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Old 02-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #41
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Where is John Madden when you need him? He would be a hoot to listen to and watch him go bonkers with the electronic screen pen, circling and drawing enthusiastic lines.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:12 PM   #42
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Where is John Madden when you need him? He would be a hoot to listen to and watch him go bonkers with the electronic screen pen, circling and drawing enthusiastic lines.
Dang - that reminds me - I left my Saints cap at my nephews in San Diego.

heh heh heh - He - Son of my Sister has stuck with the Pats even though she(thinks Brett was cute and switched in time for him leave Green Bay). She even thought the Russian figure skater with the big nose was cute so she pulled for him.

And to think I wasted thirty years(at least) trying to get her to consider index funds and consider the ole 60/40 - just like traditional pension funds used to do.

At least she rooted for the American womens curling team - cause the Danes were too talkative. No - I don't make this stuff up.
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Can you believe the ego of this guy?? They should strip him of ANY medal.

In Plushenko's mind (and website), he's the platinum medal winner - Fourth-Place Medal - 2010 Olympics Blog - Yahoo! Sports
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Guess the Russians didn't have the French judge in their pockets this time.
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Wouldn't it make sense, and I know this is a radical idea, if each team had consistent uniforms that were the color of their country's flags?

The US uniforms are sometimes light green, sometimes red, sometimes dark blue and light blue, sometimes red, and sometimes farmer plaid. It sure would be easier to identify the competitors from one event to the next.
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Wouldn't it make sense, and I know this is a radical idea, if each team had consistent uniforms that were the color of their country's flags?

The US uniforms are sometimes light green, sometimes red, sometimes dark blue and light blue, sometimes red, and sometimes farmer plaid. It sure would be easier to identify the competitors from one event to the next.
Oh, I don't know, T'Al. I just loved the US skateboarders' baggy jeans and check shirts. They would have fit right in at the mall. And Jon Montgomery might not have won the skeleton if he hadn't gotten an Aboriginal artist to design the thunderbird (representing the first people on whose land he was competing) and turtle (his personal emblem) on his helmet. Of course, he's no turtle.....but I like the creativity!
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Wouldn't it make sense, and I know this is a radical idea, if each team had consistent uniforms that were the color of their country's flags?

The US uniforms are sometimes light green, sometimes red, sometimes dark blue and light blue, sometimes red, and sometimes farmer plaid. It sure would be easier to identify the competitors from one event to the next.
I totally agree. I was just whining about that to my hubby a few days ago. At the very least they could have a huge 'USA' on their backs or something.
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I do think that the commentators are idiots.
They're soooo bad it's embarrassing. At first DW and I thought we must be watching a spoof, a Saturday Night Live thing or something. But no, it was our good ole USA dumber-than-a-stump and full of themselves commentators flapping their ignorant traps.....
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One thing that's becoming abundantly clear is that the Winter Games are not about European domination any more. In particular, the U.S. and Canada are winning medals -- and golds -- where only Europeans have done so in the past. And there are other areas as well -- the South Koreans are powerful in short track, the Chinese in the aerials, and the Aussies pick up a few surprising medals along the way (it's not like Australia itself is a hotbed of snowy and icy recreation).

Consider that this is the first time the U.S. has ever won a medal in Nordic events (2 silvers). Ice dancing was *always* won by Euros until this year when Canada and the U.S. took gold and silver. Women's 2-person bobsled was swept by Canada and the U.S. We're seeing a lot more Americans winning medals (including golds) in skiing than we ever saw when I was younger.
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They're soooo bad it's embarrassing. At first DW and I thought we must be watching a spoof, a Saturday Night Live thing or something. But no, it was our good ole USA dumber-than-a-stump and full of themselves commentators flapping their ignorant traps.....
Living in a border area I have been watching commentators from both Canada and the USA and they are as bad as each other. I can get off air TV from Buffalo, Toronto, Hamilton, Erie PA and Kitchener.
I Was real happy last night when with the Canadian win over Russia in mens Hockey. Hope the Canadian team does not take Slovakia lightly tomorrow. Ladies final this evening. Local Gal Becky Keller playing.
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So, he was going for the platinum and he got it. We should congratulate the fella in the sequined suit and move on with the real athletes!
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One thing that's becoming abundantly clear is that the Winter Games are not about European domination any more. In particular, the U.S. and Canada are winning medals -- and golds -- where only Europeans have done so in the past. And there are other areas as well -- the South Koreans are powerful in short track, the Chinese in the aerials, and the Aussies pick up a few surprising medals along the way (it's not like Australia itself is a hotbed of snowy and icy recreation).

Consider that this is the first time the U.S. has ever won a medal in Nordic events (2 silvers). Ice dancing was *always* won by Euros until this year when Canada and the U.S. took gold and silver. Women's 2-person bobsled was swept by Canada and the U.S. We're seeing a lot more Americans winning medals (including golds) in skiing than we ever saw when I was younger.
Yeah, my tax dollars at work!
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So, he was going for the platinum and he got it. We should congratulate the fella in the sequined suit and move on with the real athletes!
He does ... go for it. From a 2005 European competition; muscle suit and padding. skip to about 2+ minutes in for a grin. Guy has far less stage fright than i.

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I see that a serious shortage of supplies at the Olympics is being handled promptly:

Vancouver Now - Emergency shipment of condoms headed to Olympic athletes - Post Sports
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I see that a serious shortage of supplies at the Olympics is being handled promptly:

Vancouver Now - Emergency shipment of condoms headed to Olympic athletes - Post Sports
This puts a whole new meaning on the phrase "consolation prize".
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Yeah, my tax dollars at work!
I thought US olympic efforts were tax exempt but funded by sponsors and private contributions.
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If you don't think most of the athletes have an ego this big then you are dreaming...

The one thing I can say about him (and I did not know him from Adam until this show) is that he won every competition he entered between 2000 and 2007 except one... (per the TV)... I don't think many people can make that kind of claim... so his ego was backed up most of the time...
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I thought US olympic efforts were tax exempt but funded by sponsors and private contributions.
Which may be true, but you're responding to a Canadian, I believe....
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I believe Meabh is Canadian.
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Last night some broadcaster was reprising stories of the Olympics - this was one mentioned; for me it encapsulates the true meaning of the games, focusing on the competitor rather than some nationalistic medal count.

Majdic out for season with 4 broken ribs | Winter Games | 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics | AP News Coverage

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