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2014-02-08 11:54:32 PM  
Fark that, the men's downhill starts at 2am ET. Here's what the 1st skier of final practice did on Saturday. I'm staying up for that.
 
2014-02-09 12:00:42 AM  
I watch things live all the time. I'm actually posting this in real time. It's crazy.
 
2014-02-09 01:31:09 AM  
Women's snowboard slopestyle semis on now. 30 minutes to the big race.
 
2014-02-09 02:01:43 AM  
Gondola breakdown is delaying the start of the men's Alpine.

Go Russia!
 
2014-02-09 02:02:52 AM  
The CBC streams are all farked up..
 
2014-02-09 02:06:11 AM  
Oh thank god they fixed it..
 
2014-02-09 02:08:22 AM  
FARK you in your gillhole NBC NBCSN and MSNBC
 
2014-02-09 02:08:36 AM  
2am and a 30 pack.. Woohoo

/don't ask what beer
/nothing good ever comes in a 30 pack
 
2014-02-09 02:10:51 AM  
styckx:
/nothing good ever comes in a 30 pack

Truer words have never been said.
 
2014-02-09 02:11:00 AM  
I've been waiting for an hour for the ambien to kick. I'm not desperate enough to watch the Olympics though.
 
2014-02-09 02:12:05 AM  
I can lift you up...
 
2014-02-09 02:12:49 AM  
The free Hola plug-in for Firefox and Chrome will let you view CDC and BBC streams from the US.
 
2014-02-09 02:14:37 AM  
As an American, I'd be willing to pay the TV tax for satellite access to the BBC channels. (I don't care to stream stuff, esp. Ilegally)
 
2014-02-09 02:14:58 AM  
Whata guys think takes bigger balls.. Downhill skiing, or luge/skeleton.    They're both equally "NOPE" in my book but I think downhill has to be the most dangerous..
 
2014-02-09 02:16:57 AM  
The men's downhill was delayed due to a gondola malfunction. But they're finally underway now.

These Games are incompetent in their competence.
 
2014-02-09 02:17:11 AM  
First guy down clips a gate and was soooo close to taking a ride into the catch fence.
 
2014-02-09 02:18:11 AM  
Live CBC feed. May require proxxy to circumvent geo-blocking.

http://olympics.cbc.ca/videos/live/video/olympic-overnight-day-cbc-si m ulcast.html
 
2014-02-09 02:18:32 AM  
Well, at least he didn't crash out.
 
2014-02-09 02:19:14 AM  

styckx: Whata guys think takes bigger balls.. Downhill skiing, or luge/skeleton.    They're both equally "NOPE" in my book but I think downhill has to be the most dangerous..


Skeleton for me. But I wouldn't do any of them.
 
2014-02-09 02:25:32 AM  
I could not imagine doing 80mph and then launching into a jump.  All of these people are insane..
 
2014-02-09 02:25:41 AM  
Well, the Spanish guy doesn't need to stick around.
 
2014-02-09 02:31:00 AM  
This CBC chick loves to hear herself talk
 
2014-02-09 02:32:01 AM  
Great run by Ganong on the bottom half!
 
2014-02-09 02:34:06 AM  
Wow...   Awesome..  The competition is tight.. Love this
 
2014-02-09 02:35:49 AM  

styckx: Whata guys think takes bigger balls.. Downhill skiing, or luge/skeleton.    They're both equally "NOPE" in my book but I think downhill has to be the most dangerous..


Ski jumping. Also Id rather luge than bobsled safetywise. In bobsled some lunatic is driving and if you get separated from the bobsled it can chop off bits of you.
 
2014-02-09 02:35:59 AM  

styckx: I could not imagine doing 80mph and then launching into a jump.  All of these people are insane..


It's ridiculous how many events at the Winter Olympics involve sliding, falling or jumping off near-frictionless surfaces at breakneck speed, often while out of control. The Games strongest competitor is gravity.
 
2014-02-09 02:41:33 AM  

desertgeek: Fark that, the men's downhill starts at 2am ET. Here's what the 1st skier of final practice did on Saturday. I'm staying up for that.


Downhill has always been one of my favorite events, the speed is insane.  I can't believe they actually take jumps going that fast!


styckx: Whata guys think takes bigger balls.. Downhill skiing, or luge/skeleton.    They're both equally "NOPE" in my book but I think downhill has to be the most dangerous..


I dunno about that.  I believe one luger was already killed in practice this year.  A luger was also killed in Vancouver.
Luge / skeleton are maybe my favorite events, but they are f**king insane and absurdly dangerous.
 
2014-02-09 02:41:55 AM  
DNF to France
 
2014-02-09 02:42:19 AM  
You suck Clarey!
 
2014-02-09 02:42:21 AM  
I also give a nod to short track speed skating. Tight group of people pushing and shoving each other while having razor blades attached to their feet.. fark THAT
 
2014-02-09 02:42:37 AM  

desertgeek: styckx: Whata guys think takes bigger balls.. Downhill skiing, or luge/skeleton.    They're both equally "NOPE" in my book but I think downhill has to be the most dangerous..

Skeleton for me. But I wouldn't do any of them.


Skeleton is tops on two lists for me:

Events I Most Want To Try
and
Events I Least Want to Try
 
2014-02-09 02:43:12 AM  

mikaloyd: You suck Clarey!


I watched some of the 1st practice session for this. 2/3 of the skiers I saw missed that very same gate.
 
2014-02-09 02:45:29 AM  
Fill now Miller next
 
2014-02-09 02:47:10 AM  
You suck Peter fill.
 
2014-02-09 02:47:24 AM  
The bottom of the course is slowing down a tad
 
2014-02-09 02:48:49 AM  
Bode with the aggro start, almost blew it but came out .3s ahead. Bloody hell.
 
