Bold 2008 Summer Olympics Predictions

Ahhhh, the Olympics are a special time indeed.  That magical two weeks where the entire world watches the planet’s best athletes compete for gold medals in thrilling events like table tennis and trampoline.  I have fond memories of spending my summer as a pre-teen fixated on the ’92 Barcelona games, the Dream Team, and the utterly kick ass Nike commercial that you can watch below. Although I will probably never be good enough to win bronze in rhythmic gymnastics, I am good enough to predict the gold medal winners for almost every event, so sit back, and enjoy the 2008 Beijing Games, Steelhead style.


Archery- John Rambo, USA

Is there any doubt here? Rambo is one of the most skilled archers the world has ever known, and gold is a foregone conclusion.  I’m just hoping all the “targets” hit during the event are non-living.  IOC may want to take his bow away before the medal ceremony to avoid a breakdown of “NOTHING IS OVER!” proportions. 

Athletics- Joey Chestnut, USA

I have no idea what athletics is, but there isn’t a better athlete in the world right now than Chestnut.  I’d like to see Carl Lewis in his prime try to eat 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes, can’t be done my friends.  As the video shows, Joey is a true American Hero already.

Badminton- Brian Urlacher, USA & David Ortiz, DR

This is another event that isn’t too hard to figure out.  Anyone who has seen the formidable duo cripple opponents in the commercial below can attest to their power.

Baseball- Bad News Bears, USA

The little league team, led by infamous Kelly Leak, is an absolute shoo-in for gold.  Nobody can outcoach the immortal Morris Buttermaker.  Here’s to hoping Tanner Boyle can be a good sport towards the diverse array of competitors. 

Basketball- Team USA

No, seriously……book it, we are back!! If you’re at work right now, start a fiery U-S-A chant!!  If you get fired, file a discrimination charge, everyone is entitled to national pride!! (As you can see I’m a little excited)

Beach Volleyball- Kim Kardashian & Stacey Keibler, USA


Don’t look at me like that, who wouldn’t like to see these two beauties in bikinis jumping around?  The tandem will easily cruise to gold.  The best part: you don’t even have to feel guilty watching match after match, or even Tivo-ing them.  Let’s just stop already….

Boxing-  Ivan Drago, Russia

I hate to admit it, but the Russians will be bringing home pugilistic gold through Drago.  Honestly, who can beat him? France’s Glass Joe?

Cycling – Cru Jones, USA

Jones, member of the Rad Racing Team, topples the field, and arch rival Bart Taylor, to strike BMX gold in Beijing.  The 80’s may be officially over, but Jones certainly isn’t.  Cru also takes gold in mountain bike, road, and track to bring his medal count to 4.  Taylor, winning silver in all 4 events, hires the evil twins Rod and Rex Reynolds to knock Jones out of qualifying races for 2012. (FYI:Bart Conner, who plays Bart Taylor in Rad, won gold in the ’84 games as a gymnast)

Diving- New England Patriots, USA

If there’s a team out there that truly knows what it means to take a “dive,” it’s these guys.

Equestrian- Shaquille O’Neal, USA

The big guy’s got moves on a horse, and should ride (or eat) one to gold.  O’Neal, universe famous for his balance, grace, and composure, proudly displays it below.

Fencing- Conan the Barbarian, AUS

When it comes to sword fighting, you gotta assume Conan is coming out on top.  Let’s hope opponents head’s remain intact this time around.


Football- 1985 Chicago Bears, USA

Best team ever, period.  Oh wait,  football means soccer to the rest of the world?  Ummm, still taking the Monsters of the Midway here to crush, smash, and destroy their way to victory.  GO BEARS!

Gymnastics- European Soccer Players, Europe

Is there anyone on Earth better at diving, rolling, flopping and sliding without contact than Europe’s soccer players?  These guys handily take home gold in both rhythmic and artistic, and that ankle “injury” sustained during the routine looks like it magically healed in seconds on the podium.

Trampoline- Man Show Juggies, USA

Not gonna lie, it would be IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to steal gold from the Juggies when it comes to jumping on a trampoline.  True poetry in motion at the end of each episode.

Handball- ________, _______

For sake of losing my job, I’m just going to say the best handball player in the world will win gold, that’s all for this one. 

Hockey (Field)- Hooters Girls, USA

Call me whatever you want, but I would definitely watch if the team looked like this.  I simply don’t have the heart to deny these beautiful young ladies their dream of Olympic Gold, so yes, they will win, beating the Russians 36 C to 0 in the finals.

Judo and Taekwondo- Chuck Norris, USA

The baddest dude on the planet roundhouses his way to gold.  Technically, roundhouses are illegal in Judo, but who has the balls to tell Chuck that?  Watch Norris destroy Michael Jackson with a roundhouse in this clip…

Modern Pentathalon- Thunderlips, USA

Called the “true Olympic sport,” the Pentahalon obviously can only be won by the “true American man.”  Thunderlips my dear comrades, is that man….

Rowing and Sailing- Hoops McCann & Co., USA

When it comes to aquatic competition, nobody dominates quite like John Cusack’s character in One Crazy Summer.  Hoops beats perpetual asshole Teddy Beckersted in the movie, and will beat the rest of the world for gold come August.  His team consists of loveable misfits like: George, Ack Ack, Clay Stork, and Egg Stork.  How could they lose?

