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Usain Bolt is a class act
Youtube ^ | August 5, 2012 | NBC

Posted on 08/05/2012 7:17:30 PM PDT by krb

Check out the ad hoc performance of the fastest man on the planet, Mr. Usain Bolt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxN825ALFUw&feature=youtu.be


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: anthem; olympics; usainbolt; vanity
What a decent guy.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 7:17:43 PM PDT by krb
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To: krb

He certainly showed more respect towards our flag and anthem than a certain First Lady of the US.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 7:21:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: krb

But the dog was no class act!


3 posted on 08/05/2012 7:22:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: krb

Didn’t he trash American football when people made comments that he should consider playing it?


4 posted on 08/05/2012 7:27:34 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

“Didn’t he trash American football when people made comments that he should consider playing it?”

As far as I’m concerned, given his accomplishments, he can trash any sport he wants. But I appreciate him not trashing this country.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: krb

With a barking dog accompaniment!


6 posted on 08/05/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: krb

Later


7 posted on 08/05/2012 7:42:12 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: saganite

I am not sure what that was all about. Was that for real in the house of the screener?


8 posted on 08/05/2012 7:49:51 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: BobL

AMEN


9 posted on 08/05/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by NOezmoney (If OBozo destroys America, and the media doesnÂ’t report it, will it even make a sound?)
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To: Impy

Maybe he doesn’t like football.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 7:55:22 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Bolt is a huge soccer fan, he has even stated he wishes to try out for Manchester United, when his Olympic career is over.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 7:57:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

So, he does like football.

Just not the helmeted kind. :)


12 posted on 08/05/2012 8:00:59 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Which is fine.

And I may not be remembering correctly but his response
wasn’t “classy” is all I’m saying, it was like he was offended.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 8:02:06 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Two words: Renaldo Nehemiah.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 8:09:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: krb

More respect than more than half the people at most major sporting events in this country.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 8:13:49 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: krb

He trains in Eugene, OREGON....where the college students and faculty are generally the bluest of blue....nice to see he has learned something from someone!!!


16 posted on 08/05/2012 8:24:14 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: goodnesswins

CANCEL THAT (post 16)...I had the WRONG Olympian.....sorry


17 posted on 08/05/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: krb

Very classy and it might well be hard for me or many of us in such a great personal moment to even notice an anthem being played. It matters not which anthem and shows respect for the winner in the other event too.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 8:27:46 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Impy

a lot of countries don’t consider American Football important. What they call real football is Rugby and Soccer.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Impy

a lot of countries don’t consider American Football important. What they call real football is Rugby and Soccer.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 8:38:30 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: fish hawk

He respected the Flag more than our President


21 posted on 08/05/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Chipper

That is a FANTASTIC point!


22 posted on 08/05/2012 8:59:07 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

Mr. Bolt has more respect for America than the pResident in the White House...


23 posted on 08/05/2012 9:14:01 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Impy

It probably had to do with the reporter assuming that, because the reporter possibly liked American Football, that everybody else would like it too sort of question.

If you had a son, of Olympic caliber who had won a gold in London, who was asked by an English reporter if he intended to sign up for the national sport of Cricket, what sort of response would your son give?

Probably a similar response Usain gave to the reporter. :)


24 posted on 08/05/2012 10:26:10 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

If I had son he’d be way too young for the Olympics. ;-D

If I was an Olympian and asked such a question I’d be flattered that someone thought I could compete in a different sport.


25 posted on 08/05/2012 10:42:13 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

I think most non-Americans would have thought it bizarre if an American reporter asked them if they were intending to join an American sport when they were finished their Olympic career.

I don’t think Usain was necessarily being disrespectful, as much as he was simply taken back by (in his POV) a bizarre question.

I’d have to see the video tape to be sure on that point, but that is my suspicion, because I would probably have the same reaction in that situation.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 10:52:51 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

It would be like an Irishman asking an American athlete if they were interested in playing Gaelic Football when they are finished.


27 posted on 08/05/2012 10:57:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: krb

You Tube is gone.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 4:54:31 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

Dang...oh well, maybe the footage will show up somewhere else on the nets.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 7:52:57 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg

Word is before the games Bolt dumped his hot White girlfriend Lubica Kucerova cause people in Jamaica weren’t cool with their star dating a honky. Classy.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 1:09:09 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; dfwgator

A journalist accused Bolt of doping yesterday. He said the Jamaicans are notorious for doping and difficult in testing.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 3:29:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Perdogg

Bob Marley’s fault.


32 posted on 08/14/2012 3:39:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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