2014-02-09 02:49:16 AM  
You SUCK Bode miller
 
2014-02-09 02:49:56 AM  
Miller, you suck. Totally blew it.
 
2014-02-09 02:50:18 AM  
NBC are going to commit suicide knowing they can't fill 4hrs of primetime TV dedicated to sucking Bode Millers cock..
 
2014-02-09 02:51:25 AM  
Yeah, just a terrible run from Miller. Considering how well he was doing in practice, does that have to count as another mental breakdown for him?

/not like I could even get the balls to strap skis on, much less do so at 80+ mph
 
2014-02-09 02:51:31 AM  
It's amazing how they take a full two minutes to go downhill, struggle (or not struggle) in various places, and still almost all end up within about half a second of each other.  Off by a little bit, and you're out of it.
 
2014-02-09 02:54:09 AM  
Damn, what a truly insane sport downhill is.
It looks like a complete blast to do, though.
 
2014-02-09 02:54:27 AM  
Bode. Who wins a medal in Sochi with a name like Bode? When we put together an Olympic team, dummy, we're gonna give them names like Shannon or Rick.
 
2014-02-09 02:55:08 AM  

kevinatilusa: It's amazing how they take a full two minutes to go downhill, struggle (or not struggle) in various places, and still almost all end up within about half a second of each other.  Off by a little bit, and you're out of it.


Indeed. Just shows the level of competition these guys are at.. This is why I enjoy this event the most.  It really is one of those events literally anyone can take gold..
 
2014-02-09 02:55:29 AM  

styckx: NBC are going to commit suicide knowing they can't fill 4hrs of primetime TV dedicated to sucking Bode Millers cock..


They'll just give him a sideline reporter job like they do all the other hyped-up Americans who don't win anything.
 
2014-02-09 02:55:48 AM  
You blew it Paris
 
2014-02-09 02:56:19 AM  
The bottom of the course is going to fark.. Past few guys have been ahead of the time at the top and lose it after the midway point..
 
2014-02-09 02:57:40 AM  

kevinatilusa: It's amazing how they take a full two minutes to go downhill, struggle (or not struggle) in various places, and still almost all end up within about half a second of each other.  Off by a little bit, and you're out of it.


That's one of the coolest parts, just waiting to see the time splits can be nail-biting!
 
2014-02-09 02:58:48 AM  
Svendal you did OK
 
2014-02-09 02:59:31 AM  
Damn, he bumped the American out of bronze
 
2014-02-09 03:01:19 AM  

styckx: The CBC streams are all farked up..


Trying to watch from work, the CBC streams have not been smooth AT ALL. Stutter, long pauses, freezes. And this isn't even the live stuff. :(
 
2014-02-09 03:01:20 AM  
My feed crapped out halfway through Bode's run, what happened?
 
2014-02-09 03:01:41 AM  
This course just bites you if you make the smallest mistake.
 
2014-02-09 03:02:11 AM  

desertgeek: Damn, he bumped the American out of bronze


And there goes all interest NBC has in airing it in primetime beyond an 'in other news' cutaway.
 
2014-02-09 03:02:13 AM  
Frogs cant ski !screw you Theaux
 
2014-02-09 03:02:21 AM  

rynthetyn: My feed crapped out halfway through Bode's run, what happened?


Smashed a gate or two, came up well short.
 
2014-02-09 03:02:49 AM  

Qaiwolf: styckx: The CBC streams are all farked up..

Trying to watch from work, the CBC streams have not been smooth AT ALL. Stutter, long pauses, freezes. And this isn't even the live stuff. :(


Been fine shortly before the event started for me.. Stutter free, full HD...
 
2014-02-09 03:02:56 AM  
The middle section is just so tough.  Almost everyone seems to lose like 4 tenths through there.
 
2014-02-09 03:03:10 AM  
innerhodffer gonna win
 
2014-02-09 03:03:12 AM  
Hell of a start for the Italian.
 
2014-02-09 03:03:30 AM  
Bode Miller bails. Just shows how random this sport can be sometimes.
 
2014-02-09 03:03:33 AM  
WOW!  Fast splits for the Italian!
 
2014-02-09 03:04:11 AM  

desertgeek: rynthetyn: My feed crapped out halfway through Bode's run, what happened?

Smashed a gate or two, came up well short.


So a typical Bode Miller screw up then.
 
2014-02-09 03:04:21 AM  
So close Innerhoffer!
 
2014-02-09 03:04:41 AM  
Wow.. Nice run.. Insane split times..
 
2014-02-09 03:05:15 AM  
OOOH DAMN.
 
2014-02-09 03:05:29 AM  
COME ON, GUAY! DON'T BE A HOMO!
 
2014-02-09 03:05:35 AM  
That moose jockey is sooooo guay
 
2014-02-09 03:05:54 AM  

styckx: The bottom of the course is going to fark.. Past few guys have been ahead of the time at the top and lose it after the midway point..


And that's why the contenders go first. The more people go down, the more the course gets chewed up and the harder it is for the later guys. You see the same thing in the fling-self-down-icy-tube events.
 
2014-02-09 03:06:21 AM  

mikaloyd: So close Innerhoffer!


www.paxpodium.com
 
2014-02-09 03:06:33 AM  
"oh, mother nature" -- did she actually just say that?
 
2014-02-09 03:06:52 AM  
Guay homoed it all up.
 
2014-02-09 03:06:59 AM  
lol. This Canadian announcer making up every excuse in the world why this run is bad..
 
2014-02-09 03:08:28 AM  
Oh for farks sakes. Why can we never win this damn thing? We have all these supposed World Cup champion skiiers but when it comes to the Olympics they barely crack the top10. Why can't they get their shiat together on the big stage?
 
