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(Sochi 2014)   You're on a slalom course that KO'ed well over half the athletes 3 weeks ago. The able-bodied athletes. And Slushy McFlatbottom's been getting ornerier ever since. Earning a medal takes on a whole new meaning at Day 5 of the Paralympics   (sochi2014.com) divider line 36
    More: Spiffy, Paralympics, athlete of the year, Group B, biathlon  
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2014-03-12 05:20:54 AM  
It's snowing like crazy, so on the one hand, more snow, that's good. During the slalom turning the course into a mess, that's bad.
 
2014-03-12 06:45:13 AM  
Well, it's not like they have to worry about walking away crippled.
 
2014-03-12 10:11:27 AM  

NormallyTechnos: Well, it's not like they have to worry about walking away crippled.


TIMMY?
 
2014-03-12 04:18:01 PM  
Men's cross-country sprint, standing, start list:

Bib #1: Russia
Bib #2: Russia
Bib #3: Russia
Bib #4: Russia
Bib #5: Russia
Bib #6: Russia
 
2014-03-12 05:16:40 PM  

Gosling: Men's cross-country sprint, standing, start list:

Bib #1: Russia
Bib #2: Russia
Bib #3: Russia
Bib #4: Russia
Bib #5: Russia
Bib #6: Russia


DAMNIT, PUTIN!
 
2014-03-12 06:08:06 PM  
In curling, the USA beat China 10-2 and then Sweden 8-3. They only have the Brits left to face.

Standings:
Russia 7-1 (qualified for Semis)
Canada 6-1 (qualified for Semis)
Great Britain 4-3
Slovakia 4-3
USA 4-4
China 4-4

Remaining relevant matches:
1:30am ET: Britain-USA, Slovakia-Canada

7:30am ET: Britain-China, Slovakia-Russia, Canada-Finland (1-6)

USA gets into Semis with a win + SVK losses to CAN and RUS. If that happens, winner of GBR-CHN takes the last Semifinal spot

I see 3 ways for the USA to get into a tiebreaker match:
USA win+ GBR win v CHN+ SVK wins 1 match gets a 3 way tie at 5-4 (China out)
USA, CHN and SVK all losing out would be a 3 way tie at 4-5 (Britain in semis)
USA win + GBR win v CHN + SVK winning out would be a simple tiebreak between USA and GBR at 5-4. (SVK in, China out)


It's a clusterfark!
 
2014-03-13 01:31:06 AM  
Just like old times, it's early-bird curling time.
 
2014-03-13 01:33:52 AM  
The OBS intro video included curling this time. Chiefly because a bunch of other events aren't contested in the Paralympics and they didn't really have a choice as far as the graphics go, but hey.
 
2014-03-13 01:42:12 AM  

Gosling: The OBS intro video included curling this time. Chiefly because a bunch of other events aren't contested in the Paralympics and they didn't really have a choice as far as the graphics go, but hey.


I've seen it a couple of times now. The shotgun's now shooting disabled athletes out, which comes out weird when you type it.

BTW; in the Olympics, I never saw luge in the intro video either.
 
2014-03-13 01:43:09 AM  
Oh, every time I've watched curling online; the same guy has been commenting and he's used the same biographical facts about the USA team about 6 times now.
 
2014-03-13 01:44:06 AM  
Factoid about one of the American curlers from Green Bay:

"The Green Bay Curling Club sits near Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL football."

First off, this is true, it's like two blocks from Lambeau, and second... "the Green Bay Packers of the NFL football"?
 
2014-03-13 01:45:56 AM  

Gosling: Factoid about one of the American curlers from Green Bay:

"The Green Bay Curling Club sits near Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL football."

First off, this is true, it's like two blocks from Lambeau, and second... "the Green Bay Packers of the NFL football"?


That's what prompted my previous post. He's said it every farking match I've seen!
 
2014-03-13 01:48:12 AM  
You would think he'd at least get "the NFL" right by now.
 
