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Old February 12 2014, 01:29 AM   #31
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Re: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

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Shaun Fucking White loses the halfpipe, who would've thought?...

Before the event I was rooting hard against him, but then I was kind of sad. I thought his final run had way more style than the winner's.
I kind of saw this coming. He doesn't seem like the same guy since that crash that put him in the hospital. Not as aggressive as he used to be. He is more interested in his business.
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Old February 12 2014, 01:38 AM   #32
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The Olympic spirit?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/winter-...are-appearance
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Old February 12 2014, 01:45 AM   #33
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In a sea of nothing but negativity for these olympics, this was a breath of fresh air. Thank you.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:49 AM   #34
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Shaun Fucking White loses the halfpipe, who would've thought?...

Before the event I was rooting hard against him, but then I was kind of sad. I thought his final run had way more style than the winner's.
I kind of saw this coming. He doesn't seem like the same guy since that crash that put him in the hospital. Not as aggressive as he used to be. He is more interested in his business.
He's an arrogant prick. It sucks USA doesn't win, but it doesn't suck that White lost.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:57 AM   #35
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Shaun Fucking White loses the halfpipe, who would've thought?...

Before the event I was rooting hard against him, but then I was kind of sad. I thought his final run had way more style than the winner's.
I kind of saw this coming. He doesn't seem like the same guy since that crash that put him in the hospital. Not as aggressive as he used to be. He is more interested in his business.
He's an arrogant prick. It sucks USA doesn't win, but it doesn't suck that White lost.
He's not my favorite person in the world either, but I still feel for the guy.
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Old February 12 2014, 03:16 AM   #36
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I kind of saw this coming. He doesn't seem like the same guy since that crash that put him in the hospital. Not as aggressive as he used to be. He is more interested in his business.
He's an arrogant prick. It sucks USA doesn't win, but it doesn't suck that White lost.
He's not my favorite person in the world either, but I still feel for the guy.
I feel bad, but don't blame your shitty performance on the snow.
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Old February 12 2014, 04:42 AM   #37
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I wonder if White will retire after this Olympics? Probably a good idea...
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Old February 12 2014, 03:28 PM   #38
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I saw White after his run last night and on the Today show this morning. Not a single word congratulating the winners. It was all me me me. I understand better why people don't like him.
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Old February 12 2014, 08:06 PM   #39
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Anybody seen figure skating? So sad for the third pair. Nice run from the russians.
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Old February 12 2014, 08:10 PM   #40
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I saw White after his run last night and on the Today show this morning. Not a single word congratulating the winners. It was all me me me. I understand better why people don't like him.
He did appear cheerful and congratulatory after seeing his score though, so there's that. How sincere that was, I don't know.

Anyway, I'm annoyed by the weird skater/surfer vibe of some of the snowboarder at the Olympics, especially the American who won the slopestyle. There's millions of dollars on the line, and possibly lasting fame if you play your cards right - you don't care whether or not you win? Then get the fuck home to play in the snow if that's what you want.

White is probably not the nicest person around, and he's apparently been somewhat of an outcast in the pro snowboarder scene his entire life, but at least he's not a hypocrite. He wants to win, he says he wants to win, and he usually does win. Snowboarders should just accept that their precious "fun sport" is becoming just as commercialised as everything else. There may be only one White now (although the Swiss winner of the halfpipe event seems to share his mentality anyway), but there's going to be twenty at the next Olympics.
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Old February 15 2014, 04:30 PM   #41
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I saw White after his run last night and on the Today show this morning. Not a single word congratulating the winners. It was all me me me. I understand better why people don't like him.
He did appear cheerful and congratulatory after seeing his score though, so there's that. How sincere that was, I don't know.

Anyway, I'm annoyed by the weird skater/surfer vibe of some of the snowboarder at the Olympics, especially the American who won the slopestyle. There's millions of dollars on the line, and possibly lasting fame if you play your cards right - you don't care whether or not you win? Then get the fuck home to play in the snow if that's what you want.

White is probably not the nicest person around, and he's apparently been somewhat of an outcast in the pro snowboarder scene his entire life, but at least he's not a hypocrite. He wants to win, he says he wants to win, and he usually does win. Snowboarders should just accept that their precious "fun sport" is becoming just as commercialised as everything else. There may be only one White now (although the Swiss winner of the halfpipe event seems to share his mentality anyway), but there's going to be twenty at the next Olympics.
Huh? At what point did you get the notion that they didn't care about winning. They might have been relaxed in between runs but once they dropped onto the hill did you ever get the vibe that they weren't trying to win or were not excited when they did eventually win? That whole post has a lot of "get off my Olympic lawn" to it. Lighten up. Just because they have a familiar camaraderie with the other nations doesn't mean the snowboarders aren't competitive.

Anyway, I got up this morning to watch the United States/Russia semifinals. Pretty intense game. I was ready to trade my coffee for bourbon during the extra shootouts.
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Old February 17 2014, 11:16 PM   #42
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Other than hockey, I've checked out of this Olympics.

Unlike four years ago, there is no stories out there with regards to Canadian olympians. There is no Jon Montgomery walking back with a pitcher of beer. There is Joannie Rochette skating her heart out just after her mother just died.

I blame two things:

1) Bland media coverage here in Canada. Not only has the CBC, who has the rights this year, trotted out broadcasters who make it boring to watch (Jim Hughson/Craig Simpson/Glenn Healy will put you to sleep during a men's hockey game), any commercials leading up to the games were moreso confusing than to illicit any national pride.

2) Political games. This Olympics has been marred by what the International community thinks of Russia's anti-gay laws. Here in Toronto, the big debate has been about whether a gay pride flag should be flown over city hall as a show of solidarity. I am a firm believer that the Olympics should be about the competition, but this has overshadowed by both sides. On the reverse side of it, photos out of Russia have made it look like the communist Russia of old is back and that has only stoked the fire of opponents.

At this point, I can't wait for them to be over.
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Old February 18 2014, 07:03 AM   #43
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It's like watching the Olympics on take place on the death star, just a bad vibe over everything.
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Old February 20 2014, 08:32 AM   #44
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I saw White after his run last night and on the Today show this morning. Not a single word congratulating the winners. It was all me me me. I understand better why people don't like him.
Yeah, he's just a jackass. He's more concerned about making money on video games than competing. By contrast, Tony Hawk always seems humble and thankful. He comes off as a much better person.
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Old February 20 2014, 08:34 AM   #45
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Anybody seen figure skating? So sad for the third pair. Nice run from the russians.
It's a shame that Plushenko(is that spelled right) had to bow out, he's probably the biggest sports star in Russia and I'm sure a lot of people came only to see him.
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