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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Brief Winter Olympics Thought Of the Day

Short Track Speed Skating is awesome. Seriously - check it out.  Physical, tactical, strategic, athletic, exciting. 

-KD

8 comments:

Onlooker said...

Yes, it is. It's compelling, and amazing how tensed up you can get watching something that you don't even have a real stake in at all. Gets you on the edge of your seat, or couch. :-]

I can't help but think about how my stress levels and blood pressure would be if I had a close personal friend or family involved in it. I'd be a basket case!

Very fun stuff; best of the bunch IMO.

Daniel said...

The Biathlon differentiates the winter Olympics from the X-games. To wit the mogul skiers have "air judges." Wow, dog really shredded. Please.

Dave said...

Is there a Vegas line on the race?

Dave said...

Is there a Vegas line on the race?

1090rule said...

Funniest short-track event was from 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Australia's first Winter gold came in short-track when one guy fell taking out all the leaders. The Aussie was so far behind he missed the carnage and skated through to the gold. Check it out:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/139086/australias_surprising_victory/

Kid Dynamite said...

1090 - a similar thing happened this year - the koreans were 1-2-3 in the final turn, and the 2nd place guy took out the 3rd place guy, allowing Ohno and JR Celski, both from the US, to take 2nd and 3rd

Drizztdj said...
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Drizztdj said...

Please kill Figure Skating as a sport. It's great for overpriced "Disney on Ice" with kids fawning over PRINCESS ARIEL while the parents drop $20 on those spinning lite up Cinderellas!!!

But, the "judges" having to choose a winner is about an objective as a Top 100 Hair Metal songs of the 80s list on VH-1.

I do agree Speed Skating does rock. More of this.