Winter Olympics- Day I, Evening

Well, I’m going to start off by bitching about the fact that from 3 to 5:30 am MSNBC is carrying the repeat of Canada v. Slovakia.

You see until then they have to broadcast their oh so important schedule of Prison documentaries.

Hey Zucker!  Who the fuck do you think watches that shit?


CNBC will be showing Canada v. Slovakia live starting at 8 pm.  I must say I’m starting to get into the Women’s game.  Fundamentals, who cares that they can’t body check or dunk?

Anyone who thinks its not more dangerous than ski jumping is a fool.

Short Track Speed Skating is a sure thing.  They’re going to try and do Freestyle Skiing and Freestyle Women’s Mogul and I think that’s a big mistake.

If you’ve ever skied moguls in low visibility you know that’s just a recipe for crashes and injuries.  The NBC site (which by the way is as poorly designed and uninformative as it could possibly be) says that they won’t postpone it, they’ll just cancel and let the off camera preliminary results stand.

After are they’re just Women, it’s not like they’re real athletes or anything.

Downhill is postponed due to slush.  As I mentioned earlier that’s how I blew out my first knee.  Soft snow is no good.

Apparently they’re going to fill with Luge from the ladies tees (no offense meant ladies) stealing it from their midnight broadcast.

Goodness knows what they’ll do with the rest of their time.  I predict they run off their inventory of sappy and irrelevant bios and national anthem trivia medal ceremonies.

You know, the reason people don’t watch TV anymore is it’s BORING!

AND THAT BARACK, is why ARod is worth more than Blankfein and Dimon put together.  They’re just arrogant, boring, bloodsucking assholes.

ARod is not boring.


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  1. I’ll not put up another thread at midnight since there’s only half an hour of down time for local news and what’s scheduled is Luge (which they’ll be burning off early), Women’s Short Track Speed Skating and Medal Ceremonies.  I’ll reconsider that decision if NBC changes it’s repeat policy.

    I do read every comment in my sports threads.

    I’ll use my ‘spare’ time to nap and see if I can’t prepare tomorrow’s essays, but the tools just suck, suck, suck.

    Also Race 2 of America’s Cup is scheduled to start at 4:54 am.

    This will be a triangular 39 mile course and also the last race of the 33rd Cup because Alinghi got nothin’.

  2. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  3. sorts by area code and cable provider.

    A nice tool.  

    Got the five channels on a cable favs list and I just keep scrolling.

  4. Go to make popcorn.

    2 nothing Canada.

    Slovakia is in the Blue uniforms, Canada in Red and White.

  5. Bob Costas with tonight’s run down.

    Nothing you haven’t read here except Men’s downhill is tomorrow.  Women’s races don’t start until Wednesday which gives shin busted skier extra days to heal.

  6. 4 on 4 action so lots of penalties.

  7. Disputed call.

    Play had been whistled dead.

  8. Last heat happening now.

  9. and still only the first period.   Very ugly.

    Olympics have a slaughter rule?

  10. 2:30 left in the 1st period.

    I’m beginning to question the wisdom of not developing an alternative programming schedule.

    I think there was a Harry Potter movie somwhere.

  11. Now we’re talking.

  12. They say the weather is not as bad as I expected.

  13. Canadian hope skiing now.

  14. Just qualifying now.

    Top 20 go to the final.

  15. a redemption run for USA.

  16. in women’s biathalon.

    Should take the sting out of their hockey team’s drubbing.

  17. what the hell does chili sauce have to do with the Olympics except that they’re serving it there too?

  18. Only 27?

    Like 4 from the US?

    I think there is a lot of economic hurt behind this story, and not just the Speed Skating team that we are not hearing about.

  19. I mean, I can always watch it after the prison documentaries while I’m waiting for America’s Cup to get canceled.

  20. Shorthanded.


    This goes on Robot Chicken’s list of most one sided beat downs.

  21. Canada has 46 shots in 40 minutes.

  22. Ohno starts at the back.

  23. Unless he DQed.

  24. NBC is not going to play the snuff film again.

    That is so gosh darn nice of you Bob.

  25. it’s all to set up the Luge after the commercials.

  26. 17 – 0

  27. 7:08

  28. 9 for Slovakia.

  29. We’re in the first run.

    Most of them seem to be in the 88+ mph range.

  30. Mercifully.

  31. They have about an hour to go and I’m not sure how they’re going to finish up.

    Was there a result on Women’s Moguls I missed?

    What about Short Track?

    This last Luger was exciting.

    Of course they also have an Hour at midnight after late 11:30 pm news.

    I am so not looking forward to 4:30 am America’s Cup.

  32. Short track finals.

    • Robyn on February 14, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Been watching the short trackers.

  33. Ohno skates for the first US Gold next.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 4:33 am
  34. Then Crash.

    USA 2, 3.

    Ohno has 6 medals and so ties a record.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Korea really screwed that.

  35. These conditions are TERRIBLE!

    Someone is going to break something in these mogul runs.

  36. What did I say?

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 4:49 am

    She’s very lucky  

  37. turns in the fastest time.

    So far.

  38. Well, at least after Puppy Bowl I know how to spell it now.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 5:03 am
    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 5:04 am

    and she got up and completed the run

  39. Well at least she could stand up.

    6 knee surgeries!

  40. Only 27 competitors at all.

    At least 5 Americans.

    Something is going on economically that we are not hearing about.

    That’s just a shabby performance by the National Organizations and the Olympic Committee.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 5:11 am


    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 5:16 am

    too much speed in the bottom

  41. The conditions are awful and they should have re-scheduled.

    I’d never subject people to this kind of risk intentionally.

  42. the real Canadian Hope is leading with only the plucky kid from Vermont to go.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 5:24 am

    USA 1st & 3rd

  43. usa, usa, ehh?



    And another one of our 25% of the final pool.

  44. And Brian Williams.

    I’d be tempted to switch to Brian Griffin except that it’s Boondocks tonight.

  45. Why do I bother to read the schedule?

    More importantly, why do I believe it?

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 5:48 am

    a car accident as it happens

  46. …. I take it the schedule is really optional, along with the weather.

    OMG the red stretchy suit on the other Canadian skater, the behind is black on his bum as if he pooped himself !  Major fashion design failure!

  47. 4 Racers?

    Canada being boycotted by somebody?

  48. Figure Skating.

  49. Just now seeing the Opening Ceremony fuck ups.

    Is it any wonder I don’t watch?

  50. So they were using Dry Ice as a base for that course?

    That’s some fucked up shit.

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