Winter Olympics- Day II, Afternoon

What?  You’re not watching the Daytona 500 on Faux?

What kind of ‘murican are you?  Traitor!

In other news- yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ll get to it when I do.  There’s only a 1 hour break from 6 to 7 pm between the Afternoon and Evening shows today and America’s Cup kept me dinking around this morning from 5 am to 10:30 waiting for them to decide not to start.

Assholes.  Don’t they know I need my power nap?

Anyway on NBC main Olympics kicks off today at 1 pm, an hour after the start of the Daytona 500, and I’d have put this up earlier except that like all NASCAR races there will be nothing important happening until the last 5 laps (around 4 or 4:30 pm) except for the wrecks and what kind of sadistic ghoul are you to be watching motor “sports” for the flaming chunks of twisted metal anyway?

It’s kind of the opposite of America’s Cup in that respect.  In the name of “parity” (and close racing to make flaming chunks of twisted metal more likely) they even have built in caution periods to allow the slower cars to catch up.

Pfui.  If I want to watch real racing it’s figure eight School Buses for me (or Trailers which are almost as much fun).

And I suppose I’ll have plenty of time to nap tonight when we’ll be featuring my least favorite sport of all (yes, even less than NASCAR though it’s hard to imagine)- Figure Skating.

I guess us red blooded ‘muricans can amuse ourselves by pointing and hooting at the French judges.

This afternoon we’ll be watching Men’s Downhill (postponed from yesterday when even Robert Redford wouldn’t have raced), more Colbert Nation sponsored Speed Skating (Women’s 3000m), Biathalon (Men’s 10k), the exciting part of Nordic Combined (the Ski Jumping), and 1 more run of Luge.

They’re saving the last run for the evening show to keep us chromosome damaged ‘muricans from tuning out in a NASCAR tailgating induced stupor.  Hopefully there will be plenty of crashes and flaming chunks of twisted metal.

On the aptly named USA Network, Team USA will play their opening game of non-chromosome damaged Hockey against China between 3 and 5:30 pm.  While it’s nice to root for your homies I can’t help but hope it’s a little closer than last night’s 18 – 0 blow out.

Umm… just because I’m totally getting my testosterone induced rage on doesn’t mean everyone else has to shut up.  It’s still ok to talk about politics and stuff.

Maybe you can find a way to hate on the French.


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  1. Deep thought-

    The Olympics needs more motors and flaming chunks of twisted metal.

    Now if I could just figure out a way to pair that with skating and France hating.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 15:32

    I’m French, dual citizenship. 😉

  2. I may not be with you much for the first hour or two, but I’ll try and rouse myself for the hockey game.

  3. at Daytona that is

  4. 3 pm ET, Barcelona v Athletico, either Faux Sports or Gol TV.

    And, lest you forget, 8:20 pm tonight, NBA All Stars, in which everybody is taller than 6’4″ and weighs more than 200 pounds.  Not an event for agile, smaller people.    

  5. ….  in between snow or rainstorms.  Pretty day here in CA.

    • Heather on February 14, 2010 at 21:20

    I think that’s pretty Olympian myself.

    But with no play by play, I feel underappreciated. 🙁

  6. It started snowing and like F1 qualifying where you get rained out anyone who started like after 10th is out of contention.

    Also like qualifying there is some kind of carryover penalty for the next race.

    Nordic Combined next.

  7. US team in blue.  China in White and Red.

    Second period just starting.

  8. 6 – 0

  9. Hmm…

    About time to check in on NASCAR.

  10. 122 laps in and they’re delayed for track repair.

    Everyone is out of their cars bullshiting and trying to fill time.

    What the?

  11. still no explanation on what happened at Daytona, but someone just gave a shout out to the Middletown Explosion.

    Who in NASCAR is from Connecticut?


    Doesn’t even make the first page of Yahoo AP Sports.

  12. No word on how they discovered it.

    Jimmy Jones is out with a bad tire that might have been caused by it that took out six cars.

    Of course since they’re bumper cars essentially and they have a lot of time on their hands many of them are being patched up and going to go back racing.

    33 lead changes!  What did I tell you!

    Only one lead change in America’s Cup.

  13. Between the pipes Gooooooooooooooal.

    At the end of 2 8 – 0.

  14. Say it ain’t so Joe!

  15. was on TruTV.  Jessie Ventura did the mind control possibilities of the High Altitude Auroral Research Project in Gakona Alaska.

  16.  I yam vatching des Europeans do the big ski yumps over and over again, I yam.  

  17. Nordic Combined is on, the top US competitor is only :34 behind the leader and is a much better skier.

  18. France



    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 23:13

    1sst medal ever for US in Nordic Combined. Well done.

  19. Still 12 – 1 and it was against the 3rd string goalie.

  20. Hockey over.

  21. Under caution again.

    Just went green.

    One more set of pits.

  22. NASCAR is fucking boring.

    • TMC on February 14, 2010 at 23:39

     A shot for every fall and a 1/2 shot for every missed jump or element. Having dinner sent to the room tonight. All the restaurants are booked or too crowded..Valentine’s Day.  

  23. Another fucking delay at Daytona.

    Yay NASCAR.

  24. Heh.

    Same asphalt problem.

  25. This has to be the most embarrassing Daytona 500 ever.

  26. They’re doing a 9 box of the interior cams and they all look exactly the same.

    That’s NASCAR Racing for you.

    Every one of them is exactly interchangable except for the paint jobs.

    And yet people have such fierce loyalty.

  27. Scott Speed and Craig Biffle leading the two lines.

    Speed has adopted a risky pit strategy.

  28. Jimmie Johnson is out with a tire down, still green.

    The hole is back.

  29. 7 car break away.

    Boyer, Biffle, Bush.

  30. Big wreck.

    4 or 5 cars.  At least 2 out.

  31. Pace car out.

    They might finish under yellow.

    People diving for pit lane.

    They might get 1 or 2 laps in on the restart.

  32. but he’s not anywhere close to the lead at the moment.

  33. 3 cars.

    Evidently there’s a rule that they can’t finish under caution, so ther is exactly 1 lap left.

  34. to go along with your knowledge of Blue lines in Hockey-

    Green White Checker.

    Lead car must take White flag (1 lap to go) under Green.

    So when you restart you have 2 laps left.

    Once the lead car takes the white, THEN you can end on a caution.

    Oh, and another wreck.

  35. This one was pretty spectacular though.

    One car was sliding on it’s roof.

    Flaming chunks of twisted metal.

    White flag finally taken.

  36. McMurray wins.

    Thank goodness that’s over.

    Oh, and another wreck at the back.

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