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(NBC Olympics)   It's officially day -1 of the Covid Olympics. It starts with USA v Canada in softball at 8pm ET. Men's soccer begins in the wee hours of the morning with a rematch of the Rio 2016 gold medal game between Brazil and Germany at 7:30am ET Thursday   (nbcolympics.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
they are going to cancel the whole thing. no one in the stands. a ton of athletes testing positive. they'll call the whole thing off.
 
5 days ago  
SWEET LEAF COUGHING INTRO real long time
Youtube GOMaCCPVCAY
 
5 days ago  
I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

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5 days ago  

chucknasty: they are going to cancel the whole thing. no one in the stands. a ton of athletes testing positive. they'll call the whole thing off.


Not when there's money to be made by NBC.

/though I agree they shouldn't have done it in the first place
 
5 days ago  

themindiswatching: Not when there's money to be made by NBC.


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5 days ago  

chucknasty: they are going to cancel the whole thing. no one in the stands. a ton of athletes testing positive. they'll call the whole thing off.


NBC pays the IOC around a billion dollars per Games, by my estimation; and that's more than any other network. If they actually cancel the Games, the Olympics are more farked than if they had just waited one more year. They're not going to cancel it.
 
5 days ago  
What's going on tonight (all times ET):

Softball (all games on NBCSN)
8pm - USA (1-0) v Canada (1-0)
11pm - Mexico (0-1) v Japan (1-0)
2am - Italy (0-1) v Australia (0-1)

Fun fact: There is no Semifinals for the softball tournament. After the prelims, the top 2 teams will play for gold with teams 3-4 playing for bronze.

Men's Soccer (Note: no network listed = streaming only, with cable/satellite authentication)
3:30am - Egypt v Spain (Olympic Channel)
4am - Mexico v France (USA)
4am - New Zealand v South Korea (NBCSN)
4:30am - Ivory Coast v Saudi Arabia
6:30am - Argentina v Australia (Olympic Channel)
7am - Honduras v Romania
7am - Japan v South Africa (NBCSN)
7:30am - Brazil v Germany (USA)
 
5 days ago  

solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]


Mary Lou Reston won gold in 84, so uhhhhhhhh, ok
 
5 days ago  

themindiswatching: chucknasty: they are going to cancel the whole thing. no one in the stands. a ton of athletes testing positive. they'll call the whole thing off.

Not when there's money to be made by NBC.

/though I agree they shouldn't have done it in the first place


It's not just the US, money everywhere IOC will let the world burn for those sweet sweet tv rights.
 
5 days ago  

indybill23: solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]

Mary Lou Reston won gold in 84, so uhhhhhhhh, ok


Well... so I was 18 in 84, soooo
 
5 days ago  

solokumba: indybill23: solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]

Mary Lou Reston won gold in 84, so uhhhhhhhh, ok

Well... so I was 18 in 84, soooo


Ok, but Retton was 11 in the 70's.
 
5 days ago  

indybill23: solokumba: indybill23: solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]

Mary Lou Reston won gold in 84, so uhhhhhhhh, ok

Well... so I was 18 in 84, soooo

Ok, but Retton was 11 in the 70's.


So was I, Mr. Math.
 
5 days ago  
USA-CAN softball underway and the States leaves the bases loaded without scoring
 
5 days ago  
Well this thread was a disturbing ride getting to the start of the game.
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: Well this thread was a disturbing ride getting to the start of the game.


*welcome to Fark gif*
 
4 days ago  
And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA
 
4 days ago  

desertgeek: And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA


Trying to avoid the run rule and get some innings in?
 
4 days ago  

indybill23: desertgeek: And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA

Trying to avoid the run rule and get some innings in?


They got innings yesterday, winning 2-0 and both runs came fairly late
 
4 days ago  

indybill23: desertgeek: And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA

Trying to avoid the run rule and get some innings in?


I like all the rule changes to make the game go faster.
MLB needs to adopt this. There is no reason a baseball game should last 3 hours.
 
4 days ago  

solokumba: indybill23: desertgeek: And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA

Trying to avoid the run rule and get some innings in?

I like all the rule changes to make the game go faster.
MLB needs to adopt this. There is no reason a baseball game should last 3 hours.


But MLB does have some of these rules. They're just not enforced.

/pitchers are supposed to take only 20 seconds
//batters are supposed to have 1 foot in the box at all times
///but no mercy rules, please
 
4 days ago  

solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]


Dude, she was 16. Were you as well?
 
4 days ago  

Unbridled Apathy: solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]

Dude, she was 16. Were you as well?


I see you were 18. I'll allow it in some states.
 
4 days ago  

desertgeek: solokumba: indybill23: desertgeek: And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA

Trying to avoid the run rule and get some innings in?

I like all the rule changes to make the game go faster.
MLB needs to adopt this. There is no reason a baseball game should last 3 hours.

But MLB does have some of these rules. They're just not enforced.

/pitchers are supposed to take only 20 seconds
//batters are supposed to have 1 foot in the box at all times
///but no mercy rules, please


I know it's hard to enforce because there are no penalties.
If you are on offense and break the 1 foot rule then take minutes away for time outs or add an extra strike.
If you are on defense then add more balls or let a base holder advance.

Baseball can be great, but most of the time it's boring.
 
4 days ago  

desertgeek: indybill23: desertgeek: And that's now 5 left on base thru 2 innings for USA

Trying to avoid the run rule and get some innings in?

