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Old 07-18-2013, 12:35 PM
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^^^Nope, he doesn't have a point. He said "Nobody cared about swimming until Phelps came around", and that is expressly not true. The swimming competitions have been the MOST popular events in the summer Olympics for those same 2+ decades that you mentioned. He doesn't know who Mark Spitz is, so what? That doesn't make his statement true.
My statement was a relatively true hyperbole. Compared to the Olympics 4 years before Phelps, a great number more people (maybe only Americans?) were watching the swimming events the Olympics after Phelps. It is "expressly not true" that "nobody cared about swimming". I could have put Spitz in there, it wouldn't have made my statement any more or less true.

I just thought it was more illustrative than "Phelps winning increased swimming's popularity." Are you actually saying that is false? Because if that statement is not false, I had a point. I just did not make it in the least interesting and ambiguous way possible.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:41 PM
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^^^ Your "point" got lost when you started making false definitive statements
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:49 PM
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It is obvious by his reply that my point was made. He would have had no reason to put "and swimming events have been popular for the past 2 decades" if my point had not been made.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:55 PM
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Olympics already said NO cause putting is too easy in DG.
To which I reply "You know what's easy? Running 100m. I haven't trained a second and I can do that."
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:12 PM
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To which I reply "You know what's easy? Running 100m. I haven't trained a second and I can do that."
in under 12 seconds? which isn't even a good time anyway. terrible attempt at "proving" your point.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:33 PM
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Who cares how fast I do it? The point is that anything is hard when you have to do it better than everyone else. Draining a 30' putt isn't hard; draining more 30' putts than McBeast is.
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