2014-02-09 03:10:29 AM  
I can see Matt Lauer now treating Bode Millers run like he crashed into the South Tower..
 
2014-02-09 03:10:33 AM  
Apparently, the #22 skier is the last of the "elite" skiers by the draw. This might be wrapped up already.
 
2014-02-09 03:11:48 AM  

desertgeek: Apparently, the #22 skier is the last of the "elite" skiers by the draw. This might be wrapped up already.


But...but...we've still got 2 Andorran skiiers and a guy from Monaco to go!
 
2014-02-09 03:13:09 AM  

styckx: lol. This Canadian announcer making up every excuse in the world why this run is bad..


I was waiting for her to trot out the excuse of Global Warming for causing the snow to be too slow just as Guay was doing his run.
 
2014-02-09 03:13:20 AM  
Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck
 
2014-02-09 03:13:23 AM  

kevinatilusa: desertgeek: Apparently, the #22 skier is the last of the "elite" skiers by the draw. This might be wrapped up already.

But...but...we've still got 2 Andorran skiiers and a guy from Monaco to go!


We do? Awesome! I always like seeing the "minor" nations qualifying for the marquee events.

/And then random_austrian_003 comes out of the gates ahead of the leader.
 
2014-02-09 03:17:49 AM  

mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck


You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..
 
2014-02-09 03:17:52 AM  
Go home Sullivan
 
2014-02-09 03:19:53 AM  

styckx: mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck

You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..


Holy crap, I wonder if she's a Seahawks fan, too.
 
2014-02-09 03:19:58 AM  
GTFO frenchie Poisson
 
2014-02-09 03:21:01 AM  

styckx: Qaiwolf: styckx: The CBC streams are all farked up..

Trying to watch from work, the CBC streams have not been smooth AT ALL. Stutter, long pauses, freezes. And this isn't even the live stuff. :(

Been fine shortly before the event started for me.. Stutter free, full HD...


Maybe it's my Hola extension then.  I'm somewhat limited in what I can use to access this stuff from a work machine. I'm already using an old version of firefox portable. Proxies are right out.
 
2014-02-09 03:22:10 AM  

Qaiwolf: styckx: Qaiwolf: styckx: The CBC streams are all farked up..

Trying to watch from work, the CBC streams have not been smooth AT ALL. Stutter, long pauses, freezes. And this isn't even the live stuff. :(

Been fine shortly before the event started for me.. Stutter free, full HD...

Maybe it's my Hola extension then.  I'm somewhat limited in what I can use to access this stuff from a work machine. I'm already using an old version of firefox portable. Proxies are right out.


Ahh. That's probably it.. I'm using a high speed subscription VPN to get the CBC feed..
 
2014-02-09 03:22:39 AM  
Whoa, still up in the 2nd split!
 
2014-02-09 03:23:02 AM  
Yeah, this is over. Nobody's getting up into the top 3, maybe even top 10.
 
2014-02-09 03:23:21 AM  
Doh!  Messed that one up.  He's done.
 
2014-02-09 03:23:54 AM  
Alright, last guy. Let's farking do this.
 
2014-02-09 03:24:09 AM  
The resolution on my CBC link is horrid. Can't even read any of the screen graphics it's so bad. *pouts*
 
2014-02-09 03:25:32 AM  

styckx: mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck

You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..


Its true. The sun hates Canada
 
2014-02-09 03:26:00 AM  
Fine. FINE. FINE Don't win a god damn medal in downhill skiing.

I say we destroy Austria in hockey just to make up for it.
 
2014-02-09 03:27:10 AM  

Qaiwolf: The resolution on my CBC link is horrid. Can't even read any of the screen graphics it's so bad. *pouts*


Sucks..

This is mine.. Not bragging.. Just assuring you it's your connection and not CBC

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-09 03:28:04 AM  
another frog. why do they even try?
 
2014-02-09 03:28:52 AM  

styckx: You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..


HEY! YOU ARE WATCHING THE ENTIRE RACE! EVERY RACER!

Be thankful for that. You'll be lucky if NBC even mentions it since Bode Miller bailed.


/I agree though, those were some weak excuses
//weather's the same for everybody
 
2014-02-09 03:29:58 AM  

styckx: mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck

You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..


That being said, I love our coverage of the games...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-09 03:30:28 AM  
Well done Austrian dude.
 
2014-02-09 03:32:02 AM  

Ishkur: styckx: You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..

HEY! YOU ARE WATCHING THE ENTIRE RACE! EVERY RACER!

Be thankful for that. You'll be lucky if NBC even mentions it since Bode Miller bailed.


/I agree though, those were some weak excuses
//weather's the same for everybody


carnifex2005: styckx: mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck

You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..

That being said, I love our coverage of the games...

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]



Oh I'm not complaining..  She is just mildly annoying.. And Yeah.. The Canadians online coverage > everyone elses
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:34:27 AM  
Splits the gate!
 
2014-02-09 03:34:47 AM  
Amazing these are considered the "scrubs" of the event and still only 3 seconds or so from gold..
 
2014-02-09 03:34:59 AM  
That skier should get an honorary medal just for that save.
 
2014-02-09 03:35:47 AM  
haha guy went through the gate. That's balls. Give him a medal for that.
 
2014-02-09 03:37:02 AM  
If there's an "I didn't kill myself" medal, that guy gets it.

/hi everyone
 
2014-02-09 03:37:22 AM  
Austria didnt have any Alpine medals last games

Mayer is now an Austrian God.
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:38:21 AM  
1-0 Sweden over Japan after the first period in Women's Hockey pool play.
 
2014-02-09 03:38:50 AM  

mikaloyd: Austria didnt have any Alpine medals last games


How did Austria not win any Alpine medals? Their whole country is mountains....and hills... that are alive... with the sound of music.
 
