NFR The irony of watching the Olympics...

Jojo

Active Member
#61
I definitely want to see the I Tonya movie. That year was the most fun for Olympics! I hear the movie gives you some empathy for her. I don’t know that i believe she was innocent but i have to say i loved seeing someone like Tonya, who is not your normal cute-sy, perfect skin, seemingly perfect upbringing Wonder Bread world go to the Olympics and i could not stand Nancy Kerrigan....ever.

I just read about Shaun White and the accusation by his drummer from his band this morning. Did not know about this before.
 

bakerite

Active Member
#63
I love the Olympics, watching the best in the world at what they do in anything is inspiring! I'm not such a fan of NBC's coverage, remember watching the Canadian coverage when I was a kid and we could get a channel over the air in Edmonds. Much more balanced coverage that didn't just center on the American "heroes".
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#64
I prefer watching the Olympic mountain range on my way to work over the OYMPICS they like everything else have evolved into a place to spread your political ideals from .
 

Jojo

Active Member
#67
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@Krusty I think i speak for all women on this forum when i give that a resounding NO!

ALso, i loved the guys announcing the men’s halfpipe. They make Bode Miller sound like he’s on Xanax. I really like Bode Miller and while i think he is articulate in his commentary on the men’s skiing, he has no inflection or excitement in his voice. Kind of cracks me up.
Hahaha. I have to put this up because i love it when i say something I observe and then someone in the news writes about it. Though they take issue with what he says too. ALSO, i am so tired of the skiing. There is WAY too much skiing for me to stay interested. How can i get excited about a half of a second? They all look like gold medal winners to me as long as they don’t fall down.
https://deadspin.com/bode-miller-is...um=sharefromsite&utm_source=Deadspin_facebook
 

Jojo

Active Member
#69
Yes! @Yard Sale , that was pretty funny too. Here is part of the article on Bode Miller. It’s a crack up.

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Here is my impression of Bode Miller, alpine skiing analyst for NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage, watching Neil Armstrong take humankind’s first step onto the surface of the Moon:

[Perfectly flat monotone.] “You know, it’s a solid run. He’s really not doing anything special. He’s got a good tuck, but not a great one, not the best we’ve seen. It’s just, these early conditions set up to make it much easier to walk on the surface of the Moon.”

Here is my impression of Bode Miller watching World War II medic Desmond Doss advance alone and unarmed through a hail of grenades and machine gun fire to aid and evacuate wounded comrades within mere yards of the enemy position during the Battle of Okinawa:

[Disappointed monotone.] “You know, it’s a solid run. He’s really not doing anything special. He’s got a good tuck, but not a great one, he’s certainly opening his chest up more than others we’ve seen to the constant oncoming barrage of deadly supersonic projectiles. It’s just, these early conditions set up to make it much easier to advance alone and unarmed through a hail of grenades and machine gun fire to aid and evacuate wounded comrades mere yards from the enemy position.”

Here is my impression of Bode Miller watching a beautiful baby take her first steps:

[Undisguised contempt.] “You know, it’s a solid run. She’s really not doing anything special. She’s taking a good line, but she really didn’t attack the first moments of her walking life. The way the next 75 years are setting up, there’s just really no chance for her to accomplish anything now.”


Here is my impression of Bode Miller watching Ernest Shackleton and five desperate, freezing, starving crewmen travel 720 nautical miles across some of the world’s most treacherous open sea in a goddamn lifeboat, then hike 32 miles overland to find help for their fellows stranded in Antarctica:

[Tired disgust.] “You know, it’s a solid run. They’re really not doing anything special. They’ve got a good line, but not a great one, not the best of the day. It’s just, these early conditions set up to make it much easier to travel 720 nautical miles across some of the world’s most treacherous open sea in a goddamn lifeboat, and then hike 32 miles overland to find help for your fellows stranded in Antarctica.”
 
#70
Awesome JoJo!

Bodies watching Rob Allen fish:

You know, it’s a solid run. He’s not really doing anything special. I wouldn’t even say he’s fly fishing. See that mend? Slack line afterwards. He’s just making it easier for the plug pullers to come through and get fish. Looks like he’s got a 20#er, but who couldn’t in these early morning conditions. He left a lot on the table, guess we will just have to wait and see how the drift boats do.
 

wanative

Active Member
#71
View attachment 162386 I DVR everything on the Olympics (but fast forward through the curling and the luge.) As a result my own workouts have suffered these past few days as I’ve been parked on the sofa watching for hours. My Vivofit tracker is registering only an average of a mere 3,000 steps a day.

Anyone else watching?
Really into the Olympics this year.
The mens 15 K biathlon was amazing.
Nine miles cross country skiing and stopping to shoot a rifle. The race was decided by a photo finish. Mere inches after going àll out for nine miles.
 

Jojo

Active Member
#72
Awesome JoJo!

Bodies watching Rob Allen fish:

You know, it’s a solid run. He’s not really doing anything special. I wouldn’t even say he’s fly fishing. See that mend? Slack line afterwards. He’s just making it easier for the plug pullers to come through and get fish. Looks like he’s got a 20#er, but who couldn’t in these early morning conditions. He left a lot on the table, guess we will just have to wait and see how the drift boats do.
I’m dying laughing reading this! I wish i had thought of doing this. Not sure who to ‘pick on’ though.
 

Jojo

Active Member
#73
There is more in the link, including Bode commenting on the best sex he ever had. I like the Shackleton one the most!

Also from the article:
“Give the job to Bode Miller, the worst and most poisonous broadcast sports commentator of my lifetime, and you get a dude talking about what should be some of the showcase events of the Winter Olympics like they are a dog that took a shit on his rug. Worse: Like they are a dog that took an entirely predictable shit on exactly the spot on the rug where it always takes a shit, exactly when Bode Miller knew it would take a shit there.”
 
#74
There is more in the link, including Bode commenting on the best sex he ever had. I like the Shackleton one the most!

Also from the article:
“Give the job to Bode Miller, the worst and most poisonous broadcast sports commentator of my lifetime, and you get a dude talking about what should be some of the showcase events of the Winter Olympics like they are a dog that took a shit on his rug. Worse: Like they are a dog that took an entirely predictable shit on exactly the spot on the rug where it always takes a shit, exactly when Bode Miller knew it would take a shit there.”

Watching the slalom now and all I hear is bodie talking dog shit. Perfect!
 

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