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(NBC Olympics)   It's the last spoiler thread of the 22nd Sochi Games. On slate for today we have a 50K Cross Country Ski, the four man Bobsled final, and of course, The Gold Medal Hockey Game. It comes down to this. Moose vs Bork (2:00 AM Start for events)   (nbcolympics.com) divider line 690
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2014-02-22 11:21:52 PM  
First up at 2 AM:  50 KM Cross Country Skiing.
 
2014-02-23 12:18:01 AM  
NBC will be live streaming the Closing Ceremony as well at 11am ET/8am PT/8pm Sochi time
 
2014-02-23 12:18:32 AM  
So the hockey doesn't start until 4 AM Pacific, 7 AM Eastern? For once, I might just go to bed at a normal time and get up early for the event.
 
2014-02-23 12:18:58 AM  

geom_00: First up at 2 AM:  50 KM Cross Country Skiing.


I'm watching the Women's 30k right now. I can't imagine walking that far, let alone skiing it.
 
2014-02-23 12:57:30 AM  
Sweden looking for revenge for Tom Green's "Lonely Swedish (The Bum Bum Song)".
 
2014-02-23 01:55:09 AM  
Can't wait to see them butcher/foul up the closing ceremonies

I really wish they didn't have to come to an end.
 
2014-02-23 01:55:55 AM  
50K mass start will begin...SOON!
 
2014-02-23 01:56:41 AM  

desertgeek: NBC will be live streaming the Closing Ceremony as well at 11am ET/8am PT/8pm Sochi time


Translation: 'we're getting clued in to the fact that people who know enough about the Internet to use the livestream likely also know how to jailbreak a region block, so we might as well just put the damn thing up so we don't lose our online viewers to Canada'.
 
2014-02-23 01:58:38 AM  
We are denied our possibly last image of the man with the gun that fires figure skaters at you.

That man has the best gun in the world. And we never learned his name.
 
2014-02-23 01:59:35 AM  

Gosling: desertgeek: NBC will be live streaming the Closing Ceremony as well at 11am ET/8am PT/8pm Sochi time

Translation: 'we're getting clued in to the fact that people who know enough about the Internet to use the livestream likely also know how to jailbreak a region block, so we might as well just put the damn thing up so we don't lose our online viewers to Canada'.


Well, they did the same thing for London so they're being consistent.

Now, just livestream the Opening Ceremony and we'd be set. But it won't be necessary for Rio with the small time difference.
 
2014-02-23 02:00:43 AM  
From the AP: Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country's Olympic committee said Sunday.
 
2014-02-23 02:01:43 AM  
Ah, so that's why we're missing bib #6. it belongs to Johannes Duerr of Austria... who flunked a drug test.
 
2014-02-23 02:02:14 AM  

Gosling: We are denied our possibly last image of the man with the gun that fires figure skaters at you.

That man has the best gun in the world. And we never learned his name.


4:30am ET- 4-man bobsled runs 3 and 4. We still have 1 more chance.
 
2014-02-23 02:04:20 AM  

desertgeek: But it won't be necessary for Rio with the small time difference


But...but...but....HOW WILL NBC butcher the Rio ceremonies?!?
 
2014-02-23 02:05:18 AM  
I hear the name Petter Northug and I always think of this quote from Vancouver 2010:

My name is Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset. I skied the second lap and I ****ed up today. I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter Northug and every day there is noise in there. So I think that is the reason I ****ed up. By the way Tiger Woods is a really good man.

Norwegian cross-country skier Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset, when asked about his silver-medal performance in the men's cross-country relay.
 
2014-02-23 02:06:22 AM  

desertgeek: NBC will be live streaming the Closing Ceremony as well at 11am ET/8am PT/8pm Sochi time


Aren't they the farking best?

I've stopped watching the Olympics, because of nbc.
 
2014-02-23 02:07:57 AM  
I'm going to be in and out of here today.  Penn State is having their dance marathon to benefit pediatric cancer research (NO JOKES PLEASE...I've heard them all)

So...I'm switching back and forth.
 
2014-02-23 02:08:40 AM  

foo monkey: I've stopped watching the Olympics, because of nbc.


I've watched NBC's primetime coverage a grand total of 3 times these Olympics: opening night, the opening ceremony and to see the Canada 3 bobsled crash on a bigger screen a few hours ago. That's it. Everything else I've watched was either on cable (mainly hockey) or online.
 
2014-02-23 02:09:02 AM  
Official site says we have one DNS, Torin Koos of the United States.
 
2014-02-23 02:11:15 AM  

Gosling: We are denied our possibly last image of the man with the gun that fires figure skaters at you.

That man has the best gun in the world. And we never learned his name.


I thought it was Ray Dee.
 
