Baller Than_Bogan Posted February 20, 2014 Baller Share Posted February 20, 2014 I don't know if it's because I participate in a bizarre niche sport, but I sure am fascinated watching the world's best in bizarre niche sports (and Hockey). I'm gonna use this space for various random "insightful" comments as well. And ... go: Statistically speaking, the flaw in the American long-track suits is completely obvious: They are not Orange. (Wtf are the Dutch doing? It's sad that we're in an era where I don't know if should be totally impressed or just assume they found some new drug that gets by the current testers!) Shoni Davis has no charisma. Or at least *I* sure find his comments to be boring, passionless, and yet somehow still trying to deflect blame to someone else. I feel bad, but I just can't get behind Davis/White (American Ice Dancers). Something about their look, voices, overall vibe -- can't pin it doubt but frankly kinda weirds me out. No doubt at all they deserved Gold, but I found myself guiltily rooting for the Canadians. Biathlon is so cool. Hm, if I didn't completely suck (literally) at aerobic sports AND I had remotely steady hands, I could be good at it... Ole Einer Bjordalen!!! I can't spell the dude's name, but boy does he get my respect. What a stud over a very long career in a sport that seems like it should be hard to dominate due to the luck factor of just shooting poorly sometimes. Snowboard Cross always makes me think: Time to invent skis. It's entertaining but also really frustrating because the best in the world can barely make it down the hill. Skeleton: Because clearly Luge is waay too safe. Belarus! They have quietly amassed a nice collection of gold medals in Biathlon and Arials. As a teenager I visited Minsk (then in the U.S.S.R., now in Belarus). Gorgeous country! I always root for them. 15 year old ice skaters don't do it for me. Sorry Yulia the Russian (and Tara Lipinski way back when!), but watching someone that young all I see is that they move like a kid. A really freakin' flexible and talented kid, but still a kid. I do give props to Tara as an announcer, though: She's a little weird but boy is she into it, and that makes it more fun. Keep trying to learn something watching the alpine skiers. Clearly a lot of similarity there to what we do. I love the track athlete crossover for bobsled. I wonder if the name Lauryn Williams will just be a trivia question answer or if she'll garner some lasting fame from the rare summer/winter medal combo. Having watched Ashley Wagner do her short program twice, I conclude: 1) The figure skating scoring system still isn't quite right -- she keeps getting crushed by skaters who impress me less. 2) Shine on You Crazy Diamond completely kicks the ass of all the other skater's music -- combined! I think the world may need more co-ed relays (like the new Biathlon one). Cool way to have people of both genders on a team together while avoiding some of the traditional problems of forced co-ed teams. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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