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2010 WINTER Olympics
« on: February 15, 2010, 02:54:26 pm »

Anyone following the winter olympics?
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 03:05:35 pm »

An American man placed 9th in the mens Biathalon (skiing and rifle shooting). That's the best
the US has ever done. Next best result was placing 18th in the last winter olympics.

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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:21:55 am »

Nope. Not really interested. The summer games have all the good ones except hockey, which I'll watch if I can.
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 04:43:30 am »

I will poke my head in after the little ones are asleep.  If nothing else to at least watch these amazing athletes in action.  I love the helmet cam footage they will sometimes show.  I have no idea how these people do what they do.
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 02:36:29 pm »

Yep, they sure are amazing to watch KNOBSTER.

Though I'm a tomboy at heart, there's just enough "girl" in me that I have this uncontrollable need to watch pair figure skating!

Go USA!
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 06:59:13 pm »

OMG!!!

I had no idea the Russian women's CURLING team was excruciatingly beautiful!

MTA:  I remember when they were commies, female Soviet atheletes all had beards and shit.
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 07:04:23 pm »

KLAPTON - Hahahahaha! I actually find that sport intriguing. When I first saw it being played I thought, "Wow. That looks like something DIS would do to pass time in the winter."

The USA women's ice hockey team destroyed China and Russia.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 11:30:30 pm by Moonbeam »
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 04:34:48 pm »

Ok, the nastiness has been deleted, and the troll deleted himself, so you folks can continue to discuss the Olympics now.
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 04:44:24 pm »

Thanks, ML...

I need to google 'curling' because I do not understand the rules. I've watched curling for about the third winter olympic in a row and I have no idea what I'm watching! I'm such a ding-dong  :laugh:

Oh, does anyone else watch the men's figure skating? I was watching last night and kept waiting for Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy to perform!!
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 05:30:42 pm »

Apollo Ohno is doing his usual glide to victory thru the pile ups his detractors seem to bring on themselves...........    Pretty tactful guy in responding to reporters too regarding his detractors.   Good amusement.

The Flying Tomato is looking impressive too, haven't check his runs on the web yet.  I skip Figure Skating, they have too much Trauma/Drama going on and questions about the judging, maybe in a couple more olympics I will look again.

Luge is another matter- a death this year- as far as I am concerned it is a risky sport and I am surprised that this hasn't already happened.  The Luger went out doing what he chose to be doing, so it isn't a tragedy in that respect, but he was young, that is a tragedy.
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 08:30:08 pm »

Ya I generally avoid anything that has a judge involved. Folks just competing against each other without any "interpretation" .
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 09:31:42 pm »

Okay, Moonbeam did a little googling and now understands curling a tad better (and who the 'Flying Tomato' is!) :)

RARICK - Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) are characters from the movie Blades of Glory...
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2010, 03:36:18 am »

Blades Of Glory....... :puke:  I may as well watch Bill and Ted, or go do something useful.
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 03:35:23 pm »

Oh I love Blades of Glory! Oh well :) And hey, I like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, too  :laugh:
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Re: 2010 WINTER Olympics
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 06:37:58 pm »

I watch mostly animated stuff, so IDK what you guys are talking about.
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