Shooting- John Matrix, AUS


Don’t tell Rambo I’m picking Matrix to win gold here.  Seriously, please don’t.  I’m begging you.

Softball- Team USA

I’m picking our girls to win gold in Beijing.  What? They’re totally hot!!!

Swimming- Amada Beard, USA

With my love of beautiful women firmly established, I’m going to go out on a limb, and say Beard will win numerous gold medals.  I guess Michael Phelps might win a few too.  (Once again, my job would be in jeopardy if I predicted the winners for synchronized swimming, so we won’t go there)

Table Tennis- Randy Daytona, USA

Balls of Fury’s Daytona is simply unstoppable on the table, and strikes gold, by shutting out every opponent he faces.

Tennis- Roger Federer, NED

I’m sure many expected Anna K, Maria, or Serena here, all I can say is grow up people.  Federer is the best in the world, and takes the gold over a catsuit wearing Spaniard named Rafael Nadal in the final.

Triathalon- Mr. T, USA

I pity the fool who argues with this pick, for T is the only person on the planet capable of finishing the 3 grueling events in less than 5 minutes.  The legend will have a gold medal to compliment his already abundant collection of gold chains. 

Volleyball- Maverick, Goose, Iceman & Slider, USA

Nobody plays volleyball quite like these four Air Force cadets, and they will stomp the competition on the way to gold, if they don’t spend too much time flexing or playing grabass..

Water Polo- Marco Polo, ITA

The namesake of the worst swimming pool game of all-time returns to hoist the gold.  As the pic shows, he should cruise to victory, as nobody will want to go near him.


Weightlifting- Arnold Schwarzenegger, AUS

Arnold will bring home the 3rd gold medal for Austria through weightlifting.  During the medal ceremony interview, he will ask, “Wait……..who the hell is Conan and Matrix? GET IN THE CHOPPER!”

Wrestling- Ric Flair, USA

The Nature Boy has won 16 world titles in wrestling, and don’t expect it to stop there.  He is the oldest Olympian this year (84), but will take gold by pinning Iran’s The Iron Sheik in 4 seconds, which will be a new Olympiad record.  The singlet will hopefully adequately cover Flair’s saggy man boobs.


  1. Comment by Import from China on July 23, 2008 6:15 am

    I came across this blog the other day and you got some great info here – thanks.

  2. Comment by John on July 29, 2008 9:09 am

    Table tennis should go to Forest Gump.

  3. Comment by Jon on July 29, 2008 9:37 am

    Roger Federer is from Switzerland not NED.

  4. Comment by Monkey Allen on July 29, 2008 9:49 am

    How did this get linked on This is terrible. I feel sorry for your ancestors.

  5. Comment by Gwar on July 29, 2008 10:10 am

    You forgot one more reason da Bears would win in football….DITKA

  6. Comment by Navin R. Johnson on July 29, 2008 11:02 am

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is from Austria, not Australia.

    AUS = Australia
    AUT = Austria

  7. Comment by Guido on July 29, 2008 11:12 am

    Top Gun was a movie about Naval Aviators, no Air Force Cadets …

  8. Comment by John on July 29, 2008 11:21 am

    Normal Abbr for:
    Australia – AUS
    Austria – AUT
    And the Governator is American so it should be US anyway!!!

    Also, Maverick, Goose, Iceman and Slider were not in the Air Force. You need to watch Top Gun again.

  9. Comment by DiaperDandy on July 29, 2008 1:01 pm

    Why was Chuck Daly allowed to “coach” the Dream Team???
    That still sickens me.

  10. Comment by Ryan on July 29, 2008 1:13 pm

    I can name at least one person who can beat Ivan Drago… um…..Rocky Balboa?
    C’mon, the guy didn’t even win in his own movie.

  11. Comment by jleigh on July 29, 2008 1:47 pm

    I came across this site looking for Olympics predictions. Although not quite what I was looking for, I was definitely amused. I especially liked the Chuck Norris clip. I wonder if you’d be interested in making some umm… actual.. Olympic predictions (no offense!). I found a great variety of questions here to bet on:

  12. Comment by dan on July 29, 2008 3:26 pm

    this was a waste of my time, thanks a lot, you suck

  13. Comment by Steelhead on July 29, 2008 4:30 pm

    Thank you for pointing out some of the various flaws contained in the post gents. I will definitely keep in mind that Austria is abbr. AUT, Top Gun was about Naval Aviators, and Federer is Swiss. Monkey Allen, I feel sorry for my ancestors too, they’re all dead…..Dan, sorry to waste your time. I am glad you “wasted” another few minutes commenting though.

  14. Comment by GK on July 29, 2008 6:09 pm

    For diving you picked the Patriots? If anyone knows how to dive, it’s Dwayne Wade. Or Sidney Crosby. Take your pick.

  15. Comment by Dave on July 29, 2008 11:31 pm

    Handball. The best handball player in the world might not win as handball is a team sport.

    Sorry lost your job…

  16. Comment by pignipple on July 31, 2008 7:14 am

    FAKE!!!!!!!!!! THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!

    lol…..Jesus people, lighten up!!!!

  17. Comment by IU Scott on August 13, 2008 7:21 pm

    Great job!!

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