LOL: Olympics Ratings Fall to Fresh Low

And NBC paid so much for the rights.


With a 13.0/22 in metered markets on combined coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network, the Comcast-owned outlet was far off the podium on the first Thursday of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Not only is this a low for these games, which have slipped and slid repeatedly, but last night's numbers took a face plant from both Sochi 2014 and Vancouver 2010.

If you take the NBC/NBCSN not-so-happy meal of last night and compare it to the February 13 of 2014 first Thursday of Sochi, the 2018 Olympics are down 10% in the early ratings. Four years ago, the Winter Olympics primetime show was only seen on NBC proper, as was the case back in 2010. So, trim it to just NBC’ 18 vs. NBC’14 and you have last night falling 22% from the equivalent night out of Russia and 32% from the Vancouver Winter Olympics eight years ago.

What annoys me about the Olympics (and Super Bowl, and Oscars, etc.) is that it feels to me like people are organizing ways for me to waste my time. Which isn't the worst thing; people do need to waste time occasionally.

But the thing is, the people organizing these things all have intense ill-will against me.

So I'm just happier and happier to opt the hell out of their Happy Time Organized Time-Wasting Let's All Watch TV Together events. I'll waste time in ways that either I've devised or people who don't wish to subjugate me have put together, thank you.

The Corporate Media needs to die.

Posted by: Ace at 12:06 PM




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1
Oh. Limp-dicks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2018 12:01 PM (VM6ev)

2 not watching

Posted by: concrete girl at February 16, 2018 12:02 PM (SJBL7)

3 Oof.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:02 PM (O93mg)

4 Actually it's spelled LOFUCKINGL.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 16, 2018 12:03 PM (wtvvX)

5 These SJW millennial olympians shave me rooting against Team USA. Never thought THAT would happen.

Posted by: gm at February 16, 2018 12:03 PM (/LIOp)

6 I'm sure the snotty attitude of some of the fkwit athletes has no impact, either. Just like the NFL.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 16, 2018 12:03 PM (4u3WP)

7 If it's on and I'm folding laundry or something like that, and if it's something interesting like skiing or snowboarding, I'll watch for a while and root for USA.

When they switch over to figure skating, the channel is changed or switched off.

Posted by: blanco at February 16, 2018 12:03 PM (QGdDN)

8 I used to enjoy the Olympics. Not watching any more.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (398bZ)

9 5 These SJW millennial olympians shave me rooting against Team USA. Never thought THAT would happen.
Posted by: gm at February 16, 2018 12:03 PM (/LIOp)


Where have you gone, Mike Eruzione,
Our nation of morons, psychos and mental defectives
don't deserve you.

Woo-woo-woo...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (VM6ev)

10 " the corporate media needs to die" Amen

Posted by: brandon at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (LTzWD)

11 I guess Adam Rippon sashaying around ripping Pence has limited audience appeal.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (O93mg)

12 >>> I'm sure the snotty attitude of some of the fkwit athletes has no impact, either. Just like the NFL.

i was pretty shocked to find out that an ice dancer was gay, tbh

Posted by: ace at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (8rNrN)

13 Doesn't help if you want to watch any of it, you can just go online and see what happened, without sitting through NBC's commercial-laden, sob-story filled, primetime tape-delayed over-edited highlight show.



Posted by: brak at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (VckGX)

14 haven't watched any olympics for years. don't miss it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 16, 2018 12:05 PM (KP5rU)

15 When is it over?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 16, 2018 12:05 PM (IqV8l)

16 So I checked the Olympics last night, Some figure skating fag with 6" vertical hair doing the color commentary.

I did not stay long.

I don't use fag because pole smoker, I use it because 6" vertical hair. Sue me.

Posted by: nip at February 16, 2018 12:05 PM (ECLaL)

17 Naked Olympics could bring back the viewers.

Posted by: freaked at February 16, 2018 12:05 PM (KvWlw)

18 There is an olympics on? Who knew

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:05 PM (5y11N)

19
When the Berlin Olympics of 1936 looks like a relatively apolitical sporing event by comparison, you know we're in trouble.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (VM6ev)

20 The Olympics need moar Romney! Mitt could have fixed this.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (r9UYA)

21 You WILL watch the Olympics and you will applaud!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (gwPgz)

22 Haven't watched at all. Too SJW and North Korea fawning for my taste. Shaun White dragging and stepping on the flag, I saw some video of that. Disgusting.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (2NqXo)

23 Some figure skating fag with 6" vertical hair doing the color commentary.



Yep, and sorry sjws, it's a turn off for normals.

Posted by: dagny at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (16bxt)

24 Maybe if it wasn't all gay, all the time, and they actually covered the sports, instead of showcasing the latest in gay fashion and catty snotty commenting on said gay fashion, I might be interested.

How much coverage is devoted to cross country skiing? How about Biathalon? The hockey games are on at impossible times and obscure channels. Would it kill them to show the whole game once in a while?

If I need to watch Johnny Weir's head being consumed by a rabid ferret, I'll call GayTV. Until then.....screw 'em.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (7UW64)

25 Of course getting up at 3 AM to watch anything live is a sure ratings hit?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (5y11N)

26 Can't stand the fabulously outraged gay skaters.

And all of the "X-game" crap I tune out. Give me actual speed-skating or skiing.

Best Winter Olympics was either Sapporo '72 or Innsbruck '76.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 16, 2018 12:06 PM (wtvvX)

27 Naked Olympics could bring back the viewers.

Posted by: freaked at February 16, 2018 12:05 PM (KvWlw)

For a certain audience, NTTATWWT!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (gwPgz)

28 Haven't watched it. Not gonna

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (O2RFr)

29 what ace said.

Posted by: oddknot loves that there's NO DEALS at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (g1MTt)

30 Naked Olympics could bring back the viewers.

"Battle Royale" Olympics would do it as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (Q6Lfj)

31 All the Nork Princess worship probably didn't go over too well either.

Leave it to the networks to f*ck up anything that has potential viewership.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (O93mg)

32 I've been watching the olympics here and there through the VR app NBC has. It's well done technically and is free of the "Tier 1" broadcasters. It's a much more raw, you-are-there presentation without any of the BS that comes with it. Commercials, political commentary, etc.

If you have any interest, I highly recommend it. It's just the sport, it's presented without editing or interruptions and works real well with my Samsung Gear VR. So the cost isn't too bad.

Posted by: RationalistYoda at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (nKL09)

33 These SJW millennial olympians shave me rooting against Team USA. Never thought THAT would happen.
Posted by: gm


They don't have me rooting against them.

I ain't rooting for them either.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (FxM6p)

34 I'll waste time in ways that either I've devised or people who don't wish to subjugate me have put together, thank you.

Well stated.

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2018 12:07 PM (xjiRE)

35 I lost interest in the olympics when they starterd happening every 2 yrs, instead of 4 yrs.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (FwcYV)

36 When do the Olympics start? Not that I'm going to watch.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (7ZVPa)

37 So there supposed to be a sporting event..

Ghey! Ghey ghey ghey!

Uh, yeah, but what's the next event in the...

Ghey ghey ghey ghey ghey!

You said that. Now, who will be representing the United States in the...

GHEY GHEY GHEY GHEY GHEY!!!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (NWiLs)

38 A homo anti-american attitude always turns me on and makes me want to watch. They must be getting advice from the nfl and lebron

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (5y11N)

39 It's Trumps fault the ratings are low!

Posted by: NBC who blames everythng on Trump at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (O2RFr)

40 I was expecting a tochis castle event with cold water and big hammers

Posted by: Jean at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (H5T1o)

41 These are not the Olympics I remember. It's a damn freak show.

Posted by: Zombie Jim McKay at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (r9UYA)

42 Well, yeah, but, like, you watch figure skating.

*snicker*

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (CPk08)

43 welp since I'm a happily married straight white male...like the rest of major weekly evening broadcast offerings I assume there is nothing entertaining for me to be exposed to.

I mean it's not like ABC and CBS are getting any attention from me either.

Posted by: DanMan at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (XTiHL)

44 I watched the snowboarding. NBC played the Olympics from 8PM until approximately 11:30 PM, then the local news. After the news, the repeated the same three and a half hours they already ran. Please don't tell me those are the only contests going on at any one given time.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (IuYIh)

45 The Olympics just aren't the same since the end of the Cold War.

Posted by: josephistan at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (7HtZB)

46 When they switch over to figure skating"

Bbbbut figure skating is the highest ratings!!!

/NBCnitwits

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (7LY+6)

47

You don't know where that thumb has been!

Well, maybe you do.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (IqV8l)

48 Self-absorbed poofters trying to outdo one another insulting the Vice President. I think I can afford not to watch that shit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (398bZ)

49 My wife is upset they r opting out of the news in favor of the olympics. Not that there is anything to see there!

Myself I can do without Lester Dolt.

Posted by: Sweet Andy Licious at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (Mo5Uy)

50 We are happy to announce the next games will feature synchronized sodomy!

Posted by: Olympic Committee at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (nILVB)

51
You said that. Now, who will be representing the United States in the...

GHEY GHEY GHEY GHEY GHEY!!!!!!
Posted by: Insomniac at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (NWiLs)

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To be fair, the Olympics were started by them Greek homos.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (O93mg)

52 The Corporate Media needs to die.
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And their little dog Disney, too

Posted by: Methos at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (XQvuQ)

53 >>>Best Winter Olympics was either Sapporo '72 or Innsbruck '76.

Best rager was six Sapporo 22s and an Olde English 40.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - NOW WITH VIP at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (x+R19)

54 PUPPET SHOW

and olympics

Posted by: mark1971 at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (xPl2J)

55 So there supposed to be a sporting event.. "

"Everybody has AIDS! AIDS! AIDS!"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (7LY+6)

56 Some figure skating fag with 6" vertical hair doing the color commentary.

Johnny Weir. It looks like a cow took a dump on his head. So flaming, he leaves a vapor trail.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (O5Q3r)

57 To be fair, the Olympics were started by them Greek homos.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (O93mg)

That beautiful synchronicity between nic and comment....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (AURKQ)

58 And NBC paid so much for the rights.

The right to show us ads, previews for other shows, 'stirring' background stories. Anything but the competition.

Posted by: t-bird at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (leCj4)

59
To be fair, the Olympics were started by them Greek homos.

But our outfits weren't as fabulous!

Posted by: Greek Homo athletes at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (O2RFr)

60 Self-absorbed poofters trying to outdo one another insulting the Vice President. I think I can afford not to watch that shit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed


Heh, yea, the paste eater was such a brain trust.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (FwcYV)

61 also, snowboarding is for faggots.

