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Poll: Did you care about the Olympics?

Yes. I'm an Olympic junkie. 7 (11%)
Eh, it was kind of interesting. 33 (52%)
No, it didn't interest me. 21 (33%)
The Olympics are teh lamest thing evar. 3 (5%)
   Discussion: Did you care about the Olympics?
sheryls · 14 years, 11 months ago
are they over already? huh.
Annika Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

just about to ask that..

sheryls Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
so ppl can guess what we answered :P
Agent Scully Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
I didn't think so - the women's figure skating doesn't start until the 22nd.
Josh Woodward Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Oh, I thought they were over. Shows how much I care. *grins*
sheryls Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

exactly. i wasnt sure myself.

i never care about the summer games either. i just..don't care.

Andrea Krause · 14 years, 11 months ago
They're not over yet! :)

I enjoy watching...doesn't usually matter what. I even get sucked into curling. I don't tend to CARE about much, except maybe figure skating, but I still enjoy watching if I don't have anything else going on.
Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
I can watch ANYTHING in the Winter Olympics. It's crazy. I don't care about skiing or speed skating or luge or whatever the other 3 years and 50 weeks, but when it's the Olympics, suddenly I'm all OVER it.

[who saw the snowboarding halfpipe stuff? awesome!]
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
I love that, especially since I'm an SSX addict and I'm like "ooh! I can do that!! Um...y'know...with my game controller..." :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
I did! I did! What do I win?
Starfox · 14 years, 11 months ago
Hate NBC's coverage of them. Too often the announcers/recappers tend to talk OVER the event than about the event. And the commercialization is getting a bit annoying as well.
Agent Scully Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
That's why I've been watching and DVRing it on CBC.

They showed the entire opening ceremony and without all that annoying talk too.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 11 months ago
I have a new favorite winter olympic sport, Snowboard Cross. Bah, I just heard who won today's women's event on the radio. They should warn you when they are going to give a spoiler. Pretty funny that they mentioned the event just as I was writing about it.
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Yeah I'm getting pissed at being unintentionally spoiled many times now.  I have no problem with them reporting things as they happen and not waiting...but make it so you have to *seek out* that information...not so some schmo will stumble upon it if they didn't want to know.  The other day I was on cnn.com or abcnews.com just in my normal course of the day and they flashed a top story about bode miller being disqualified from his race. grr. I didn't want to know!

Similar things have happened to me several times this week and it just annoys me. I want to find out when/if I watch. If I don't watch, then I'll seek the answers out later!!

Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
omg, I was just about to get in this thread and exhort everyone to hie themselves to a TV for snowboard cross! I LOVED watching the men's event last night--SO exciting! I was literally leaping out of my seat and cringing and yelling at my TV while watching Seth Wolcott's medal run last night. I'm SO watching the women tonight (though I have to stay away from most news sources as to avoid learning about the winner, as Gordon already did).
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
So what's it worth to you for me to not spill the beans?
Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
ohh, I can just exercise my willpower and decide NOT to skulk around the FHDC poll page for the next 12 hours... :D
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
If I don't get my extortion money I'll hire skywriters to give the winner.
Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
WHOA! that was awful! she totally had it! I feel bad for her, but she shouldn't've pulled that "showboat" maneuver, as the NBC commentators called it. Still, one heck of a great race, even if it ended really poorly.

I finally found something that bores me to death, though. Ice dancing compulsories? *yawn*
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Yeah that was stressy and heartbreaking. Big groan at our house. It's one thing to fall...but to blow it yourself? Must hurt.

And OMG yeah. Not only is it the same program over and over and over again to the same music...it's THREE LOOPS of the same moves within one program. Boring as hell.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
It was so hard knowing all day that she'd do that. I give her credit for letting Bob Costas interview afterwards.

The worst part of the ice dancing is that they play the same music for each pair as they do the same dance. I didn't really pay attention to it at all but I don't think I could love anything so much that I'd watch and listen to exactly the same thing over and over again. Even if each dance was different I'd be ready to scream each time I heard the music.

by the way even though you didn't pay me I'm glad you didn't see the sky writing.

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