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The Olympics

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by brandypeppy, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. brandypeppy

    brandypeppy MajorGeek

    I assume you're not all geeky enough that you haven't enjoyed the Olympics,;).

    I really liked the women's downhill speed race. Did you see those 3 wipeouts Wed. nite??

    Holy face in the snow, Batman!! I couldn't believe anybody could walk away from a collision with mother earth at 70+ MPH!! Those gals must be made of steel.

    I was rootin' for Lindsey Vonn, up to the point of her waterworks that is. It was a bit over the top with her incessant tears of celebration. And she said that she worked so hard for this, (I think they all did), but what got me was when she said "I gave up everything for this".:confused:confused:confused

    What, did this celeb 26 year old, with a relatively privileged childhood, sell her soul to Lucifer to win? Most people don't have a fraction of what she grew up with and has even now.

    So much for the little rant. I was still happy to see her win, although she wiped last nite in the slalom, that's okay, spread the medals around.

    Awesome athletes, everyone of them. And the snowboarder Shaun White literally makes all the others look like beginners!!

    Well, one more night and this one's history.:wave
  2. thesmokingun

    thesmokingun MajorGeek

    i've only been watching hockey on cnbc. bunch of crap, it's not in HD.
  3. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    LOL, you should have watched it in the '60's with a B&W TV!;) At least Canada squeaked by the Swiss as the old heart was a thumpin!:eek:-D
  4. thesmokingun

    thesmokingun MajorGeek

    I was hoping that cbc would have the olympics this year. I live near detroit, and we get cbc here. But, no, it's on ctv/tsn. So I'm stuck watching it on cnbc. I hope NBC shows some of the games, not just the final weekend.

    oh, i've watched my fair share of old hockey. Not live, but i like watching old games. but this day and age, all sports should be broadcast in HD.
  5. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Did watch the Snowboard Cross and see Seth Wescott win gold, I snowboard or used to, was a skateboarder in my younger days so took to snowboarding really easy over skiing! (me not do that, legs split), watched a bit of the Curling a I for some reason love that sport! but the Olympics are not UK TV friendly being on live at silly o'clock in the morning!
  6. brandypeppy

    brandypeppy MajorGeek

    watched a bit of the Curling a I for some reason love that sport

    Then you must REALLY enjoy watching grass grow!! ;):-D:-D:-D
  7. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    Ya, the CBC has always done a good job and CTV is doing a decent job. I've never understood NBC's paradigm of Olympic coverage.:confused They pay tons of bucks for the privilege but they tape delay almost everything into the primetime slot whereas we get a whole days worth until we're bleary eyed to death! Our live coverage starts at noon EST and ends about 2AM this time around.

    I just took a look at what NBC has to offer ATM, Today Show crap, Martha Stewart, Days of our Lives and Oprah! At least they're starting coverage at 4PM today. Besides, WTF is CNBC doing by showing hockey on there? :confused I find NBC does the Olympics a disservice.
  8. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    No its a tactically great sport, alot of thought has to go into the "chucking" of the stone, and angles weight, power all come into play.

    Now Football, Cricket and Snooker are like watching grass grow to me! ;)
  9. darlene1029

    darlene1029 A Grand Lady- R.I.P. 06/06/2012

    Same here, a big disappointment, NBC got it all and did a crappy job as far as I'm concerned.
  10. LauraR

    LauraR MajorGeeks Super-Duper Administrator Staff Member

    I love the winter Olympics. I watched the Women's downhill a few nights ago too...some nasty wipeouts!

    My favorite is the snowboard halfpipe and then the Snowboard cross. I love that stuff. Shaun White is crazy good. I sort of felt bad for the women's half pipe last night. They really should have scheduled them before the men's because they all pretty much sucked. I can understand not getting the height or doing the tricks the men do, but I swear about 3/4 of them fell.

    Oh, and I love the Speedskating (short course)...it's like roller derby on ice. :-D
  11. darlene1029

    darlene1029 A Grand Lady- R.I.P. 06/06/2012

    I do like winter also but are you having to watch at 3:00 am? I've been awake anyway because I'm sick but has to be a bummer for people who have to work
  12. abz1nthe

    abz1nthe Command Sergeant Major

    ya I think the only thing I've watched and enjoyed so far was the Full pipe snowboarding and women's curling lol Not sure why but it really sucked me in. Maybe it was the young ladies in spandex :)
  13. brandypeppy

    brandypeppy MajorGeek

    Must be a guy's sport..you know, requires coordination, focus, strength, that sort of stuff:-D:-D:-D
    (Probably get meself banned now)
  14. silas

    silas MajorGeek

    I ve been watching the games. USA is doing pretty good. Last thing I watched was downhill skying and then there was woman snowboard(which I was disappointed in) And not because USA didnt win medals but because the snowboarding action was IMO not the greatest. Most weren't getting much air which Ive seen many of them do before and in past years woman have done usually great. They even said oh we should get many scores in the 40's 1st round.. but I think there was only one that hit 40's and those numbers that were really low... You make it to the games and you get a 5.9 or whatever. I know you got to be thinking in your head either go big and win/score.... and likely mess up or keep it safe.. Most likely Id keep it safe 1st round then second round depends on what I need most likely try hard tricks and if I fall I fall tring.. But I men it was all falls mostly on woman snowboarding :(
  15. Nedlamar

    Nedlamar MajorGeek

    Been watching faithfully.
    I think it's been a great specticle, it's great to see so much patriotism from all countries but here in Canada it's off the chart, not even this much fuss when the Euro Cup was in England.
    All the athletes and everyone involved deserves to feel proud.

    The Olympics always showcase the human spirit and will to go on no matter what.
    The Sweedish girl completed the cross country with 4 broken ribs and a punctured/collasped lung!! I mean OMG!! THAT is just......amazing.
    Not only did she finish, she got Bronze!

    Seeing the Canadian lad be presented with Canada's first Gold Medal on home turf on Flag day was just awesome....and I'm not Canadian!!

    The whole thing has been great and I'm loving it :)

    One thing puzzles me is where the Canadian Hockey team were the other night, dunno who the lookallikes were but it wasn't the Can team :-D

    Oh and Britain just won a gold medal this evening! Yay!
    Womens Skeleton but nearly half a second, made me very pleased, I don't care how many we get I'm just glad we got 1 gold.
  16. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Love your thinking Abz :)
  17. Paxton007

    Paxton007 MajorGeek

    I love curling!!!
  18. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    LOL@abz Ya, some real lookers there eh?;):drool

    Wow, we squeaked by the last two games in mes's but Japan 11, Great Britain 4! What's with that man?! :eek
  19. Nedlamar

    Nedlamar MajorGeek

    Hehe Britain vs Canada tonight!

    Who do I cheer for?

    I guess it's a win - win situation for me :-D
  20. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    Well, Murdoch is Martin's nemesis as he beat us the last 4 times they played! I hope Martin can get that monkey off his back!:eek

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