Posted by: Zombie Jim McKay at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (r9UYA)

62 NBC can't help but get in the way of the events.

They're so fired up to share human interest stories they're not letting the athletes PERFORMANCE shine through.

Also, their announcers are terrible. It cracks me up they had to get rid of the guy who praised Japan's positive influence on Korea's advancement. What a bonehead.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (iv0p7)

63 Their coverage sucks massively as I've read here, elsewhere in the blogosphere, and contrasted with our English-language and French CBC coverage here. Not showing enough of enough events; human interest crap being shown instead; and ignoring events without U.S. (major) participants from what I've read and seen in contrast.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (ewxPW)

64 When the Berlin Olympics of 1936 looks like a relatively apolitical sporing event by comparison,"

started to chuckle at that, then shuddered...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (7LY+6)

65 Johnny Weir is Pee Wee Herman's bastard kid.

Posted by: blanco at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (QGdDN)

66 josephistan, yup.

I'm not pining for the Cold War, but the Olympics seemed to mean more back when it was us vs. the evil empire.

Posted by: Hands at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (EzdLW)

67 We've reached the end of the Olympics
And everyone's died from AIDS

Posted by: Insomniac at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (NWiLs)

68 Johnny Weir. It looks like a cow took a dump on his head. So flaming, he leaves a vapor trail.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:10 PM (O5Q3r)

Other than the voice, I thought I was looking at a reincarnation of Liberace the other night.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (IuYIh)

69 44 I watched the snowboarding. NBC played the Olympics from 8PM until approximately 11:30 PM, then the local news. After the news, the repeated the same three and a half hours they already ran. Please don't tell me those are the only contests going on at any one given time.
Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (IuYIh)


Have you ever watched the luge? Holy crap, play the re-runs.

I mean, i don't watch those either. The whole thing is a corrupt shit show, with occasionally some good hockey.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (CPk08)

70 You don't know where that thumb has been!

Well, maybe you do.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



I have a pretty good idea.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (FxM6p)

71 How do the snowboarders even get to compete? Did they stop testing for marijuana?

Posted by: mark1971 at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (xPl2J)

72 The Corporate Media needs to die.

What's for dinner? Red meat!!! I'm hungry.

Posted by: pep at February 16, 2018 12:12 PM (LAe3v)

73 I was channel surfing and came across the men's super G final. Watched that for about thirty minutes. I like watching the skiing, especially the fast events. But aside from that, haven't watched at all.

Posted by: PugBot Mahon at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (xPJvm)

74 Is wyden a fag?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (5y11N)

75
They say the venues are half empty too.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (lKyWE)

76 Both NFL nightgames and the Olympics start their coverage at a time when I and many other bluecollar workers are going to bed. There is no way I can follow sporting events in the middle of the dang night. Love football, love the Olympics, gotta go to work. Plus the Olympics has become awful light in the loafers. Synchronized diving? No wrestling? Who is the intended audience of these events?

Posted by: alo89 at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (D2IWr)

77 I've watched some of the Olympics this year... at a bar, while visiting with others, and because it was on in the background, and I couldn't hear the play by play, but could just enjoy the spectacle.

I wonder how the Olympics is doing vs Bachelor Winter Games. I have to hand it to Disney for finding the perfect parody.

Posted by: Leland at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (ibh+o)

78 NBC coverage is bad, and it has been bad (and getting worse) for decades.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (W+vEI)

79 The Corporate Media needs to die.
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And their little dog Disney, too



That's just f'n Goofy.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (FxM6p)

80 just a reminder, the Palestinians did not get banned from the Olympics for 100 years after 1972, so they and the Olympics can fuck right off.



Costas too.

Posted by: x at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (nFwvY)

81 74. Hard to say. His lovers probably are, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (fA1SL)

82 Watched a bit at work but I work midshift and not much is on at 0300. Otherwise, I've opted out of "Happy Time Organized Time-Wasting Let's All Watch TV Together" also.

Co-worker, who watches Big Brother, asked me what I thought of Omarosa (whatever her name is). I asked "who?". She told me who she was and I just responded with my patented shrug and "don't care". Really, all these "famous" people that I should know but don't is turning into a really long list. Pop Culture is a festering pit of puss.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (ZiHIw)

83 They say the venues are half empty too.

Not sure I'd like to "vacation" in South Korea

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (O2RFr)

84 They say the venues are half empty too.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (lKyWE)

Well to be fair, most koreans are rather short?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (5y11N)

85 Get Woke, Go Broke.

I remember when it was expected that the American commentators and athletes would be pro-American.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (hLRSq)

86 i was pretty shocked to find out that an ice dancer was gay, tbh

Posted by: ace


They need some really manly numbers to counter this perception. How about "I'm a lumberjack"?

Posted by: pep at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (LAe3v)

87 1st Olympics I'm really not watching.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (aMlLZ)

88 Funny how we used to root against the Soviet and Eastern bloc Olympians for politicizing the games, and now we have root against our own sjw team.

Posted by: Hands at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (EzdLW)

89 I cannot lie, I have a weird fascination with Curling. Maybe because its the one Olympic sport where I tell myself "Yeah, I could do that"

Posted by: WisRich at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (G0vdT)

90 The Corporate Media needs to die.

I'm pretty sure it's busy doing just that.

Found this the other day from Whatfinger.com...

https://tinyurl.com/ycnz2n27

Bloomberg says advertising falls for broadcast media.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (tRaq7)

91 A tell that NBC does with skiing and snowboarding.

When the commentators talk over the athlete's run without paying any attention to it, it's of no significance.

When they pay attention to the run, someone is going to get hurt or break into the top three spots, they will actually do commentary on the athlete.

Posted by: blanco at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (QGdDN)

92 Every time I turn it on its figure skating bullshit. I don't wanna watch that crap. I want to watch downhill, or ski jumping, fuck curling is more interesting than figure skating

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (M+Lyo)

93 And their little dog Disney, too







That's just f'n Goofy.

I resent that.. I'm the real dog... No one knows what Goofy is.. trans-something

Posted by: Pluto at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (O2RFr)

94 what they need is a good rendition of Eddie the Eagle crashing every time he takes a shot at that jump

Posted by: DanMan at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (XTiHL)

95 Ace, some measure of this is a result of you and your blog. So congrats on all the WINNING!

Posted by: Texican(ette) at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (CjE8v)

96 >>Johnny Weir. It looks like a cow took a dump on his head. So flaming, he leaves a vapor trail.


Pretty sure he's intentionally going for the Hunger Games announcer look (the Stanley Tucci character).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (W+vEI)

97 Every time I turn it on its figure skating bullshit. I don't wanna watch that crap. I want to watch downhill, or ski jumping, fuck, curling is more interesting than figure skating

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (M+Lyo)


Commas matter

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (M+Lyo)

98 I flip over and see what's on. Luge, bobsled, ski jumping, the death defying stuff I'll watch. Hockey I'll watch. Other than that, there has to be absolutely NOTHING on for me to watch.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (O5Q3r)

99 now we have root against our own sjw team.
Posted by: Hands at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (EzdLW)

yes very sad

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (5y11N)

100 They lost me when they allowed professionals to compete. A long time ago.

And of all those that deserve to fail it's NBC.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (fceHP)

101 They say the venues are half empty too.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic



Bing "Ticket prices for olympic events"

Opening ceremony was $400 a pop.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (FxM6p)

102 Who's that skier chick who made such a big point about not going to the White House even though she was never invited in the first place?

Yeah. F*ck that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (O93mg)

103 These SJW millennial olympians shave me rooting against Team USA. Never thought THAT would happen.

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Yeah this is the first time I can remember rooting for the Russians just out of pure spite.

I'm sure many Olympians are pro-trumpers but you would never know because either A) they have to keep it quiet or B) the media flat out ignores them, so it just seems like all the athletes are SJW pussy hatted fucks.

One could say I'm not boycotting the Olympics, I'm boycotting the media coverage of it.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (+dsLj)

104
But our outfits weren't as fabulous!

Posted by: Greek Homo athletes at February 16, 2018 12:11 PM (O2RFr)



IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL GREEK OLYMPIANS COMPETED BUTT NAKED

Posted by: Ben Rosenberger at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (lKyWE)

105 Crap PDT will not take blame for this daca crap. I HOPE the next election turns on DACA

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (5y11N)

106 5 Ace, some measure of this is a result of you and your blog. So congrats on all the WINNING!
Posted by: Texican(ette) at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (CjE8v)

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Ace's blog is bringing the Olympics to its knees.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (O93mg)

107 Not sure I'd like to "vacation" in South Korea
Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (O2RFr)


It's actually a very pretty country, except: It's quite cold in the winter usually, warm and muggy in the summer with a side of mosquitoes. (Make sure you take plenty of OFF or Skin So Soft) The public transportation system is quite good but when you get out of the big cities, it is third world. Not quite a shithole but not what we're used to either.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (IuYIh)

108 I've caught the high lights from the news. Can't say I need to see it at all.

Posted by: Draki at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (Y0byY)

109 >>92 Every time I turn it on its figure skating bullshit.

Any event that is subjectively scored is total horseshit.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (r9UYA)

110 105
Crap PDT will not take blame for this daca crap. I HOPE the next election turns on DACA

Well they're blaming him for everything else

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (O2RFr)

111 Even the SouKs have to be getting annoyed at this being turned into one gigantic celebration of the NorKs.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (9TK8E)

112 No wrestling?

They voted wrestling back in after public outcry. I've no idea if you'll see any coverage though.

I'm a big Judo fan and the last summer olympics they had zero coverage. They had a camera stream set up that looked like it was the very highest point in the stadium. The Judo players were like two or three pixels each.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (iv0p7)

113 98 I flip over and see what's on. Luge, bobsled, ski jumping, the death defying stuff I'll watch. Hockey I'll watch. Other than that, there has to be absolutely NOTHING on for me to watch.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (O5Q3r)
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Yeah I'm with you. I also like the short track speed skating. That's some crazy stuff.

Posted by: WisRich at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (G0vdT)

114 I've never been a fan. It never seemed rational. A bunch of people that can't affect you (or anything really) in the slightest and whom I cannot affect by merely *hoping* that they win. What's the point? And now they've made back to back assholish commercials mandatory. Why would anyone put up with that punishment? They all probably diametrically oppose everything I believe anyway. They're all probably assholes like Adam Rippon. How could anyone bring themselves to root for them?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (/qEW2)

115 They say the venues are half empty too.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 12:13 PM (lKyWE)

Well to be fair, most koreans are rather short?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Ouch.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (FxM6p)

116 In the case of the Olympics, the media has doubly screwed up. They are the ones who made chants of USA USA unacceptable, whether by calling it jingoistic or racist. Clearly, rooting for your country to be better than other countries is badthink.