2014-02-09 03:39:55 AM  
Only 5 seconds off the pace!

cuces.soc.srcf.net
 
2014-02-09 03:40:26 AM  
Ty Walker you suck
 
2014-02-09 03:40:46 AM  
I love the mountain range over there in Sochi. Reminds me of the  Olympics (no pun intended)
 
2014-02-09 03:40:49 AM  
Come on Andorra. I totally want this country to win.
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:41:15 AM  

Ishkur: mikaloyd: Austria didnt have any Alpine medals last games

How did Austria not win any Alpine medals? Their whole country is mountains....and hills... that are alive... with the sound of music.


IIRC they were almost the host of these games too, running on a Not-Sochi platform..
 
2014-02-09 03:41:45 AM  
Come on, Andorra. Why do you suck at this? Your whole country IS a mountain.
 
2014-02-09 03:41:56 AM  
Amy fuller you disappointed all of great Britain
 
2014-02-09 03:42:33 AM  

styckx: Qaiwolf: The resolution on my CBC link is horrid. Can't even read any of the screen graphics it's so bad. *pouts*

Sucks..

This is mine.. Not bragging.. Just assuring you it's your connection and not CBC

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


*shakes a fist*

This is mine during one of the many freezes

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-09 03:43:11 AM  

paj: IIRC they were almost the host of these games too, running on a Not-Sochi platform..


That's a fairly salient point given all the mishaps that have gone on.
 
2014-02-09 03:43:45 AM  
Silje will advance
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:44:56 AM  
When does the old Mexican skier go?
 
2014-02-09 03:45:06 AM  
Go Kazakhstan!
 
2014-02-09 03:47:02 AM  

Qaiwolf: This is mine during one of the many freezes


It's your connection. There seems to be an auto-resolution correction mechanism based on your bandwidth. Mine occasionally switches back and forth from high res (styckx's image) to low res (your image) when I do other things (surfing, d-loading, etc). But the picture is sharp and looks fantastic if you got the speed and your ISP/proxxy's not messing with it.
 
2014-02-09 03:48:10 AM  
Jenna Blasman go bck to moosevile
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:49:00 AM  
I am somewhat enjoying the fact the the 'scene' versions of the events (you know, pirates) are from the CBC.  2HD is doing an excellent job getting them out quick, usually within an hour or so of the event concluding.  HD or SD too.
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:51:22 AM  
With  five skiers left to go, NBC's breakingnews twitter thing announces the event has ended.  And that was 7m ago.
 
2014-02-09 03:52:31 AM  
Jenny jones you do NOT suck
 
2014-02-09 03:52:56 AM  

paj: When does the old Mexican skier go?


I think he's only competing in the Slalom.  If so, not until the 22nd.
 
2014-02-09 03:53:14 AM  

Ishkur: Qaiwolf: This is mine during one of the many freezes

It's your connection. There seems to be an auto-resolution correction mechanism based on your bandwidth. Mine occasionally switches back and forth from high res (styckx's image) to low res (your image) when I do other things (surfing, d-loading, etc). But the picture is sharp and looks fantastic if you got the speed and your ISP/proxxy's not messing with it.


I'm at work, so I'm sure that isn't helping :D
 
2014-02-09 03:53:17 AM  

paj: With  five skiers left to go, NBC's breakingnews twitter thing announces the event has ended.  And that was 7m ago.


It isn't official but the last few skiers are no where in the class of the ones who went earlier. It pretty much is over.
 
2014-02-09 03:53:36 AM  
Anyone know the reasoning why so many competitors are in the downhill?  When only half the field stand a chance? I think some of the other alpine events are similar..
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:55:08 AM  
Former GB Olympic skier Graham Bell takes a hand-held camera down the Sochi downhill course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNXAIj0sP6I
 
paj
2014-02-09 03:56:26 AM  

carnifex2005: paj: With  five skiers left to go, NBC's breakingnews twitter thing announces the event has ended.  And that was 7m ago.

It isn't official but the last few skiers are no where in the class of the ones who went earlier. It pretty much is over.


They might not win, but they are still Olympians and deserve respect.  The event isn't over til they're all done.
 
2014-02-09 03:57:12 AM  

paj: Former GB Olympic skier Graham Bell takes a hand-held camera down the Sochi downhill course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNXAIj0sP6I


Wow. That was cool and ballsy.
 
2014-02-09 03:58:20 AM  

carnifex2005: paj: Former GB Olympic skier Graham Bell takes a hand-held camera down the Sochi downhill course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNXAIj0sP6I

Wow. That was cool and ballsy.


^ This
 
2014-02-09 03:59:32 AM  
So no curling then? The only streams I've been able to get working at all are the ones on firstrow, and there's no curling. The only even happening now according to them is the Swedish hockey game. I can't even find a basic listing of all events listed in Pacific time, anywhere, at all. Unless it only exists on some Russian language website.
 
paj
2014-02-09 04:01:44 AM  
Women's slopestyle finals in 15-ish mins.
Men's Skiathlon in an hour.
Women's 3000m speedskating in 2.5 hours
there is also women's hockey on - Sweden leads Japan 1-0  seven minutes into the second.
 
2014-02-09 04:02:22 AM  

HotWingAgenda: So no curling then? The only streams I've been able to get working at all are the ones on firstrow, and there's no curling. The only even happening now according to them is the Swedish hockey game. I can't even find a basic listing of all events listed in Pacific time, anywhere, at all. Unless it only exists on some Russian language website.


Curling isn't starting until 9 pm PST later on today.
 
2014-02-09 04:02:25 AM  
Alright alright alright.. Time for Slopestyle finals..
 
