PyeongChang: 2018 - Olympic Winter Games

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PyeongChang: 2018 - Olympic Winter Games

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Opening Ceremony, tonight at 8 PM on NBC.  

^it happin all rdy nd im shur its vids on line if u look jus a fyi 

^it happin all rdy nd im shur its vids on line if u look jus a fyi 

 

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Oh, you are saying it already happened. Wink

This is true.

Being it's more of a spectacle than an event that needs to be seen live, I'll probably wait for the 4K HDR broadcast. 

Becky look. . .  asking nicely worked! Wink

^it happin all rdy nd im shur its vids on line if u look jus a fyi 

and you people say I don’t know how to talk 

I've been watching some figure skating. Looks amazing in 4K.

My favorite part about the Olympics is watching events I would have no interest in outside of this setting. 

I watch many sports I only watch this time. I mean it’s on 24 hours so you can always just turn it on 

I do like summer better then winter though 

I've added, do a skeleton run, to my bucket list.  It looks insane. 

I'm honestly not a fan of events that use judges. They are probably the most interesting to watch, but so arbitrary as to who wins. I'm looking at you figure skating and snowboarding. 

I'm honestly not a fan of events that use judges. They are probably the most interesting to watch, but so arbitrary as to who wins. I'm looking at you figure skating and snowboarding. 

but snowboarding...at least half pipe as regulations it isn’t like ski jumping 

half pipe certain tricks get so many points as height 

Ski jumping, biathlon and curling are mine 3 main events

Curling, hockey, any sort of race are my favs

Canada destroying us in the medal count...

Canada destroying us in the medal count...

They still don't have a gold. 

The reality is none of these sports matter in the United States. I basically live in the artic (continental US standards)  A few people ski and I know a few people that do biathlon, but that's it.  Hockey is too expensive, so it's rare. Only the bigger cities around Boston have programs. No ski jumping, snowboard jumping, figure skating etc. None of these sports are being played by kids in my region of the Northeast. 

It's soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball/track in the spring. 

I'm actually surprised the United States did so well historically in the winter games. 

 

RLK2014 wrote:
Canada destroying us in the medal count...

They still don't have a gold. The reality is none of these sports matter in the United States. I basically live in the artic (continental US standards)  A few people ski and I know a few people that do biathlon, but that's it.  Hockey is too expensive, so it's rare. Only the bigger cities around Boston have programs. No ski jumping, snowboard jumping, figure skating etc. None of these sports are being played by kids in my region of the Northeast. It's soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball/track in the spring. I'm actually surprised the United States did so well historically in the winter games.  

Nah, but we do have Mark McMorris which is pretty damn impressive regardless. Went from life-threatening injury in a hospital bed to the podium in less than a year. And he's still got another event to win that gold.

http://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/02/11/11-months-ago-snowboarder-mark-mcm...

In case anyone is wondering, Norway is currently in the lead for medal count.

Bacchus wrote:
RLK2014 wrote:Canada destroying us in the medal count...
They still don't have a gold. The reality is none of these sports matter in the United States. I basically live in the artic (continental US standards)  A few people ski and I know a few people that do biathlon, but that's it.  Hockey is too expensive, so it's rare. Only the bigger cities around Boston have programs. No ski jumping, snowboard jumping, figure skating etc. None of these sports are being played by kids in my region of the Northeast. It's soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball/track in the spring. I'm actually surprised the United States did so well historically in the winter games.  

Nah, but we do have Mark McMorris which is pretty damn impressive regardless. Went from life-threatening injury in a hospital bed to the podium in less than a year. And he's still got another event to win that gold.http://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/02/11/11-months-ago-snowboarder-mark-mcm... case anyone is wondering, Norway is currently in the lead for medal count.

Definitely a feel good story. 

 

When will nbc’s coverage stop being trash? 

When will nbc’s coverage stop being trash? 

Im from around Boston and hockey is everywhere lol. The East coast is very good at college hockey as well. Maine new Hampshire and Vermont are huge for sking and boarding and Colorado has been a mecca for winter sports for a long time. I'm not at all shocked. 

Canada destroying us in the medal count...

they have literally 1 more than us right now.

Im from around Boston and hockey is everywhere lol. The East coast is very good at college hockey as well. Maine new Hampshire and Vermont are huge for sking and boarding and Colorado has been a mecca for winter sports for a long time. I'm not at all shocked. 

Hockey is big in the larger cities of New England. Not in the small towns. There are no high school teams anywhere near me. Just a few clubs within a 3-hour drive. We don't have football either. It's too expensive to outfit a team. 

However, just across the border little villages in Canada have mega hockey arenas. There is quite a contrast. 

Skiing is a popular Maine thing. Sugarloaf is my favorite, but I like Sunday River as well. 

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I'm trying to watch ski jumping but it is so convoluted I'm just about to give up. 

It used to be whoever jumped the farthest won. Now there are "gate compensation" and "wind compensation" points that are added in meaning the winner could technically jump the shortest distance but start from a lower gate with more tail wind. 

They took what was a simple sport and added a complexity it never needed. 

I'm trying to watch ski jumping but it is so convoluted I'm just about to give up. It used to be whoever jumped the farthest won. Now there are "gate compensation" and "wind compensation" points that are added in meaning the winner could technically jump the shortest distance but start from a lower gate with more tail wind. They took what was a simple sport and added a complexity it never needed. 

I know what you mean, I'm watching it from '96 and it took me some time to understand new rules.

I'm trying to watch ski jumping but it is so convoluted I'm just about to give up. It used to be whoever jumped the farthest won. Now there are "gate compensation" and "wind compensation" points that are added in meaning the winner could technically jump the shortest distance but start from a lower gate with more tail wind. They took what was a simple sport and added a complexity it never needed. 

Why do they have people start at lower gates? idgi

Omg Shaun white won the 100th Gold I’m the Winter Olympics. Like does that get any more perfect 

Bacchus wrote:
I'm trying to watch ski jumping but it is so convoluted I'm just about to give up. It used to be whoever jumped the farthest won. Now there are "gate compensation" and "wind compensation" points that are added in meaning the winner could technically jump the shortest distance but start from a lower gate with more tail wind. They took what was a simple sport and added a complexity it never needed. 

Why do they have people start at lower gates? idgi

Best jumpers have better technique and that way they can stay longer in the air and land on flat part of the landing area which can result injuries and lower points because landing was not in telemark .

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