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 Posted: Thu Feb 15th, 2018 08:43 pm
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Today was a good example of why NBC pisses me off. I always wake up early @ 5:30 am. So the 10000m Speedskaing final was occuring. NBC instead decides to show a preliminary Can vs Switzerland Hockey game. Only now...at 10:42 am...5 hrs later are they showing the Speedskating....long after I know the results.
Now while watching, the announcer just doesnt want the Canadian to win. It's like he's begging for the Dutchman to win, even as he's falling further behind. 

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Has Donald Trump said anything about the anti-Americanism of the NHL in refusing to allow American players to play at the Games?

Or is this part of the Russia collusion to ensure Putin's mates get an easier gold medal?



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 Posted: Mon Feb 19th, 2018 07:16 am
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I'm not sure Trump is aware the Olympics are in progress. He has not uttered a word about it to my knowledge, not even offers of congratulations to medal winners or things like that.

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kargol wrote: Has Donald Trump said anything about the anti-Americanism of the NHL in refusing to allow American players to play at the Games?
There are no NHL players at all, not just Americans.



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 Posted: Sat Feb 24th, 2018 01:36 am
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And here I was confused how the hell our guys made it to the finals. WUNDER AUF DEM EIS!



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 Posted: Sat Feb 24th, 2018 02:26 am
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Is this thing over yet?



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 Posted: Sat Feb 24th, 2018 02:44 am
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These olympics sucked except for some of the snowboarding and the women's gold medal hockey game which never should have been allowed to end in a shoot out. The announcers have by and large sucked. The entire production has been a train wreck.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 24th, 2018 07:45 pm
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I've enjoyed the fuck out of the snowboarding. Fun stuff. Haven't watched much else, but the American skier chicks are hot.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 25th, 2018 12:00 am
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I am a big Olympics fan. I've enjoyed seeing them and look forward to the 2020 Summer Olympics from Tokyo.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 25th, 2018 03:26 am
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Anybody know what the ratings were like?

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Papa Voo wrote: Anybody know what the ratings were like?Had to be poor. NBC did lousy job of promoting it. There were days I forgot it was even on tv. Basketball and Spring training were bigger stories here.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 26th, 2018 08:29 am
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To me at least, Curling looked like 'shuffleboard on ice'

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beejmi wrote: To me at least, Curling looked like 'shuffleboard on ice'
Well it kinda is, except you can throw the rock to move in a certain way based on the sweeping and the release from the thrower. 
I've never been a fan of watching it and I have never tried it, but it's popularity here can't be questioned. 



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 Posted: Tue Feb 27th, 2018 11:07 pm
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I think the importance of the Winter Olympics in the media depends on where you are. 1/3 of the women's hockey team members were either natives of Minnesota or played college hockey in the state. Lindsey Vonn grew up and started skiing in suburban Minneapolis. Her immediate and extended family still live here. There were Minnesotans on the curling team. I believe 1/3 of the USA's gold medals were won by people from or with ties to the state. The result is the local media treated the games like a big deal. Both newspapers had special pages or sections daily. The local NBC affiliate had reporters at the games and the CBS, ABC, and Fox affiliates covered the Olympics extensively despite having no broadcast rights. Even the general interest and sports talk radio hosts gave the games a lot of airtime. Naturally it was part of casual conversation among people. There was no way to avoid knowing about the Winter Olympics here and it was very much a big deal.

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