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#1 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:00 AM

Let the games begin.

Medal events (All times are PST):

10:45 - Ski Jumping - NH Individual Final Round
11:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill
12:00 - Speed Skating - Men's 5000 m
13:00 - Biathlon - Women's 7.5 km Sprint
19:18 - Short Track - Men's 1500 m Finals
19:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Final

Edited by goyangfc, 13 February 2010 - 01:03 AM.


#2 dolomite133


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:16 AM

So Bode at 2:45 p.m. EST then?

#3 Mark Schofield


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:28 AM

Men's Downhill postponed due to a slushy course. Only one of the scheduled six training runs have been completed to date.

#4 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:07 PM

First medal of the Games coming very soon in Ski Jumping - NH Individual Final Round.

Edited by goyangfc, 13 February 2010 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:30 PM

Christ, you'd think that when 75% of your job is to state the country that the athletes are coming from that you'd make sure to pronounce them correctly.

It's Slovenia.

Slow-veen-ya.

It's not Slow-VAIN-ya, like Transylvania or Pennsylvania.

An E, motherfucker, a long E.

Edited by drleather2001, 13 February 2010 - 02:32 PM.


#6 Sprowl


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:37 PM

Amazing Swiss ski jumper... beats out the Polish batman.

#7 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (drleather2001 @ Feb 13 2010, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Christ, you'd think that when 75% of your job is to state the country that the athletes are coming from that you'd make sure to pronounce them correctly.

It's Slovenia.

Slow-veen-ya.

It's not Slow-VAIN-ya, like Transylvania or Pennsylvania.

An E, motherfucker, a long E.

Is this NBC? I like watching the Games on the Bell channels with no commentary. It's awesome. I can pronounce Slovenia in the right way.

#8 Al Zarilla


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (goyangfc @ Feb 12 2010, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let the games begin.

Medal events (All times are PST):

11:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill
12:00 - Speed Skating - Men's 5000 m
13:00 - Biathlon - Women's 7.5 km Sprint
19:18 - Short Track - Men's 1500 m Finals
19:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Final

Maybe it has been bitched about at length already, but why don't they televise events live weekends? I mean, I see on my Comcast menu nothing until 2 pm PST. What's the NH stand for, New Hampshire? unsure.gif

#9 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE (Al Zarilla @ Feb 13 2010, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe it has been bitched about at length already, but why don't they televise events live weekends? I mean, I see on my Comcast menu nothing until 2 pm PST. What's the NH stand for, New Hampshire? unsure.gif

I'm surprised that the events are not being televised live today. It's nice to be in Canada for these Games. NH stands for normal hill. smile.gif

#10 The Napkin


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:34 PM

Hey SoxScout, fuck you too.

And in case any of the rest of you are fucking retarded, this is a spoiler free thread. If you have to be that guy at least have the courtesy to use the spoiler tags. Dumbass.

#11 The Four Peters


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (The Napkin @ Feb 13 2010, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey SoxScout, fuck you too.

And in case any of the rest of you are fucking retarded, this is a spoiler free thread. If you have to be that guy at least have the courtesy to use the spoiler tags. Dumbass.

I love it when you put your mod shoes on.

#12 SoxScout


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

How the hell was I suppose to know when an hour ago a Mod posted the result in this thread?

Edited by SoxScout, 13 February 2010 - 03:42 PM.


#13 Sprowl


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Feb 13 2010, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How the hell was I suppose to know when an hour ago a Mod posted the result in this thread?

Yea, sorry. I didn't realize you guys were stuck on tape delay. CTV is showing the events in real time, or something very close to it.

#14 The Napkin


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:43 PM

Frankly I thought that was from the first round of jumps. It's possible I get too annoyed about these kind of things.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (The Napkin @ Feb 13 2010, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Frankly I thought that was from the first round of jumps. It's possible I get too annoyed about these kind of things.

No need for the qualifier there.