They got innings yesterday, winning 2-0 and both runs came fairly late


It's as if they know if they blow everyone out, they'll kick them out of the Olympics again.
 
4 days ago  

Unbridled Apathy: Unbridled Apathy: solokumba: I like softball played by females.
I like volleyball played by females.
I like female gymnastics.
I like female high dive.
I like female swimming.
I like all sports played by females as long as the uniform is very tight.

The winter Olympics sucks for female sportsball.
Except for ice skating and the downhill if they are wearing really tight suits.

/don't care who wins
//yanked it to Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill in the 70's

[Fark user image image 278x441]

Dude, she was 16. Were you as well?

I see you were 18. I'll allow it in some states.


Yes. Totally. I had sex with her. I'm a pedo. I also had sex with Judy Garland when I was 13. I also had sex with Morgan Fairchild and Farrah Fawcett. They should be ashamed of themselves too don't you think? Mr. Aonanist.
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: Well this thread was a disturbing ride getting to the start of the game.


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4 days ago  
Why isn't there fat beer drinking men's softball in the the Olympics?
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4 days ago  
Last inning if anyone made it this far.
 
4 days ago  
USA tells Canada to suck it, wins 1-0
 
4 days ago  
USA hold on because of that play at the plate. They are somewhat barely getting by right now on pitching, wonder if that will run out at some point or if they'll get hitting again with players on base
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: Last inning if anyone made it this far.


All it took was 1 run.
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: USA hold on because of that play at the plate. They are somewhat barely getting by right now on pitching, wonder if that will run out at some point or if they'll get hitting again with players on base


If one wanted to bet on who wins gold, which is possible in some places; Japan is looking good for that bet right now.
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: USA hold on because of that play at the plate. They are somewhat barely getting by right now on pitching, wonder if that will run out at some point or if they'll get hitting again with players on base


Have they moved the fences back? I remember a few years ago there were a bunch of women hitters that were putting it out of the park on a regular basis.
 
4 days ago  

solokumba: TheManofPA: USA hold on because of that play at the plate. They are somewhat barely getting by right now on pitching, wonder if that will run out at some point or if they'll get hitting again with players on base

Have they moved the fences back? I remember a few years ago there were a bunch of women hitters that were putting it out of the park on a regular basis.


They did mention this field was larger but honestly, I didn't see any hits by team USA that would have been a decent/potential HR anyhow.
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: solokumba: TheManofPA: USA hold on because of that play at the plate. They are somewhat barely getting by right now on pitching, wonder if that will run out at some point or if they'll get hitting again with players on base

Have they moved the fences back? I remember a few years ago there were a bunch of women hitters that were putting it out of the park on a regular basis.

They did mention this field was larger but honestly, I didn't see any hits by team USA that would have been a decent/potential HR anyhow.


So Wikipedia is unusually reliable when it comes to info about things like HRs and it says there were 4 homers in yesterday's games: 3 by Japan and 1 by Canada

Speaking of the hosts, they face Mexico right now
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  
Home run for Japan
 
4 days ago  

desertgeek: The director for the Opening Ceremony has been sacked after old jokes he made about the Holocaust resurfaced.


What?

Hey I'm trying to watch a Chinks vs. Spicks game right now.

... I'm joking...

Japan just hit one out of the park. Japan came to play.
 
4 days ago  
Home run #2. Tied up.
 
4 days ago  
Mexico trying for a last inning rally. Runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs, down by 1
 
4 days ago  
Mexico ties it!
 
4 days ago  
Japan avoids giving up more than the tying run. Going to the bottom of the 7th and last inning tied at 2
 
4 days ago  
Bonus softball between Mexico and Japan
 
4 days ago  
I have been told that if women's softball ends in a tie the two teams will select 5 members that compete in a seedy hotel orgy.

Bases loaded.
 
4 days ago  

solokumba: I have been told that if women's softball ends in a tie the two teams will select 5 members that compete in a seedy hotel orgy.

Bases loaded.


That got banned due to Covid restrictions

Mexico leaves them loaded. Japan coming up.
 
4 days ago  
Japan walks it off
 
4 days ago  
At 3pm ET today, Brazil v Germany will be reaired on NBCSN. Andres Cantor did the match in English and he got to use his signature call quite a bit in the early going for one specific player.
 
4 days ago  
No thread for the rowing heats
 
4 days ago  

TheManofPA: No thread for the rowing heats


Because NBCSN just did what I expected them to do eventually: go away from it to talk about something else.

/it's also the only sport on today
//there is a thread set for the live Opening Ceremony at 7am ET
 
3 days ago  

desertgeek: TheManofPA: No thread for the rowing heats

Because NBCSN just did what I expected them to do eventually: go away from it to talk about something else.

/it's also the only sport on today
//there is a thread set for the live Opening Ceremony at 7am ET


I'm still holding down the fort. I watched all of Rio Rii's run.

If you have a cable sub, use the NBC Sports App (if streaming device or on computer). You can watch the NBC various feeds (i.e. what is on tv) but the main thing is you can watch almost all the events with just the event commentary. Right now, just rowing but in the app if you click on the rowing option (instead of NBC/Ollympic) you can just watch that with no interruptions. New race every 10 minutes til midnight.

If you knew that, sorry for wasting time, just figured I'd keep giving people heads up in the early days since I loved this option in 2016. If you don't have cable, use the website, gives 30 minutes free; but if you exit and delete all cookies, it'll work again
 
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