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Re: Olympics

Postby Rangenerd » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:38 pm

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.
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Re: Olympics

Postby greybeard » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 am

I do watch the skiing sometimes, just for the wrecks..
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Re: Olympics

Postby MRRherefords » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:11 pm

Why watch it. Nothing but human interest stories and stupid ads.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Nesikep » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 am

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

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Re: Olympics

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 pm

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
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Re: Olympics

Postby MRRherefords » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:12 am

Maybe it is just me, but do we seem a little weak this year as a nation in the Olympics? (besides snowboarding).
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Re: Olympics

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 am

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
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Re: Olympics

Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:41 am

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
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Re: Olympics

Postby greybeard » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 pm

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.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:15 pm

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. :)
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Re: Olympics

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:18 am

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?
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Re: Olympics

Postby Bestoutwest » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:54 pm

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.
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Re: Olympics

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:39 am

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.

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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.
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Re: Olympics

Postby greybeard » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:16 am

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?"
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Re: Olympics

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:30 am

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.
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