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Old 02-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #211
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Kevin Martin seems like a pleasant man.

And Cheryl Bernard is a hot momma
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:10 PM   #212
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Ohno was nowhere near Hamelin, you must be talking about Tremblay (the Canadian who went down after Ohno put his hand on his hip).

As for your unsubstantiated allegations, the Australian ref was supposed to be there, but since he currently has threats against his life for the Korean relay DQ, he was replaced for security reasons. Maybe the Koreans orchestrated this whole thing by issuing death threats so that the Canadian alternate ref could screw over Ohno. Seems totally plausible.
I know Tremblay was the one Ohno was DQed for touching, what I said was Hamelin made just as much contact with the Korean skater who also fell.

I'm not starting conspiracy theories, but if that really was his last individual Olympic race it does kind of feel like karma for how he won his first gold in 2002.
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Aw, I'm so happy for them!


Thora, if you hurry, you could probably get to the rink door before he leaves.
Probably! Although I'm in my PJ's right now...
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So we just have one more chance to break the record for gold medals, correct? We're not expected to do anything in cross country skiiing?
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Was she the skater who came in 5th? That was SO BIZARRE. They mentioned Rachael was in second, but didn't say who was in first - then of course you saw her name when they flashed the standings, and then at the end with the final standings, they skipped over #6!

WTF, NBC? Rude.

I'm so pleased with the results. Yu-Nam Kim was amazing. I felt really bad for Mao Asada - she makes history with TWO triple axels, and she still can't beat Yu-Na. Mirai was soooo good - I was wondering if she'd slip into third place, but glad Joannie got the bronze.

And yay for Rachael - she's not my favorite skater, but she skated a great program and was clearly so proud of herself, and rightly so.
I agree with Scott Hamilton and the woman announcer (forgot her name) that Rachael was graded poorly and the judges were exceptionally harsh on her compared to the other skaters. Maybe they had already made up their minds that Kim, Mao and Joannie were going to medal and no one could interfere with that, I don't know. I think that new scoring system is worse than the old one, at least before you could see which judge did what!

There is no way Rachael was worse than the slower, awkward skating of the Japanese girl who came in 5th. I was very impressed by the US girl in 4th, but glad Joannie got the bronze. I was worried when she stumbled on one of her jumps. Kim is awesome, but she was a bit overhyped. I feel sorry for Mao, two triple axels wasn't enough to overcome the star machine.
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Probably! Although I'm in my PJ's right now...
Damn, girl! Go get dressed! Do it for your country!
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Probably! Although I'm in my PJ's right now...
Wouldnt want him thinking you were a Norway fan
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Random note: gymnastics/figure skating/etc. announcers who say that the person who just went is currently in 2nd/3rd/nth place when there are still 20 competitors to go are idiots.
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Damn, girl! Go get dressed! Do it for your country!
Ah, they're probably gone by now. I could attempt to crash the athlete's village, though!

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Random note: gymnastics/figure skating/etc. announcers who say that the person who just went is currently in 2nd/3rd/nth place when there are still 20 competitors to go are idiots.
What are they supposed to do, lie?
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Point taken...

As for the skating gala, I nearly cried when that Canadian skated for her mother. Even though I didn't understand the lyrics of the song, it was a beautiful performance.
It's a Céline Dion song and it's call "Vol"(in french).She did an english version call "Fly". It was wrote after the death of her niece of Cystic Fibroses.Many people are using it at funeral of a close person (family or friends).Like Céline Dion or not,it is a poignant song.

YouTube - Celine Dion - Fly
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What are they supposed to do, lie?
How about posting the current scores (or at least those of the notables), distinguishing those competitors who have already done their routines from those who are still to come? Saying that someone is in whatever place before the current round is over is a lie.

"Despite falling off the beam twice and having her left breast pop out of her leotard, Alicia Sacramone's score of 2.5 is good enough to catapult her into first place." I might have embellished that a little bit, but it's not far off from the way NBC routinely announces scores.
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Canada with 13 gold medals.

looking for #14 tomorrow.
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I've got the Slovakia-Finland game on the French channel.

Individually, I prefer the Finnish players but Slovakia has given it their all this tournament and has never won a medal in Olympic hockey so I'm hoping they get the bronze

ETA: I really hope Halak can play this well when he resumes play with the Habs next week!
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How about posting the current scores (or at least those of the notables), distinguishing those competitors who have already done their routines from those who are still to come?

"Despite falling off the beam twice and having her left breast pop out of her leotard, Alicia Sacramone's score of 2.5 is good enough to catapult her into first place." I might have embellished that a little bit, but it's not far off from the way NBC routinely announces scores.

I guess I'm not sure what you mean. The rankings change as the competition progresses. There's nothing to post for those who haven't competed yet, so obviously the first 3 of 20 are going to stand 1, 2, and 3 for the time being. I don't see how that is misleading.

In gymnastics you would not see rankings posted until the entire rotation was finished. They can't just make up a ranking based on previous scores.
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