2014-03-13 01:50:22 AM  
Barely a 2 pointer for the USA
 
2014-03-13 01:51:36 AM  
Checked the Sochi 2014 website, in the other relevant match right now; Canada scores 3 on Slovakia in the 1st
 
2014-03-13 01:56:38 AM  
Commentatatatator man used "the other day" to refer to Sweden timing out against Canada.

I have always understood "the other day" to be equivalent to "two days ago".

Sweden and Canada played four days ago.
 
2014-03-13 02:01:04 AM  
Just to verify what I said upthread about what was missing from the OBS intro video, I did a search and found this. No luge or curling in there.

And as they said in that discussion, it's far better than what they had for Vancouver. I've seen it and it was a total snooze fest.
 
2014-03-13 02:12:30 AM  
Canada scored 4 in the 2nd and it's CAN 7-0 SVK after 2. Just keep getting points USA and guarantee yourself at least 1 more match.
 
2014-03-13 02:23:23 AM  

desertgeek: Just to verify what I said upthread about what was missing from the OBS intro video, I did a search and found this. No luge or curling in there.

And as they said in that discussion, it's far better than what they had for Vancouver. I've seen it and it was a total snooze fest.


Someone has actually made a Youtube channel of intro sequences.
 
2014-03-13 02:24:15 AM  
9-0 Canada after 3. That's going to be called after the minimum.
 
2014-03-13 02:31:05 AM  

Gosling: 9-0 Canada after 3. That's going to be called after the minimum.


Considering SVK has to face the top 2 teams in the tournament today to finish up, I expect them to lose out.

The Brits have been so inconsistent recently that they could just as easily lose out as win out.
 
2014-03-13 02:35:46 AM  
12-0. Stop, Canada. They're already dead.
 
2014-03-13 02:38:07 AM  

Gosling: 12-0. Stop, Canada. They're already dead.


SOMEBODY STOP THE DAMN MATCH!
 
2014-03-13 02:42:19 AM  
Commentator error: a USA loss wouldn't put them out but they'd need help to get into a tiebreak.
 
2014-03-13 02:54:52 AM  
14-0 Canada, a score that might be put up by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL football.
 
2014-03-13 02:57:28 AM  

Gosling: 14-0 Canada, a score that might be put up by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL football.


Annnnd you owe me a new keyboard.

The British skip is pitiful
 
2014-03-13 03:04:34 AM  
Why has Slovakia not conceded yet? Do they enjoy pain?
 
2014-03-13 03:05:47 AM  

Gosling: Why has Slovakia not conceded yet? Do they enjoy pain?


I don't think they can concede until 6 ends are done.
 
2014-03-13 03:07:31 AM  
Oh, if I'm reading things correctly; SVK has had the hammer all match. So Canada has scored 14 without the last stone.
 
2014-03-13 03:08:09 AM  

desertgeek: Gosling: Why has Slovakia not conceded yet? Do they enjoy pain?

I don't think they can concede until 6 ends are done.


It's over half the match done. The match is 8 ends. Why would they make them go more than 5?
 
2014-03-13 03:10:00 AM  
Peek over at the sheet, Slovakia's actually sitting one right now. They might make a score point!
 
2014-03-13 03:10:22 AM  

Gosling: desertgeek: Gosling: Why has Slovakia not conceded yet? Do they enjoy pain?

I don't think they can concede until 6 ends are done.

It's over half the match done. The match is 8 ends. Why would they make them go more than 5?


Then maybe SVK doesn't know they can concede or they want to work some things out before their final match vs Russia in the afternoon. They're pretty much going to be playing for their tournament this afternoon.
 
2014-03-13 03:12:49 AM  
Nope. 16-0 Canada and Slovakia has had enough.
 
2014-03-13 03:19:05 AM  
USA 6-2 now and I can't see GBR getting 4 points in their current form.
 
2014-03-13 03:33:24 AM  
OK, maybe I can see them getting 4 points. My god, things have gone sideways
 
2014-03-13 03:37:56 AM  
Fark! 5 for the Brits
 
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