Team GB Olympic kit

Am I the only one you thinks it is dreadful?

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24/03/2012 at 17:58

<pokes head round door>

I like the kit.  

24/03/2012 at 18:00

IMHO, I don't see that expressing an opinion, even a negative one = moaning.

I dislike the kit, I'm not moaning about it.

Just as I dislike brussel sprouts.  But I'm not moaning about them.

Mind you, I also dislike the ConDems and David Cameron - now that is moaning.

24/03/2012 at 18:02

"We love to moan" - evidence? Take your pick

The negativity thing is a very British trait.  Just look back over the whole Olympic thing since it was awarded to London.  Criticism of it being in London, the design of the stadia, the logo and mascots (which, to be fare, are shite), complaints that facilities weren't finished with several years left to go, comments about GB only winning at posh sports, the cost, the exploitation of commercial partnerships to off set some of those costs, transport etc the list goes on.  

24/03/2012 at 18:05
Just to get the positivity quotient up a bit... my dad likes it.
24/03/2012 at 18:10
I quite like it and I think it would be boring if it had the flag in its normal colours. It's certainly far better than the Beijing 2008 kit.
24/03/2012 at 18:24
What are we supposed to do? Accept that 20 billion of our cash is being spunked on a 3 week party and grin and bear it? It's our taxes so we can say what we like!
24/03/2012 at 18:31

That's a valid debate JB.  It's all the petty negativity I'm on about.

I worked with a guy who was once referred to as someone who, if he won the lottery, would complain that it was paid out in fivers.   Often our debates on here on small stuff goes down that route.  Just sayin' 'sall.

24/03/2012 at 18:40
I have mixed feelings on the whole thing. The Olympics is gruesomely bloated and needs cutting down to size.

The IOC is more powerful than many small countries and that can't be right.

*sigh*
24/03/2012 at 19:19
Jeepers wrote (see)

IMHO, I don't see that expressing an opinion, even a negative one = moaning.


This.  I guess this is what irks me - perfectly valued opinions are dismissed as moaning.  It goes far wider than the kit issue.  There seems to be a bit of a meme about that people should only express positive opinions or there's something wrong with them.

This is a really interesting book on the topic.

24/03/2012 at 19:30

I think there's also a tendency to form a skewed idea about how strongly people feel about a subject due to the misinterpretation of several mild opinions being equivalent to one very strong one.  Essentially, quite a number of people, when asked, think that the new GB Olympic kit is a little disappointing.  I don't suppose anyone who has expressed this opinion is losing any sleep over it or written to their MP in disgust, yet other people somehow visualise these mild-mannered individuals as being some sort of collective baying mob.

Happens all the time on t'web, doesn't it.  Especially when one person has an opinion which goes against the majority opinion.  All of a sudden, everyone who holds the majority opinion is part of some sort of clique.  Give it another two or three pages of pie-slinging and inevitably Godwin's Law is invoked.

What was the question?  This wine is excellent...

24/03/2012 at 19:36
and just in case you think the athletes have it bad .. check this out

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2119603/The-Olympics-clothes-horses-Bizarre-bright-coloured-suits-cover-equine-contenders.html

i do apologise, for some reason the linky thing doesn't work for me
24/03/2012 at 19:47

I am in no way suggesting towing the line. I have already given my opinion on the misuse of our flag.  And of course everyone is entitled to opinion.

The danger is when all we can ever see are problems rather than giving things a go.  Just try saying yes every now and then.  Not something I find easy either I must add.

24/03/2012 at 20:09
Compression socks for horses????
24/03/2012 at 21:56

The only person who looks good in it, apart from Jess Ennis, is Andy Murray but we all know he's not British.

24/03/2012 at 22:30

I do like the strip but can understand why people think there should be more red.

But, look at the pictures fr the girls in their shorts. Do you really think that red would look good in those places?

25/03/2012 at 05:42
BDB - ahoy!

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