2014-02-23 02:20:22 AM  
The frontrunners are clearly trying to blow the field up. You don't keep up a sustained pace like that unless you're intending to drop people off the back.
 
2014-02-23 02:22:43 AM  
Not even 10K into the race:

REJOICE!!!  THE USA IS IN SECOND PLACE!!
 
2014-02-23 02:24:16 AM  
German guy was in the biathlon relay last night and in the 50k XC this morning. He's nuts.
 
2014-02-23 02:27:16 AM  

desertgeek: German guy was in the biathlon relay last night and in the 50k XC this morning. He's nuts.


Either that, or he is Wolverine in disguise.

NO ONE has THAT kind of healing power!
 
mjg
2014-02-23 02:27:21 AM  
 
2014-02-23 02:31:45 AM  

desertgeek: German guy was in the biathlon relay last night and in the 50k XC this morning. He's nuts.


just think marathoners run 3 maybe 4 marathons in a year. These guys will do that many 50km races in a few months. And they do other distances too.
 
2014-02-23 02:33:37 AM  
At least this race is still in doubt. The women's 30k was essentially over by the equivalent point that we're at now.
 
2014-02-23 02:34:41 AM  
i176.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-23 02:35:20 AM  
That was pretty cool showing his acceleration like that, flying up to over 45 mph
 
2014-02-23 02:35:29 AM  
nothing like doing 45 mph on cross country skis.
 
2014-02-23 02:35:59 AM  

geom_00: Either that, or he is Wolverine in disguise.


Wolverines?

www.bunksplace.com
 
2014-02-23 02:37:23 AM  
And of course Charter picks NOW to decide to time me out and make me log back in.
 
2014-02-23 02:39:49 AM  

mikaloyd: Wolverines


UMICH has a BOBSLED TEAM?!?!?
 
2014-02-23 02:44:24 AM  
Well, the stands damn well better be full for this event. I mean, like, last chance, folks. Ain't no events out this way after this one, at least, not any with this kind of capacity. The bobsled track isn't great on grandstands. When this wraps up, we pack up the tents and start off for South Korea, so if you're going to watch any more events, it's now or never. Get your ass out here.
 
2014-02-23 02:47:46 AM  
Martti Jylhae of Finland is a DNF.
 
2014-02-23 02:49:45 AM  

geom_00: mikaloyd: Wolverines

UMICH has a BOBSLED TEAM?!?!?


It looks like it, but I think thats just the way they designed helmets then. UM's helmets are basically an homage to old style helmets.
 
2014-02-23 02:54:48 AM  
NOTE: THE TWO TOURISTS ABOARD THIS SLED HAD WON A "LUCKY" DRAWING TO RIDE!

Tourist bobsled at Lake Placid crashes

www.bunksplace.com
 
2014-02-23 02:56:18 AM  
Things starting to pick up now at halfway
 
2014-02-23 03:00:38 AM  

desertgeek: Things starting to pick up now at halfway


Pick up? Please note, winning times in previous recent Olympics hover around 2:05, 2:06. We crossed 25K in 53:15. The pace is blazing as it is.
 
2014-02-23 03:02:11 AM  
4 hours til puck drop!
 
2014-02-23 03:02:51 AM  

Gosling: desertgeek: Things starting to pick up now at halfway

Pick up? Please note, winning times in previous recent Olympics hover around 2:05, 2:06. We crossed 25K in 53:15. The pace is blazing as it is.


I meant in people trying to make moves to the front. I'm frankly shocked that there's still 30-35 people in the front pack.
 
2014-02-23 03:05:06 AM  
Russian on a breakaway into the pit stop!
 
2014-02-23 03:07:09 AM  
And then everyone pits to blow things up
 
2014-02-23 03:07:15 AM  
Geezus I wasn't planning on dealing with pit strategy for another 10 hours until the Daytona 500 starts
 
2014-02-23 03:09:30 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Geezus I wasn't planning on dealing with pit strategy for another 10 hours until the Daytona 500 starts


As they said on the world feed, the Italian who pitted early looks like a genius now
 
2014-02-23 03:09:34 AM  

Canadian Lurker: 4 hours til puck drop!


Hockey is over until the next Thursday when the Habs will be beaten like a rented mule
 
2014-02-23 03:10:15 AM  
I like this cross country event. They remind me of human race cars.
 
2014-02-23 03:11:01 AM  

Canadian Lurker: I like this cross country event. They remind me of human race cars.


Can we make some of them cross the finish line upside down?
 
2014-02-23 03:12:46 AM  
Can't hang on any longer. Gotta get to bed.

But... that ski change doesn't look to be working out so far.
 
2014-02-23 03:13:04 AM  
I wasn't expecting to see an American skiing so well, but Hoffman's been making some moves to get back towards the front. Was 29th after pitting and 13th at the 32.5k mark
 
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