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Old 02-13-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default olympic fever...anyone caught it?

i know i have...even though it just started its allready awesome! ive been following the us womens hockey team totally dominate. (the NHL just played there last game last night before the break) cant wait to see the chek team (jager, etc...) That drunk guy Bodie miller sucked last night, and 'The flying tomatoe' steve white won a gold in snowboarding (duh...we invented it).

The opening cermonies was hilarious! you couldnt be more Italian than that...straight out of a puccini opera or something, i was waiting for a Castrato to start singing...Is the word 'Guady' in thier vocabualry?...thats what i love about the olympics though, especially in europe, they are so nationalistic, its great to see how un-french, or un-english, or un-german the Italians are.

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Old 02-13-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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for some reason, I never seem to be able to really get into the winter olympics. I'll watch a lot of the summer games, but hardly any of the winter games.

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Old 02-13-2006, 03:35 PM   #3
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for some reason, I never seem to be able to really get into the winter olympics.
Check out women's skeleton.
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I don't know if it's just me, but my impression is that the winter olympics have really dropped in popularity in recent years in the U.S. I remember when I was younger that every 4 years the Olympics would come around and it was very exciting. Everyone would crowd around the TV to watch Americans get slaughtered in sports none of use ever cared about for the 4 years prior. We would all get upset watching the French or Japanese or Russians beat up on us. The occasional U.S. gold medal winner (usually a figure skater or speed skater) would be a huge national hero.

It's funny that now we seem to be better at winter sports, but hardly anyone seems to care.

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Curling boys, that's where its at. Have you seen the hotties on the Us women's team?

I curled when I lived back in WI, so I'm partial to it. I love it. Highlight of the winter games for me.

Also love biathlon, ski jumping, and bobsled/luge/skeleton.

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Of course that was back in the days with no ESPN or ESPN classic or FOX sports. Just too many choices now adays. Ski jumping, I can see the "agony of defeat" line from Wide World of Sports....

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Was that actually ski jumping, or just a down-hill race? I don't remember the lead up to the massive crash, just the crash itself.

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Was that actually ski jumping, or just a down-hill race? I don't remember the lead up to the massive crash, just the crash itself.

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Ski jumping....http://espn.go.com/abcsports/wwos/milestones/1970s.html March 21, 1970


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They sure are pushing the athlete profiles this year. I'm sick of hearing about Michelle Kwan and the Flying Tomato. Just go back to the real footage damnit!

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Curling boys, that's where its at.
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