (other than telling the truth)?
Or so said the commentators the other night.
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