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Thread: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

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    Andy Guest

    Default OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    Ski jumping
    Slalom
    Hockey (team brutality!!!

    You?

    Andy

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:10:26 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?
    >
    > Ski jumping
    > Slalom
    > Hockey (team brutality!!!
    >
    > You?
    >

    Ok, you asked. Curling! For some reason, I love it. I remember
    watching it as a kid when they still used real straw brooms instead of
    that fancy Olympic equipment.


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    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:10:26 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?
    >>
    >> Ski jumping
    >> Slalom
    >> Hockey (team brutality!!!
    >>
    >> You?
    >>

    > Ok, you asked. Curling! For some reason, I love it. I remember
    > watching it as a kid when they still used real straw brooms instead of
    > that fancy Olympic equipment.
    >
    >



    Then this one is for you!

    http://www.broadbandsports.com/node/521&gvsm=1

    (there is a 10 second commercial before the clip)


    George L

  4. #4
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:10:26 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?
    >>
    >> Ski jumping
    >> Slalom
    >> Hockey (team brutality!!!
    >>
    >> You?
    >>

    > Ok, you asked. Curling! For some reason, I love it. I remember
    > watching it as a kid when they still used real straw brooms instead of
    > that fancy Olympic equipment.



    sf,

    In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the sport
    of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!

    Sounds like some outside sports are rain or snowed out today. I should be
    checking the event schedules!

    I remember you two vacationed in Vancouver years ago. I tried to convince
    you to rent-a-car. Didn't work.

    Did you visit Whistler?

    Best,

    Andy


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf,
    >
    > In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the sport
    > of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!


    Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy. Curling is kinda like lawn
    bowing/bocce ball/shuffleboard on ice.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:36:35 -0600, George Leppla
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    > > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:10:26 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?
    > >>
    > >> Ski jumping
    > >> Slalom
    > >> Hockey (team brutality!!!
    > >>
    > >> You?
    > >>

    > > Ok, you asked. Curling! For some reason, I love it. I remember
    > > watching it as a kid when they still used real straw brooms instead of
    > > that fancy Olympic equipment.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > Then this one is for you!
    >
    > http://www.broadbandsports.com/node/521&gvsm=1
    >
    > (there is a 10 second commercial before the clip)
    >
    >

    "Not in my house!" LOL


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> sf,
    >>
    >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the sport
    >> of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!

    >
    > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy. Curling is kinda like lawn
    > bowing/bocce ball/shuffleboard on ice.



    Curling is a great recreational activity, but not, IMO, an Olympic
    sport. It is one of those things that, like golf, bowling and darts that
    you can do while drinking and smoking.


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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    Andy wrote:
    > OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?
    >
    > Ski jumping
    > Slalom
    > Hockey (team brutality!!!
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy



    Figure skating, singles, both men's and women's
    Slalom
    Snowboarding halfpipe
    Speedskating

    gloria p

  9. #9
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf wrote on Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:25:08 -0800:

    >> sf,
    >>
    >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out
    >> the sport of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that
    >> bugged me most!?!


    > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy. Curling is kinda like
    > lawn bowing/bocce ball/shuffleboard on ice.


    I do remember a few winters as a child when the lochs froze sufficiently
    to play curling. I sort of remember standing around freezing while the
    other team had their turn and I don't think it is much to watch. I think
    I prefer watching ski-jumping and downhill skiing on TV; probably some
    figure skating too. By the way, is there a more ridiculous activity than
    the two-man luge with two guys (they don't allow mixed or women's pairs)
    lying on top of each other?

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  10. #10
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> sf,
    >>
    >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the sport
    >> of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!

    >
    > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.


    Not even golf?

    gloria p

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Feb 13, 6:10*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?
    >
    > Ski jumping
    > Slalom
    > Hockey (team brutality!!!
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy


    Gotta go with the luge and bob sleeding and giant slalom.

  12. #12
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> sf,
    >>
    >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the

    sport
    >> of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!

    >
    > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy. Curling is kinda like lawn
    > bowing/bocce ball/shuffleboard on ice.



    sf,

    There's no baseball grounders in winter!!!