Right up to the point where you spend craptons of money because you depend on those jingoistic racist rubes to watch because, USA USA!

They made this.

ps. insert the usual disclaimers of how streaming, and millenials, mobile devices, etc blah blah.

They've driven away exactly the viewers they need to make a buck off of Olympics

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (z79tQ)

117 Watching the Canadian version of the games through a VPN. Good coverage, no BS gay promotion, even shows the events!

I know, umpossible!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (akHM/)

118 I mean it's not like ABC and CBS are getting any attention from me either.

Posted by: DanMan


Hmmm, that gets me a-thinkin'. In the old days, you'd see ads for upcoming Olympics hundreds of times because you were watching the channels that were broadcasting them. Now, there are lots of folks like me who watch virtually no network TV, so aren't exposed to the onslaught. I've watched precisely zero minutes of the Olympics, and feel absolutely undeprived.

Posted by: pep at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (LAe3v)

119 Self-absorbed poofters trying to outdo one another insulting the Vice President. I think I can afford not to watch that shit.

I can easily afford to not watch it twice.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 16, 2018 12:18 PM (tRaq7)

120 Yeah, when the first day of coverage is nothing but the Deep State Media sucking off totalitarian murderers and a mincing fairy chastising my choice in the last election . . . I will organize my own slack time.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 16, 2018 12:19 PM (Kge8X)

121 Wonder how much the timezone thing plays into it and the fact they're not shown live. I've never been much of a fan of watching the Olympics, but even less interested when I already know the results since I hear them on the radio driving to/from work.

Posted by: You're in hell, the world ended at February 16, 2018 12:19 PM (xGZ+b)

122 Television is a waste of time. You learn little and are passively sitting there listening to "know it alls" flap their lips. I am thinking of cable news especially - including FBN and Fox News which my wife has on all the time.

Posted by: Glenn John at February 16, 2018 12:19 PM (LilNs)

123 I watched the skeleton event. Disappointed there were not skeletons, though.

Two things about it were mildly interesting -- the fact there's anyone crazy enough to ride a sled face first down an icy track at 75-80 mph, and the South Korean athelete wearing an Iron Man helmet.

Posted by: Hands at February 16, 2018 12:19 PM (EzdLW)

124 Television is dead.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 16, 2018 12:19 PM (QGQow)

125 i was pretty shocked to find out that an ice dancer was gay, tbh

Posted by: ace at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (8rNrN)

Does anybody else remember either an old SNL or maybe a Second City TV skit where a flaming gay guy dressed as a cowboy (a rhinestone one) is figure skating? The sports commentator is also a flamer and makes all these suggestive comments while the camera follows the skater sashaying all over the rink and there are closeups of him wiggling his little butt. I remember watching it in college and laughing til I cried.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (ZM2xo)

126 " I cannot lie, I have a weird fascination with Curling. Maybe because its the one Olympic sport where I tell myself "Yeah, I could do that" "

This is where I get to announce once again my father in law brought curling to Houston in 1970 with his initiation of the Houston Curling Club that I believe still meets at the Galleria at 6am every Sunday.

Believe me, if he could do it, you can do it WisRich

Posted by: DanMan at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (XTiHL)

127 Crap PDT will not take blame for this daca crap. I HOPE the next election turns on DACA

Well they're blaming him for everything else
Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:17 PM (O2RFr)

They, yeah the Left and the MSM....But I think the "voters" are against amnesty, especially amnesty without border control and end of chain migration and yada yada yada...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (5y11N)

128 I was expecting a tochis castle event with cold water and big hammers
Posted by: Jean at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (H5T1o)

OMG! Floaters and sinkers.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (suO/a)

129 >>>>Funny how we used to root against the Soviet and Eastern bloc Olympians
for politicizing the games, and now we have root against our own sjw
team.
.
.
.A Team which was hand selected to pi$$ off 75% of the population of the United States.

Sort of an attempted finger in the eye of Trump also.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (+Dllb)

130 Yeah I'm with you. I also like the short track speed skating. That's some crazy stuff.

They need to make motorcycle ice racing an Olympic sport.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (tRaq7)

131 in the summer games you cant miss womens volleyball, those shorts !

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 16, 2018 12:21 PM (M+Lyo)

132 Wonder how much the timezone thing plays into it and the fact they're not shown live.

I think that is a lot of it.

Why bother watching when you find out who wins long before?

Posted by: blanco at February 16, 2018 12:21 PM (QGdDN)

133 Yeah this is the first time I can remember rooting for the Russians just out of pure spite.

I'm sure many Olympians are pro-trumpers but you would never know because either A) they have to keep it quiet or B) the media flat out ignores them, so it just seems like all the athletes are SJW pussy hatted fucks.

One could say I'm not boycotting the Olympics, I'm boycotting the media coverage of it.
Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (+dsLj)


I don't watch it.
The whole enterprise is an exercise in cronyism and corruption. I can't support it, not even a bit. And to the people who say "what about the athletes" I say any athlete I care about would do their sport in a parking lot for the happiness of doing it, and the Olympic shit is just fodder for narcissists. Screw that. It's ugly and rotten, root an branch. Kill it, and dissolve the body in ashes.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 16, 2018 12:21 PM (CPk08)

134

I'm surprised (and maybe I'm wrong because I'm not watching) that they aren't cheering for DACA countries, versus America.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2018 12:21 PM (fceHP)

135 Watching the Canadian version of the games through a VPN. Good coverage, no BS gay promotion, even shows the events!

***************

The fuck is this shit that you have to resort to using a VPN just to find alternative coverage of the Olympics that doesn't suck herpes.

Where's the net neutrality SJW nancy boy fuckguzzlers to protest this shit, or are they too busy sucking the dildos of Google executives.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at February 16, 2018 12:21 PM (+dsLj)

136 This crew doesn't hold a candle to the old days. Say what you will about back then, at least Tonya Harding knew how to take a knee.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, CAPRICAN STEEL! at February 16, 2018 12:21 PM (AM1GF)

137 Believe me, if he could do it, you can do it WisRich
Posted by: DanMan at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (XTiHL)
--

Ahh, there's hope!

Posted by: WisRich at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (G0vdT)

138 Trump began mass shooting when he was only two years old.

http://on.cpsj.com/2GiAnUJ

Actually, interesting story about girl who survived Wednesday's shooting by hiding in a closet whose grandfather survived a similar 1949 shooting by hiding in a closet.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (+y/Ru)

139 I love watching the old limp dicks.

Posted by: Lindsey Graham at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (xqfqx)

140
I think the last Olympics I watch with any regularity was the Los Angeles.
I can't think of a winter one.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (t6XCL)

141 dissolve the body in acid, not ashes. Sorry.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (CPk08)

142 129 .A Team which was hand selected to pi$$ off 75% of the population of the United States.

Sort of an attempted finger in the eye of Trump also.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (+Dllb)

It's bad enough that if one had Olympic-level talent, they might want to refuse to compete under "Team USA" because they don't want to have to be part of the Political SJW Transfuckery.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (9TK8E)

143 Clearly, rooting for your country to be better than other countries is badthink.

As a great philosopher once said: Imagine there's no countries...



Posted by: NBC at February 16, 2018 12:23 PM (NL+DJ)

144 Crappy games, Crappy network gets you Crappy ratings.

Science!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 16, 2018 12:23 PM (igouF)

145 I care about would do their sport in a parking lot for the happiness of doing it, and the Olympic shit is just fodder for narcissists. Screw that. It's ugly and rotten, root an branch. Kill it, and dissolve the body in ashes.

***********

If I remember right there's a world games of sorts similar to the Olympics that seems to be apolitical and all about human achievement. Gets no coverage but because of that there's less corruption and cronyism.

Posted by: A Woke Shitholer at February 16, 2018 12:23 PM (+dsLj)

146 @76

Agree. Starting well after 7pm CT is just bad. They can say coverage starts at or before then, but the competition doesn't, and I don't care to hear about what happen, or worse what may happen, I rather just watch it for myself. Its not like this is LIVE action, so why start it so late? Anyway, I'm not privileged and have work to do tomorrow; good night.

Posted by: Leland at February 16, 2018 12:23 PM (ibh+o)

147 Tuned in a bit here and there ~ I have to tell you ~ I just could not take the absolute dithering morons at NBC Studios, behind a desk shaped like a frozen dog cage from the deck of the Endurance, breaking us away form whatever sport we were watching to "Explain what to all means." For chrissakes shut the f*ck up!!! Just show us hockey, skiing and the sliding events already, we KNOW what it all means d*uchebag.

And wtf is with figure skating? Why is it, essentially, on every night for almost the entire olympics.

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 16, 2018 12:23 PM (ia9DD)

148 I cannot lie, I have a weird fascination with Curling.

I've watched that too even though I have no idea what they're doing. It also helps if there's some chicks with big racks competing in it.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:23 PM (O5Q3r)

149 >>Right up to the point where you spend craptons of money because you depend on those jingoistic racist rubes to watch because, USA USA!


Exactly, We've come off months of the kneeling for the flag stuff, the intense discussion of what our flag does/does not represent, the fact that everyone in the world deserves to be an American (open borders) blah blah blah, and then....a guy is upset he can't carry the flag in the opening (since it is a honor to do so).

I can't switch gears that fast - are we proud to be American again, and that it is a distinct difference from being Germans, South Koreans, etc.?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (W+vEI)

150 Wonder how much the timezone thing plays into it and the fact they're not shown live.
Posted by: You're in hell, the world ended at February 16, 2018 12:19 PM (xGZ+b)


Korea is 14 hours ahead of EST. When it's 8 PM here in EST, it is 10 AM there the next morning. The timing is perfect for live broadcasts, yet they choose to do tape delays.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (IuYIh)

151 now we have root against our own sjw team.
Posted by: Hands at February 16, 2018 12:14 PM (EzdLW)

yes very sad

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM (5y11N)


They started it!

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (hLRSq)

152 the Oly channel, an NBC owned entity. is actually showing news updates of the unknown events like (lost it) shooting+x-cross. luge and skeleton are unreal. sliding down an ice pipe with a couple pounds of sled.