2014-02-09 04:03:35 AM  

HotWingAgenda: So no curling then? The only streams I've been able to get working at all are the ones on firstrow, and there's no curling. The only even happening now according to them is the Swedish hockey game. I can't even find a basic listing of all events listed in Pacific time, anywhere, at all. Unless it only exists on some Russian language website.


The GB streamsays no curling until tomorrow at 5 AM UK time
 
paj
2014-02-09 04:04:00 AM  

HotWingAgenda: So no curling then? The only streams I've been able to get working at all are the ones on firstrow, and there's no curling. The only even happening now according to them is the Swedish hockey game. I can't even find a basic listing of all events listed in Pacific time, anywhere, at all. Unless it only exists on some Russian language website.


Curling starts Sunday midnight (Monday morning) *eastern:  http://olympics.cbc.ca/schedules-results/sport=cu/index.html
 
2014-02-09 04:05:55 AM  
I'm going to go back to bed after the Slopestyle finals so I can be awake for some of the later events I want to see.
 
2014-02-09 04:07:24 AM  
I love that I live close enough to Canada that I get CBC.
 
2014-02-09 04:10:17 AM  

JayCab: styckx: mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck

You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..

Holy crap, I wonder if she's a Seahawks fan, too.


fark you asshole - Niners suck and you just proved it by bringing football into an Olympics thread. Douche loser - better luck next year.
 
2014-02-09 04:10:23 AM  

paj: Women's 3000m speedskating in 2.5 hours


Dutch will take 2 podium spots there Go Team orange
 
paj
2014-02-09 04:16:12 AM  
Women's Slopestyle final has begun!  12 women, 2 runs, best single-run score wins.
 
2014-02-09 04:16:30 AM  

paj: Former GB Olympic skier Graham Bell takes a hand-held camera down the Sochi downhill course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNXAIj0sP6I


Hahaha, assuming I survived (doubtful) my pants would have turned yellow by the end of that.
 
2014-02-09 04:16:59 AM  
aww Silje had a bad landing
 
2014-02-09 04:17:34 AM  
The snowboarders bibs look amusingly ruffle-y.
 
2014-02-09 04:18:07 AM  
Silje was cute as hell.
 
2014-02-09 04:18:51 AM  
Jeny Jones OK run
 
2014-02-09 04:20:55 AM  
NBCs website sucks.  Why is there no direct link from the Schedule listing to the live feeds?  The organization is total nonsense.
 
2014-02-09 04:21:25 AM  
I honestly thought that by this point, those jumps would have started looking somewhat less terrifyingly high.

Nope. Still scary.
 
2014-02-09 04:22:28 AM  
Sina with a good run in
 
2014-02-09 04:23:58 AM  
Short shiat just got her medal in that run
 
2014-02-09 04:30:14 AM  
God, so many cute snowboarding girls !
 
2014-02-09 04:32:21 AM  

Gawdzila: God, so many cute snowboarding girls !


I would give all of them the best back side 720 mute grab disappointment of their lives.
 
2014-02-09 04:34:17 AM  
Torah Bright is the hottest athlete
 
2014-02-09 04:35:46 AM  

mikaloyd: Torah Bright is the hottest athlete


Silje Noredal gives her a run for her money...

coedbc.files.wordpress.com
 
paj
2014-02-09 04:38:49 AM  

mikaloyd: Torah Bright is the hottest athlete


so many to choose from..
 
2014-02-09 04:40:19 AM  

styckx: Gawdzila: God, so many cute snowboarding girls !

I would give all of them the best back side 720 mute grab disappointment of their lives.


Gretchen Bleiler has one of the most incredible torsos (pretty NSFW) I have ever seen on a woman.
 
2014-02-09 04:42:34 AM  
LOL slope fail
 
2014-02-09 04:42:50 AM  
haha. Girl fell down the slope and can't get back up.
 
2014-02-09 04:43:04 AM  
Lol, whoopsie daisy.
 
2014-02-09 04:43:47 AM  

Ishkur: haha. Girl fell down the slope and can't get back up.


i.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-09 04:44:44 AM  
Dammit I was hoping for her after that slide down the start
 
paj
2014-02-09 04:44:56 AM  
Just couldn't hold it.
 
2014-02-09 04:45:07 AM  
Wow, nice run.  Too bad about that last landing, I loved her trick off the second jump.
 
2014-02-09 04:45:20 AM  
She was going for it there. Had to save face and everything.
 
paj
2014-02-09 04:50:36 AM  
Run 2! Final round!
 
2014-02-09 04:51:22 AM  
Here comes Silje!
 
2014-02-09 04:52:03 AM  
Ewwwh, that's rough.
 
2014-02-09 04:54:17 AM  
Yeah Jones!  Smoooth.
 
2014-02-09 04:56:40 AM  
This is taking a long time. Jenny Jones gonna have to go back to talk shows?
 
2014-02-09 04:56:57 AM  
Nice run Jenny jones
 
2014-02-09 04:57:36 AM  
First place for playing it safe? Really?

That's how you win at this sport? Just play not to lose?
 
2014-02-09 04:58:27 AM  
Holy crap that was a JUMP!
 
2014-02-09 04:58:29 AM  
1080!!!
 
2014-02-09 04:58:44 AM  
It's like the judges were discussing whether they were ever going to see anything better than this with the remaining field, and they were like "fark it, let's give it to this chick for farking up the least."
 
2014-02-09 04:59:01 AM  
First 1080 in Olympic competition eh? I can't see that not winning the gold.
 
2014-02-09 04:59:54 AM  
Well, 1080 girl should win for going big.
 
2014-02-09 05:00:36 AM  
Really? Total crap.
 
2014-02-09 05:00:54 AM  
Good run by Sina, should be good enough for 3rd probably.
 
