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(ESPN)   The warm Winter Olympics continue with more late night curling, skeleton all day and people flying on skis only to discover the snow is gone. This is your Friday live Olympics thread   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2014-02-13 11:58:22 PM  
Alright, Canada and the US both go to start the day in men's curling. USA could actually start making a run here with matches against Germany and Russia today.
 
2014-02-13 11:58:59 PM  
Olympic Insomniac #2342 checking in for duty
 
2014-02-14 12:02:20 AM  
Canada gets Norway Crazy Pants to start too
 
2014-02-14 12:02:38 AM  

styckx: Olympic Insomniac #2342 checking in for duty


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Red Mountains, checking in
 
2014-02-14 12:03:55 AM  
NBC stream of USA-GER not working yet
 
2014-02-14 12:04:16 AM  

desertgeek: NBC stream of USA-GER not working yet


CBC not up yet either
 
2014-02-14 12:04:57 AM  
Woot.. It actually just came on for me..
 
2014-02-14 12:05:07 AM  

styckx: desertgeek: NBC stream of USA-GER not working yet

CBC not up yet either


Then that probably means the world feed isn't working
 
2014-02-14 12:05:45 AM  
OMG, Norway's pants!
 
2014-02-14 12:07:13 AM  
Stuck on a conference call.  Might as well Fark to keep me awake.
 
2014-02-14 12:07:21 AM  

desertgeek: OMG, Norway's pants!


It takes a special kind of self-confidence...
 
2014-02-14 12:08:43 AM  

kevinatilusa: desertgeek: OMG, Norway's pants!

It takes a special kind of self-confidence...


Or years of exposure to fermented fish products has finally taken its toll
 
2014-02-14 12:08:51 AM  
I'll be a bit late coming in; I'm catching up on the 10K cross-country replay. Included skiers from Togo, Iran and Dominica.
 
2014-02-14 12:08:56 AM  
World feed commentator for USA-GER is the first one I've heard on any world feed without a British accent. I think he might be Canadian.
 
2014-02-14 12:12:19 AM  
This first end is shaping up to be a kill shot for kill shot end..
 
2014-02-14 12:13:23 AM  

styckx: This first end is shaping up to be a kill shot for kill shot end..


A German 1 pointer or nothing for this end
 
2014-02-14 12:13:42 AM  

styckx: This first end is shaping up to be a kill shot for kill shot end..


Fry is throwing guided missiles for Canada
 
2014-02-14 12:14:00 AM  

desertgeek: styckx: This first end is shaping up to be a kill shot for kill shot end..

A German 1 pointer or nothing for this end


Pretty much
 
2014-02-14 12:14:59 AM  
What the hell was that about.. They didn't even attempt to get a point
 
2014-02-14 12:15:08 AM  
Annnnd blanked.
 
2014-02-14 12:15:43 AM  

styckx: What the hell was that about.. They didn't even attempt to get a point


Germany wanted to keep the last shot advantage
 
2014-02-14 12:16:55 AM  

desertgeek: styckx: What the hell was that about.. They didn't even attempt to get a point

Germany wanted to keep the last shot advantage


Ahhh yes..  Sorta new to the curling strategies..
 
2014-02-14 12:17:27 AM  
Canada being super aggressive, going for the double takeout instead of the easy one
 
2014-02-14 12:18:21 AM  
I'm still embarassed by the fact the American team is all doughy looking.. Not doing much for our `Fat American' stereotype.
 
2014-02-14 12:18:29 AM  

Polish Hussar: Canada being super aggressive, going for the double takeout instead of the easy one


And they miss it.  Norway steals a point.
 
2014-02-14 12:19:09 AM  
Thanks to the curling discussion in the NBC prime time thread, I discovered that the local curling club here is opening a new facility with proper curling ice a week from Saturday. Unfortunately, I'm working that day and know I can't change that so I'll have to wait to check it out.
 
2014-02-14 12:20:28 AM  
Alright. I'm home from the bar, I have my Mighty Taco and I am ready for some US/GER action.
 
2014-02-14 12:26:14 AM  
I'll be on hand to catch everything a bit later on. Looking forward to the women's biathlon (as usual) as well as some more skeleton.
 
2014-02-14 12:26:29 AM  
USA skip with a good shot
 
2014-02-14 12:27:28 AM  
Has there been a lot of people not releasing before the redline to actually warrant the sophisticated tracking system in the stones?
 
2014-02-14 12:27:29 AM  
What channel is curling on?
 