Posted by: Saudaukar priest at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (Wa5hI)

153
Funny how we used to root against the Soviet and Eastern bloc Olympians

It was like a nationally televised proxy war every four years

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (lKyWE)

154 >>They need to make motorcycle ice racing an Olympic sport.

With sawed off shotguns.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (r9UYA)

155 This is where I get to announce once again my father in law brought curling to Houston in 1970 with his initiation of the Houston Curling Club that I believe still meets at the Galleria at 6am every Sunday.

Believe me, if he could do it, you can do it WisRich
Posted by: DanMan



Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:24 PM (FxM6p)

156 128 I was expecting a tochis castle event with cold water and big hammers
Posted by: Jean at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (H5T1o)

OMG! Floaters and sinkers.
Posted by: auscolpyr


The key to endurance glory holing is to hit it hard and hit it deep. Every hole is a chance for glory!

Posted by: wooga at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (6OGMR)

157 I don't like the back story crap. Less back story and more actual competition I say. And if the competitors are going to get political , well, I won't watch that either.

Posted by: MAGA at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (LnOh3)

158 And wtf is with figure skating? Why is it, essentially, on every night for almost the entire olympics.
======

Because it's the gayest, silly.

Posted by: NBC at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (nILVB)

159 Will repeat it here since it's on-topic.


For those interested in watching any Olympic events, just go to the live feed (they also remain there for a while after, to watch "taped") for it, at nbcolympics - dot - com.


You can mute the commercials, which are infrequent. Depending on the event, you get zero b.s., mostly foreign commentators. I'm sure figure skating is hopeless, and snow-boarding too (though you'll get more dumb surfer dude talk in that one), but events that lack mass market appeal are fine.


Also generally no obsessive focus on Americans, which much improves things, as in many events Americans are non-factors.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (QDnY+)

160 So I guess in Johnny Weir's case, being gay trumps physically abusing his "husband."

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (FQKBL)

161 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL GREEK OLYMPIANS COMPETED BUTT NAKED

Posted by: Ben Rosenberger


Umm, Ben, may I call you Ben? The correct term is buck naked, not butt naked. The latter, though more heavily used in our fallen times, is a corruption of the original, which may have originated with naked male Indians, but who knows?

Posted by: pep at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (LAe3v)

162 @nip,

Mrs toddler likes the figure skating and I like the actual sports, so we end up watching figure skating. And yes, weir is over the top, but has toned it down from previous incantations, but to be honest his call on the skating is spot on.

He doesn't gush over the gay, or the cute, or anything but a good skate. And he has no fear of ripping any athletes if they screw up.

So all in all, I gotta say he's not bad.

And Tara more than makes up having him on screen...

Posted by: Russian Toddler Bot at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (b8RkS)

163
Well to be fair, most koreans are rather short?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Nice

Posted by: Jean at February 16, 2018 12:25 PM (H5T1o)

164 I've watched that too even though I have no idea what they're doing. It also helps if there's some chicks with big racks competing in it.

--------

I think that having some women's events that are specifically designated Big Rack could bring back viewership. I know that I'd tune in for Big Rack Women's Volleyball.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (O93mg)

165 >>> Pretty sure he's intentionally going for the Hunger Games announcer look (the Stanley Tucci character). Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (W+vEI)

He is Lizzy! Has said so in interviews, hah. He is avoiding all SJW and keeping his announcing strictly about the sport. So already, even in his flaming-ness, he outclasses the LGBT athletes that are letting Pence live rent free in their heads.

Anti-Pence Rippon skates pretty but does not have the athleticism of the other top male skaters. Is only doing triples and the ones in medal contention are doing quads. So a slim to none chance of nabbing a medal tonight. I'm kind of annoyed they include the team event now, so he has a bronze medal and some bragging rights. He seems less vocal in his hate recently, I think someone told him to cut it out.

Posted by: LizLem at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (hvf9s)

166 I think the last Olympics I watch with any regularity was the Los Angeles.

I can't think of a winter one.
Posted by: YIKES!



Lake Placid.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (FxM6p)

167 160
So I guess in Johnny Weir's case, being gay trumps physically abusing his "husband."

That wimpy looking "guy" abused his Husband? What does he look like?

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (O2RFr)

168 They have too many "judged" competitions for my taste. I love the Snowboard racing but you can keep the halfpipeand such. Boring. Got to go, some pole smoking ice skater is about to go on.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (VWsDy)

169 luge and skeleton are unreal. sliding down an ice pipe with a couple pounds of sled.

Posted by: Saudaukar priest


I read that as "a couple pounds of lead" and thought, "hey, merge biathalon and luge, great idea!"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, CAPRICAN STEEL! at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (AM1GF)

170 The timing is perfect for live broadcasts, yet they choose to do tape delays.

Yes, but doing it live doesn't allow us to present OUR stories to you.

Posted by: NBC at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (5IJky)

171 Here's the stupidity of NBC - Figure skating has had the biggest ratings historically, so NBC advertises Men's short program for Thursday - and shows none of the men's skating. Brilliant. Fans not amused.
Also, there is actually a snippet of Johnny Wier and Tara Lipinksi discussing his 'look' and how he IS channeling the Hunger Games.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (dQJCS)

172 Sure it's been said, but they really go overboard with the soap opera/Lifetime elements (in order to try to lure women I guess) instead of focusing on the sport.

"Taylor's quest for the gold is made so much more poignant by the memory of her lost brother, who died in a tragic motorboat accident. She has found, in mogul skiing, a poultice to alleve her tortured soul."

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (O7MnT)

173 New social Justice oriented events.

Drag the Flag.
Squee with Glee.
Dispense with Pence.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (JPEYg)

174 109 >>92 Every time I turn it on its figure skating bullshit.

Any event that is subjectively scored is total horseshit.
Posted by: Under Fire


I dunno, that whole Tony Harding - Nancy Kerrigan thing was pretty interesting.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2018 12:27 PM (+lVUW)

175 Presdent Obmaa should do something about this mess !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 16, 2018 12:27 PM (hqQ+Q)

176 Oh ~ one thing ~ watching that douche skater who said that the reason he did not get named flag bearer was "racism" ( um no it was a coin flip douche) lose was awesome. I could watch that over and over again. He wasn't anywhere near the leaders in the event I saw. Mmmmmm awesome!

Posted by: Publius Redux at February 16, 2018 12:27 PM (ia9DD)

177 Remember folks, jingoism is bad. Now please watch our country prove it's the best by beating other countries in sports you don't otherwise care about.

How could this possibly be a ratings disaster??!??!

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at February 16, 2018 12:27 PM (oZ6kz)

178 148
I cannot lie, I have a weird fascination with Curling.

I've
watched that too even though I have no idea what they're doing. It also
helps if there's some chicks with big racks competing in it.


Posted by: tu3031


Well, sure, but that's true of every event. It's axiomatic.

Posted by: pep at February 16, 2018 12:28 PM (LAe3v)

179 Live/taped event feeds, people. Jeebus. If you're complaining about the absurdly bad packaged "broadcast" events, you only have yourself to blame.


And ace, you're a funny guy, but I'm afraid you're simply not going to be able to match the thing about the "first openly gay figure skater". It's the platonic ideal of idiotic irony and failed moral preening, so nothing can be added.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2018 12:28 PM (QDnY+)

180 FWIW, I've been told by a couple of tv folks that the domestic "human interest" garbage is also a function of money - it's cheaper to send out a couple of monkeys with a van to the "hometown"...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:28 PM (7LY+6)

181 Old limp pricks?


Bob Dole has the answer for that.

Posted by: Bob Dole at February 16, 2018 12:28 PM (Dbv1R)

182 People are starting to wake up.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 16, 2018 12:28 PM (IYHxL)

183 we stopped for dinner last night after another stupid public meeting...

they had the olympics on both screens behind the bar, but didn't even blink when i asked for anything other than that... would up with college tree hockey instead.

yeah, it was ESPN, and no one plays basketball properly anymore, but at least it wasn't the propaganda from RSK

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2018 12:28 PM (OaNFX)

184 For those who don't like figure skating, you have got to watch "Blades of Glory". Hilarious.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 16, 2018 12:29 PM (+lVUW)

185 FBI says a person contacted agency with concerns about suspected Florida school shooter, but it failed to investigate

To busy framing PDT I guess

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:29 PM (5y11N)

186 174 109 >>92 Every time I turn it on its figure skating bullshit.

Any event that is subjectively scored is total horseshit.
Posted by: Under Fire


fistbump

Posted by: REDACTED at February 16, 2018 12:29 PM (VWsDy)

187 Not watching the figure skating, just not my thing.

But I have been watching the figure skating pre-event studio coverage. Because Tanith Belbin. mmmmm

Scott Hamilton in studio too. Male figure skater who is straight, go figure, he's married and has 3 kids. And a Christian: "I understand that through a strong relationship with Jesus you can endure anything. ... God is there to guide you through the tough spots. God was there every single time, every single time."
( wikipedia )

Posted by: Hands at February 16, 2018 12:30 PM (EzdLW)

188 It also helps if there's some chicks with big racks competing in it.
Posted by: tu3031

Well, sure, but that's true of every event. It's axiomatic.
Posted by: pep


Big Rack Trampoline Event in Women's Gymnastics.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:30 PM (FxM6p)

189

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 16, 2018 12:30 PM (mPeei)

190 As I kid I remember watching the ski long jump just for the epic crashes.

Posted by: Pound Me Too at February 16, 2018 12:30 PM (awqYm)

191 "Nude luge would bring in more viewers."

--NBC Exec.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 16, 2018 12:31 PM (prh9V)

192 38 A homo anti-american attitude always turns me on and makes me want to watch. They must be getting advice from the nfl and lebron
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 16, 2018 12:08 PM (5y11N)
__________________________

Or Disney. They also love gays and hate Americans.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 16, 2018 12:31 PM (fqUgw)

193 The Olympics have now become another venue for virtue signalling. Much of the broadcasts I've seen have featured a cadaverour Scott Hamilton. And haircut boy.

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 16, 2018 12:31 PM (nkaVs)

194 Oh ~ one thing ~ watching that douche skater who said that the reason he did not get named flag bearer was "racism" ( um no it was a coin flip douche) lose was awesome. I could watch that over and over again. He wasn't anywhere near the leaders in the event I saw. Mmmmmm awesome!
Posted by: Publius Redux



Didn't he come in 19th?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (FxM6p)

195 Yes, but doing it live doesn't allow us to present OUR stories to you.
Posted by: NBC at February 16, 2018 12:26 PM (5IJky)

Dear John (NBC),

I'm sorry but we cannot continue like this. i am breaking up with you because I've found someone new.
Bye!

Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (IuYIh)

196 Seriously, there are only two reasons to watch the Olympics:

1. Nationalistic Pride

2. Sporting Competition at the 'Highest' Level (with the exception of the sports where this isn't true, like ones where the pros don't compete)

Of course, the left has demonized #1. You can be proud of being gay, but don't you dare be proud of being American. So instead of jingoism, it's all human interest pablum. But if people want that, there's any number of other ways to ingest that kind of drivel.

As to the #2, sure, it's high level competition, but mostly in sports people aren't all that interested in.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (oZ6kz)

197 I think they should have all the figure skaters out there all at once. Maybe give them sticks. Extra points for knocking each other down.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (O5Q3r)

198 Big Rack Trampoline Event"

Ah yes. The Jimmy Kimmel show...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (7LY+6)

199 Apparently "stop insulting your target audience" is too hard for some people.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (RD7QR)

200 GET WOKE.
GO BROKE!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 16, 2018 12:32 PM (3BFzK)

201 So the cops that responded to the school shooting without any details of what weapons were being used -

What weapons did the cops bring?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 16, 2018 12:33 PM (ks6bw)

202 "Taylor's quest for the gold is made so much more poignant by the memory of her lost brother, who died in a tragic motorboat accident. She has found, in mogul skiing, a poultice to alleve her tortured soul."

Contrast with what a guy would say: "She's really fast."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 16, 2018 12:33 PM (tRaq7)

203 I heard Nathan Chen botched it in his short skate program last night, poor guy. Supposedly uncharacteristic of him to do so. I think the media hyping him like crazy early on and adding to the pressure of the Olympics got to him. Stupid media. Hopefully he can shake it off and do better in four years.

Posted by: LizLem at February 16, 2018 12:33 PM (hvf9s)

204 My biggest issue was hearing about Rippon being a complete diva asshole who is making the Olympics all about him and hating Mike Pence.

Oh and the MSM slobbering all over Fatboys murderous sister.

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 16, 2018 12:33 PM (IYHxL)

205 I am not watching the Olympics. I did not watch any football this year. I have cut down on movies, and am pleased that the new Star Wars was terrible.

Marxism in all its forms is my enemy.


Posted by: Rick Tempest at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (JkygK)

206 #BlackPander

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (ks6bw)

207 My least favorite thing about this olympics is the gay figure skater acting like he's some kind of groundbreaker. You're a male figure skater, it would a bigger deal if you weren't gay.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (2EYE1)

208 A big part of the problem is that the coverage is so, so poor. I'm not the interested in figure skating. But i might be made to be. There is some beauty and athleticism there.

But the coverage, ye gods, the coverage. Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are insane. Nuts. Bizarre. It is like watching a scene from the Hunger Games, where they go to central city. Every word out of their mouths is off-putting. Its like they decided that an it was an outrageous reality show starring them.

Can't take even 5 minutes of it.

How about the opening ceremonies where they admitted the ceremonies were being technically enhanced for the viewing audience. That means that, during a live event, they decided to add special effects only visible to the viewers at home. Then, why am I watching a live event?

Posted by: Dean Wormer at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (fftfA)

209 As I kid I remember watching the ski long jump just for the epic crashes.
Posted by: Pound Me Too



Every weekend that dipshit would wipe out on ABC's Wide World Of Sports. As a kid, I thought someone should give him lessons or make him stop so he didn't kill himself.
I mean, how many wipe outs like that can one endure?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (FxM6p)

210 Didn't he come in 19th?"

Ah, there's an answer for that...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (7LY+6)

211
"Taylor's quest for the gold is made so much more poignant by the memory of her lost brother, who died in a tragic motorboat accident. She has found, in mogul skiing, a poultice to alleve her tortured soul."

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo
_____________________

I like to motorboat Huma....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (mPeei)

212 114 I've never been a fan. It never seemed rational. A bunch of people that can't affect you (or anything really) in the slightest and whom I cannot affect by merely *hoping* that they win. What's the point? "

As a baseball fan, I know what the point is - it's indulging your tribalistic instincts without bloodshed or any real ill feeling. People cheer for "their teams" because it's fun and because, unlike most movies, games are unpredictable. "Your guy" just might gain the lead in the last 3 seconds and win in a photo-finish; "your team" might just win the game in a walkoff; the Hail Mary pass might work. And you cheer if it happens and feel a little sad if it doesn't, but you know full well your life will go on the same no matter what.

There is also appreciation of the fact that top athletes are better at what they do than most of us are at anything - but it won't last. Like feminine physical beauty, athletic skill flowers and passes away with age. We cherish things that don't last.

But, as been noted, the left wants things both ways - they hate tribalism and American exceptionalism and have infected the sports world with SJWs who despise half the people in the country - but now they expect us to root and chant USA, USA! for people who have made it difficult to admire their achievements because they are advertising their spoiled sense of entitlement.

All a great athlete really has to do to be beloved is A. act grateful B. be patriotic and C. don't behave like a total asshat to others. A lot of them can't even manage that.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (ZM2xo)

213 We bring the atomic lizards to spy the South Korea, Inshallah.

Posted by: Iranian "Athlete" at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (398bZ)

214 They hate us, so why should we care?

Posted by: Max Power at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (q177U)

215 191
"Nude luge would bring in more viewers."

--NBC Exec.


It was cold!!!!

Posted by: Embarrassed naked luge guy at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (LAe3v)

216 And of course, today's menus is sub-meh on the live feeds. Very little til later today, and then mostly stupid stuff.


But I'm telling ya, that's where to go if you have any interest in real winter sports (won't further define that term to avoid offending fans of some of the equivalents of rhythmic gymnastics with ribbons s**t that have worked their way into the winter games).



Posted by: rhomboid at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (QDnY+)

217
I cannot lie, I have a weird fascination with Curling. Maybe because
its the one Olympic sport where I tell myself "Yeah, I could do that" Posted by: WisRich at February 16, 2018 12:15 PM (G0vdT)
=====

LOL. Pretty sure that is why the sport has had an uptick in interest. Over 29 people can say we could possibly (on a good day) do that.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (MIKMs)

218 The only thing hotter than women's beach volleyball is women's biathlon. Fit women on cross country ski's packing a rifle shooting stuff is hot.

Posted by: JROD High Testosterone Conservative at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (AYwAZ)

219 i remember when i would cheer because american, or skill. now i am supposed to cheer because sex.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (Z8j2x)

220

I wonder if the media salivating over North Korea has anything to do with it.

I'm sure that's going over huge in the US Korean population.

The media is stocked with incredible idiots.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz IVANOVICH at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (AASEZ)

221 Gay Luge with an anal finish line
I'm in

Posted by: Shep at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (VWsDy)

222 Donna, his now ex-husband is even smaller than Johnny.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (FQKBL)

223 i can do that with my spouse, why do i need Olympians?

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (Z8j2x)

224 I firmly subscribe to the idea that every Olympic event should have one regular person competing as well.

Pick a random person out of the audience, give them 6 hours of training and practice so that we've got some sense of scale of the accomplishment of the athletes.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (KUaJL)

225 stop insulting your target audience"

They're not. We, however, are not their target audience.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (7LY+6)

226 Presdent Obmaa should do something about this mess !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 16, 2018 12:27 PM (hqQ+Q)


He does have some experience with white powder.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (hLRSq)

227

Very sad that something that brought the country together is now dividing it because of the left.

They are doing this on purpose, destroying any semblance of what America once was.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (fceHP)

228 It's sad.

I enjoyed watching the Olympics. But the never ending narrative from football to basketball to Olympics to movies just absolutely has made entertainment...well...less entertaining.

I used to be the bartender that customers would say "Ask Malcolm, he's a walking encyclopedia of sports trivia". More and more frequently now, customers ask me about sporting events outside of college football and my only reply is "You know, I haven't really watched any (NFL, Olympic, etc)."

Liberals take anything pleasurable and ruin it. I swear I think they'd f*ck up a wet dream.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (TUkHv)

229 Also there's the whole Russia is banned...but here are the Olympic Athletes from Russia

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (O1mg4)

230 olympics should start a new Game' who can go longest and strongest in the sack.

because that's all they care about at this point.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (Z8j2x)

231 You're a male figure skater, it would a bigger deal if you weren't gay.

Yeah, that "first openly gay" thing should have an asterisk next to it.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (O5Q3r)

232 "All a great athlete really has to do to be beloved is A. act grateful B. be patriotic and C. don't behave like a total asshat to others. A lot of them can't even manage that.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (ZM2xo) "

Don't know if you saw, but Maxwell from the A's says he isn't going to kneel during the anthem this year.

So if you're keeping score at home, # of kneelers:

MLB: 0
NFL: Like, a big number

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (oZ6kz)

233 219 i remember when i would cheer because american, or skill. now i am supposed to cheer because sex.
Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (Z8j2x)

Sex would make me cheer.

Posted by: josephistan at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (7HtZB)

234 I mean, how many wipe outs like that can one endure?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (FxM6p)

The agony of defeat.
And de head, de back, de clavicle, de tibia...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (z79tQ)

235 Hey NBC, maybe the numbers are down because some Bozos choose to insult Americans with their stupid remarks...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (O2RFr)

236 You know what would help? More Scandis with a cavalier attitude toward wearing clothes.

This is a completely NSFW photo of a Scandi skiing girl, Magdalena Forsberg, changing her shirt in public.

http://bit.ly/2o3Zyn4

Less clothing would also make curling watchable.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (fuK7c)

237 Who's that skier chick who made such a big point about not going to the White House even though she was never invited in the first place?

Yeah. F*ck that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2018 12:16 PM

Lindsay Vonn. Break a leg, Lindsay!

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (MX7xj)

238 I always giggled over the name Dick Button, a figure skater commentator from years ago.

Posted by: fly gal at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (8TdcF)

239 Social media addiction may be a real problem, but at least it is interactive (mostly).

Long ago "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television" iirc, pointed out that TV put people in a sort of trance. The scenes change constantly and the response becomes to just gaze into the screen and have it direct one's thoughts. It is like auto-pilot for the brain, except the programmer is control of the (secret) destination, to a large extent.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (bT8Z4)

240 Sex would make me cheer.
Posted by: josephistan at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (7HtZB)

well at least they'd be more honest. It's not about skill it's about anything other than.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (Z8j2x)

241 It was cold!!!!
Posted by: Embarrassed naked luge guy


Not for me.

