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XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

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Жаркие. Зимние. Твои.

T-minus not quite two weeks before the start of the Games. An Olympiad that has already met with a fair degree of controversy, and which will probably become more contentious as time goes on.

Oh, and check out the Mexican downhill ski team uniforms.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby slappybrown on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:33 pm

Does the Olympics include the snowboarding, where everyone goes down the slope at the same time? That's pretty cool.

Either way, I watch skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, luge, hockey (duh) and especially bobsled.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:34 pm

Here's to all athletes returning home in one piece and Geno and Nealer marrying at center ice.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:46 pm

I'm all about hockey (obvi), 2-man bobsled, skeleton, and curling.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:47 pm

I still don't fully understand curling.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:50 pm

Putin <3 2-men bobsled.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Grunthy on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:51 pm

I have a bad feeling about these olympics. I just hope everything goes ok.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby DudeMan2766 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:52 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I still don't fully understand curling.


I mentioned before I took a 3 week curling course with the Pittsburgh Curling Club and learned how to play and the actual rules and what not...that was going on 3 years ago and all the information has escaped me, so I'm back to square 1
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:53 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I still don't fully understand curling.

I don't either, and that's what makes the sauce so awesome. It's just highly randomized yelling on ice, as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:54 pm

I like curling.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Ad@m on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:25 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:I still don't fully understand curling.

I don't either, and that's what makes the sauce so awesome. It's just highly randomized yelling on ice, as far as I'm concerned.


Hard!!! Hard!!! Hard!!!
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby npv708 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:13 pm

Grunthy wrote:I have a bad feeling about these olympics. I just hope everything goes ok.


I'd be lying if I said I felt differently. There's a lot of people who want to see Russia fail on a such a global level with all the world's attention on them. Its only about 300 miles from Chechnya. That's not exactly a significant hurdle for one of the most volatile regions in the world. I'm really worried about the spectators at the events, especially the opening ceremonies.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:15 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:I still don't fully understand curling.


I mentioned before I took a 3 week curling course with the Pittsburgh Curling Club and learned how to play and the actual rules and what not...that was going on 3 years ago and all the information has escaped me, so I'm back to square 1


A good friend of mine is from northern Minnesota and he tried to explain it to me once.
I got it....but not really.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:16 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I still don't fully understand curling.


You actually do understand it. Everyone feels that way.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:18 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:I still don't fully understand curling.


I mentioned before I took a 3 week curling course with the Pittsburgh Curling Club and learned how to play and the actual rules and what not...that was going on 3 years ago and all the information has escaped me, so I'm back to square 1

I did a team building exercize there but it was just an afternoon. Team buildin exercise '99.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:20 pm

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:24 pm

There's no doubt Russia is trying to shove the Olympics down Chechnya's craw a little bit. Has anyone read the story about the "Black Widow" terrorist(s) that may already be in Sochi, inside the security barrier? I mean, odds are, nothing will happen, but it's troubling.

I could also go on about the dozens of migrant workers that have died so that Earth's Greatest Spectacle can take place, but meh.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby dodint on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:38 pm

I understand cricket. I'm not going to go to the trouble to learn curling too.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:40 am

It appears dodint has a one arcane sport limit. :lol:

I was in London during the 2003 rugby World Cup (or whatever it was) and went into a pub one day when the All Blacks were playing. Everyone was so excited to have a clueless, inquisitive Yank amongst them. When I asked a question, I think every single patron in that pub volunteered answers to me....... none of them said the same thing, of course. Oh, Britania.....
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:47 am

what are the mascots this year. i miss this guy

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:36 am

Curling is super simple. Maybe you people just *think* you don't understand it, because there really isn't much to understand.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby meow on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:41 am

Gaucho wrote:Curling is super simple. Maybe you people just *think* you don't understand it, because there really isn't much to understand.

Agreed. Also, I think if you learn the terms of the game, people might feel better about understanding it.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:46 am

I love The Olympics and the Winter Games are my favorite. There are very few events I don't like to watch. Curling is near the top of the list of events I enjoy.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby count2infinity on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:50 am

Curling and short track speed skating. Can't wait.
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