The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by RX_Sith, Aug 24, 2008.

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  1. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    i didn't think they were that strange, just... not exactly all that flattering. :p The men's figure skating was way, way worse - Evan Lysacek for one looked sooo much better out of that costume (what the heck were those ropey beaded areas going around it?) and with his hair not slicked back. And he was far from the worst offender. Of course, his skating was still to die for. :p
  2. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  3. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    That's... surprising, to say the least.
  4. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    It's probably only for one game, but it'll be interesting to see how the whole team responds.
  5. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Eh, it's not that surprising. Louongo had a much stronger showing in his game. Brodeur has been really leaky in goal for Team Canada.
  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  7. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Honestly, against Germany you probably can't go wrong with either goalie but we'll see if Luo can play well enough to earn the next start.
  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Germany's got a good defense. Dunno otherwise.
  9. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    How do you figure? Ehrhoff has had a good year and Seidenberg is decent I suppose. The rest I've never heard of so unless their defence is the best kept secret in the tournament I don't think it will be good enough to stop Canada.
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    And...it wasn't.

    Luongo lets in his usual bad goal.

    That Dutch coach better not go home.

  11. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    [image=http://i.sme.sk/cdata/7/52/5256947/bartecko-r270.jpg]

    A very nasty foul by the Norwegian player Ole Kristian Tollefsen on our player Lubos Bartecko. He hit him roughly in the jaw with his elbow, Bartecko's helmet unbuckled and he fell down, hitting the ice with the back of his head. An ugly-looking pool of blood quickly spread. The Norwegian got a punishment of 5 minutes plus until the end of the game, the ****ing unsportsmanlike son of a *****. [face_plain]

    Luckily, Bartecko will be fine, it's just a cut on his head, no serious concussion or anything.


    We won 4:3, by the way, but it was a tenuous journey, our guys played catastrophically in the second period, allowing the Norwegians to even out to 3:3 (after we were winning 3:1). Luckily we shot the fourth goal in the third period.
  12. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Take a look at Bertuzzi and Moore some time...sigh.
  14. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Tonight's it's the men's cross country relay. Sweden has a good team, but also a loooooong history of underachieving in the relay. It's going to be like sitting on needles to watch it tonight. The relay and the 50 kilometre race are usually considred the most prestigious cross country events.
  15. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    US mens' hockey moves on to the semifinals with a 2-0 win :)
  16. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    And the extra curling game between the UK and Sweden is quite exciting, the Scots have been pretty unlucky so far. A couple of very close misses, but of course that's good for Sweden.
  17. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    The hockey game was tape-delayed here. It didn't end until just now. [face_plain]

    Now, cue the Swiss cheese/Swiss defense jokes...
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Hiller's a good goaltender...
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I watched the curling until it was time for the FSU game :p

    Grimby, it must not have been tape delayed very much, then. Half-hour delay maybe?
  20. Salty Force Ghost

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    It was tape delayed here too. Kinda annoying when you check espn's website and they have the score right after the game came on tv.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    The radio station I frequently listen to aired the game (I don't think it was on a delay, but I could be wrong - certainly, it matched the time it aired on TV here). So I listened to it while driving home from work and then turned the TV on to watch the last couple minutes.
  22. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Ok, I really don't like the short track relay. Too many handoffs, its almost more about handing off than about the actual skating.

    And speaking of short track relay, the US got a kinda cheap bronze after South Korea was disqualified for a bump late in the race. The US team wasn't even close to the others.
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Czech Republic = pwned too! :eek: With freakin' FINLAND!! OMG!!! :eek:

    Slovakia is now the only Slavic team that could still move to semifinals - it's now still 0:0 against Sweden after the first period.

    GO SLOVAKIA!!!
  25. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Aaand we won 4:3 against the Swedes! :D [face_dancing] [face_dancing] [face_dancing] W00t!

    It was a fantastic match, the tension at the end was unbearable.
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