#16 Fred not Lynn


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE (The Napkin @ Feb 13 2010, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey SoxScout, fuck you too.

And in case any of the rest of you are fucking retarded, this is a spoiler free thread. If you have to be that guy at least have the courtesy to use the spoiler tags. Dumbass.

It is pathetic in 2010 that a network can't show a sporting event live . If you're a real fan of the sport, you followed in real time somewhere anyway...and if you're not, I don't see why those who are need to wait for you to put on your pink hat and be spoon fed the NBC version later tonight before we can talk about it. I vote for this being a real time thread - it's about the Olympic Games, not the NBC TV show by the same name.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (Fred not Lynn @ Feb 13 2010, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is pathetic in 2010 that a network can't show a sporting event live . If you're a real fan of the sport, you followed in real time somewhere anyway...and if you're not, I don't see why those who are need to wait for you to put on your pink hat and be spoon fed the NBC version later tonight before we can talk about it. I vote for this being a real time thread - it's about the Olympic Games, not the NBC TV show by the same name.

I also vote for a real time thread, but could easily accept spoilers being used. Give people the choice.

#18 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:15 PM

Yes, this is a bit weird. Can't this be a game thread, just like a Sox/Pats/Celtics/Bruins game thread?

#19 jose melendez


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:26 PM

Got to say, the Olympics are fantastic background noise while doing work. Really perfect. Always something going on, but never something I actually care much about.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE (goyangfc @ Feb 13 2010, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, this is a bit weird. Can't this be a game thread, just like a Sox/Pats/Celtics/Bruins game thread?

Keep in mind that probably 90% of the people on the board live on the east coast and are watching nbc. And it's really not too much to ask people to use spoiler tags.

#21 SoxScout


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:50 PM

Kramer and Davis go head to head right now.

#22 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Feb 13 2010, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kramer and Davis go head to head right now.

Kramer with the OR (Olympic record).

#23 The Napkin


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (Fred not Lynn @ Feb 13 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At least 50% of the people active in this thread are following live...and yes, spoiler tags ruin the flow of a gamethread. You can't have a tape delay gamethread.

Let's have a "Real time real fan gamethread" and a "NBC TV Show game thread" and see which gets the most run.

Okay, lets.
And knock off the "I'm a superfan" stuff. It doesn't look good on you. At all.

#24 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

Korean Seung-Hoon Lee in second place! This was completely unexpected. First medal for the Koreans?? Canada hasn't even won a medal yet.

#25 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:16 PM

Hey, The Napkin, apparently the Men's 5000 m is live on NBC.

#26 The Napkin


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:17 PM

Yes, it is. Which is why it's being talked about in the NBC thread.

#27 dolomite133


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:17 PM

The Olympic Resistance Network, which I was previously unaware of, struck in downtown Vancouver today. They vandalized a shop and generally made a mess. I can see their point in general, but really, aren't there a million ways people waste their time and money everyday that they could target? Professional and recreational sports, video games, television, the Internet. Why they would choose to shit on the Olympics of all things .... an event which at least tries to accomplish a worthwhile goal or promoting world peace and fellowship ... rather than the Vancouver Canucks or the producers of American Idol, is beyond me. Hell, why don't they focus their energies on world economic policies like all of those G10/G20/Gwhatever protesters, or on abusive corporate practices, instead?

Edit: BTW Chad Hedrick has a hot wife.


Edited by dolomite133, 13 February 2010 - 05:20 PM.


#28 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:27 PM

I am so confused with the two threads.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Feb 13 2010, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kramer and Davis go head to head right now.


That event was more Kramer going head to head against/with himself. Kramer v. Kramer, if you will.

#30 Dick Pole Upside

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (Al Zarilla @ Feb 13 2010, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe it has been bitched about at length already, but why don't they televise events live weekends? I mean, I see on my Comcast menu nothing until 2 pm PST. What's the NH stand for, New Hampshire? unsure.gif

I believe NH stands for Normal Hill, the "shorter" of the two jumps used in the Olympics.