    And good luck hitting out of a sand trap in winter!

    Let's play around somewhere else!!!

    Andy

  13. #13
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> sf,
    >>>
    >>> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the
    >>> sport of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me
    >>> most!?!

    >>
    >> Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.

    >
    > Not even golf?
    >
    > gloria p



    gloria p,

    Dangerous minds? Kinda/sorta? LOL!!!

    Best,

    Andy

  14. #14
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Feb 13, 10:10*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:

    >
    > >> sf,

    >
    > >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the

    > sport
    > >> of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!

    >
    > > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy. *Curling is kinda like lawn
    > > bowing/bocce ball/shuffleboard on ice.

    >
    > sf,
    >
    > There's no baseball grounders in winter!!!
    >
    > And good luck hitting out of a sand trap in winter!
    >
    > Let's play around somewhere else!!!
    >
    > Andy


    Do you want to play around or..play a round?? Big difference!

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    gloria.p wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> sf,
    >>>
    >>> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the
    >>> sport of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me
    >>> most!?!

    >>
    >> Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.

    >
    > Not even golf?


    Let's see..... just checked some online TV listings and it seems that
    the tournament golf programs run for three hours. If you have four
    players on a par 72 course, there are going to be about 290 strokes
    taken. That's about a stroke and a half for each minute of play. The
    actual stoke takes what.... a few seconds? I don't find it terribly
    exciting to play. I cannot imagine getting much enjoyment just watching.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:49:40 -0500, "James Silverton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't think it is much to watch.


    It was a lot of fun to watch when they used straw brooms on a winter
    lake and two men swept madly in front of the stone. Curling was truly
    a team sport back then. Now they have itty bitty push brooms and the
    curler bowls on perfectly even, slick ice but I still enjoy watching
    it.

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    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:53:16 -0700, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    > > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> sf,
    > >>
    > >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the sport
    > >> of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me most!?!

    > >
    > > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.

    >
    > Not even golf?
    >

    Ha! Golf is so slow, I completely forgot about it.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > gloria.p wrote:
    > > sf wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.

    > >
    > > Not even golf?

    >
    > Let's see..... just checked some online TV listings and it seems that
    > the tournament golf programs run for three hours. If you have four
    > players on a par 72 course, there are going to be about 290 strokes
    > taken. That's about a stroke and a half for each minute of play. The
    > actual stoke takes what.... a few seconds? I don't find it terribly
    > exciting to play. I cannot imagine getting much enjoyment just watching.


    I used to wonder why golf was on TV. It was like
    watching paint dry. Though it seems that they've
    done something to make golf on TV a little more
    snappy than it was 30 years ago. I think they're
    using more cameras.

  19. #19
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >>
    >> gloria.p wrote:
    >> > sf wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.
    >> >
    >> > Not even golf?

    >>
    >> Let's see..... just checked some online TV listings and it seems that
    >> the tournament golf programs run for three hours. If you have four
    >> players on a par 72 course, there are going to be about 290 strokes
    >> taken. That's about a stroke and a half for each minute of play. The
    >> actual stoke takes what.... a few seconds? I don't find it terribly
    >> exciting to play. I cannot imagine getting much enjoyment just

    watching.
    >
    > I used to wonder why golf was on TV. It was like
    > watching paint dry. Though it seems that they've
    > done something to make golf on TV a little more
    > snappy than it was 30 years ago. I think they're
    > using more cameras.



    Bill Cosby described watching golf, iirc, as like blue and green TV.

    Andy


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    PeterL1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Favorite Olympic sport events?

    sf <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:53:16 -0700, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> sf wrote:
    >> > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:38:00 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> sf,
    >> >>
    >> >> In all these years, I never (shouldn't say that figured out the
    >> >> sport of curling. Probably the slow pace of the game that bugged me
    >> >> most!?!
    >> >
    >> > Nothing is slower than baseball, Andy.

    >>
    >> Not even golf?
    >>

    > Ha! Golf is so slow, I completely forgot about it.
    >
    >



    Don't forget Grid Iron!!


    A 30min game gets turned into a 6 hour marathon!!



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrites.

    -- Albert Einstein --

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