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Re: Olympics

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:38 pm
by Rangenerd
Other than nationalistic pride, I have no reason to watch. I don't ski, hate skating, and don't have a clue about hockey. Some of the cross country skying/shooting events are interesting but with the medias' hatred of guns they aren't going to show much of them.

Re: Olympics

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 am
by greybeard
I do watch the skiing sometimes, just for the wrecks..

Re: Olympics

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:11 pm
by MRRherefords
Why watch it. Nothing but human interest stories and stupid ads.

Re: Olympics

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 am
by Nesikep
greybeard wrote:
M-5 wrote:Looking forward to the curling

Always keeps me on the edge of my seat too. Who knew using a little push broom was part of an Olympic event?

https://www.tsn.ca/polopoly_fs/1.129410 ... urling.jpg

I hope your health insurance is paid up when you tell that to the wife!

Re: Olympics

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 pm
by Son of Butch
Currently Germany leads in medals with 12
Good thing for USA snow boarding is in the Olympics, USA has won 4 medals... all in snowboarding

Re: Olympics

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:12 am
by MRRherefords
Maybe it is just me, but do we seem a little weak this year as a nation in the Olympics? (besides snowboarding).

Re: Olympics

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 am
by Son of Butch
Current Medal Count
Norway 19
Germany 15
Netherlands 13
Canada 13

USA 8 (3 way tie) but crushing France 7 :banana:

Kazakhstan - Great Britain - Spain - each have 1 Bronze Medal

Re: Olympics

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:41 am
by M-5
MRRherefords wrote:Maybe it is just me, but do we seem a little weak this year as a nation in the Olympics? (besides snowboarding).


everyone knows the real athletes come from places that don't have snow 9 month a year

Re: Olympics

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 pm
by greybeard
Son of Butch wrote:Current Medal Count
Norway 19
Germany 15
Netherlands 13
Canada 13

USA 8 (3 way tie) but crushing France 7 :banana:

Kazakhstan - Great Britain - Spain - each have 1 Bronze Medal

In glorious nation of Kazakhstan, bronze is better than gold.

Re: Olympics

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:15 pm
by Son of Butch
Rangenerd wrote:Other than nationalistic pride, I have no reason to watch. I don't ski, hate skating, and don't have a clue about hockey.

I don't blame you and it's completely understandable. While I don't think you have to love winter to enjoy the Winter Olympics, I do think liking winter or having some sort of fun experience with a winter event helps.
But mostly winter sux. :)

Re: Olympics

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:18 am
by Stocker Steve
Son of Butch wrote:Current Medal Count
Norway 19
Germany 15
Netherlands 13
Canada 13

USA 8 (3 way tie) but crushing France 7 :banana:

Kazakhstan - Great Britain - Spain - each have 1 Bronze Medal


Looks like the Aryans are on top, but what happened to the Swedes?

Re: Olympics

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:54 pm
by Bestoutwest
Every evening I have tried watching it. About 5 minutes in I can't stand it anymore and change the channel. I'm so sick of hearing about the struggles of these athletes and how hard their lives are.

Re: Olympics

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:39 am
by Son of Butch
current medal count
Norway 38 with one day to go they can't be caught
Canada 28
Germany 28
USA 23
Netherlands 18
Russia 16

USA men's curling team won gold beating Sweden (oh the the thrill) ;-) not exactly the Miracle on Ice in 1980
when Minnesota... er I mean... USA won gold.
Minnesota hockey coach Herb Brooks and 11 of the 20 team members were from Minnesota.

p.s.
Men's curling team 3 of 5 from Minnesota and 2 from Wisconsin
Event counts as 1 medal in standings, but 5 individual gold medals awarded.

Re: Olympics

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:16 am
by greybeard
Is it true that most of those Minnesotans defected to NYC immediately after the closing ceremonies?

"How you going to keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen the farm?"

Re: Olympics

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:30 am
by Son of Butch
I don't know... reports out of Olympic Village is sex so hot few athletes want to leave.
Years ago after wall came down leaks from KGB files showed they were monitoring a beautiful top Russian
figure skater and her sex life was so active it was hard to believe she could walk let alone medal in figure skating.