2014-02-09 05:01:11 AM  
I don't farking get this sport. I just don't.
 
2014-02-09 05:01:27 AM  
The hand killed it..
 
2014-02-09 05:02:00 AM  
Ouch. Hope she doesn't have a concussion from that. Doesn't look good.
 
2014-02-09 05:02:01 AM  
My "Live" NBCOlympics.com Feed's running about 90 seconds behind the actual event at the moment
 
2014-02-09 05:02:13 AM  

Ishkur: I don't farking get this sport. I just don't.


She went easy on the second jump and touched on the 3rd.  That second jump was barely even a trick
 
2014-02-09 05:02:24 AM  
knocked that czech out
 
2014-02-09 05:02:27 AM  
ow bail.
 
2014-02-09 05:02:53 AM  
Ouch!
 
paj
2014-02-09 05:03:02 AM  
re: 1st 1080 in competition - CBC commentators were saying during the men's competition that you can't win by just one trick alone, the judges look at the whole run.
 
paj
2014-02-09 05:04:39 AM  
Screencap that cracked helmet.
 
2014-02-09 05:05:00 AM  
Wow. Look at that crack in her helmet. Damn.
 
2014-02-09 05:05:14 AM  
It broke her motherfarking helmet in half!
 
2014-02-09 05:05:24 AM  
Wow.. That helmet probably literally saved her life..
 
2014-02-09 05:06:29 AM  
Concussion guy, where are you? Take her away, quiet room, cranial nerve test. Come on, every sport does this now.

Her farking helmet was cracked. Her brain may be too even though she doesn't feel it.
 
2014-02-09 05:06:30 AM  
Holy smokes, cracked the helmet!  Wicked spill.
 
paj
2014-02-09 05:07:14 AM  
92.50 nice.
 
2014-02-09 05:07:42 AM  
Yeah she earned that 90 score
 
2014-02-09 05:07:50 AM  

styckx: She went easy on the second jump and touched on the 3rd. That second jump was barely even a trick


She may have been doing something strategic. I don't know where the judges are sitting but I'm guessing it's at the bottom and even though they have monitors, the only jump they can see in person is the last one, so she may have figured that making a good impression on the final jump gets better scores.
 
2014-02-09 05:08:25 AM  

Ishkur: Concussion guy, where are you? Take her away, quiet room, cranial nerve test. Come on, every sport does this now.

Her farking helmet was cracked. Her brain may be too even though she doesn't feel it.


Yeah, this.  Should be cursory for a thump as hard as that was.
I mean, how high over the snow do they get on those jumps?  It looks something like falling off a second story.
 
2014-02-09 05:08:35 AM  

Gawdzila: God, so many cute snowboarding girls !


Yeah that.

Lots of super-hot nordic chicks hugging each other.

/Czech girl's cracked helmet is nuts!
/Go Spencer O!
/waving maple leaf
 
2014-02-09 05:08:36 AM  
Whoa, judges just handing out generous scores like Halloween candy.
 
2014-02-09 05:09:03 AM  

Ishkur: styckx: She went easy on the second jump and touched on the 3rd. That second jump was barely even a trick

She may have been doing something strategic. I don't know where the judges are sitting but I'm guessing it's at the bottom and even though they have monitors, the only jump they can see in person is the last one, so she may have figured that making a good impression on the final jump gets better scores.


The judges have full access to replays.. They can re-watch the entire run from start to finish as many times as they need to.
 
2014-02-09 05:09:43 AM  
Go home karly shorr you went little
 
2014-02-09 05:10:37 AM  

styckx: The judges have full access to replays.. They can re-watch the entire run from start to finish as many times as they need to.


And the scoring still don't make much sense.
 
2014-02-09 05:11:20 AM  
Damn. The Canadian girl choked. Too bad.
 
2014-02-09 05:12:02 AM  
Go home Spencer you fell flat on your maple leaf
 
2014-02-09 05:12:06 AM  
for farks sakes, Spencer, get it together.

Dammit, today is the opposite of yesterday for Canada.
 
2014-02-09 05:13:20 AM  
Go home swiss Miss. You blew it
 
2014-02-09 05:13:46 AM  
do none of the girls go for the nesting doll?
 
2014-02-09 05:14:33 AM  
Dayum, too bad she effed up the easy part because she had some of the sweetest jumps I've seen yet.
 
2014-02-09 05:15:38 AM  
Man.. I remember when snowboarding was considered a renegade sport with a bunch of outlaw renegades threatening the lives of conservatives skiers on the slopes..   Crazy..

/getting old sucks
 
2014-02-09 05:17:54 AM  
Go back to the next game Torah. You are still hottest
 
2014-02-09 05:18:10 AM  
Come on Jamie!!
 
2014-02-09 05:18:51 AM  
Great ride. She should win it.
 
2014-02-09 05:19:13 AM  
NICE!!@#!@!
 
2014-02-09 05:19:22 AM  
might get third Jamie
 
2014-02-09 05:19:45 AM  
YEAH BABY.  Big air, very smooth.  That's gotta be good for a gold!
 
2014-02-09 05:19:57 AM  
I think that's good enough for a medal, but not enough for gold. So I have no idea.

The judging in this sport is more random than Press Your Luck.
 
2014-02-09 05:20:41 AM  
95!!!!!!
 
2014-02-09 05:20:54 AM  
No whammies for Jamie Anderson.
 
2014-02-09 05:21:00 AM  
Anderson in gold? Hmmmmmm
 
2014-02-09 05:21:23 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-09 05:21:32 AM  
One girl out of the running.
 
2014-02-09 05:21:59 AM  
The octocopter filming this is nuts...
 
2014-02-09 05:23:05 AM  

styckx: The octocopter filming this is nuts...


