XXII Olympic Winter Games

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby penny lane on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:14 pm

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They are participating in the closing ceremonies.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Spangler on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:59 pm

****! Why did I have to open this page! Didn't see the game yet.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PghSkins on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:27 pm

Maybe it's just Olympic fatigue, but I can't think of much that would be less exciting to watch on TV than a 50 km cross country race.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:00 pm

count2infinity wrote:
columbia wrote:I'd watch NASCAR every Sunday if it were bobsled.


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It's much more exciting than car racing. :pop:
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby DelPen on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:06 pm

PghSkins wrote:Maybe it's just Olympic fatigue, but I can't think of much that would be less exciting to watch on TV than a 50 km cross country race.


I only need to see the last few minutes. The earlier women's even where the lady from Finland made up an amazing amount of ground was actually exciting.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Tomas on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:05 pm

PghSkins wrote:Maybe it's just Olympic fatigue, but I can't think of much that would be less exciting to watch on TV than a 50 km cross country race.


At least that one has the same start for everybody, but watching 2 people at a time circling around for 13 minutes to compete in a 10km speedskating race - damn.. :evil:
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PghSkins on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:51 pm

Steven Holcomb is the Phil Kessel of the bobsled
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:07 pm

Paralympics start next month in Sochi. I'd actually like to see coverage of that. NBC and NBCSN is going to carry some events. I hope they show sledge hockey.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:08 pm

PghSkins wrote:Steven Holcomb is the Phil Kessel of the bobsled


I didn't know Holcomb almost went blind because of a degenerative eye disease. Experimental surgery saved his eyesight.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:18 pm

How are those people hanging upside down not passed out?
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby meecrofilm on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:20 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
PghSkins wrote:Steven Holcomb is the Phil Kessel of the bobsled


I didn't know Holcomb almost went blind because of a degenerative eye disease. Experimental surgery saved his eyesight.


Can't believe he survived a whole bottle of whiskey and 73 sleeping pills. That mini-feature they had on him last night was quite interesting.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:20 pm

PghSkins wrote:Maybe it's just Olympic fatigue, but I can't think of much that would be less exciting to watch on TV than a 50 km cross country race.


The color commentator for the distance skiing events is worth watching the events. He went on some tangent today about how the track was so fast because of this woman who was being forced to marry this prince but hated him. Classic
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby meecrofilm on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:21 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:How are those people hanging upside down not passed out?


I just assumed it was mechanical or something.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:22 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
PghSkins wrote:Maybe it's just Olympic fatigue, but I can't think of much that would be less exciting to watch on TV than a 50 km cross country race.


The color commentator for the distance skiing events is worth watching the events. He went on some tangent today about how the track was so fast because of this woman who was being forced to marry this prince but hated him. Classic


Catherine the Great is the reason the track is so fast?
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby shmenguin on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:44 am

The cross country commentator is awesome.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Dejan Kovacevic on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:54 am

JeffDFD wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Kovacevic suspended

http://sochi2014.iihf.com/men/news/kovacevicsuspension/


Haha...I was hoping this was about Dejan for half a second.


That I'd get suspended? Why hope for such a thing? Genuinely curious here.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Dejan Kovacevic on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:04 am

llipgh2 wrote:
ulf wrote:lol such a dejan thing to do. My Twitter feed is so much better without him. I see he's even adopted the ALL CAPS style of sensationalism


He has started following me on Twitter. Not sure why, I stopped following him months ago. So I followed him back. Regret it.


And still following? Why? By all means, feel free to unfollow.

As for the ALL CAPS, they're only used to go with headlines of columns. That's it. We're in a business, and I'm trying to call attention to the product. Nothing remotely sensationalistic about it, unless my headline is something like SID DEMANDS TRADE Y'ALL ... that would fit the mold a little better.

At any rate, sorry that the Twitter feed has disappointed. You have options.
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