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So far Norway is leading the pack with 8 total medals with the Netherlands trailing at 5  and Canada at 3. I was watched 11 hours yesterday. Whenever this comes on, winter or summer, i get nothing done. 

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Shame Canada is winning so many medals.

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US knocked off Finland in Women's Hockey yesterday. There is something appealing about pretty women in hockey gear.

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Used to love winter olympics. Don't like the way/style it's broadcasted anymore, typically. But I'll watch a bit now and then. NBCSH seems to have it on 24/7 with some segments supposedly live.

 

Speed skating, ski jumping are my faves with figure skating and luge being sometimes interesting.

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I was watching the luge before work this morning. I used to think they were just passengers at the mercy of Sir Isaac Newton. But there really is a lot of technique to that sport. A good time depends so much on tiny details.

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US knocked off Finland in Women's Hockey yesterday. There is something appealing about pretty women in hockey gear.

 

 

Is that event still a waste of time until the US-Canada final ?

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So apparently whoever did the introductions for countries in the US introduced the Netherlands by saying we win a lot of ice skating because its a major mode of transportation here? Do people really think that? :lol:

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Hahaha!

 

Many US sports announcers are another reason I don't watch sports as much. Never shut up for a second and most of what they say is inane babble.

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I used to love the Olympics, but the incessant need to promote the competitors instead of the competition (ie, instead of showing you an actual competition as it unfolds/unfolded, here are 40 minutes of various athlete's hard-luck stories about how they overcame adversity to be here with 5 minutes of ballyhoo/hype, 5 minutes of edited highlights of the competition and 10 minutes of commercials to round out the hour) has really strangled sports programming as a whole, IMO.

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I used to love the Olympics, but the incessant need to promote the competitors instead of the competition (ie, instead of showing you an actual competition as it unfolds/unfolded, here are 40 minutes of various athlete's hard-luck stories about how they overcame adversity to be here with 5 minutes of ballyhoo/hype, 5 minutes of edited highlights of the competition and 10 minutes of commercials to round out the hour) has really strangled sports programming as a whole, IMO.

That is so annoying!

 

Another thing that annoys me is cutting away to something else just because the US athlete's are done. If I've been watching the whole competition let me see how it ends. The Biathlon didn't end when Lowell Bailey was no longer in contention. Cutting away was cheap.

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Yeah, that's why I don't watch the prime-time network broadcasts anymore.

 

Just saw the end of the biathlon on NBCSN (not SH, the cable guide has a typo I guess...). They still have annoying announcers but at least they don't do that commercial-ly editing/cutaway stuff much since they're not trying to squeeze it all into prime-time slots.

 

At least I have a mute button.

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Yeah, U.S. sports are pretty annoying with the endless awful announcers who will never, ever shut up. Dead air is not the plague, you guys - if you used your voice more sparingly, and more thoughtfully, some of us would probably like you better.

 

Canadian ones aren't much better, huge homers as well. Most egregiously so in the figure skating events.

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Holy crap I can't believe it was Katie Couric who uttered that gem. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/winter-olympics-2018/2018/02/12/winter-olympics-dutch-mock-katie-couric-comments-speedskating-netherlands/328425002/

 

Granted I don't hold her in particularly high regard, but this was exceptionally stupid.

 

It seems like ever two years we get to say "NBC screwed up the Olympics again"

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US knocked off Finland in Women's Hockey yesterday. There is something appealing about pretty women in hockey gear.

The lack of tackles ruins women's hockey for me. I feel like the players have to be overly careful going in to 1vs1 situations and the whole game just ends up being seemingly low on energy.

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