Posted by: His Doubles Naked Luge Partner, Who Was 'On The Bottom' at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (AI/Vm)

242 The town next to mine has a curling club and they're having an open house tomorrow, $10 to curl

Posted by: REDACTED at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (VWsDy)

243 Oh, and feting over Kim Jong Un's sister? Knock is off assholes. She's a monster.

And try and be nice to pence. You might not always agree with him, but sheesh, lighten up Francis.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (fftfA)

244 The only thing hotter than women's beach volleyball is women's biathlon. Fit women on cross country ski's packing a rifle shooting stuff is hot.
Posted by: JROD High Testosterone Conservative

I'll be in Sweden next week, so it should be on TV

Posted by: Jean at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (H5T1o)

245 Ice fishing with grenades can be very competitive.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (r9UYA)

246 BEN RONSENBERGER SAYING THE GREEKS PARTICIPATED IN THE OLYMPICS BIUTT NAKED IS FUNNY BECAUSE THE ANCIENT GREEKS WERE ALL GHEY

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (ia9DD)

247 Random Athlete X broke a tooth in 2005! He was raised poor! His daddy didn't love him!

I DON'T GIVE A SHIT

Posted by: Mega at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (b35xb)

248 Oh my goodness. Last fucking month the FBI got a tip on Cruz and didn't act!


https://tinyurl.com/y8lbfry4

Posted by: Timon at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (NTM5E)

249 238 I always giggled over the name Dick Button, a figure skater commentator from years ago.
Posted by: fly gal at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (8TdcF)

Tell me more about these Dick Buttons.

Posted by: Shep! at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (7HtZB)

250 if you got blowed up at school by your teacher, thank a teacher.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybtffrmx

Posted by: x at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (nFwvY)

251 166 I think the last Olympics I watch with any regularity was the Los Angeles.

I can't think of a winter one.
Posted by: YIKES!



Lake Placid.
Posted by: rickb223



Yep, Lake Placid! I remember Jim Mckay teeing up the USA/Soviet Union hockey game. It was tape delayed but you can tell "something" happened because Mckay was practically giddy! Great moment "The Miracle on Ice" was!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (ZiHIw)

252 141 dissolve the body in acid, not ashes. Sorry.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 16, 2018 12:22 PM (CPk0


Yeah, I was going to say something about that...

Posted by: W. W. at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (u9OP6)

253 Quite a scandal, that Olympia.
(Possibly NSFW)
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yck8kc96

Posted by: Pogomip at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (CDfd+)

254
Too much grrrl power and gay! this time.

Woman's bikini downhill might help.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (h7nse)

255 Gay Luge with an anal finish line
I'm in
Posted by: Shep at February 16, 2018 12:35 PM (VWsDy)


You're 'in' nothing.
You are the finish line.
Assume the position

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (z79tQ)

256 "Don't know if you saw, but Maxwell from the A's says he isn't going to kneel during the anthem this year."

Baseball fans (even fans from Oakland) and other players didn't react the way that asshat thought they would, huh?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (ZM2xo)

257 The Curling center nearest me is attached to a bar/restaurant. Not sure if you are allowed to drink inside the rink though.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (aVYsC)

258 Also there's the whole Russia is banned...but here are the Olympic Athletes from Russia

Posted by: jhawk90 at February 16, 2018 12:36 PM (O1mg4)


This simple to understand:

(A) The IOC members are easily bribable; and
(B) Now they don't have to worry about a polonium milkshake.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (hLRSq)

259 NBC pays me millions. MILLIONS. And I'm not even gay. Or brown. Or anything, really.

Posted by: Katie Couric at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (398bZ)

260 238 I always giggled over the name Dick Button, a figure skater commentator from years ago.
Posted by: fly gal at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (8TdcF)

Doesn't every button require a buttonhole ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (VWsDy)

261 What annoys me about the Olympics (and Super Bowl, and Oscars, etc.) is that it feels to me like people are organizing ways for me to waste my time.


These corporate media guys have nothing on what Mrs Diogenes can come up with for wasting my time.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (0tfLf)

262
http://bit.ly/2o3Zyn4

Less clothing would also make curling watchable.

Posted by: Bandersnatch
_________________

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (mPeei)

263 I haven't watched a second of them. Not even my beloved curling.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (juCZM)

264 If you look at progressives through the lens of:

A. They are trying to make money

and/or

B. They are trying to obtain power

and/or

C. They are trying to divide us

Everything makes so much more damn sense.

Posted by: Mega at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (b35xb)

265
I like the olympics, especially the snowboard cross races, which they showed little of, because they continue to show little but homos on ice. I wouldn't have a problem with that because people seem to like figure skating, except they want you to know and stress highly, hey look! homos on ice!

Nevertheless, JP Sears has fun commentary on the winter olympics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UptsW3pbCJM

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (r+sAi)

266 Home in jammies with the flu. Kidlet said Mr. Church was a good movie.

Anyone seen it? Maybe I can find it on fire stick for my nap.

Posted by: Infidel at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (FwcYV)

267 "Baseball fans (even fans from Oakland) and other players didn't react the way that asshat thought they would, huh?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (ZM2xo) "

He thought he was going to be the Kaep of the MLB.

He's lucky he isn't, because unlike Colin, he still has a steady gig.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (oZ6kz)

268 Lindsay Vonn. Break a leg, Lindsay!

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (MX7xj)

Did Vonn win anything? I hope not...

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (ZM2xo)

269 Polar Bear fighting with brass knuckles is an event I'd watch.

Posted by: Pound Me Too at February 16, 2018 12:43 PM (awqYm)

270 We are watching the slow death of the imperial media. Kick back and enjoy.

Posted by: BluesFish at February 16, 2018 12:43 PM (s/1Ct)

271 I cut the cord last year. I watch a little online. Of course it was the first Super Bowl I had ever deliberately not watched either.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 16, 2018 12:43 PM (KaupC)

272 Did the news media cheer on the Holodomor back in 1933?

Because I have the sinking feeling they probably did.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2018 12:43 PM (9TK8E)

273 >>What annoys me about the Olympics (and Super Bowl, and Oscars, etc.) is that it feels to me like people are organizing ways for me to waste my time.



There's a sort of Cargo Cult/Iowahawk 4 steps in progressive takeover of institutions thing going on with the Olympics.

For years it *was* an event, where families would watch these event and feel inspired by the athletes' accomplishments and celebrate American wins, American success stories.

NBC (and the media) long ago chucked the *values* that made the Olympics an event and so inspiring, but they think the coverage itself makes it an event. No amount of cutely PR and social media tie-ins make it a "thing."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 16, 2018 12:43 PM (W+vEI)

274 268 Lindsay Vonn. Break a leg, Lindsay!

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 16, 2018 12:37 PM (MX7xj)

Did Vonn win anything? I hope not...
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:42 PM (ZM2xo)

Calf implants.

Posted by: Pound Me Too at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (awqYm)

275 257 The Curling center nearest me is attached to a bar/restaurant. Not sure if you are allowed to drink inside the rink though.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (aVYsC)

The one here has drinking and everything. But curling is like bowling to me. Although I can do it very well, can't stand doing it.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (VWsDy)

276 Lindsay Vonn. Break a leg, Lindsay!


I just might! Be sure to watch!

Posted by: Lindsay Vonn at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (O5Q3r)

277 They need to make motorcycle ice racing an Olympic sport.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (tRaq7)

The cute little ginger part-time bartender in my town in alberta does that. Pretty knowledgable about motorcycles, too.

Posted by: Bob Dole at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (Dbv1R)

278 248
Oh my goodness. Last fucking month the FBI got a tip on Cruz and didn't

Yup, Trump should remind people of this every time they blame him

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (O2RFr)

279 Saw a crazy Olympic event last night; seemed pretty good. Women's cross snowboard or something? They just shove like 8 girls out and they race down a course, simultaneously. Lots of crashing, sliding, etc. Think the bronze medal winner crossed the finish line on her back head first or something crazy like that.

They should have something similar but with the women hockey players, and fighting allowed as they skate down the ice track. That would be popular!

As for the popularity of ice skating, the women love the romance of being picked up by "burly strong men" (Sadly, all they get are gays) and I think figure skating is one of the few winter olympic sports where you can actually see the girls physiques because they aren't in a snowsuit. Too bad all the girls exercised off their boobs (I think there's a really good chance that the men's hockey squads have bigger boobs than the ice skater chicks).

Posted by: Vanceone at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (zzW7w)

280 The Curling center nearest me is attached to a bar/restaurant. Not sure if you are allowed to drink inside the rink though.
Posted by: Buzzsaw



Any sport that you can't drink while competing in, ain't worth playing.
Fishing - check
Softball - check
Golf - check

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (FxM6p)

281 Truth is I'm pretty much just a dullard. But I had that "cutie-pie" thing going like gangbusters about thirty years ago.

Maybe NBC is stupid, I don't know. I'm pretty sure they don't pay me to know stuff.

Posted by: Katie Couric at February 16, 2018 12:45 PM (398bZ)

282 NBC's coverage has emasculated the Olympics. Viewers want to watch masculine sports.


Posted by: dustydog at February 16, 2018 12:45 PM (y8Roy)

283 I'll waste time in ways that either I've devised or people who don't wish to subjugate me have put together, thank you.

We would never wish to subjugate you, Mr. Spades.

Posted by: 20V Cordless Power Tools at February 16, 2018 12:45 PM (ctuyM)

284 Hope Solo's After-Hours Mintature Golf big hit with US Synchronized Cake Frosting teams.

Posted by: DPRNK News at February 16, 2018 12:46 PM (+2EWk)

285 Ann Coulter dubbed Couric "the affable Eva Braun of morning TV" in like 2003.

Posted by: Mega at February 16, 2018 12:46 PM (b35xb)

286 44 I watched the snowboarding. NBC played the Olympics from 8PM until approximately 11:30 PM, then the local news. After the news, the repeated the same three and a half hours they already ran.

There's live stuff happening over on the NBC Sports channel on the DirecTV box, but A) it is largely stuff they're going to show later in their prime time feed and B) the guide lies; tune in all excited for curling and have to put up with people sliding down hills with boards strapped to their feet.

