Olympics

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  1. dachsie

    dachsie Freshman

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    So is anyone watching? One of my favorite events in on now - the snowboarding half pipe. It looks so cool!
     
  2. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    I try to watch like a good husband but I just cannot
     
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    I would think the way you guys like to do crazy things all the time, you would like the halfpipe. It looks like a huge adrenaline rush
     
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    Holy cow! Shaun WHite just went over 20 feet in the air. got a score of 94.25
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    About the only thing I like in the Winter Olympics is the downhill skiing where they go down the mountain at breakneck speed and whoever does it fastest gets the gold medal. I would like hockey if I was a hockey fan. It's an actual sport. The Summer Olympics is much better with running and swimming and basketball. Oh, I do like the short track ice racing. It's kind of like NASCAR with lots of crashes.
     
  6. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Many of you know that my oldest daughter is traveling until she starts med school in July. She was in India for the last month. Left there yesterday and arrived in Busan, South Korea. She will rest for a couple of days, then start making her way toward PyeongChang. She is going to the Olympics to see the ice skating. After that, more SK, then heading to Vietnam, Cambodia, China, etc.

    I'm ready for that kid to come home!
     
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    I like the competition in the events although we laugh at some of them. I don't know the names of the events but funny shiit.
    It will be on here till it's over though.
     
  8. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    I think Curling would be awesome at tailgates if we had the weather.

    Remember midget bowling a few years back? That's where people took midgets and threw them down the bowling alley. I can see curling at a tailgate turning into human bowling. Put on a crash helmet and bonk those granite stones out of the way! Basically humans shuffleboard on ice.

    It's interesting, I have actually found myself watching more than normal this Olympics since I know that my daughter will be there in a week.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Lets do it. You bring the frozen playing surface to the next tailgate. I could see the game being adapted to playing on grass. Maybe use bowing balls instead of those stones and rakes instead of brooms.

    By the way, what are the positions called? I think the person with the broom is called a sweeper. Is the guy throwing the stones called a stoner?
     
  10. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    It's hard for me to watch and I usually like Olympics. The skating i just cant. But even the curling is unbearable. I need luge and ski jumps i suppose.
     
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