Lol. Totally forgot about the time differences. Probably not gonna bother much except in the mornings, but I can't be arsed out of my bed for the Aussie Open, so I doubt it'll be the case for the winter Olympics.Gigs_98 said:
And apparently a number of them are using "smart brooms" worth 3000 dollars!Tricycle Rider said:Eyes are currently bleeding watching some curling. (Probably not even live, but, who cares?)
Not much coverage of the sports I'm interested will be presented by NBC... wow, these curlers are so intense!
Speedskating is always good, and I'd like to catch some xc-skiing and biathlon, plus bobsledding, ski jumping... stuff I don't normally get to see much of. (Sports like figure skating and snowboarding I can do without seeing as tv coverage in the US is not hard to come by.)Dazed and Confused said:Give me some speedskating please.
I don't know much about curling, are there any restrictions as to the equipment curlers are allowed to use in international competition?oldcrank said:And apparently a number of them are using "smart brooms" worth 3000 dollars!
Things have changed a bit since I worked at a Glasgow curling rink in 1971-2. :surprised:
True that. It's pretty much a joke.Jspear said:I’ll read some headlines and nothing more. Who cares about the Winter Olympics? Only two cities bid for the next Winter Olympics.
Ja, but how do you feel about Mr. Tonga (Pita Taufatofua) competing in xc-skiing at these winter Olympics? (While I know he doesn't stand a chance in hell of winning anything he at least makes for some very nice eye candy, and I'll be interested in how he does. For the most shallow of reasons, obviously.)Libertine Seguros said:Well, there's a 4000-reply thread a few down from this one about XC and biathlon.
That's as may be, but I'm a curmudgeonly old crank, and anything that has a place at the X Games has no value or relevance to the Olympic Games as far as I'm concerned. Similarly, I think it's a travesty that 'going back and forth on a bike over some bumps and trying not to fall over' pays an Olympic gold medal and the kilo TT doesn't. Moguls I get - there's a clear objective over who's the best. I hate ski cross (aka "be the first out of the gate, and win") but I get it. Be the fastest, go the furthest, score the most. But Slopestyle, Aerials, Halfpipe, I just don't.jmdirt said:I enjoy pretty much every event, in moderation of course. I only watch most of these events every four years so its nice. I disagree about the 'flips and tricks' because the games have evolved and need to if they want to stay relevant with the youngsters. ie: Red Gerard winning the USA's first gold!