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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:46 pm

columbia wrote:It's nice that NBC decided to show something other than ballet.


Yes. Like showing the kid screaming in agony when he destroyed his ACL. That was fun.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PghSkins on Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:23 pm

Hey Johnny, your bling is distracting me from Tara Lipinski.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:26 pm

PghSkins wrote:Hey Johnny, your bling is distracting me from Tara Lipinski.


Pfft. He was downright conservative tonight.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PghSkins on Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:29 pm

Always tear up a bit when they play the anthem for USA Gold medals *snif*
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:08 am

DelPen wrote:


I don;t think sending an "All-star" team would be bad. Nothing gets more people interested than when your country wins on a grand stage. Putting together what should be a better team would have zero effect on the communal nature of amatuer and club curling.


I don't pretend to know anything about recreational curling but I do know that when I dropped by my local rink (in the suburbs of Atlanta) on Monday night the curling club was having an open house on the smaller sheet and the hipsters were piling in to try curling out.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:11 am

Bill Maher wrote:New Rule: Stop saying there’s no whiter sport than hockey. There is – curling. When people who aren’t white do curling, it’s called "mopping the floor."
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby DelPen on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:11 am

columbia wrote:
Bill Maher wrote:New Rule: Stop saying there’s no whiter sport than hockey. There is – curling. When people who aren’t white do curling, it’s called "mopping the floor."


Except for those pesky Chinese

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby DelPen on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:39 am

Good semi-final between Swiss and Sweden ladies.

not sure if spoilery but...
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swiss down one going into the 10th with the hammer
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby DelPen on Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:01 pm

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby JS© on Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:06 pm

this is one of those days where the Slingbox on my Note is paying off.

I also need to keep an eye on my data plan in case I crush a GB of data this afternoon.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby viva la ben on Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:42 pm

It will, the newest player has a toggle to limit data over cellular to 1mbps
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:10 pm

Congrats to Lauryn Williams from Rochester, PA, for being first American female Olympian to medal in the Summer and Winter games.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby DelPen on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:40 pm

Lots of bizarre misses today in curling.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Rocco on Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:46 pm

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:29 am

how many medals are there left to award
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby dodint on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:34 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Congrats to Lauryn Williams from Rochester, PA, for being first American female Olympian to medal in the Summer and Winter games.


Congrats. NBC/ESPN didn't seem to mention it much, too busy wringing hands over Lolo Jones and her zero medals in Winter or Summer games.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby count2infinity on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:44 am

dodint wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Congrats to Lauryn Williams from Rochester, PA, for being first American female Olympian to medal in the Summer and Winter games.


Congrats. NBC/ESPN didn't seem to mention it much, too busy wringing hands over Lolo Jones and her zero medals in Winter or Summer games.


Watching last night on NBC, they had mentioned it quite a bit. At one point when the one announcer said about it possibly being a mistake that Lolo was at the olympics, the other announcer said that if you switched Lauryn and Lolo, their sleds likely still would have been in the same positions (11th and 1st going into the last run) as their start times were comparable, and because it's much more about the driver than it is about the brakeman.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby dodint on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:50 am

I heard one of the reserve US bobsledders criticized her being there. Not sure how much weight that carries.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:30 am

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:07 pm

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Pretty close to a three-way tie for Silver.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:11 pm

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Pretty sure these people are all crazy.


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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:12 pm

Why does color of rock matter in curling...and when playing Canada, why would Sweden select Red over Yellow? I have watched two throws, and now i'm turning it off because i'm mad about the color selection.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:28 pm

Does one color go 1st?
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:40 pm

No, that is what Canada selected. They chose to get the "hammer" first which is just the last throw in an end.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:16 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Why does color of rock matter in curling...and when playing Canada, why would Sweden select Red over Yellow? I have watched two throws, and now i'm turning it off because i'm mad about the color selection.

That's been confusing me, too.
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