How patriotic are you?

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  1. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    I guess no medal for Canada in Singles or Mens Doubles. I do see Mixed Doubles work out with Nestor and that our top ranked Candian Woman. The one from Quebec, Montreal.


    Hopefully what matters is how we do in other sports. Ladies Soccer team for sure will get a medal....the way they have been playing for the past year.
     
  2. Cruentus

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    Aleksandra Wozniak.

    Hopefully they can do well, but Isner/S. Williams would probably be a potent team in mixed doubles.

    The one advantage is that Nestor is the best doubles player around, if only he had a twin.
     
  3. MaiDee

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    No love for Monica Seles?
     
  4. westside

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    Bernard Tomic being asked on his opponent;

    "I'm playing some Japanese fellow..."

    I'm Australian, but I hope Nishikori beats him straights.
     
  5. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Oh yeah, thanks. Yes, Seles goes w/o saying. She's an American who happened to be born to Hungarian parents in the former Yugoslavia. Came back from a disgusting chapter in her life (we Americans love a comeback). Has always been strangely attractive in person. Has ugly strokes. Hits hard. Trained at Nick's. Makes up words like 'hundredpercently'. Can't really get any more American than that!
     
  6. jmverdugo

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    I guess some of you have not represented their respective countries in any type of event (contest involved or not). Hearing your National Anthem on foreign land is a really awesome experience.

    Patriotism is what have made great most of the countries, otherwise we would all be a big colony, of course excess is bad but there is nothing wrong on being proud of one's country. There are a lot of Melting Pots countries, that doesn't equal to lack of culture, all the contrary, what some times is lost is the "Original" culture of that country and that is certainly a bad thing.

    I probably would always root for my country men and women.
     
  7. Flash O'Groove

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    I really doubt that patriotism preexist countries. A lot of countries exist as independant entities because at a time the people who lived there felt that they have an interest in doing so. You don't feel proud of Canada when Canada doesn't exist.
     
  8. reversef

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    I'm not patriotic at all. In most sports, I will still root for Belgians, since I'm not into those sports. In tennis, I root for Clijsters since she has been my favourite player for a decade (along with Stosur, whom I started to support too in the last few years). But it's a coincidence. Clijsters would be my favourite player too if she was american, french, german, spanish.... She's just a likeable player with a game that I enjoy.
     
  9. jmverdugo

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    I do think patriotism preexist the creation of a country, I mean there is a reason why in pretty much every Independence War the locals are called "The Patriots"!

    Countries do not show up out of nowhere it is a slow process that leads to the independence, it is not like: "Ok, NOW that we are a country we can start loving this piece of land and its people ..." you start way before the actual independence.
     
  10. FuriousYellow

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    Not patriotic enough to support someone like Ryan Harrison.
     
  11. jmverdugo

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    by the way, at some point Canada was Top 5 in more patriotic countries... go figure!
     
  12. F L O B B E R

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    I can't stand watching Isner play, but will root for him in the Olympics. Have to add that after seeing what an embarrassment Ryan Harrison is I'm glad he lost... What a pathetic display when representing your country - total classless jerk.
     
  13. TheF1Bob

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    Parasitism in this day and age?

    LOL.
     
  14. Sentinel

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    Lawl !

    That tea-party was a reference to your patriotism for Great Britain, riiiiight ?
     
  15. beast of mallorca

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    I'm American and I want Nishikori to win too and Harrison to lose everytime.
     
  16. sunny_cali

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    kraggybhai - kaam to chod sakta hoon, par jaam bilkul nahin :) And it was good to be right as well !

    Why just athletics ? I thought yogeshwar's wrestling bronze medal fight was awesome, as was sushil's semi-final win.
     

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