I thought the ski jumping was great. NBC really cranked through the skiiers, showing 2-3 per minute, which is pretty quick. Pace was good, was easy to see good/better/best from the jumpers, and I thought the jumpers' form and stillness mid-flight was remarkable. (Calm eyes! Elegant flight!) Oh, and they had the usual awesome random fun facts about these otherwise anonymous dudes.

Swiss guy who won a cheese-rolling contest back in Bern. Another guy who looks like Harry Potter. Batman. Ridiculous anywhere else but the Olympics.

I didn't think the 5000m speed skating was that compelling, though I usually love speed skating. The South Korean medal was certainly unexpected. Of their 30+ medals in their Winter Olympic history, all but 2 or 3 have come in short-track skating. The SKs traditionally have been a highly-specialized WO country. This was considered aberrational but obviously fulfilling.

Women's biathlon on now... this sport is insane... LOVE it.

#31 goyangfc


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (Dick Pole Upside @ Feb 13 2010, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't think the 5000m speed skating was that compelling, though I usually love speed skating. The South Korean medal was certainly unexpected. Of their 30+ medals in their Winter Olympic history, all but 2 or 3 have come in short-track skating. The SKs traditionally have been a highly-specialized WO country. This was considered aberrational but obviously fulfilling.

WO? It was certainly nice to see the Koreans win a medal in something other than Short Track. It was completely unexpected (aka I didn't record it on my DVR). The announcers and the Korean media are completely shocked as well.

Edited by goyangfc, 13 February 2010 - 05:58 PM.


#32 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:00 PM

Does anyone know if there are any channels carrying Olympic Coverage while NBC is on break for the local news and shit? I've got Comcast, so a channel number would be much appreciated too.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (Deathofthebambino @ Feb 13 2010, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know if there are any channels carrying Olympic Coverage while NBC is on break for the local news and shit? I've got Comcast, so a channel number would be much appreciated too.


AFAIK, "everything" non-hockey, non-curling should be on NBC. CNBC (HD: 795) and MSNBC (HD: 901) during the weekdays have hockey and curling.

Edited by Hendu's Gait, 13 February 2010 - 06:23 PM.


#34 The Napkin


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (Deathofthebambino @ Feb 13 2010, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know if there are any channels carrying Olympic Coverage while NBC is on break for the local news and shit? I've got Comcast, so a channel number would be much appreciated too.

tv listings
Looks like nothing until 8.

#35 Deathofthebambino


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:12 PM

Nice, thanks guys.

#36 Tony the Pony


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:45 PM

Spoiler tags in a game thread: fuckin awesome!



#37 mpjc

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

um, is this where we talk about the race i'm watching??? APOLLO!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (mpjc @ Feb 13 2010, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
um, is this where we talk about the race i'm watching??? APOLLO!


He drives me nuts waiting in the back for so long.

#39 neil

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:34 PM

Come on Jack Whelbourne, whoever you are.

#40 mpjc

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:42 PM

whew--that looks nasty.

#41 johnmd20


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

Watching the Luge takes on a completely different feel now. The American who just finished crashed into the wall and immediately i thought he was going to get seriously injured. And every guy I've watched thus far has had me holding my breath.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:26 PM

With speeds of 90+ being reached at the lower start, I can't imagine what they would have hit with the original starting position.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:31 PM

Luge is fucking crazy, man.

#44 86spike


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:35 PM

I could watch short track speed skating all year. This sport is sick!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (86spike @ Feb 13 2010, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I could watch short track speed skating all year. This sport is sick!

seconded! it's mesmerizing!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

LOL KOREA

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

LOL KOREA

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

Korean FAIL

#49 amh03


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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:38 PM

OMG - what an incredible finish!!!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:39 PM

Awesome. Speed skating is really goofy though