Last time, NBC had four channels going pretty much constantly: the network, USA network, CNBC, and MSNBC. The usually did curling all night on USA network. This time there's much less coverage available on the TV box and what little there is is repeated.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 16, 2018 12:46 PM (sGtp+)

287 I'm a chick and I think ice skating is the stupidest thing ever. It's a sport like a beauty pageant is a sport.

Posted by: NCKate at February 16, 2018 12:47 PM (Wd1rb)

288 I'm ashamed to say that I saw a headline today that said the US had a bad day at the Olympics and I was happy... yeah, I know, but they've pissed me off with their stupid remarks and constant politics...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 16, 2018 12:47 PM (O2RFr)

289 I like biathlon, but that's not on in prime time. I'm too lazy to look up when all the events are on.

Not a snowboard fan, but caught some of the women's snowboard cross, which I'd never seen before. They send six down course at once, and the course isn't really all that roomy for six. I could see the potential for some scary (or entertaining depending on how you view it) wrecks.

Posted by: stace at February 16, 2018 12:47 PM (6HFDU)

290 The International Olympic Committee is probably the most corrupt organization on earth.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:47 PM (O5Q3r)

291
I guess they're not putting the bone in Zamboni, then?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 16, 2018 12:47 PM (pNxlR)

292 Women's beach volleyball played in the snow could really stand out.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 16, 2018 12:47 PM (ctuyM)

293 >>248
Oh my goodness. Last fucking month the FBI got a tip on Cruz and didn't

Mistakes were made...and....zzzzZZZZzzzz

Posted by: J. Sessions at February 16, 2018 12:48 PM (r9UYA)

294 "The International Olympic Committee is probably the most corrupt organization on earth."

Now lets not get carried away.

Posted by: Fifa at February 16, 2018 12:48 PM (m/Gc2)

295 Next up, my interview with Harry Schnitzel, the Olympics' first openly gay Zamboni driver...

Posted by: Katie Couric at February 16, 2018 12:48 PM (398bZ)

296 The more time you spend watching and talking about must see tv events, the less talking you do about our government being mobilized against its own citizens.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 16, 2018 12:49 PM (wdmm9)

297 >>>Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:34 PM (ZM2xo)


I used to like watching baseball as a kid. I think that explanation makes sense.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 16, 2018 12:49 PM (/qEW2)

298 294
"The International Olympic Committee is probably the most corrupt organization on earth."



Now lets not get carried away.

Posted by: Fifa



pffffft

Posted by: The DNC at February 16, 2018 12:49 PM (LAe3v)

299 The new Biathlon event where the US, Swiss, Finnish, and Norwegian teams skates across unannounced into North Korea.

Posted by: fly gal at February 16, 2018 12:49 PM (8TdcF)

300 248 Oh my goodness. Last fucking month the FBI got a tip on Cruz and didn't act!


https://tinyurl.com/y8lbfry4
Posted by: Timon at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (NTM5E)


"Well, I tried to give him some advice, let him know who it was 'okay' to shoot', but unlike that Hodgkinson fella, he just wouldn't listen!"

--Dick Durbin

Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2018 12:49 PM (9TK8E)

301 248

Yeah on that FBI Tip? In our defense we were kind of busy lately, this whole Russia thing isn't going to investigate itself you know! Priorities amirite? I mean we have almost secured one minor process crime conviction . . almost. Don't you understand ho important that is? DON'T YOU? What is a few dozen dead children when we have important work to do?!

Posted by: Douche Bag Comey Hiding in the Drapes Quoting the Bible at February 16, 2018 12:49 PM (ia9DD)

302 Fishing - check
Softball - check
Golf - check
Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:44 PM (FxM6p)

dude, did you forget one?

Posted by: American Bowling Congress at February 16, 2018 12:50 PM (z79tQ)

303 Did Vonn win anything?

We're not telling until the very end of our broadcast tonight! Don't forget to watch our teasers all night!

Posted by: NBC at February 16, 2018 12:50 PM (RwYr/)

304 NBC (and the media) long ago chucked the *values* that made the Olympics
an event and so inspiring, but they think the coverage itself makes it
an event. No amount of cutely PR and social media tie-ins make it a
"thing."
=====

For me, it was when professional US players were allowed in basketball and hockey. Sorry, the Olympics is supposed to be about amateurs.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (MIKMs)

305 I won't watch a second of this garbage, but I hope the Russian girl that digs anime (she does a full routine in a Sailor Moon outfit) wins the women's figure skating - she's the favorite, so she probably will.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (oZ6kz)

306 Drudge has the flashing light about Mueller indicting Russians.
STF...this clown can't find anything so now he going to arrest Rooskies? Anything to prove the narrative eh?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (0tfLf)

307
If you ever try curling, you'll find its pretty damn fun. Plus you can run in to the bar between throws.

The US team really is pretty bad though, maybe the lack of beer.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (r+sAi)

308 260 Doesn't every button require a buttonhole ??

Not those ones that (legend has it) Napoleon added to suit sleeves so his troops couldn't wipe their noses on their sleeves.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (sGtp+)

309 dude, did you forget one?
Posted by: American Bowling Congress



Yes. Yes I did.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (FxM6p)

310 298

Pikers

Posted by: Chicago City Council at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (ia9DD)

311 #279 Too bad all the girls exercised off their boobs

LOL. So true.

I tittered.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2018 12:52 PM (juCZM)

312 For me, it was when professional US players were allowed in basketball and hockey. Sorry, the Olympics is supposed to be about amateurs.
Posted by: mustbequantum



Yeah. That was huge.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 12:52 PM (FxM6p)

313 Up until the 90s or so, there used to be national pride exuded in Olympics coverage. The SJWs came in and made all that dirty. Now it is unwatchable.

Plus you could watch events live without the massaging/messaging edited in to waste our time.

Posted by: Valiant at February 16, 2018 12:53 PM (3MiF8)

314 Oh my goodness. Last fucking month the FBI got a tip on Cruz and didn't act!

They should've told them the kid had info on Trump and the Russians.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 16, 2018 12:53 PM (O5Q3r)

315 289 I like biathlon, but that's not on in prime time. I'm too lazy to look up when all the events are on.

Nonsense. I saw some just the other night on the NBC Sports channel on the DirecTV box.

The guide promised me curling. It lied. As usual.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 16, 2018 12:53 PM (sGtp+)

316 >>>125 i was pretty shocked to find out that an ice dancer was gay, tbh

Posted by: ace at February 16, 2018 12:04 PM (8rNrN)

Does anybody else remember either an old SNL or maybe a Second City TV skit where a flaming gay guy dressed as a cowboy (a rhinestone one) is figure skating? The sports commentator is also a flamer and makes all these suggestive comments while the camera follows the skater sashaying all over the rink and there are closeups of him wiggling his little butt. I remember watching it in college and laughing til I cried.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 16, 2018 12:20 PM (ZM2xo)

Blades of Glory?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPFRZP4qY7I

Posted by: m at February 16, 2018 12:54 PM (VKsXm)

317 Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election

Posted by: Shut. It. Down. at February 16, 2018 12:54 PM (r9UYA)

318
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 16, 2018 12:39 PM (ia9DD)


Don't go all Bob Dole on us, Ben. You just be you.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 16, 2018 12:54 PM (pNxlR)

319 well page and strzok , mueller, everyone were too busy doing other things, like a coup

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:54 PM (Z8j2x)

320 Now that we've mastered the art of buiding enormous wate r slides which is just an unfrozen luge track why don't we make it summer olympic sport and the chicks can wear bikinis.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 12:55 PM (lKyWE)

321 Just heard that a few schools across the country locked down to unspecified threats.

The fix is in.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 12:55 PM (r9UYA)

322 mueller indicting russians? can that actually be done unless they are American russians? and if it is because 'russian what about others trying to 'coup america?

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (Z8j2x)

323 "he people organizing these things all have intense ill-will against me"

yes, it's like "here, enjoy this nationalistic, male pablum" or "enjoy these goo-goo stories about sad people doing ok" while the actual globohomo mission statement is to crush all human endeavor that would not survive a HR review.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (V3U1L)

324 due to

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (r9UYA)

325 "The bureau acknowledged the startling lapse in a statement, saying a person close to Cruz had contacted the bureau's public access tip line on January 5 and "provided information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting." On Wednesday, Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

---

From Timon's link above.

" as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting"

This wasn't even the "nope, no one here at the FBI can find the guy who posted this" youtube comment one, but a second direct contact with the FBI.

One could be inclined to assume, like Hillary, the particular agents in charge or involved saw the opportunity and wanted the outcome for personal political goals.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (ks6bw)

326 Curling is like darts. In slow motion. With assistance. It doesn't seem to be the sort of thing that would be an "Olympic" type activity.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (/qEW2)

327 Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election
Posted by: Shut. It. Down. at February 16, 2018 12:54 PM (r9UYA)

I saw that headline. So the crime is "supporting" Donald Trump? Or doing illegal stuff?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (7uYFy)

328 Drudge has the flashing light about Mueller indicting Russians.
STF...this clown can't find anything so now he going to arrest Rooskies? Anything to prove the narrative eh?
Posted by: Diogenes at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (0tfLf)


Will they charge the Chinese too? This is a joke

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (fceHP)

329 The International Olympic Committee is probably the most corrupt organization on earth.
===
Ahem! Federation Internationale de Football
Association (FIFA)

Posted by: Pogomip at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (CDfd+)

330 I am so glad for the daily and repetitive Sessions jokes. I laugh uproariously every single time. Every time I just gaffaw! It wouldn't be the same if we didn't have all these exciting, fresh and cuting edge humor bits. I would like to thank them, too, for knowing exactly what's going on and what Sessions should do. I suggest they write to the President and offer their own services as Attorney General this every minute because of their years of involvement with that job.

Posted by: Knocking my head against the wall at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (8+Ozj)

331 mueller indicting russians? can that actually be done unless they are American russians? and if it is because 'russian what about others trying to 'coup america?
Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (Z8j2x)

you'd think americans, would worry about coup... and they would if it were military coup.

otherwise .. Nevermind!

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:57 PM (Z8j2x)

332 The new group think/sports programming counter narrative is that viewership of events like this, while down, are still viewed at a higher rate than any competing commercial programming.

All I know is that I really don't care enough about figure skating to endure some 20 something lecture me on gay conversion therapy and baking gay wedding cakes. Even if it happens only once every 4 years.

Posted by: TJ at February 16, 2018 12:57 PM (MENVY)

333
"The International Olympic Committee is probably the most corrupt organization on earth."

It's more corrupt than FIFA?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 12:57 PM (lKyWE)

334 Is it wrong that I'm going to assume all 16 Russians are innocent because Mueller?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2018 12:57 PM (juCZM)

335 Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election

Finally! The first proof of voter fraud!

Posted by: CNN at February 16, 2018 12:58 PM (qK7/b)

336 5 of them are charged with Identity theft. That's really helping Trump. What a crock of shit.

