Read 2947 times

  • tylerthegloob
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1799

    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
    • Busan
    more
Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #100 on: September 18, 2020, 09:28:52 am »
against some U.S. farm kid who got to the Olympics by carrying hay

whats good with farm kids being super strong?


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2020, 09:46:50 am »
You really need to stop with the strawmanning. I'm not sure if you think it makes a convincing rhetorical tool or you just want to be snarky, but either way it makes everybody less inclined to take what you're saying seriously (regardless of the actual validity)
It's a narrative that keeps on popping up here.
"Oh Korean athletes just machines churned out." Which is incredibly insulting to Korean athletes. Then many of those people will talk about how "our" athletes are all small town kids balancing school and the prom and just out there doing it themselves, which is a complete distortion.

If it's not that, they must have cheated. Can't possibly be they had loads of talent and hours of hard work and the character to win. No, because they are Korean they are cheating machines.

His "argument" offered neither data nor evidence. Go point out all of his flaws.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 09:48:33 am by Mr.DeMartino »


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2020, 09:54:27 am »
It's a narrative that keeps on popping up here.
"Oh Korean athletes just machines churned out."
Which is incredibly insulting to Korean athletes. Then many of those people will talk about how "our" athletes are all small town kids balancing school and the prom and just out there doing it themselves, which is a complete distortion.

If it's not that, they must have cheated. Can't possibly be they had loads of talent and hours of hard work and the character to win. No, because they are Korean they are cheating machines.

His "argument" offered neither data nor evidence. Go point out all of his flaws.

I don't doubt that some people feel this way.

But "keeps popping up"? I don't remember the last time Korean athletes were discussed on here.


  • 745sticky
  • Expert Waygook

    • 969

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2020, 10:02:57 am »
It's a narrative that keeps on popping up here.
"Oh Korean athletes just machines churned out." Which is incredibly insulting to Korean athletes. Then many of those people will talk about how "our" athletes are all small town kids balancing school and the prom and just out there doing it themselves, which is a complete distortion.

If it's not that, they must have cheated. Can't possibly be they had loads of talent and hours of hard work and the character to win. No, because they are Korean they are cheating machines.
I re-read the entire thread, I haven't seen that narrative pop up a single time (and for what it's worth, I haven't seen it pop up on the 'gook in general).

His "argument" offered neither data nor evidence. Go point out all of his flaws.

It's a throwaway one-liner, obviously I'm not going to waste time on it. You might as well have me go and tweet that orange man bad while I'm at it.


Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #104 on: September 18, 2020, 10:12:59 am »
I don't doubt that some people feel this way.

But "keeps popping up"? I don't remember the last time Korean athletes were discussed on here.
Back during the Olympics and before that. Not in 2020 tho


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1181

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Time to argue: Who is the greatest athlete?
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2020, 11:59:06 am »
The Korean Olympic archery team cheated by practicing with metal chopsticks.