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Winter Olympics 2018 - PyeongChang
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Winter Olympics 2018 - PyeongChang

jumanji -- Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- 02:50:06 PM

Who's watching?

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jumanji -- Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- 02:51:14 PM -- 1 of 7
Thank goodness for my friends at Franzia!

I somehow haven't been watching as much as I usually do...

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- 05:01:49 PM -- 2 of 7
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

I haven't watched it at all. Have I missed anything? I read that some Asian girl suffered a wardrobe malfunction in one of the figure skating competitions.

jumanji -- Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- 05:17:35 PM -- 3 of 7
Thank goodness for my friends at Franzia!

I had to keep rewatching for the "malfunction." All I saw was a bit of jiggling.

CalGal -- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- 05:24:54 AM -- 4 of 7
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I don't understand ice skating anymore, at least the whole team event thing.

I didn't realize that the Shani Davis they were talking about who had made a fuss about the flag was the speedskater. Man, that's bullshit. He should have gotten to carry it in, even if he shouldn't have made the fuss.

I like speed skating. I guess there's no reason why it *should* catch on, but really, swimming is popular and this is just a variant of that.

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- 06:53:18 AM -- 5 of 7
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

I didn't realize that the Shani Davis they were talking about who had made a fuss about the flag was the speedskater. Man, that's bullshit. He should have gotten to carry it in, even if he shouldn't have made the fuss.

The guys sounds like a complete asshole. He lost a coin flip to another deserving athlete. He needs to get over it.

CalGal -- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- 10:29:11 AM -- 6 of 7
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Generally speaking, senior Olympian carries the flag. Davis trumps Hamlin in both number of Olympics qualified for and medals won.

And from a career perspective, it's not even close.

THis was chick catering, and while it's tedious that Davis goes to race whining, he's right that he was snubbed. It shouldn't have been a tie.

Yeah, he's an asshole, but that's never been disqualifying before now.

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- 06:03:28 PM -- 7 of 7
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Generally speaking, senior Olympian carries the flag.

The sources I read said the US flag bearer is typically voted on. Even if the vote generally goes to the senior Olympian on the team, the fact that there is a vote means it's not certain.

Besides, I'm not sure what "senior" means in a case where both debuted in the 2006 Olympics, even if Davis's premiere was more successful than Hamlin's.

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