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OLYMPIC SCORING SYSTEM AS BAD AS EVER!
By Matt Goldstein

From the opening moments of the Sadaam Ali-Georgian Popescu fight it was clear that the Olympic scoring system has not gotten any better. In fact, it seems to have taken steps backwards. With multiple straight hand bombs, flush hooks, strong jabs and effective body work all landing clearly without scoring for either opponent; itís flat out astonishing that the Olympic committee can allow such a ridiculous form of scoring. There were punches that even stopped fighters in their tracks, seemingly staggering the boxer who was hit, but yet no recognition on the scoreboard. Even commentators Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas were confused as to what punches would actually award a fighter with a point. Never in the history of the Olympics has the 10 point must system been so needed. After the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul Korea when Roy Jones Jr. was robbed of his Gold Medal, the 10 point must system was dropped in favor of a point system which awards points for individual punches. That system has simply never worked as intended. With the current Olympic Committee embroiled in controversy and consistently horrible judgment calls such as getting rid of baseball and softball only to keep synchronized swimming and handball, most remain in doubt that the baffling and ridiculous scoring system will change in the near future.

I wonder if Shaffer wrote it/edited it.
King Eugene
I say let them go Contender Style!
Warlord
QUOTE(woooooo @ Aug 11 2008, 08:03 PM) [snapback]400143[/snapback]
OLYMPIC SCORING SYSTEM AS BAD AS EVER!
By Matt Goldstein

From the opening moments of the Sadaam Ali-Georgian Popescu fight it was clear that the Olympic scoring system has not gotten any better. In fact, it seems to have taken steps backwards. With multiple straight hand bombs, flush hooks, strong jabs and effective body work all landing clearly without scoring for either opponent; itís flat out astonishing that the Olympic committee can allow such a ridiculous form of scoring. There were punches that even stopped fighters in their tracks, seemingly staggering the boxer who was hit, but yet no recognition on the scoreboard. Even commentators Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas were confused as to what punches would actually award a fighter with a point. Never in the history of the Olympics has the 10 point must system been so needed. After the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul Korea when Roy Jones Jr. was robbed of his Gold Medal, the 10 point must system was dropped in favor of a point system which awards points for individual punches. That system has simply never worked as intended. With the current Olympic Committee embroiled in controversy and consistently horrible judgment calls such as getting rid of baseball and softball only to keep synchronized swimming and handball, most remain in doubt that the baffling and ridiculous scoring system will change in the near future.

I wonder if Shaffer wrote it/edited it.

Why? Sounds pretty Avon-esque to me. Hardly breaking news here, just opinions, as per boxingtalk doctrine. Maybe I need to start dropping my own opinion pieces here at fighthype.
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QUOTE(Warlord @ Aug 12 2008, 04:46 AM) [snapback]400215[/snapback]
Why? Sounds pretty Avon-esque to me. Hardly breaking news here, just opinions, as per boxingtalk doctrine. Maybe I need to start dropping my own opinion pieces here at fighthype.

Really? Those "opinion" pieces come fight night for the betting lines? You know, the ones where he posts the bodog betting lines?

Margarito huge underdog!
By Matt Goldstein

Margarito +200
Cotto -180

(courtesy of bodog sportsbook)

Amazing!

Or how about the ones where he paraphrases another website like the London UK Press and then just puts his name on it?

You can always post at the Boxingtalk forums that Bronzestein said would be up what was it a year ago, maybe two? Oh yea, I forgot Leon didnt bother to put em up.

It must be pretty bad at Boxingtalk if Goldstein's paragraph or two are being put up. Hell, I can't remember the last time I saw Darren or any BT correspondent for that matter at an LA presser/junket this year or last.
Boxingjunkie
If anyone has been watching Olympic boxing they would know that the scoring is a major joke. The scoring sucks and the refs suck.
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