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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2018, 06:25:21 PM »
The snow boarding thing is pretty ridiculous. I also like the downhill slalom. Watching the group speed skating is always interesting to see what nobody is gonna eff over a medal contender. Most of the Winter Olympics is kinda bleh though. Figure skating is impressive but ice dancing can GTFOOMF.

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 06:47:24 PM »
Also, I am loving the new Diet Coke ad campaign they’ve rolled out for the Super Bowl and the Olympics. “Sure, it’s probably not the best thing you can drink, but it tastes good. So if you like it, drink it.”
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 07:35:40 PM »
Watching our freestyle ice skaters, we won I think
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 08:28:02 PM »
I enjoy how weird and inaccessible nearly all of the winter sports are. I love the winter Olympics and much prefer it to summer.

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 09:05:30 PM »
The IOC needs to put an end to country-jumping. I don’t think South Korea has a single figure skater that was born or raised in SK. One of them is a white American who got his “dual citizenship” in 2015.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 09:49:26 PM »
When I see a Japanese athlete disappointed after their event, I think of this SNL sketch where they're cutting off their fingers.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/japanese-game-show/n10632

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 09:50:39 PM »
If there is one thing that is important to the Olympics, it's closed borders.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2018, 09:24:17 AM »
I like the pageantry of representing one’s country at the Olympics. That’s the big draw of the Olympics for a lot of viewers. Athletes and countries are making a mockery of that. And if they don’t clamp down on it, and it continues to get worse, viewership is going to suffer.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2018, 09:47:52 AM »
Lol really? That's not what drives down viewership but your hyper-nationalistic view of how the "games" should work is pretty lol'ry. I also like how you altered your comment about it. From, "I like the pageantry and it's makes mockery of it" to "It'll hurt viewership" It does neither.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2018, 09:48:59 AM »
If there is one thing that is important to the Olympics, it's closed borders.

And strangling off any competition.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2018, 10:03:07 AM »
If you don’t think the biggest draw for Olympic viewership is patriotism, you are deluding yourselves. And this isn’t just my concern - the former head of the IOC agrees.

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The International Olympic Committee has long wrestled with the issue of athletes changing nationalities.

The practice dates to the 1920s and '30s when England and the U.S. stocked their ice hockey teams with Canadian players. Passport swapping grew steadily more popular over the years.

Most recently, oil-rich emirates such as Qatar and Bahrain – eager to boost their national prestige – have recruited world-class runners from Africa.

"From a moral standpoint, we should avoid this transfer market in athletes," former IOC president Jacques Rogge said in the early 2000s.

It’s no surprise that NBC selects its prime time coverage based primarily (not exclusively, but primarily) upon events where Americans are competitive. They are showing what American viewers want to see. TV broadcasts in other countries do the same. Patriotism drives interest in the games. The more you dilute that, the more you will dilute viewership.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2018, 11:52:53 AM »
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2018, 11:56:50 AM »
I pretty much always root for USA in every event. :kstatriot:

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 12:13:18 PM »
The NBC evening broadcast is perfect for rooting for USA because they pretty much only show USA kicking ass during it. It's basically state propaganda.

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« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2018, 12:18:26 PM »
I'm never doing that U-S-A U-S-A chant, though, because nowadays it just reminds me of the S-E-C S-E-C chant. I'll just find other ways to be obnoxious.

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2018, 12:44:40 PM »
I'd possibly be more into the olympics if it was more about the individuals than countries.

Comcast is doing all they can to get me to be interested in these things.  The button you hit on the remote to see sports scores and what games are on now automatically starts with olympics, and every menu screen has extra olympic options to accidentally click on.  Hasn't worked yet!

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2018, 12:54:38 PM »
I keep forgetting they are on, haven't watched a second of it yet
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 02:56:52 PM »
I'm a big USA fan.  They are basically my favorite squad in this thing.

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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2018, 08:45:24 AM »
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
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« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2018, 12:38:27 PM »
I also typically cheer for team USA.

And I don't care at all about country jumping.  Athletes should be allowed to represent whatever country they want.  If they don't think fondly enough of their birthplace to carry that flag, why should they?

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« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2018, 02:32:18 PM »
I also typically cheer for team USA.

And I don't care at all about country jumping.  Athletes should be allowed to represent whatever country they want.  If they don't think fondly enough of their birthplace to carry that flag, why should they?

By that logic, why even represent a country at all? (Answer: because almost nobody would give a crap about the Olympics without the nationalism.)
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2018, 05:01:21 PM »
This happens in every sport with a national competition, btw. Not just the Olympics.
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Re: PyeongChang 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2018, 05:45:16 PM »
I can barely name five winter olympians, much less a country hopper

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« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2018, 07:28:17 PM »
I definitely remember country hoppers winning medals for the USA. Americans* loved them just the same as anyone else winning medals for the USA. Additionally, it wouldn't surprise me if country hoppers won more medals for the USA than for any other country.

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