You could also look at it a third way and assign points to each medal. 3 for gold, 2 for silver, and 1 for bronze. Looking at it this way we end up tied with Norway for second place at 53 points. Regardless everyone did an awesome job and it's an honor just to be able to compete. Good job to all of the Olympic athletes.
@Totrollornottotroll, We would actually tie for third because Canada would have 55 points. Sorry for correcting you.
@Dragonslayernj, nah it's cool. I didn't even do the math on theirs because their medal count was lower. Those silver ones would add up though. Thanks.
@Totrollornottotroll, that's a good system. They should use that.
NBC always counts medal count. They did that for the whole Summer Olympics and they did it ever since day one during this Winter Olympics. I'm not sure whose ego is trying to be boosted, but I am sure that this picture is arrogant.
@Ardito6Strokes, how can you call a picture like this arrogant? That's too ironic...
@reinache, kinda makes sense huh?
@Toothlessdiva, this picture is arrogant because the person who made it was making it out as he wanted it to be not as the facts are, where as in the past even if we had more gold medals but less of others we still would have placed ourselves lower.
@Toothlessdiva, That comment was impossible to follow.
It went by medal count, they weren't going by points.
@Cmdr Shephard, Yeah, people really enjoy hating on America too much. Yes we have problems and we can laugh about them, but seriously sometimes people try to hard to try and make us feel bad.
@Aperture Employee, surprised this didn't get 400,000 downvotes in tge first 12 seconds.
@Aperture Employee, other countries don't try to make you feel bad, you try to make yourself bigger than you are, I believe its called an inferiority complex but I may be wrong, you get the idea, modesty and being humble is better than arrogance, that's why america isn't liked, you are all portrayed as arrogant, gun totting, idiots screaming about freedom. You're not all like that but that's your public image
@Aperture Employee, *too
@AJMEM, it's nice to see a fair view point from someone who isn't an American, up vote for you
@18bluecat, why thank you fair sir or ma'am, up vote for you as well
@AJMEM, the real question is, who believes that image and calls us arrogant?
@AJMEM, nothing like grouping a whole country of people together with stereotypes... Inferiority complex is when you have a general feeling of inadequacy caused by the feeling of being worse of less than others. If you knew what that meant than you can see we obviously don't have one because from our point of view America is one pretty d*mn awesome country and no matter what other people try to say we will still continue to love it with our flaws or without them.
@Toothlessdiva, I knew I had the term wrong, thank you for the help, I meant the opposite of that, my bad.
@Cesare Borgia, 90% of the world, the other 10% doesn't care, at least that's what I've seen and heard
@Aperture Employee, smh. I'm Canadian and I make fun of myself all the time on here because stereotypes are something that people just play off of nowadays. Just laugh about it instead of complaining. It's the same for every country and just because you're "The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" doesn't make you unincluded in the jokes. Please just laugh and move on.
@Average Canadian, Didn't I say that I laugh normally? I'm just getting tired of the same stereotypical American jokes.
@Aperture Employee, You can't get tired of stereotypes man. They aren't going anywhere and most people like them. I love hearing the Canadian stereotypes people come up with. If I were you I'd get over it, because the jokes are going to continue.
@AJMEM, next time there is a disaster like a typhoon call China or France. See what kind of financial & humanitarian aid you get.
@Aperture Employee, ah, don't get so butthurt about it, America makes fun of other countries in this way just as much as others do to it, maybe more. And I'm American, so this is not trying to bag on America at all... 'Merica and sh!t
@Average Canadian, I mean, I can get tired of stereotypes, that's pretty much where racism stems from. And it's easy for you to say, being Canadian, your stereotype is being really nice, who's going to say "oh no, you're mistaken. I'm actually an asshole"
@Funny Pics Janitor, what's the matter with France? The only thing I hear about them is some religious conflict thing last year or the year before
@Aperture Employee, we have many more stereotypes than just being nice, but all stereotypes stem from truth and though it may seem a racist assumption, it's normally partially correct. I know not all Americans are fat and lazy, not all Canadians are nice and not all of us have let moose, not everything in Australia is trying to kill them (haha), not everyone in Russia is drunk nor do they all have pet grizzly bears, and not everyone in the UK eats crumpets with their tea. Stereotypes are just fun and jokes.
@Cmdr Shephard, points aren't a thing. If you got 10 golds and another country got 250 silvers, 500 bronzes, and 9 golds, you'd still be #1 on the medal table.
@Average Canadian, the difference between our stereotypes and yours is that you are portrayed nicely, but almost every joke played at America is an attempt to demean us. I admit it's because the U.s. has been very loud in the past few decades, but these stereotypes are not exactly even truthful or based on minor shred of evidence now a days. The only reason we are hated so much is because of leadership through the past few years. They have been spewing patriotic words that make us look self absorbed, but most Americans have the common decency found in the rest of the world. American citizens are not trying to hold themselves above the world and it's people, they are trying the exist with the rest of the people
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, I can definitely see your point. Your stereotypes are not very appealing but as you said, America has been very loud and proud for a while now. I know not all Americans are like that but I know a few Americans that I live with that would definitely follow some stereotypes. They know nothing about Canadian geography, history, and our way of life. They are a little more rude and less accepting of other peoples lifestyles. And they just talk about how everything back in the US is much better than here. I consider that some evidence of the American stereotype, but hey, they think we follow our stereotype too so it's just whatever.
