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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2014, 06:03:48 am »
WTF NBC?

Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against "any form of discrimination" and in favor of tolerance. Viewers worldwide heard the statement; NBC viewers in the U.S. did not, because the network edited it out.
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« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2014, 06:06:20 am »
Wow. That's a bush league move on their part. I had no idea.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2014, 07:54:28 pm »
I know we are only 3 days into the games, but it feels 'off' for whatever reason. I think it has to do with the scheduling as well as lack of 'Stars' from previous years. I did like the Men's Slopestyle. But the rest of it hasn't caught my attention like in years past. I know the big events are forthcoming, but these first 3 days have been lackluster for the most part.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2014, 08:00:13 pm »
We'll maybe this will get you in the groove... So to speak

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« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2014, 08:07:33 pm »
Yowzza!
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2014, 11:09:37 pm »
Shaun White's Big Upset Loss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcc5-0oBvOg

THIS is the one that I have been waiting for all week. This is the event that I look forward to every Winter Olympics. It was by far the most exciting event thus far this Olympics and the most disappointing. I'm stunned that Shaun didn't even get in the Top 3. I was hopeful he would pull it out and get the Gold....but to not even get a Bronze.....sucks. Horrible, sh*tty course. F*ck!
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2014, 09:29:00 pm »
What the f*ck is going on? Shani Davis and Julia Mancuso both are a bust. Neither got a medal today. To be fair though, Julia did win a Bronze a couple of days ago. But her Gold Event was today. Didn't happen. Sigh.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2014, 11:29:36 pm »
Well, at least the Women's Half Pipe delivered big. Kaitlyn Farrington grabs the Gold and Kelly Clark takes the Bronze.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2014, 10:57:17 pm »
USA comes up BIG in the Men's Ski Slopestyle as we sweep all the medals, grabbing the Gold, Silver and Bronze. What a fun Event to watch. The moves on display was beyond breathtaking. Exhilarating to say the least!! Awesome!
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2014, 07:23:48 am »
Just got finished with watching Men's Hockey (Team USA vs Team Russia) this morning and sh*t, that was f*cking awesome and definitely nerve-wracking!! I'm not what you would call a hockey fan. I just don't have the opportunity to watch NHL games because San Diego doesn't have a pro team, so there's really no one to cheer for. The only time I ever watch hockey is during the Winter Olympics and this game in particular was worth the wait as we win 3-2. The shoot-out was sweet. Oshie was money.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2014, 08:55:33 am »
A selfie fail of Olympic proportions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ2yp6x0u_M

Normally I would post something like this in the Fail Thread. But this is too funny and needs to stay here in the Winter Olympics thread for many reasons.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2014, 06:53:52 am »
Wow, Russia just got BOUNCED by Finland in Hockey. Shocking. I was expecting them to get it together and make a run where they would face Team USA in the Gold Medal round. Well, they are out, leaving us a better shot at getting the Gold.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2014, 10:40:53 pm »
Watching the Women's US Hockey Team within arms length of getting the Gold collapse was brutal. I would rather have had Team US blown out of the water instead of have to deal with what happened today. How can US be up 2-0 with 7 minutes left in the game and play a dominating game all of the sudden let Canada score 2 goals, the second with less than a minute to go? Once it went to OT, I knew it was all over. Sigh. Brutal.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2014, 07:18:24 pm »
Well, the Winter Olympics competition is officially over. Even though I watched a good chunk of it, this one was weak in a lot of areas. It just didn't have the 'It' factor the past 3-4 WO had. Lack of "Big Name" athletes did hurt it somewhat. The broadcast themselves left a lot to be desired. Did not like how things were scheduled.

Anyway, watching Nancy & Tonya documentary.....waiting for the Closing Ceremonies to get started.
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2014, 08:03:48 pm »
The Closing ceremony was pretty good. I was damn impress by those oversize (i,e. HUGE animatronic Bear, Rabbit, etc...). Seriously, that was some amazing technology for something that BIG to exhibit emotion. The facial animation.....wow. But as great as that was, there was one particular moment that just gave me the most awesome hair-raising moment I've ever witness during any Closing ceremony. By now we all know about the snafu that stood out during the Opening ceremony (referring to the Snowflakes into the Olympic Rings and how the 5th didn't work). Well, during the Closing, there was a callback to that moment and instead of using tech for this one, they were using thousands of dances to mimic that "disaster" be recreating everything that had happened. It got a big laugh as it was still "not working". But just as the music hits a crescendo, BAM! The Snowflake expands into the Ring and the crowd reaction to it was ELECTRIC. The hair on my amrs and neck stood up like never before. What an awesome moment. I wish there was a video to post, but all of them have been taken down.
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