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My daughters and I have been in awe of the snowboarding and skiing also. We will also have the curling on the background during the day.
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I can't believe the Canadian Women are 0-3 in Curling thus far...
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(02-16-2018 09:15 AM)EverRespect Wrote:  I'm watching much more than I thought I would. Didn't watch last night, but have been watching almost every other night. Luckily they have been covering the skiing and snowboarding at great length and not spending all their time on the skating events which they have done in the past, which bore the schit out of me. My big complaint is they aren't covering any of the hockey on NBC's main channel and because I cut the cord, what is on the main channel is what I get. All in all NBC has done a pretty good job. They should ditch their fake news and focus on covering sporting events.

Download the NBC sports app and you can watch all the hockey games you want there live. You'll need an ID and password to verify your 'service' but that's easily done if you have friends. Cough, cough.
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(02-16-2018 10:03 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(02-16-2018 09:15 AM)EverRespect Wrote:  I'm watching much more than I thought I would. Didn't watch last night, but have been watching almost every other night. Luckily they have been covering the skiing and snowboarding at great length and not spending all their time on the skating events which they have done in the past, which bore the schit out of me. My big complaint is they aren't covering any of the hockey on NBC's main channel and because I cut the cord, what is on the main channel is what I get. All in all NBC has done a pretty good job. They should ditch their fake news and focus on covering sporting events.

Download the NBC sports app and you can watch all the hockey games you want there live. You'll need an ID and password to verify your 'service' but that's easily done if you have friends. Cough, cough.

I will definitely go through that trouble if USA hockey is in contention in the elimination rounds.
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(02-16-2018 09:57 AM)BobcatEngineer Wrote:  I can't believe the Canadian Women are 0-3 in Curling thus far...

Count the number of condoms they have remaining and you may have your answer.
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Decent comeback by Team USA after a pretty lethargic first 2 weeks. We had a solid day today highlighted by two thrilling wins over Canada (women's hockey winning the gold and men's curling upsets Canada in the semifinals just now). No one is going to catch Norway in the medals race however. This article explains why Norway is so good in the Winter Olympics (basically it's all about the money).

https://www.theringer.com/olympics/2018/...nce-wealth
02-22-2018 08:58 AM
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(02-22-2018 08:58 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Decent comeback by Team USA after a pretty lethargic first 2 weeks. We had a solid day today highlighted by two thrilling wins over Canada (women's hockey winning the gold and men's curling upsets Canada in the semifinals just now). No one is going to catch Norway in the medals race however. This article explains why Norway is so good in the Winter Olympics (basically it's all about the money).
https://www.theringer.com/olympics/2018/...nce-wealth

Norway has one of the world's largest oil fields offshore and a population of only 5 million to split up the royalties. Plus they focus on winter sports. How many medals do they win in the summer games?

Their facilities for winter sports are truly amazing.
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(02-22-2018 11:17 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(02-22-2018 08:58 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Decent comeback by Team USA after a pretty lethargic first 2 weeks. We had a solid day today highlighted by two thrilling wins over Canada (women's hockey winning the gold and men's curling upsets Canada in the semifinals just now). No one is going to catch Norway in the medals race however. This article explains why Norway is so good in the Winter Olympics (basically it's all about the money).
https://www.theringer.com/olympics/2018/...nce-wealth

Norway has one of the world's largest oil fields offshore and a population of only 5 million to split up the royalties. Plus they focus on winter sports. How many medals do they win in the summer games?

Their facilities for winter sports are truly amazing.

interesting....how difficult is it get into Norway as an immigrant (rhetorical)

#newrules

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https://norskbloggen.no/new-rules-for-im...-to-norway

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The only time I've watched any of it was when my brother texted and told me to look at this Johnny Weir freak commentating on the ice skating. Shame on NBC for putting that thing on TV because some things just cant be unseen. 03-lmfao
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(02-22-2018 11:17 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(02-22-2018 08:58 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Decent comeback by Team USA after a pretty lethargic first 2 weeks. We had a solid day today highlighted by two thrilling wins over Canada (women's hockey winning the gold and men's curling upsets Canada in the semifinals just now). No one is going to catch Norway in the medals race however. This article explains why Norway is so good in the Winter Olympics (basically it's all about the money).
https://www.theringer.com/olympics/2018/...nce-wealth

Norway has one of the world's largest oil fields offshore and a population of only 5 million to split up the royalties. Plus they focus on winter sports. How many medals do they win in the summer games?

Their facilities for winter sports are truly amazing.

They only had 4 bronzes in Rio. and 4 total medals in London in 2012. They did a little better in the three before that, but yes, they obviously concentrate on the winter games. Interestingly, they used to have more athletes in the summer versions, but now they have about twice as many winter athletes as they do in the summer games.
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I break the winter Olympics into 2 sections: the traditional sports, and the stoner-derived X sports.

USA essentially swept the stoner X sports. Back that number out of the USA totals and it is sad.
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Norway (non shitehole) is kicking ass.
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(02-22-2018 11:57 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  The only time I've watched any of it was when my brother texted and told me to look at this Johnny Weir freak commentating on the ice skating. Shame on NBC for putting that thing on TV because some things just cant be unseen. 03-lmfao

You think gay people aren't already on TV?
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Im officially a fan of curling. Loved the US mens effort against Canada. I would love to play the game. It looks like a lot of fun with a few beers and some pals.
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(02-22-2018 07:09 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Im officially a fan of curling. Loved the US mens effort against Canada. I would love to play the game. It looks like a lot of fun with a few beers and some pals.

What part of NC are you in? Both Charlotte and RDU have dedicated ice clubs that are pretty cool.
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(02-22-2018 07:15 PM)OwlJacket Wrote:  
(02-22-2018 07:09 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Im officially a fan of curling. Loved the US mens effort against Canada. I would love to play the game. It looks like a lot of fun with a few beers and some pals.

What part of NC are you in? Both Charlotte and RDU have dedicated ice clubs that are pretty cool.

East of I95 in the corridor of shame.....Thanks for the info. Was not aware of such a thing.04-cheers
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(02-22-2018 07:16 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  East of I95 in the corridor of shame.....Thanks for the info. Was not aware of such a thing.04-cheers

There's also a club in Wilmington. Ice isn't as nice, but they've got some really cool members.
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(02-22-2018 07:09 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Im officially a fan of curling. Loved the US mens effort against Canada. I would love to play the game. It looks like a lot of fun with a few beers and some pals.

Growing up my main sport was baseball just in the local city league - I enjoyed it, but in hindsight I kinda wish I worked on a really obscure sport like curling.
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Curling is a lot like bocce ball and everyone likes bocce ball.
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(02-22-2018 07:18 PM)OwlJacket Wrote:  
(02-22-2018 07:16 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  East of I95 in the corridor of shame.....Thanks for the info. Was not aware of such a thing.04-cheers

There's also a club in Wilmington. Ice isn't as nice, but they've got some really cool members.

Super. I bet they will get lots of new interest after this olympics.
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