2014-02-14 12:29:14 AM  
From what I'm seeing, skeleton doesn't start until 4:30 AM my time. Wraugh.
 
2014-02-14 12:30:21 AM  
Crap - I got rid of cable, and can't get curling on the iPad.
 
2014-02-14 12:31:09 AM  

CipollinaFan: What channel is curling on?


Channel Internet.
 
2014-02-14 12:31:39 AM  

styckx: Has there been a lot of people not releasing before the redline to actually warrant the sophisticated tracking system in the stones?


USA Women vs Russia- the Russian skip released late and the tracking system caught her on her last shot. USA had the hammer and scored 3 from it. Then they gave up 4 in the next 2 ends.

Germany scores 1 to lead after 2
 
2014-02-14 12:31:56 AM  
Ahh. A nice hit puts GER up 1-0
 
2014-02-14 12:32:53 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: CipollinaFan: What channel is curling on?

Channel Internet.


Fark NBC.
 
2014-02-14 12:32:54 AM  
I'm curious, who else in this thread has seen "Men with Brooms?"
 
2014-02-14 12:33:12 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Ahh. A nice hit puts GER up 1-0


But they messed it up and straightened the stone out too much to get 2
 
2014-02-14 12:34:29 AM  

desertgeek: cameroncrazy1984: Ahh. A nice hit puts GER up 1-0

But they messed it up and straightened the stone out too much to get 2


Yeah, I dunno WTF was going on with the sweeping on that stone, but it was good enough to at least get 1.
 
2014-02-14 12:34:49 AM  

desertgeek: styckx: Has there been a lot of people not releasing before the redline to actually warrant the sophisticated tracking system in the stones?

USA Women vs Russia- the Russian skip released late and the tracking system caught her on her last shot. USA had the hammer and scored 3 from it. Then they gave up 4 in the next 2 ends.

Germany scores 1 to lead after 2


Strange.. It seems so hard to not release it in time.. I guess they zone out so much or get caught up OCDing the release they just blank out the line.
 
2014-02-14 12:37:09 AM  
Is that Jim Gray doing the announcing? His voice is so soothing.
 
2014-02-14 12:37:15 AM  

styckx: desertgeek: styckx: Has there been a lot of people not releasing before the redline to actually warrant the sophisticated tracking system in the stones?

USA Women vs Russia- the Russian skip released late and the tracking system caught her on her last shot. USA had the hammer and scored 3 from it. Then they gave up 4 in the next 2 ends.

Germany scores 1 to lead after 2

Strange.. It seems so hard to not release it in time.. I guess they zone out so much or get caught up OCDing the release they just blank out the line.


In that particular case, I think she was second guessing the shot choice and started to turn it the wrong way. When she tried to correct it, she fouled.
 
2014-02-14 12:38:25 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Is that Jim Gray doing the announcing? His voice is so soothing.


No, Jim Gray is far more annoying. This guy is definitely very knowledgeable about the players, though. Talking a bit too much, though.
 
2014-02-14 12:39:11 AM  
NBC has announcers? CBC is completely announcer free for the USA / GER match
 
2014-02-14 12:40:25 AM  

styckx: NBC has announcers? CBC is completely announcer free for the USA / GER match


It's just the world feed guy

German third fail
 
2014-02-14 12:40:47 AM  

styckx: NBC has announcers? CBC is completely announcer free for the USA / GER match


Probably because they could only afford to send two curling announcers and they're busy with Canada/Norway right now
 
2014-02-14 12:41:33 AM  

desertgeek: styckx: Has there been a lot of people not releasing before the redline to actually warrant the sophisticated tracking system in the stones?

USA Women vs Russia- the Russian skip released late and the tracking system caught her on her last shot. USA had the hammer and scored 3 from it. Then they gave up 4 in the next 2 ends.

Germany scores 1 to lead after 2


For a moment I thought you were saying Schultz was on again right now against Sidorova, and I got all excited.

/Schultz is on at 2 AM west coast time
 
2014-02-14 12:42:01 AM  

desertgeek: cameroncrazy1984: Is that Jim Gray doing the announcing? His voice is so soothing.

No, Jim Gray is far more annoying. This guy is definitely very knowledgeable about the players, though. Talking a bit too much, though.


Man, he has that weird timbre that Gray has. According to Wikipedia he's either Andrew Catalon or Jason Knapp.
 
2014-02-14 12:44:20 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Andrew Catalon


He's working for NBC, calling the curling. I doubt he's calling this on the feed.
 
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