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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
PostPosted: Thu February 15, 2018 3:41 pm 
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I enjoyed watching the men's downhill last night.

I think my biggest problem with the Winter Olympics is that very few of the races are head to head. Robs much of the suspense. It does make short track speed skating even more exciting though.


Yeah, anything head-to-head is way better than just timed. Ski/snowboard cross are always exciting.


Cross country skiing and biathlon has a lot more head to head races now, but many of us miss the classic timed races.


Unfortunately, those events do not get prime time coverage here. They are aired during the work day.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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i love curling so dang much

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Monkey_Driven wrote:
I enjoyed watching the men's downhill last night.

I think my biggest problem with the Winter Olympics is that very few of the races are head to head. Robs much of the suspense. It does make short track speed skating even more exciting though.


That's why I love short track speed skating. Usually 4 at a time (unless someone gets eliminated for any number of reasons). The womens final a few nights ago at whatever distance, had 5 going at once. Short track is where its at.


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I'm so over figure skating. Makes me dizzy.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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Monkey_Driven wrote:
I'm so over figure skating. Makes me dizzy.

Oh god yes. Fuck twizzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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I'm so over figure skating. Makes me dizzy.

Oh god yes. Fuck twizzles.


I don't understand the scoring, strategy, or subjectivity factor.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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Monkey_Driven wrote:
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I'm so over figure skating. Makes me dizzy.

Oh god yes. Fuck twizzles.


I don't understand the scoring, strategy, or subjectivity factor.


Spin around a bunch and don't fall.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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philpritchard wrote:
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I'm so over figure skating. Makes me dizzy.

Oh god yes. Fuck twizzles.


I don't understand the scoring, strategy, or subjectivity factor.


Spin around a bunch and don't fall.


And do a lot of things with your hands in between.


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i love curling so dang much


every time I watch curling, doesn't matter what country, this is what I hear

yeeeeeeeeeeep yep yep yep hard hard stop... go go go go go gooooooooooooooooooooo


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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It caught me off guard the other day when I heard the Russian team yelling "Sveeeeeep!"

I assumed they all communicated in their native tongues, but apparently curling terms don't need translating.

I've been watching it a lot because my wife and I took up curling this year. It's so much fun and so frustratingly difficult.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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woman 1500m gold short speed skating race was... just wow. When
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makes her move with 3 laps to go, its like everyone else is standing still. She goes from 4th to winning by a ton! Well, okay it was .08 of a second, but in short track that's a lot apparently.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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so the US brought the most athletes to the games and is 5th in the medal count

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so the US brought the most athletes to the games and is 5th in the medal count

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And Russia which got banned for doping but some athletes were allowed to compete under the Olympic flag, had a male curler get busted for doping? :haha:
Does this curler get banned under the Olympic flag now? :haha:


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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I don't understand the difference between figure skating and ice dancing

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PHATJ wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
I'm so over figure skating. Makes me dizzy.

Oh god yes. Fuck twizzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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I don't understand the difference between figure skating and ice dancing

There’s no jumping in ice dance

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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So one of the OAR guys got busted again for performance enhancers.... in Curling.

For his sake I hope it’s Weed.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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He got caught with meldonium in his blood.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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Cross country skiing and the biathlon got a lot of love in the M_D household this past weekend. I didn't even need to work out after watching those events.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics
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Cross country skiing and the biathlon got a lot of love in the M_D household this past weekend. I didn't even need to work out after watching those events.



Nice. :thumbsup:

A shame they aren't bigger in East Asia or North America.


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