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Postposted on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:33 pm

Anyone been watching?

As a Canadian, I'm watching the Canada Russia Game right now (4-1 Canada) and at the edge of my seat. This is good hockey. I hope we get a re-match against the States'.
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:37 pm

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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:03 pm

I've been watching both the Men and Women's Canadian Hockey religiously. Nothing else, cause I don't care about anything else :D

Oh, and 7-3. I don't think anybody would have guessed this score after 2.
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:05 pm

I've been watching everything. I love Olympics. Go Canada!! WOOO.
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:54 pm

henfactor wrote:Anyone been watching?

As a Canadian, I'm watching the Canada Russia Game right now (4-1 Canada) and at the edge of my seat. This is good hockey. I hope we get a re-match against the States'.

Surely then you have been seeing the "OLYMPICS" sign about the place too...
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:56 pm

Fighterpilot wrote:ps....Bobsleighs are goddamn fast :o

That track is too fast and Canada's attempt to win medals by restricting practice access to the bare minimum called for in the rules has already killed a man.
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:01 am

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Fighterpilot wrote:ps....Bobsleighs are goddamn fast :o

That track is too fast and Canada's attempt to win medals by restricting practice access to the bare minimum called for in the rules has already killed a man.

While restricting to bare minimum isn't very nice, do keep in mind that this has been done by the previous hosts as well.

For example, the Canadians got 15 runs instead of 35 in Turin. At least we met the minimums.
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:03 am

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Fighterpilot wrote:ps....Bobsleighs are goddamn fast :o

That track is too fast


Yes the track is fast, but most of the other teams say that the track in Germany is faster & more dangerous.

Captain Ned wrote:Canada's attempt to win medals by restricting practice access to the bare minimum called for in the rules has already killed a man


The decision to restrict practice runs was made by the Olympic committee, not just Canada. The training sessions were also kept to a minimum because of the weather. Warm weather makes the track more dangerous.

I don't understand your comment about now restricting training runs was Canada's attempt to win medals. Do you really think that?
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:27 am

Hoser wrote:I don't understand your comment about now restricting training runs was Canada's attempt to win medals. Do you really think that?

Doesn't matter if I do, as lugers do so believe:

http://sports.espn.go.com/olympics/wint ... id=4913777
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Re: Olimpics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:24 am

Reading that article, it seems that what we did was no different than what other countries do. It has most likely been more of an issue because of the Georgians death.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:40 pm

According to people who know much more about it than I do, that man's inexperience played just as large a hand in his death as track availability did. If anything, the design of the track seems like a bigger problem. If those cement posts had been padded, or the wall extended up to cover them he likely would have broken a few bones at worst.

And I don't like figure skating but what Joannie Rochette did the other night was damn impressive.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:58 pm

idchafee wrote:And I don't like figure skating but what Joannie Rochette did the other night was damn impressive.


Especially considering what her emotions must be like right now.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:45 pm

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Dagnabbit, I enjoyed that error and the humor attaching to it.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:00 pm

Well it's the big game tonight! Votes on winner? I'm hoping for the home-town boys but it's going to be tight!

No pressure, but if Canada takes it there will be a new record for Olympic winter gold by a single country. :lol:
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:40 pm

Canada's taking home the GOLD BABY.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:52 pm

as an american, im quite jealous that my country doesnt like hockey as much. football is cool and everything, but hockey is fun to watch as well. we have such an odd culture. i remember i used to get made fun of for playing soccer. im not too bent out of shape, its just a social quirk that makes me a sad panda.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:32 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:46 pm

That was a very good game, although ill be honest... i wanted to see a shoot out.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:17 pm

YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :o :D :) 8) :lol: :P :wink:
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:26 pm

Yeah baby!!!!!!!

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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:08 pm

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLD!!

I didn't post it on here, so it's hard for me to back it up, but after the loss to the US in the first game, I said Canada would win by 1 in the gold medal. The parallels were too close to the World Junior championship in which America won (For those that didn't watch, Canada beat America in the prelims and USA came back to win it by 1 in the gold medal final).

I find it unique the results for hockey

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1) Canada 1) Canada
2) USA 2) USA
3) Finland 3) Finland

What are the odds of that?
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Oh, and I want to say a HUGE congrats to the American hockey team (both males and females). Both teams were absolutely stunning in their run and both gold metal games were incredible to watch.

Russia? nah, forget them. They're so 70's/80's. Welcome team USA, to the top.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Sargent Duck wrote:What are the odds of that?
Better than the odds of
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1) Jamaica 1) Canada
2) Mexico 2) USA
3) Jordan 3) Finland
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:20 pm

yeah, hockey results are pretty awesome.

also, CANADA HAS 14 GOLD MEDALS! both hockey golds! 4 of the speed skating events! we win in everything that actually matters. =P

shame the women's curling and team pursuit didn't get golds either... both of them favoured to win and just fall short. oh well.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:53 pm

Whatever, Canada still has a lot to answer for! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7UKllR0Edo
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:40 pm

That closing ceremony kinda sucked.

I mean come on, inflatable beavers.....really...
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:53 pm

I liked both ceremonies. Canadian humor, floating mouse, inflatable beavers ftw!
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 pm

PRIME1 wrote:That closing ceremony kinda sucked.

I mean come on, inflatable beavers.....really...


That whole part was just to make fun of ourselves & the stereotypical way Canadians are viewed.

I found it quite funny.
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:01 pm

BoBzeBuilder wrote:I liked both ceremonies. Canadian humor, floating mouse, inflatable beavers ftw!


I didn't see a floating mouse, but I did see a few floating Moose though. :wink:
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Re: Olympics

Postposted on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:04 pm

Michael J. Fox talking about back bacon was a bit too much. I would have understood Bob or Doug, but not MJ Fox.

Shatner's line about Canadians with 4 beers in them being able to pronounce Straits of Juan de Fuca without getting censored was classic.
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