NFR Olympics???

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  1. golfman44

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    This shit gets my blood flowing. An hour and 15 minute competition comes down to a tenth of a second. So damn awesome.

     
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    When is the high mountain hiking and fly casting competition? Distance, accuracy, reach and roll casting after a 12 mile 6000 foot elevation hike?
     
  3. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Same here Golf, I love the Olympics!
     
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    We gotta get Pat Lat on a training schedule ASAP.
     
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    Kinda' reminds me of major tour bike races, a stage can take 5 hours, and the finish comes down to a sprint separated by a small fraction of a second.
     
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    Gotta love the Olympics. It only takes 15 minutes of each event for me to feel like an expert on an obscure sport.
     
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    Kaiserman Phil 4:11-13

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    Yeah it's like NASCAR, except only waaaaay slower.


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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    I only watch the nude women's curling competition. The broom-action is incredible!
     
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  12. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    What's with all the white dudes from the Caribbean competing? Call me a cynic but the winter olympics seems like a magnet for rich douchebags. From Putin, to the IOC, and a spectrum of the athletes. A t least the summer Olympics you got a shot if you have a place to run or a place to swim...

    I'll give respect to the young kids out there who have busted their nuts to compete, but this?

    http://www.cbssports.com/olympics/e...or-dominica-as-nations-first-winter-olympians

    Also nauseating is the proctor and gamble ad thanking moms that shows the young teenage girl doing what looks like some serious orthopedic recovery, implying that Moms and parents in general are awesome for pushing their kids beyond major injuries to athletic excellence. Or the McDonalds ad equating biting a chicken mcnugget with biting a gold medal. Cos that's how it works...

    Bring on some hockey fights....
     
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    Spot on with everything here. I enjoy the winter olympics, but as far as athletic achievement, I'm a summer olympics fan. Usain Bolt is the faster runner out of 7 billion. What kid hasn't sprinted before? And if they were really good at it, someone would have noticed. But the bobsled olympic champions? The best 4 guys out of the <500 who have the money/opportunity to even try the sport. It feels like in a lot of the winter olympic events, super-parents can give their children a comparatively good chance to be something special.
     
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    Kaiserman Phil 4:11-13

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    Anyone notice where some of these athletes are from? It's pathetic.

    I couldn't believe that there were kids from NJ, Utah, Cal, etc.... all competing for another country - what a joke! A few of them had never even been to the country they were competing for, until 2 or 3 weeks before the games.

    What percentage of the NHL is competing for their "homeland"?

    Dude, if you're making millions for playing in an American league (NHL), then play for the country that pays!
     
  15. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I'll watch both events, downhil skiing and hockey.

    If it requires a scoring judge, it is not a sport.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    Come on man.... you gotta watch and cheer for the Jamaican bobsled team!
     
  17. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Thanks for the Ruhpolding Biathlon clip, Golfman. The guy who trained me in the Biathlon, Glen Jobe, is the only American ever to medal in World Cup Biathlon competition in `79-at Ruhpolding. He was the guy the Team selected to carry the protest note to Carter decrying the U.S. boycott of the Olympics when Russia invaded Afghanistan. When Anschutz introduced their Fortner bolt rifle, Glen ordered the first one. Guess who's rifle was held up in "customs" for over 3 months. Biathletes are the one bunch terrorists give a wide berth to; we can put a round through your eye at 50 meters before you can say "oh shit", and we can do it five times in a row.
     
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  18. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    You even got wildlife biologists running scared. After the Clinton Forest Plan was passed there was a proposal to set up a Biathlon range on National Forest land. Yep, included a clearcut for the firing zone.

    And guess what....... those biologists were falling over themselves trying to figure out how to approve a clearcut in a spotted owl habitat for you guys!! Must have been your shooting skills!!
     
  19. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    there's a lot of Biathlon ranges on national forest land. I've raced at quite a few in my day. The closest range to us is at Stevens Pass Nordic. Guess they could use our marksmanship now to eliminate those barred owls who prey on the spotted owls.
     
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    That is an excellent idea.
     

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