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Old 02-11-2018, 09:03 PM
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Default Winter Olympics 2018

I know most of you guys don't care.....but this is the one time every 4 years I will watch a few mins of curling, cross-country skiing, luge, etc.

But this coverage is fucking stupid, considering it is 14 hrs from EST. 9pm primtime EST is 11am S. Korea time and there are live events going on, so show this for fuck's sake. WTF is the point of a tape delay when you have the internet.....that shit should have been canned many, many years ago.


Disappointing. I figured this would be a good time slot to catch some things, maybe even in the morning when waking up and getting ready for work.

Fail.
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NBC is the worst in the world when it comes to Olympic broadcast. I watch cbc(Canada) or Russian broadcast.
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NBC is the worst in the world when it comes to Olympic broadcast. I watch cbc(Canada) or Russian broadcast.
This.
NBC coverage is just terrible. LIVE sports is what's keeping cable alive. When they don't air something until after the results are in, I'm not going to watch it. They should air it as it goes and allow streaming replays.
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Tape delay & the internet completely ruin it, NBC has turned this into a figure skating show, the hockey teams are under 21 non professionals who I've never heard of, Lindsay Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and the rifle/cross country skiing thing are the only reasons I would even consider watching a minute.

Also, Summer > Winter.
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WTF is 'curling' all about? Looks absolutely idiotic.
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^
Not much to do in the frozen tundra..............
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Fucking love it. Growing up in The North, it's stuck with me. Showcase of some sports that are rarely seen, and enjoyable to watch. Even when these sports are shown during non-Olympic years they're not nearly as fun to watch as when they're in the Olympics.

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Tape delay & the internet completely ruin it, NBC has turned this into a figure skating show, the hockey teams are under 21 non professionals who I've never heard of, Lindsay Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and the rifle/cross country skiing thing are the only reasons I would even consider watching a minute.
+1 NBC sucks balls, CBC (biased opinion) is pure win. At least pink-eye fuckface Costas is out.

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Both the NHL and its players have always been split on this, having to take a 2 week hiatus from the season, and the risk of injury as well. Been a while since the pros were not in it, which to me is the way it should be (even though the best showcase of skill would be to have the pros play, keeping it amateur keeps it fresh as well).

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Also, Summer > Winter.
No man. Agree to disagree.

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WTF is 'curling' all about? Looks absolutely idiotic.
Dude, sit down, get your head right and watch. It's bangin'.
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WTF is 'curling' all about? Looks absolutely idiotic.
Two words: anastasia bryzgalova

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Dude, sit down, get your head right and watch. It's bangin'.
Okay, other than the obvious eye candy, what are the rules? It's like bloody cricket. No idea what the rules/object of the 'sport' is.

Yeah, snow/ice games not very popular in my neck of the woods.

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snow/ice games not very popular in my neck of the woods.
Me too, anymore

It's really just glorified shuffleboard, but with a heavier influence of skill, strategy, and physics involved. Granite for stones are quarried from only 2 places in the world.

As the stone is delivered, the thrower turns (spins) the stone slightly, a curved path is induced, enabling throwers to more strategically place the stone (in behind guard stones etc.)

Chess on ice.

As for the rest:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curling

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Also

tv-station-sorry-for-pf-chang-olympics

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Haha....

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Sharky you browse reddit too?
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Sharky you browse reddit too?
I browse reddit daily. Lots of funny post. I usually stick to r/cfb and r/baseball though. They break news faster than mosts news sites.
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Yep, great site.
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if you squint like you're stoned, the bottom left quadrant looks like scenes from a jim carrey movie.
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^

Hockey's been good stuff, save the US getting their asses handed to them (which is what I personally like to see, in international competition ) this morning to the Russian Athlete Team.

Canada took a shootout loss last night to the Czech Republic team, sucks but was a really good game.

I'm finding (or being reminded) that watching quality hockey with players you don't know is refreshing. Like a mini season, you eventually get to know who's good, rivalries develop, good stoof.
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So NBC sucks ass, the downhill super G winner was announced early and incorrectly because odds were low a competitor from way back had no chance and the they cut the coverage.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...inter-olympics
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^That's my other (as discussed) big beef. Last night these dumbasses were broadcast the same damn figure skating telecast/event on BOTH NBC and NBC Sports. Way to stretch resources, like there wasn't one other event happening?

How that should happen on purpose is beyond me.

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There are FIVE channels available for coverage.....and there isnt SHIT on TV worth watching regarding this.

I must be an idiot though, as they are setting record ratings.

NBC Olympics Ratings Took a Tumble on Wednesday Night – Adweek
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