Yeah, I just noticed that during the Anderson run. Drones are cool.
 
paj
2014-02-09 05:24:55 AM  
Ouch, nobody to greet Anna Gasser at the bottom. All hugging each other.
 
2014-02-09 05:25:20 AM  
Britain just took their first ever medal pon snow. Jenny Jones is a national hero
 
2014-02-09 05:25:45 AM  
Aww!  Sucks that Anna sat that one down, her backflip trick was sick!
 
2014-02-09 05:28:13 AM  

Ishkur: I think that's good enough for a medal, but not enough for gold. So I have no idea.

The judging in this sport is more random than Press Your Luck.


Seems pretty straightforward.  Fudged landings lose points (except when they don't), wobbles in midair either matter or don't (depending on the day), and if you slide down the slope on your backside you probably aren't medaling (okay, that one at least seems universal).
 
2014-02-09 05:32:14 AM  
l.yimg.com

Dayum.
 
2014-02-09 05:32:45 AM  

kevinatilusa: Seems pretty straightforward. Fudged landings lose points (except when they don't), wobbles in midair either matter or don't (depending on the day), and if you slide down the slope on your backside you probably aren't medaling (okay, that one at least seems universal).


That's the easy part. What I don't like is the preference given to competitors who play it safe and do a conservative run which is antithetical to the spirit of the sport. We discussed the mechanics of judging such a loosey-goosey sport in this post.
 
2014-02-09 05:39:44 AM  
This skiathlon is the stupidest thing ever.

It's like the triathlon, only they go from skiing to more skiing.

Who the hell thought up this redundant nonsense?
 
2014-02-09 05:43:47 AM  

Ishkur: This skiathlon is the stupidest thing ever.

It's like the triathlon, only they go from skiing to more skiing.

Who the hell thought up this redundant nonsense?


At the very least they should be changing from skis to snowshoes then the last couple of miles on skates along a frozen lake.
 
2014-02-09 05:46:57 AM  

Ishkur: This skiathlon is the stupidest thing ever.

It's like the triathlon, only they go from skiing to more skiing.

Who the hell thought up this redundant nonsense?


The Redundancy Department of Redundancy of course!
 
2014-02-09 06:07:08 AM  

carnifex2005: Ishkur: This skiathlon is the stupidest thing ever.

It's like the triathlon, only they go from skiing to more skiing.

Who the hell thought up this redundant nonsense?

At the very least they should be changing from skis to snowshoes then the last couple of miles on skates along a frozen lake.


That could be cool.
Or they could just leave it as is and rename it to the Ski-a-thon.  Maybe they could collect pledges before the event, and whoever gets the most pledges wins.  Then the winner could get a pizza party or some free stuff out of the book catalogue!
 
2014-02-09 06:14:12 AM  

Ishkur: Concussion guy, where are you? Take her away, quiet room, cranial nerve test. Come on, every sport does this now.

Her farking helmet was cracked. Her brain may be too even though she doesn't feel it.


In Olympic Russia, slope carves you.

or

The helmet is still undergoing concussion tests and its condition will be released later. Luckily there are plenty of other warm bodies available to protect the tender underbelly in future slope runs.
 
2014-02-09 06:15:32 AM  

carnifex2005: At the very least they should be changing from skis to snowshoes then the last couple of miles on skates along a frozen lake.


The staggering number of events in cross-country skiing bothers me, and they're only added so Norway can pad their medal haul. They don't win anything else. They must suck some serious IOC dick to get more of these redundant events added every Olympiad. It's worse than swimming in the Summer Games.

I did some math a short while ago. Here's all the cross-country skiing events:

The 10k
The 15k
The 30k
The 50k
The 4x10k relay
The combined/double pursuit
The individual sprint
The team sprint.

And then there's the biathlon (cross country + shooting):

The individual 20k
The relay 4×7.5k
The 10k sprint
The 12.5k pursuit
The 15k mass start.

And let's not forget the nordic combined (cross country + jumping):

10k individual normal
10k individual large hill
Team normal hill.

Including both men and women's disciplines, that's 32 events. There are only 94 events in the entire Games. And countries can send multiple racers and sweep the medals.

Meanwhile, Hockey is one event that takes two weeks to win and shows up as one (1) medal in the standings. Two including women.

So there's the secret to "Owning the Podium": fark hockey, blow the money on cross country skiing. But as a culture, do we really want to do that?
 
2014-02-09 06:22:38 AM  
www.mundosimpson.com.ar
 
2014-02-09 06:30:03 AM  
I'm giving up on the live feed for now. Once again I get smooth stream on boring content. Grr!
 
2014-02-09 06:31:01 AM  
Women's Ice Skating 3000m is go...now!
 
2014-02-09 07:22:46 AM  
Just woke up.  All I got is commercials.  Womens Cross Country Highlights.  More Commercials.  Fark you  nbcsports.
 
paj
2014-02-09 07:24:10 AM  
This guy finished 9th
distilleryimage3.ak.instagram.com
Håvard Bøkko 5000m speedskating
 
2014-02-09 07:26:53 AM  
Commercials.  Bullshiat piece about the Ski Jump layout.  Way more commercials.
 
paj
2014-02-09 07:35:03 AM  
Sarka Pancochova's broken helmet
pbs.twimg.com
 
paj
2014-02-09 07:44:55 AM  
and this one:
img.cz.prg.cmestatic.com
 
2014-02-09 08:12:11 AM  
and I'm up again.. For now... Fragmented sleeping schedule
 
2014-02-09 08:20:17 AM  

styckx: and I'm up again.. For now... Fragmented sleeping schedule


You didn't miss much. Oh, the Dutch really really really really like speedskating.

