Anybody Watching the Winter Olympics?

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Registered: 01-23-2003
Anybody Watching the Winter Olympics?
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Sun, 02-09-2014 - 3:38pm

I'm glued to the TV at all hours, as if I have nothing else to do.  DH and DD are shaking theri heads at me as I practice ice skating moves around the house.  This wouldn't be so much of an issue if I hadn't severely sprained my thumb and badly contused my knee while ice skating last month with the grandkids. I'm finding I enjoy more of the winter games than I do the summer ones.  And as usual I'm getting all teary-eyed.

Does anybody know anybody competing or ever been to any of the games?  Any other couch potato athletes out there?

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Registered: 10-26-1999
Wed, 02-19-2014 - 3:19am

Well, we have another connection here.  My daughter's college roommate is related to David Wise, the half-pipe skiier who just won the gold medal!  We just went to the roommate's wedding last summer;  my daughter and his wife were both in the bridal party.  His wife is the roommate's cousin.  Pretty exciting to see him win!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Wed, 02-19-2014 - 4:07pm

That's pretty cool. Calmama!  LOL, The closest I can get is that Brittany Bowe, the speed skater, graduated from my daughter's school.  Before she got there.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 02-20-2014 - 10:03am
I am watching them much more than I had planned (which was really not at all). I wish the finals of the figure skating was tomorrow night instead of tonight just so I wouldn't have to stay up so late!! I am severally lacking in my sleep because of them!
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 02-20-2014 - 10:36pm

I noticed that our cable company has the Olympics "on demand" so you can watch it later if you don't mind knowing who won.  It's hard not to find out since the results are everywhere.

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Fri, 02-21-2014 - 9:17am

I also liked how NBC Sports lets you sign on with your provider info and you can watch streaming online (or any of the already recorded footage). Got to sneak and watch some of the live skating yesterday at lunch. (I still think Yulia is amazing)

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 02-21-2014 - 11:15am
I don't have time to see the internet much during the day and luckily haven't been spoiled about who won at all. I was texting back and forth with Jordyn last night and she said she's been watching on her computer while she does homework. I asked her if it was streaming live or what and she said she could watch whatever she wanted whenever she wanted to. I don't know if she's watching it through the NBC site or if she's using our direct tv subscription account to watch it on the direct tv app.
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Sun, 02-23-2014 - 1:18am

I just realized that I DO know some Olympians---one of my cycling buddies at the velodrome attended the 1952 Helsinki games as a reserve for the track cycling team, but I don't think he got to compete (he turns 80 this year and is still cycling!) Another person from the velodrome, not really a friend but we've chatted, he competed for Great Britain in 84 and 96.

It seems like the figure skating is popular among this group. What does everybody think about the scoring this time?

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Registered: 01-23-2003
Mon, 02-24-2014 - 1:54pm

I might not agree with some of their decisions, like the Russian girl over the South Korean girl, but what do I know?  Then when I heard Johnny and Tara's explanation of why she scored higher, it made sense. I just like it to look pretty and for everybody to make their jumps, LOL! 

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Mon, 02-24-2014 - 4:50pm

I agree - and obviously everyone had agreed to the judges going into the games so not sure how they can be bashed after the fact.  I still think Yulia is amazing and can't wait to see her again in 4 years (and probably another 4 and another 4!)

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