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5 Curious Questions About the Winter Olympics

March 1, 2010


The 2010 Winter Olympics may finally be over, but confusion remains rampant. Well, I’m still a bit confused, at least, but then I’ve never paid as close attention to the Winter Games as I did this year.

Still, if you make the jump with us, we’re confident you’ll agree that there’s at least a handful of head scratching-worthy, unanswered questions…

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Logo


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“Raising” Curling Awareness

February 21, 2010


Madeleine Dupon of the Danish curling team The most loyal of Frumpsters will have surely noticed by now that the Frumpzilla staff is quite taken by curling.  We’ve covered how it compares to tailgating activities; how it accounts for two of five reasons why you should be watching the Winter Olympics; and, most recently, the Danish curling team complaining about crowd noise.

I mean, curling is just so hot right now, and things keeping popping up all the time.  In fact, some pics of Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont (after the jump) may have just ensured that things won’t be settling down for quite some time…


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Danish Curlers complain that crowd noise is “unfair”

February 20, 2010


Its no wonder their country is named after the doughnut’s inferior breakfast cousin.  What a bunch of panty-wastes…

Madeleine Dupont (center)

I am pretty sure you should be automatically dismissed from the Olympics if you complain about crowd noise as the determining factor in your failure. Lame sauce.  Sack up.

Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont said she was unable to control the weight of a key shot near the end of Friday’s game against Canada because of the noise.

Ive always had the same bone to pick with tennis players and golfers.  The hardest thing to do in sports is to hit major league pitching, and those guys do it in front of 30k+ screaming, hostile fans.

An official with the venue told Reuters that beer sales there were expected to be second only to ice hockey.

Yup.  If they sold mint schnapps they would probably make enough to cover their national health care.  Dudes crush the schnapps while curling.  Ask somebody.

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5 Reasons You Should be Watching the Winter Olympics

February 18, 2010


I’ve heard a lot of talk and I’ve seen a lot of chatter(ahem, twitter) about the winter Olympics being too boring.  I’ve heard they’re not as fun as the summer, so therefore not worthy of being watched.  I have actually found the opposite to be true.  I’ve found myself watching these winter Olympics just as much, if not more than the summer games.  True, the summer Olympics being in China and that crazy time zone really hurt my viewership(I really hate watching tape delayed sports).  Also true, with the winter games being in Vancouver and the western time zone I can watch more with events being spread out over NBC, USA, and CNBC.  But that’s not all of it.

I find these games to be quite fun to watch.  Every time I turn it on, I find an appealing story to go along with the athletes competing.  I feel the athletes more or less represent the amateur spirit of what an olympic competitor should be.  Sure hockey has it’s fair share of NHL athletes just as basketball had in the NBA, difference is the NBA sucks and the NHL does not, so there.  I wasn’t looking forward to these games, but now that they’re here, I’m hooked.

However, if you’re not hooked, keep reading as I give you 5 reasons you should be.


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Curling rocks my face and is easily the best Winter Olympic event

February 16, 2010

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Jennifer Jones curls with the best of em

get it slut!

Any Olympic sport that you can do in a bar or on a cruise ship (in miniature and altered versions), while heavily intoxicated, trumps all others.  It speaks to the common man, the tailgater.  Curling is like the cornhole of the Olympics.  (OMG can you imagine cornhole in the Summer Olympics!!  GIGGITY!!!)

Cochese doing work in the cornhole pit

'Chese doin what he do

I am so seriously pissed sitting here right now watching the Canadians pound Norway in stupid hockey.  The description on my guide clearly says hockey AND curling.


*UPDATE* now NBC is showing women’s hockey….China v Finland.  Liberal-commie bastards (NBC not the Chinese or Norwegians).  WILL THE MADNESS EVER END, JEFF ZUCKER?

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