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    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
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    Winter Olympics - Name Your Game

    I like the obscure, all speed skating, biathlon, luge and skeleton, ski jump, nordic racing.

    Wonder if Apollo Ono will be back in speed skating, he was fun last time!

    Anything you like or dislike?
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    I like downhill (giant slalom and super g) skiing, ski jumping and speed skating. Apolo Ohno should be back, but I think there is still qualifying to come:

    http://www.usspeedskating.org/news/2...hamp_day4.html
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    Ski jumping is fun but seeing them 'flying' at that altitude makes my stomach churn sometimes. Looks like you gotta be really brave to try it.

    Favourite disciplines: men's alpine (downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-G), biathlon, bobsleigh and nordic.
    I also watch speed skating, pairs figure skating and freestyle skiing.
    In short, I'm gonna be spending a lot more time in front of the TV than normal.

    Whoo hoo, just a few more weeks till Torino, 2006!!
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    Oh yeah, peregrine, bobsled and luge are fun to watch, too

    I do admit to watching figure skating, but only if the matchup is good or if there is a little bit of drama. I think the judging has been a bit biased at times.
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    I like watching women's hockey and figure skating.
    "I'm starting to have grave doubts about this thing I barely liked in the first place." Homer Simpson

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    None. I don't like the olympics.

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    Bobsled (which is also on the SPEED Channel now apparently), luge (but somone needs to explain the necessity of the two man event to me), ice hockey, and the greatest sport of them all.........CURLING!(There's a reason why MSNBC showed it on all but 2 days in 2002, and I heard that the US women are ranked #1 right now)
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    Both the men's and women's Downhill.

    One run. Fastest one wins. So pure, so insane.

    I always think of Bill Johnson's wreckless Gold Medal run at Sarajevo in 1984. Anything can happen in that one single run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCNJ2UofM
    Bobsled (which is also on the SPEED Channel now apparently),
    Bobsled's on SPEED probably because it has design ties to NASCAR. One of the Bodine brothers (I think it's Geoffrey) helps do the design and wind-tunnel testing on some of the sleds.

    Still... anything that's not actually motor-based on SPEED is a little victory, right?

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    Hockey. Lets see if we can win mens/womens again this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Both the men's and women's Downhill.

    One run. Fastest one wins. So pure, so insane.

    Yes, it's fun!
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    i like downhill skiing.

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    I like figure skating mostly. I don't know how much time I will put into watching the olympics this time around, but good luck to all the competitors!!!!

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    Bobsledding!

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    Alright, I think it's time to bump up this thread

    Anybody know if any TV channel is going to broadcast the complete events and not just the parts when US athletes compete? I've noticed that happen before.

    Anyone watch the opening ceremony? I really liked the part when a bunch of people arranged themselves into a huge ski jumper and simulated a ski jump. I thought it was pretty cool.

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    I saw the ski jumper, it was sweet! I like seeing the athletes march in, all the different cultures and youthful excitement. The guys on skates with the fire tanks were a let down, seemed hokey.
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    I'll watch whatever. Can't be too picky when one has limited TV hours and no recording devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    Hockey. Lets see if we can win mens/womens again this year

    I'm not betting on the womens team. They lost to a boys high school team this year.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=2281644
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    Name my game. I got to go with Speed Skating or Hockey. That’s my bias opinion. I went to 1980 Olympics to watch Eric Heiden and the USA men’s hockey team in action.
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    Slalom looks fun. The openeing cermony was incredable! Especially how they formed the skiier guy aerial skiing out of people! Coolness.

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    I like any event that has objective scoring. Fastest, longest, most accurate etc. Subjective compitition stinks, way too political for my liking.

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    Skiing-bobsledding
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    I like the one with the alpine snipers.

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    Mmmmmmmm Alpine Snipers
    Reminds me of UT
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    I only watch TV when I'm with other people and due to visiting my parents infrequently I'm now an HDTV ***** and will not watch anything less
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    Those Nordic countries must not have rednecks. All heck would break out here if we let people run around on cross-country skiis and pop off a few rounds at some target of opportunity. Throw in alcohol, and you'd have full scale chaos.

    Seriously though, I don't get the point of the biathlon - like I don't get the point of the "modern pentathalon" in the summer games. Heck, shouldn't we replace fencing with text messaging? Or let's combine luge with bowling, or figure skating and checkers! It would make about as little sense.
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