/yes, I'm still up and still watching
//off to make another pot of coffee
 
2014-02-09 08:21:35 AM  

Ishkur: styckx: and I'm up again.. For now... Fragmented sleeping schedule

You didn't miss much. Oh, the Dutch really really really really like speedskating.

/yes, I'm still up and still watching
//off to make another pot of coffee


Yeah just woke up and saw that..
 
2014-02-09 08:25:05 AM  
They have cheerleaders in the stands for womens ice hockey...

O-kay..
 
2014-02-09 08:35:35 AM  
Russians are skating circles around the Germans.
 
2014-02-09 08:55:26 AM  
I love the pauses in the play-by-play as he struggles to look up and then pronounce which alphabet soup name has the puck.
 
2014-02-09 08:56:18 AM  
www.ctvnews.ca

Can I suggest that they do a combined event for figure skating, like maybe singles skate and trampoline?

/poutine
 
2014-02-09 08:57:34 AM  

desertgeek: Fark that, the men's downhill starts at 2am ET. Here's what the 1st skier of final practice did on Saturday. I'm staying up for that.


Ouch.
 
2014-02-09 09:04:51 AM  
alright everyone, just got here. What should I be watching?
 
2014-02-09 09:06:01 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: alright everyone, just got here. What should I be watching?


YOU WILL WATCH GERMANY VS RUSSIA IN WOMEN'S HOCKEY AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!
 
2014-02-09 09:09:36 AM  

Ishkur: Including both men and women's disciplines, that's 32 events. There are only 94 events in the entire Games. And countries can send multiple racers and sweep the medals.


You're a bit off on the count. You're including both the men's and women's versions for some cross-county skiing events (there's the classic (15/10), skiathlon* (30/15), mass (50/30), relay (4x10/4x5), individual sprint, team sprint) for both men and women, for 12 events, not 16. And there is no women's Nordic combined at all. So the three disciplines combine for 26, not 32.
As to Norway, they've won more golds and medals from speed-skating than Nordic and biathlon combined.
 
2014-02-09 09:19:10 AM  
The hell. The CBC player won't load anymore.. I rebooted because I installed some software that needed to reboot and now the CBC player won't load at all..
 
2014-02-09 09:46:36 AM  

RminusQ: As to Norway, they've won more golds and medals from speed-skating than Nordic and biathlon combined.



Are you counting since the beginning? Most of those Nordic and Biathlon events didn't even exist for much of Olympic history. Nordic combined was one (1) event until 1988 and biathlon was 1 (one) event until 1968. But things didn't get crazy until the 90s, when they extended it to women and then they've been adding a new extra Biathlon event to every Games since 1998. Conversely, speedskating has always been four/five events since 1924, and then in 1960 they extended it to women, making it 8.

So Norway is smart. They dominated speedskating at a time when speedskating had the most redundant events, thereby increasing medal haul, then slowly shifted to being a cross-country skiing power when it picked up more redundant events. They haven't dominated speedskating in years and haven't had the need to (Netherlands dominates that shiat now).

Of the 23 medals Norway won in Vancouver, NINE of them were won by two guys, all cross-country skiing. In all, they won 14 cross-country skiing-based medals, 4 alpine, 2 freestyle, 1 ski jumping, 1 curling, and 1 lone speedskating -- a bronze.

Or in Torino: 19 medals -- 12 cross-country based skiing, 4 ski jumping, 1 alpine, 1 freestyle, 1 snowboarding. ZERO speedskating.

Or in Salt Lake City: 25 medals -- 17 cross-country based skiing, 4 alpine, 1 curling, 1 freestyle, and 2 lowly speedskating bronze.

That's not exactly lighting the track on fire. But hey, strap a couple 2x4s to their feet and shove them out into the snow and they can swish around for hours.
 
2014-02-09 09:46:40 AM  
I'm using a cord-cutter to access CBC.ca coverage. Is there one good place to see everything that's available from their 1500+ hours of coverage? I'm not seeing it if there is.
 
2014-02-09 10:05:21 AM  

jonathan_L: I'm using a cord-cutter to access CBC.ca coverage. Is there one good place to see everything that's available from their 1500+ hours of coverage? I'm not seeing it if there is.


They're pretty much showing everything. If there's a specific event you're looking for, go to the schedule and results section and find out what day it's on, then head over to the watch online (list view) for that day. If the stream isn't there yet, check back closer to the event time. It will probably be there.

If the webcast stream isn't very good quality, check the tv simulcast if it's available - that one was clearer last night before I went to bed.
 
2014-02-09 11:01:14 AM  

Little Nikke: jonathan_L: I'm using a cord-cutter to access CBC.ca coverage. Is there one good place to see everything that's available from their 1500+ hours of coverage? I'm not seeing it if there is.

They're pretty much showing everything. If there's a specific event you're looking for, go to the schedule and results section and find out what day it's on, then head over to the watch online (list view) for that day. If the stream isn't there yet, check back closer to the event time. It will probably be there.

If the webcast stream isn't very good quality, check the tv simulcast if it's available - that one was clearer last night before I went to bed.


Thanks! With your help I was able to figure it out.
 
2014-02-09 11:11:13 AM  

JayCab: styckx: mikaloyd: Im listening to brit announcers. They are OK

GTFO Streitberger you suck

You should hear this Canadian chick. She implied the lighting was bad just for all 3 Canadian athletes and no one else..

Holy crap, I wonder if she's a Seahawks fan, too.


I can't hear you over the 12th man cheering our championship.
 
2014-02-09 12:00:46 PM  
OMFG there is too much figure skating! Come on Olympics, show us SPORTS not that bullshiat!
 
2014-02-09 03:00:15 PM  

my lip balm addiction: OMFG there is too much figure skating! Come on Olympics, show us SPORTS not that bullshiat!


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