Kind of combines the anticipation of waiting for a (injury-free) bobsled crash with the WTF audacity of figure skating attire, doesn’t it? And, as far as the relative appeal of the Winter Olympics goes, that can’t be a bad thing.
You know, they’re considering adding events to the 2014 games, and — while it may never know the warm regards we all have for something as cultivated as curling — there’s no reason to rule train sledding out as a dark horse candidate to become yet another Winter Olympic spectacle.
Actually…it’s Eric Staal bobblehead night at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC tonight as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Ottawa Senators. To me however, this looks a bit more like Spencer “King of all things Douche” Pratt(although I’m told looks more like Staal in person). Staal is of course deserving of a bobblehead in his honor as he is the Canes’ captain, led them to a Stanley Cup championship, and just won a gold medal playing for his home country of Canada. Pratt, not so much.
There are other reasons to head out to the RBC tonight if you’re in Raleigh and looking for something to do. For one, you can check these out. The Hurricanes just happen to have players who played for Finland(bronze), USA(silver), and Canada(gold) in the quite popular Olympic hockey tournament. Those medals will be on display and you can even have your picture taken with them.
Secondly, the Hurricanes team taking the ice tonight will be just a bit different than the one from a couple days ago. The Canes were quite busy before yesterday’s NHL trade deadline and in the process positioned itself for a strong future push. Below, is breakdown of the action.
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…
One of the great debates now in hockey circles is, “who would you rather have?” Sid the Kid or Ovie?
While their offensive skills are pretty much dead even, Ovechkin brings a physical game to the table…which can completely shift the momentum of game in a way that finesse cannot. Observe the Zapruder-like video below from the Russia-Czech game today, where Ovie levels Jaromir Jagr and center ice and starts a break resulting in a back-breaking goal.
Can’t you tell? Seriously, though. After all the crazy ass shit that allegedly went on according to Boys Will Be Boys, the Super Bowls and, of course, the new stadium and jumbotron worth more than the GDP of several 3rd World countries, who’d of thunk Jerry Jones would be this enthralled by something as emasculating as the Men’s Figure Skating Final?
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.
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!!!)
'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.
HEY. NBC. THIS IS AMERICA. WE GET ENOUGH STUPID HOCKEY ALREADY. NOBODY CARES. ITS 8-0. PREEMPT THIS DODO.
*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?