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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:24 pm

my god, it seems like they have an olympics every couple of years now
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:48 pm

The winter olympics: Races on skates/skis, curling, hockey, and 50 arbitrarily judged competitions
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:55 pm

I never watch the Winter Olympics outside of hockey. I can see why it appeals to the general public but its not for me. For whatever reason, the Summer Olympics appeal a lot more to me. With no pros playing in the hockey events I'm not sure I'll even watch hockey.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:11 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:my god, it seems like they have an olympics every couple of years now

They literally have since 1992.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:24 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:my god, it seems like they have an olympics every couple of years now

They literally have since 1992.


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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby Banedon » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:29 pm

UMFan83 wrote:I never watch the Winter Olympics outside of hockey. I can see why it appeals to the general public but its not for me. For whatever reason, the Summer Olympics appeal a lot more to me. With no pros playing in the hockey events I'm not sure I'll even watch hockey.


Curling can be enjoyable to watch.
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Postby Brian707 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:33 pm

Banedon wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:I never watch the Winter Olympics outside of hockey. I can see why it appeals to the general public but its not for me. For whatever reason, the Summer Olympics appeal a lot more to me. With no pros playing in the hockey events I'm not sure I'll even watch hockey.


Curling can be enjoyable to watch.



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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby ConstableRabbit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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Ding Dong Johnson wrote:my god, it seems like they have an olympics every couple of years now

They literally have since 1992.


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Postby biittner77 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Why doesn't Target sponsor the curling events?

Olympic hockey will be better/ more fun with the NHL players since now it will give countries that aren't Canada a legit shot at winning the gold medal.

Summer Olympics is too boring to keep me inside watching it when the weather is warm. The winter Olympics is much more TV friendly.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby Banedon » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:50 pm

Brian707 wrote:
Banedon wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:I never watch the Winter Olympics outside of hockey. I can see why it appeals to the general public but its not for me. For whatever reason, the Summer Olympics appeal a lot more to me. With no pros playing in the hockey events I'm not sure I'll even watch hockey.


Curling can be enjoyable to watch.



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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:51 pm

biittner77 wrote:Why doesn't Target sponsor the curling events?

Olympic hockey will be better/ more fun with the NHL players since now it will give countries that aren't Canada a legit shot at winning the gold medal.

Summer Olympics is too boring to keep me inside watching it when the weather is warm. The winter Olympics is much more TV friendly.

absolutely
the events are just crazy and fun enough to justify watching something I don't actually care about.

the summer olympics is none of that
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby ConstableRabbit » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:06 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Why doesn't Target sponsor the curling events?

Olympic hockey will be better/ more fun with the NHL players since now it will give countries that aren't Canada a legit shot at winning the gold medal.

Summer Olympics is too boring to keep me inside watching it when the weather is warm. The winter Olympics is much more TV friendly.

absolutely
the events are just crazy and fun enough to justify watching something I don't actually care about.

the summer olympics is none of that

The events are also frankly more dangerous which makes watching pretty fun. Ski cross, for example, is horsefeathering bonkers.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:22 pm

the winter olympics are gorgeous visually. i watch all kinds of stupid events.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:28 pm

biittner77 wrote:Why doesn't Target sponsor the curling events?

Olympic hockey will be better/ more fun with the NHL players since now it will give countries that aren't Canada a legit shot at winning the gold medal.

Summer Olympics is too boring to keep me inside watching it when the weather is warm. The winter Olympics is much more TV friendly.


Canada has only won 3 out of 5 since pros started.

And 2010 had a couple epic US/Canada games, with US tying the gold medal game in the closing seconds.
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Postby Andy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:46 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Why doesn't Target sponsor the curling events?

Olympic hockey will be better/ more fun with the NHL players since now it will give countries that aren't Canada a legit shot at winning the gold medal.

Summer Olympics is too boring to keep me inside watching it when the weather is warm. The winter Olympics is much more TV friendly.

absolutely
the events are just crazy and fun enough to justify watching something I don't actually care about.

the summer olympics is none of that

The events are also frankly more dangerous which makes watching pretty fun. Ski cross, for example, is horsefeathering bonkers.

Snowboard cross (obviously the same thing minus the apparatus) seemed like a ludicrous idea when they started it but is consistently my favorite event now.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby biittner77 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:45 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Why doesn't Target sponsor the curling events?

Olympic hockey will be better/ more fun with the NHL players since now it will give countries that aren't Canada a legit shot at winning the gold medal.

Summer Olympics is too boring to keep me inside watching it when the weather is warm. The winter Olympics is much more TV friendly.


Canada has only won 3 out of 5 since pros started.

And 2010 had a couple epic US/Canada games, with US tying the gold medal game in the closing seconds.


They've won the last 2, and 3 of the last 4. They also won the world cup of hockey. They'd be a lock to win the Gold medal again if they were playing.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Postby Derwood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:55 pm

I get that the athletes can still compete under an Olympic Flag, and will get the Olympic theme song played if they win gold, but all they'll talk about in the broadcasts is them being from Russia. In other words, unless these athletes are uber-patriotic about playing for Mother Russia, who cares?
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 pm

Derwood wrote:I get that the athletes can still compete under an Olympic Flag, and will get the Olympic theme song played if they win gold, but all they'll talk about in the broadcasts is them being from Russia. In other words, unless these athletes are uber-patriotic about playing for Mother Russia, who cares?


The article I read implied only a small percentage of Russian athletes are eligible to compete as neutrals, they need a pretty extensive history of clean drug tests to be able to get the waiver.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 pm

Derwood wrote:I get that the athletes can still compete under an Olympic Flag, and will get the Olympic theme song played if they win gold, but all they'll talk about in the broadcasts is them being from Russia. In other words, unless these athletes are uber-patriotic about playing for Mother Russia, who cares?

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