And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

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    And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    I Dont know how any of you feel bout the Olympics but to me it has seen its best years 40 years ago.  Its boring to watch, tHE NEWLY ADDED GAMES ARE A JOKE, there is No sport anymore just people trying to win a medal so they can get a sneaker deal or there face on a cerial box.
    How about we see ski jumpers jumping over houses with people on the roof trying to pick them off for points.
    Or womens down hill skiing in thong bikinis. Or Killer dodger bob sleds! Oh wait, ahh that may already have happened, skip that one!
    Im sick of seeing cities trying to get the Olympics in their own hopes of clipping tourists for a fast buck then 10 years later everything that was built is like an old ghost town that is a total wasteland never to be used again.
    I dont know, what do you think?
     
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    Re: And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    The winter olympics has had some great moments. One of the best stories of modern sports was the USA hockey team winning the gold at Lake Placid in 1980.
     
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    Re: And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    I would have to agree that all that X-Games bullsh*t waters the Olympics down a great deal, and I don't really know enough about Shawn White to determine whether he's an actual deuschebag or just pretending to be one for money. What's the difference? But there are actual sports in the Winter Olympics. I think downhill skiing might be the most exciting three minutes in all of sports, and if you enjoy the finer points of the game without all the mucking in the corners, international hockey is fun to watch -- although I heard they'll be using NHL size rinks this year, which will clutter the play a bit.

    I suppose it also helps to live in a place where winter is a way of life. Strange as it may seem, they have actual curling leagues where I live. Personally, I don't get the appeal, but then again, I'm a tansplanted yankee snob.

    For the most part, the Olympics is a chance to see a bunch of stuff you wouldn't  watch any other time. Like biathalon. I like the dual nature of biathalon. It's a survival sport.  And it also gives you a chance to get a glimpse into what it's like center your entire life around something you probably won't get. Think about it. You're some kid from -- say . . .    Belgium -- and you spend all your life training to be the best swimmer you can possibly be, and when you reach the pinnacle of your sport and you reach the highest level of competition, there's Michael Phelps in lane 3.

    Why don't you just kick me in the balls now and we'll call it a day?









     
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    Re: And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    Your right I did watch the Hockey when the Dream came true and we beat the Commie Pinko's! Now we cant call them that but it was fun back then, that name will stick in my head til I die, Mike Eruzione, (doubt I spelled it right).
    Althoug I do love womens beach volleyball. my gawd the bodies on those women, truns me inot a bowl of jelly every time. But you do have to love the concept of almost naked women playing with balls. Ahhhh if thats not love im Mr. Magoo

     
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    Re: And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    I found it fitting that the worst opening ceremonies (my wife made we watch) ever ended with a huge embarrasing malfunction.

    The Olympics are passé.  You have entire nations of PED cheaters (China), Sports no one cares about and Flamboyantly Flaming dudes prancing around on ice in sequence laden spandex unitards.  I didn't realize pitchers and catchers started this early.

    Bobby Orr looked old.

     
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    Re: And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    Is that kitten under arrest or is it being robbed?
     
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    Re: And Now for Something Completely Different...The Winter Olympics (Oh Boy!) What games do you wanna see?

    If I want to see people sliding around in circles, I'll watch C-Span.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7gCd-C-Tys

    Kitty hasn't been paying the vig.
     
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