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“The Americans? We will smash them. That’s what we came here for.”

11 Aug

Ah, the sweet revenge of victory is U.S. response to French swimmer’s taunts…and add this to the French to-do list at the Olympics: trash talk after you win the race.

French swimmer Alain Bernard fueled media frenzy before the men’s 4×100 meter freestyle relay in Beijing with his prediction for the race: “The Americans? We will smash them. That’s what we came here for.”

The results? You just have to see it!

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/share.html?videoid=0811_HD_SWB_HL_L0194 [NOTE: You will need to install Microsoft’s Silverlight to view NBC’s streaming coverage]

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Posted by on August 11, 2008 in Olympic Coverage

 

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5 responses to ““The Americans? We will smash them. That’s what we came here for.”

  1. alexandriak84

    August 11, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    This was such an amazing race. . . Michael Phelps didn’t win it for them either!–it was the old-timer who had to bail them out! I guess he lets the guys who don’t have any or many individual events shoulder most of the load.

    And if the French hadn’t been such ass-holes I would have felt sorry for them–the looks on their faces. . .

     
  2. Paul

    August 12, 2008 at 1:30 PM

     
  3. Christopher

    August 12, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    “And if the French hadn’t been such ass-holes I would have felt sorry for them–the looks on their faces. . .”

    Perhaps for “economy of language” we can just refer to them as “French Holes”…not the French people in general mind you, because as a whole I’m sure they’re a jolly lot. Rather, this would refer to the arrogant, loathing, self-indulgent ones…

    HAH! French Holes!

     
  4. alexandriak84

    August 12, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Hmmm, brevity truly is the soul of wit. But one might argue that “French” and “ass-hole” has a tendency to be redundant in and of itself. . . “French holes” not only is clever and apt, but has the pleasant sound of an exotic type of doughnut.

     
  5. Christopher

    August 12, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    …and that distant wheezing noise you now hear is the sickening sound of the air being expelled from my lungs as I shout a cry of agony…realizing that I will no longer be able to enjoy my morning Peets’ coffee and doughnuts ever again…EVER! Damn those French Holes AGAIN!

     

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