@Average Canadian, not to fit my stereotype :P but have you considered they just might be rude people? I mean in the end every country has a few jerks. Americans just happen to have the stereo type of being rude and inconsiderate (might be because of our militaristic past) but just because a person is rude and american, doesn't mean it comes from the American part of them. Some people are bred to be assbutts
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, another fair point but the only Americans I've ever known have been assbutts or super southern hospitality kind of redneck gun promoters so that's what I'm basing my information off of haha.
@Average Canadian, ah. Well us Americans have our own stereotypes about the south, while majorly not true, so people in the south treat America like it's still separated by the Confederacy.. it's not pretty..
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, Yeah I know about all that stuff. We have some people in Canada that rock the Confederate flag. We are actually taught a lot about the US in school.
@AJMEM, And that's why your country sucks our cock.
@Aperture Employee, People hate on America because we are the top dog and have pissed off some people to get there. You think Britain was well liked in the 1800's when they were on top, hell no, almost everyone hated them.
@AJMEM, taxes are really high in France
@CriTiKa1, haha funny, you're not helping the stereotypes, you're just an douchenuckle, so why don't you just leave and not be a disgusting excuse for a human being and go back to your uneducated, inbred family
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, is that all? Taxes are extremely high in some northern European countries but they're some of the happiest people because they have free education, healthcare, etc. Just about everything is free
@AJMEM, we'll the population is lowering because all the richer people are losing all their money, but other than fact the euro is facing difficulty, not really anything else..
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, if I was rich and the government was taxing me more and more I would leave too, the immigration rates in Luxembourg and Switzerland have probably gone up
@AJMEM, probably true, England was smart not to switch to the Euro when they joined the EU
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, I personally think Scotland is the best but I'm biased as half my family is from there
@AJMEM, I haven't heard much about Scotland, I have heard a little bit about them wanting separation from the UK right? Or am I mistaken?
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, I have no idea, I do not live there nor do I keep up with the politics
@SpongeBobPoopMyPants, Hello, folks! I would like to congratulate you on keeping this Internet debate civilized and not turning it into a full out flame war! Hooray!
If medal count was the defining way to rank each country, then a country who had 10 gold (no silver or bronze) and a country with 10 bronze (no gold or silver) would be tied. You would think a country that wins (comes in first, i.e. gold medalists) would rank higher than a country who came in third in any event.
Actually if you look closer it's not an ego boost the gold and silver medals all match for the US they just put an 11 on bronze instead of 12 simple mistake
Are we not going to mention how it seems that we Americans apparently didn't even count one of our bronzes?
HOLY mother of hi-res !
They're going by total medals dumbass
But the american one ranks by total not quality
This is a hi-res you could take home to meet your parents.
Wow, this is hilarious
It goes by the total number of medals you retard
N'aw look at all the angry little Americans down voting the pic cause it makes a joke on them, how cute
@The Antagonist, I'm not trying to start a fight...but it gets kind of annoying when everyone puts a stereotype on us. Like we are dumb or fat or whatever...cause we really aren't. USA is a great country..and I love loving in it
Related to the Olympics but the American women's team for hockey had terrible sportsmanship for getting beat by Canada. I just felt like I needed to make that point. I mean if I got a silver medal I wouldn't cry...
@MrFuryTheGreat , You wouldn't cry if you had a gold medal in your sights, hell, within reach, and had it taken away?
@MrFuryTheGreat , and Canada was given that game with awful calls in OT. Canada wasn't exactly a group of graceful winners either.
@IWatchALotOfPorn, I wasn't hating by any means I was just stating that they played well and did great and deserved gold. Yet if you try that hard silver isn't a bad reward sorry for the hate I received
@MrFuryTheGreat , They worked their entire lives for that moment and they got best in the most devastating upset in a very long time. Crying in the Olympics is nothing new and if anybody needed a good cry it was the American team. Good game.
@IWatchALotOfPorn, What are you talking about? It's over, and bringing up the officiating is the lowest of the low my friend.
A couple days ago I couldn't go through an update without seeing pics about how "Nobody watches the Winter Olympics". I'm not sure what happened here. I kinda wanna watch them now.
It's just being listed in order of number of medals for the U.S., which I feel is valid. It doesn't lie, it just offers a different perspective.
We were so close to giving away beaber
25 February 2014
By value gold 3, silver 2, bronze 1, America and Canada are equal, so the tiebreaker is number of medals.
Ever wanted an ego boost so bad you pretend you aren't sitting on the toilet reading Funny pics instead of doing something with your life? Actually, I don't.