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Am I not alone?

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Midlife, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. JD08

    JD08 Member

    If I see curling on a tv at a restaurant, I can't stop watching and I don't know why. But other than that, politicization has taken the fun out of most sports now.
  2. JeffTepper

    JeffTepper Well-Known Member

    Politics has always been a part of broadcast Olympic coverage. Back when there was a USSR, the medal count was covered every evening during the 6 0'clock news as if it were a validation of capitalism over communism. Winning at any cost led to the doping scandals and the gender verification of the "husky" Russian women. At the end of the day, it's all about money (host city bidding wars, bribes, and subsidies for the Olympic organizations, sponsors, merchandise, licensing, etc.) Follow the money if you care about any of this.
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    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?


    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    You guys are just a bunch of OLD FARTS

    Lighten up

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Especially Randy .....old I mean
  6. Gigantopithecus

    Gigantopithecus Well-Known Member

    Last time I watched the Olympics, I was a teenager. Women's gymnastics...on mute....for research purposes.

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  7. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    I remember as a child watching Peggy Fleming skate around in her short skirt with one leg high in the air and asking my parents, "Is she wearing any underwear?"
  8. FordDude

    FordDude Well-Known Dude Staff Member Moderator

    Sports are to be viewed live. Korea is like 12 hours away from the pacific time zone. Not really into winter sports, expect for hockey.

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  9. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    No, you don’t wear underwear because it will show.
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  10. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    Finally a reason to watch. :)
  11. GypsyR

    GypsyR just some guy

    I've never really watched. I used to be on a gymnastics team and still don't watch. Never have. I loved playing on the high school soccer team but have never watched more than a couple of minutes of any soccer game ever on TV. I raced flat track a bit but only ever went to one race just to watch. I'm just not a good non-participant spectator I guess.
  12. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    About the only event I watch is Short Track. Sometimes Skeleton. Those two can get pretty exciting.
  13. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Ive always loved the Olympics, summer and winter. I have the politization (i.e. Lindsey Vonn spouting she doesn't represent the president etc etc). Even the US team medal total has dropped WAY off from the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics. Ive found that Millenials are not interested in watching the Olympics at all. Im betting because they ALL got TROPHIES as kids. Competition triggers them into their safe spaces.
  14. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    The curling helps me sleep
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  15. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I remember when the games were held in honor of Zeus, king of the gods. My favorite event was when Oenomaus, the king of Pisa, Greece, decreed that any young man who wanted to marry his daughter was required to drive away with her in his chariot, and Oenomaus would follow in another chariot, and spear the suitor if he caught up with them. Good times.
  16. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    When we were in Greece a few years ago, we traveled north of Athens to the site of the first olympic games. That was pretty cool!
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  17. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I've never actually been to Greece, but then again I don't get around much.
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  18. JD08

    JD08 Member

    I've been to Athens, Georgia. Is it near there?
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  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Just across the crick.
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