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02-13-2010, 10:54 PM
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NBC or CBC?
CBC doesn't have the olympics this year. It's some weird convergence of CTV/TSN/Sportsnet/a bunch of cable channels. I was watching on CTV.

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In my defence, I have no idea what you guys would and wouldn't be behind on. I mean, we just saw the 1500m speed skating final, but you apparently saw it quite a while ago.
Sucks the schedules are so different. I am gonna have to avoid the thread Tuesday if I wanna watch the US Hockey game when I get home from work. But then that's around the time Canada will be playing Norway.

I shoulda took this week off.

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Sucks the schedules are so different. I am gonna have to avoid the thread Tuesday if I wanna watch the US Hockey game when I get home from work. But then that's around the time Canada will be playing Norway.

I shoulda took this week off.
We should have two separate threads

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This is not fun for me at all. Especially since I know the results already.

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CBC doesn't have the olympics this year. It's some weird convergence of CTV/TSN/Sportsnet/a bunch of cable channels. I was watching on CTV.
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This is not fun for me at all. Especially since I know the results already.
Well pretend then

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In my defence, I have no idea what you guys would and wouldn't be behind on. I mean, we just saw the 1500m speed skating final, but you apparently saw it quite a while ago.
We haven't seen the finals yet either, just the first heat runs.

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Well pretend then
The sport is lame though. If they went at the same time, it'd be fun... but I really can't differentiate in moguls...

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Hana Kearney is the leader .... but the announcers ask the rhetorical question ... will it stand? ....maybe...

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We should have two separate threads
there's only like a half dozen Canadians on this board, so it's not really worth it. I'm just going to have to wait and reserve comments until later in the evening when most stuff should be finished.

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We should have two separate threads
We will have separate hockey threads for the games I believe. Just sayin there is so much on and it will get harder and harder to watch live and BS with ya'll.

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The sport is lame though. If they went at the same time, it'd be fun... but I really can't differentiate in moguls...
Its like most of the sports though ... downhill, super G, bobsled, ski jump, figure skating

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I think we should all agree that none of us will wait for NBC to show the gold medal game, and just stream it live.


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Its like most of the sports though ... downhill, super G, bobsled, ski jump, figure skating
Yeah... that's why I'm not too big on the Olympics.

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The sport is lame though. If they went at the same time, it'd be fun... but I really can't differentiate in moguls...
I don't quite understand the moguls either, you get a flawless run and can loose because someone is faster, or you can get a superfast run and lose because someone was better in the technical, and then the air is the cool part but it seems like that score is very small compared to the speed score and the technical score. It's kind of confusing and hard to understand why one run is better than some other run.

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I'm gonna be watching figure skating, that's for sure.

Seriously, growing up in Russia, I remember always watching it with my mom - it's huge among commies.

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I don't quite understand the moguls either, you get a flawless run and can loose because someone is faster, or you can get a superfast run and lose because someone was better in the technical, and then the air is the cool part but it seems like that score is very small compared to the speed score and the technical score. It's kind of confusing and hard to understand why one run is better than some other run.
The Canadian broadcast broke it down. 50% of your score is for the technical aspects of the skiing (ie how cleanly you go through the moguls) 25% is for the speed, and 25% is for your aerial ability (trick difficulty/proficiency, jump height, landing, etc)

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I don't quite understand the moguls either, you get a flawless run and can loose because someone is faster, or you can get a superfast run and lose because someone was better in the technical, and then the air is the cool part but it seems like that score is very small compared to the speed score and the technical score. It's kind of confusing and hard to understand why one run is better than some other run.
Its like a lot of sports where you get style points and are timed.... ski jumping is like that and so is ice dancing, ice skating, etc

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USA looking like 4 qualifiers in moguls. Maybe we have a chance at a medal

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So apparently, Armenians participate in Alpine skating and Cross-country skiing; and all 4 suck. Please take my country out of the standings to save the embarrassment.

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The Canadian broadcast broke it down. 50% of your score is for the technical aspects of the skiing (ie how cleanly you go through the moguls) 25% is for the speed, and 25% is for your aerial ability (trick difficulty/proficiency, jump height, landing, etc)
I get a feeling moguls is simular to figure skating in that you can never figure out what the judges are realling looking for and why one run/performance is really better than the others. Of course they are experienced judges and Im a casual observer.

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I'm gonna be watching figure skating, that's for sure.

Seriously, growing up in Russia, I remember always watching it with my mom - it's huge among commies.
Yeah my mom(commy) loves it, and my dad always watches it without complaining, too. I actually respect the sport.

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This is kind of fun chatting to you guys about the olympics, I don't ususally participate in the GDT's because I'm concentrating on the game too much to read, type, and watch at the same time.

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