Author Topic: 2014 Winter Olympics  (Read 3286 times)

Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 10:28:27 AM »
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I only watch hockey, the World Cup and the Olympics. Everything else bores me to tears, so I agree with you there
I've never been to a hockey game, but I'd like to go to one sometime.  I worked with a woman in Chicago years ago who loved going to watch the Blackhawks.  She said the part she liked best were the fights.  I liked her a lot, but her interest in watching violence was a bit of a red flag.  Of course we tended bar together.  It's not like I met her in church.

The fights are entertaining but people tend to think that's all hockey is; granted it is an aggressive sport and the players do hit each other HARD. But it's not all that, there's the thrill of seeing someone make the hat trick and the excitement that comes when your goalie makes a spectacular save.

It's the one sport I truly enjoy, but usually I wait for the playoffs before I seriously watch.


Lastly; not the Blackhawks!!

New York Rangers fan through and through!
"Human history is a litany of blood shed over differing ideals of rulership and afterlife"

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Offline SGOS

Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2013, 12:24:30 PM »
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Lastly; not the Blackhawks!!
For her, it was probably about two hunky guys pounding on each other.  Not so much about the home team.  I dunno.

Offline mykcob4

Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2013, 12:35:11 PM »
1) Russia shouldn't be hosting the winter olympics. That is a travesty.
2) The IOC has lost their damned minds, first complying with russia's gay hate mongering, and secondly telling atheletes that they can't have a political point of view.

petero

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Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2013, 06:44:10 PM »
I'm probably going to watch some of the events, but certainly not all. I'm looking forward to the ice hockey and the alpine disciplines. Figure skating and cross country skiing is a big no-no.

By the way, here's a funny account of the origin of the games ;^)

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Offline Plu

Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 02:17:46 AM »
Please don't advertise your blog in your first post. Read up on the forum rules first :)

Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2014, 11:45:52 AM »
Lindsey Vonn is out of the Olympics, can't say I'm disappointed. Never really liked her for some reason
"Human history is a litany of blood shed over differing ideals of rulership and afterlife"

Governor of the 32nd Province of the New Lunar Republic. Luna Nobis Custodit

Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2014, 12:32:51 PM »
I can't stand the friggin' olympics.  It was bad enough before but now that they allow professionals in all pretense of "sportsmanship" is gone.
The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails.

-- H. L. Mencken