The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Discussion Thread

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  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  2. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Congrats, Canada. Although I wasn't able to catch all of the game (yay for working in retail [face_sick]), what I saw was a game worthy of the gold medal match up in the Olympics.

    I'm disappointed that the US didn't win, but two weeks ago, I would have been thrilled with a bronze medal. Ryan Miller was a stud. Great tournament for North America, after a very disappointing Turin games.
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd like to note that I was at a trivia competition tonight (one my friends and I go to every week), and one of the questions was "how many players are on a curling team?" We answered 4, and were told we were wrong, and it was 5. Appealed to no avail, even pulling up the official rules from the World Curling Federation website, which clearly state that a curling team has 4 players. [face_frustrated]

    Oh well, we still took third even with that counted wrong. [face_frustrated]
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    I would have said four, too.
  6. Robimus Force Ghost

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    It sounds like a technicality but the 5 might not be completely incorrect. The teams travel with a extra "alternate" curler incase someone gets hurt or something. Four definitly should have been the answer in simplest terms though.
  7. Gonk Jedi Grand Master

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    Truly this week the streets of Canada have run brown with maple syrup.
  8. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    If you look at the medal ceremony there were five in each curling team, since the back-up player was included as well. Made me think about the Swedish back-up, she now has two Olympics golds, and still hasn't played a single stone.
  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    If that were me, I'd always use that fact when playing two truths and a lie, or a similar game.
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Obi, what is being said in Sweden over both hockey teams missing the medals--which I found *very* surprising--as the Russians are plenty ticked.

    OTOH, Sweden had a good games, or so it seemed to me?
  11. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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  12. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Interesting article.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Yep, I agree. Good reading.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Indeed, very good read... though I had to lol at this bit near the beginning: I investigated whether the sport of curling was doomed due to the world?s supply of granite.
  15. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    The hockey was simply forgotten in all the euphoria over the cross country medals. I don't think we really counted on anything else for the women, but it was definitely a disappointment that the men lost out. In an ordinary Olympics it would have been a disaster, now it was just swept under the rug.
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Was it the goaltending?
  17. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I think it was a general lack of delivery from the team, the stars simply didn't do good enough, it isn't really blamed on anyone special.
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Everybody here is terribly hungover...not necessarily from booze, but from excitement.

    We miss the Olympics. :_|
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    It still feels weird for me not to turn on the Olympics as soon as I get home every day. Even when I wasn't watching closely, I had it on in the background almost constantly.
  20. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Have no fear, the Paralympics start in a couple weeks and then we get to see the BEST type of hockey being played:

    [image=http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4568/paralympicwintergamesda.jpg]
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  22. Rew Force Ghost

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    And don't forget the Duke banner you'll be putting up after Saturday. [face_devil]

    (Yes, I know we lost last night, but all that does is to serve as a convenient wake-up call for the big game this weekend.) ;)
  23. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Sledge hockey is pretty sweet to watch in clips, but I don't know about a whole tournament.
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