Posted by: Timon at February 16, 2018 12:58 PM (NTM5E)

337 russia russia,

RESET. and get back to me after i win "obama.

and uranium 1 Hillary.

but yeah.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:58 PM (Z8j2x)

338 #330 That's awesome that you enjoy the jokes and thanks for the compliments! We'll be sure to keep it up!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 16, 2018 12:59 PM (juCZM)

339 5 of them are charged with Identity theft. That's really helping Trump. What a crock of shit.
Posted by: Timon at February 16, 2018 12:58 PM (NTM5E)

woah, so now the govt Cares about Identity theft?

watching dreamers duck and hide.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 12:59 PM (Z8j2x)

340 330 I am so glad for the daily and repetitive Sessions jokes. I laugh uproariously every single time. Every time I just gaffaw! It wouldn't be the same if we didn't have all these exciting, fresh and cuting edge humor bits. I would like to thank them, too, for knowing exactly what's going on and what Sessions should do. I suggest they write to the President and offer their own services as Attorney General this every minute because of their years of involvement with that job.
Posted by: Knocking my head against the wall at February 16, 2018 12:56 PM (8+Ozj)

Hey, it could be the guy who says "TRUMP SAID DOODY" in every thread, instead.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2018 12:59 PM (9TK8E)

341 The left is either going to be ecstatic because they hope the Russians will spill the beans, or disappointed that Trump's not indicted.

What a shitshow.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 16, 2018 12:59 PM (7uYFy)

342
"If you see something, say something. Don't mean we'll do anything." - G-Men

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 16, 2018 12:59 PM (h7nse)

343 279 Saw a crazy Olympic event last night; seemed pretty good. Women's cross snowboard or something? They just shove like 8 girls out and they race down a course, simultaneously. Lots of crashing, sliding, etc. Think the bronze medal winner crossed the finish line on her back head first or something crazy like that

It was fun to watch! But they showed it for only, like, 10 minutes, then it was back to figure skating, or some damn thing. Just when I was settling my fat potato butt down on the couch.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 16, 2018 01:00 PM (prh9V)

344
For me, it was when professional US players were allowed in basketball and hockey. Sorry, the Olympics is supposed to be about amateurs.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (MIKMs)


Well, WE DIDN'T WIN THE GOLD MEDAL IN BASKETBALL ONE YEAR AND IT'S LIKE OUR, OUR, OUR BIRTHRIGHT, OR SOMETHING!

Those meanies MADE us turn to professionals!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 16, 2018 01:00 PM (pNxlR)

345 165 Anti-Pence Rippon skates pretty but does not have the athleticism of the other top male skaters. ... I'm kind of annoyed they include the team event now,

You can blame that on Nathan Chen.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 16, 2018 01:00 PM (v3pYe)

346 What, why would They be innocent, it's what other countries DO!

We Do remember Israel? Egypt? Syria? etc.

Trump didn't willfully play that's what's wrong

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 01:00 PM (Z8j2x)

347 The had to indict Russians because they have to keep the narrative alive......

Posted by: JoeF. at February 16, 2018 01:01 PM (7uYFy)

348 5 of them are charged with Identity theft. That's really helping Trump. What a crock of shit.


Posted by: Timon at February 16, 2018 12:58 PM (NTM5E)


---

Good thing there are no dreamy Hillary supporters who ever committed identity theft.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 16, 2018 01:01 PM (ks6bw)

349 The left is either going to be ecstatic because they hope the Russians will spill the beans, or disappointed that Trump's not indicted.


Are these Russians in the US?

If not, where's the jurisdiction?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 01:01 PM (FxM6p)

350 The Olympics used to be about country. Now - thanks in large part to the left - it's about self.

Fuck that.
I'll watch something else.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at February 16, 2018 01:01 PM (jWe5r)

351 This FBI FUBAR gives PDT the perfect right to fire the ailing Sessions.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 01:01 PM (r9UYA)

352 Trump's going to be down in Florida today. They have to get that off the front page.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 16, 2018 01:02 PM (7uYFy)

353 Come to think of it, I can't think of any international organization that isn't corrupt.

One World Government is going to be such fun!

Posted by: rickl at February 16, 2018 01:02 PM (xjiRE)

354 Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election

*****

But those 20 million Illegals supporting Hillz, totes OK!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 16, 2018 01:02 PM (0tfLf)

355 >>> Quite a scandal, that Olympia.
(Possibly NSFW)
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yck8kc96
Posted by: Pogomip at February 16, 2018 12:40 PM (CDfd+)

Hah, it being an Olympic thread I thought you meant the infamous Olympia movie by Leni Riefenstahl! 7 minutes in is male nudity, 9 minutes in is female nudity. Supposed to be classic greek statues brought to life. NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt51j9bmZAU

Posted by: LizLem at February 16, 2018 01:02 PM (hvf9s)

356 I won the medal for photosynthesis. The other assholes died of starvation.

Posted by: Jolly Green Giant at February 16, 2018 01:02 PM (/qEW2)

357 i was hoping Mueller would end up being in a bad spot but doing right.

Now i see ,, yeah.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 01:02 PM (Z8j2x)

358 238 I always giggled over the name Dick Button, a figure skater commentator from years ago.
Posted by: fly gal at February 16, 2018 12:38 PM (8TdcF)
-----------------------------
Hilarious name, to be sure, but he was good. He actually talked about ....(drum roll).... skating. He explained the technical stuff and truly added to the viewers' ability to appreciate the sport.

These NBC clowns they have on now hardly do that at all.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2018 01:03 PM (0jtPF)

359 Goodness that's going to be great if the national conversation shits to identity theft.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 16, 2018 01:03 PM (ks6bw)

360 How long before Putin arrests a bunch of Americans? I'm guessing hours.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 16, 2018 01:03 PM (0tfLf)

361 Ha. Also "shifts".

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 16, 2018 01:04 PM (ks6bw)

362 Aggravated Identity Theft is the charge.

LOL

Lifelock fail.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 16, 2018 01:04 PM (r9UYA)

363 "Best Winter Olympics was either Sapporo '72 or Innsbruck '76."

Sorry. Lake Placid '80. And not for the hockey team ... though that was awesome.

Eric Heiden. Five golds. Never to be matched.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at February 16, 2018 01:05 PM (jWe5r)

364 i like that the Left gave up Russia as being THEIR allie, One minute after Hillary lost.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 01:05 PM (Z8j2x)

365 Hey, it could be the guy who says "TRUMP SAID DOODY" in every thread, instead.
Posted by: Hikaru at February 16, 2018 12:59 PM (9TK8E)

OMG. Trump said DOODY?!! . That's Dreadful...horrible... worst thing EVAH eleventy!!!!! After they offer their services as Sessions replacement I think the Sesssionssnoooooze guys should get on prosecution for people who say things like DOODY.

PS. There's only one Trump DOODY guy. Several people compete for the SooozySessions is a snooze post King.

Posted by: Knocking my head against the wall at February 16, 2018 01:06 PM (8+Ozj)

366
Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election


Probably selling black market MAGA gear.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 01:06 PM (lKyWE)

367
Mortar Speed Skating

Frozen (and deep) lake
Speed skaters
Two mortar teams from countries not that of the skater
Measured distance to travel, while dodging mortar fire.

I would watch that

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 16, 2018 01:07 PM (pNxlR)

368 Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election


Probably selling black market MAGA gear.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 16, 2018 01:06 PM (lKyWE)

lol

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 01:07 PM (Z8j2x)

369 Eric Heiden. Five golds. Never to be matched.
Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at February 16, 2018 01:05 PM (jWe5r)

Heineken and Sapporo ?? Time to start drinking

Posted by: REDACTED at February 16, 2018 01:08 PM (VWsDy)

370 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at February 16, 2018 01:08 PM (FxM6p)

371 what a joke justice has become.

i guess destroying america to create corporate globalism is worth it.

Posted by: willow at February 16, 2018 01:08 PM (Z8j2x)

372
PS. There's only one Trump DOODY guy. Several people compete for the SooozySessions is a snooze post King.

Posted by: Knocking my head against the wall
__________________

Hey, I'm with you. I kinda' like of sleepy Jeff....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 16, 2018 01:09 PM (mPeei)

373 "The left is either going to be ecstatic because they hope the Russians will spill the beans, or disappointed that Trump's not indicted."

If they are not kept distracted they may turn on their creator. I've seen that scene before.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Exchange Your Old Wishful Thinking for a New Hopeful Shouting at The Outrage Outlet! at February 16, 2018 01:09 PM (hLRSq)

374 Are they white Russians or black Russians ??

Posted by: Colorado Bulldog at February 16, 2018 01:13 PM (VWsDy)

375 317 Russians indicted in special counsel's probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election
Posted by: Shut. It. Down. at February 16, 2018 12:54 PM (r9UYA)

Organization set up in 2014. But totally supporting Donald Trump.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 16, 2018 01:19 PM (RD7QR)

376 Political
Correctness devastated America and National league sports-stadiums, and just like rich and wealthy FANATICS, the Olympics follows that success, blinded by politics. Scorched Earth, destruction of their business seems to satisfy the ultra-rich buddies of the demorats. Was there ever a party of the rich, more connected to the rich than the demorat party ?

Posted by: ron n. at February 16, 2018 01:19 PM (MBrFx)

377 The Trans-Queer-vestite Olympics, with political correctness jacked up to heavy metal toxic levels.... What's not to like ? The times coming, the medical doctors baby butchering events and body parts harvesting competition. Extra points for living vs dead. Brought to you by the blind lock-stepping/voting whores of the left-demorats.

Posted by: ron n. at February 16, 2018 01:24 PM (MBrFx)

378 Soooo...here's my take. NBC has been killing the Olympics FOR YEARS! I watch sports to, you know, SEE ACTUAL SPORTING EVENTS.

But for decades now, NBC has been peddling these soft-focus Barbara Walters-type HUMAN INTEREST stories on the athletes, and it drives me up the fucking wall.

Everything now has to be this cheesy infotainment with heart-wrenching narratives, usually hosted by someone from one of the cheesy infotainment morning shows. Honestly, that shit takes up more than half the time, so you really don't see that much SPORTS! And with all of the tape-delay shit, they withhold the best events until the last 5 minutes of the broadcast. They just suck.

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at February 16, 2018 01:32 PM (Al42J)

379 Oh shit!

"There are no Amerians being charged and no American who knowing worked with the Russian interference"

Posted by: JC at February 16, 2018 01:38 PM (mJXUS)

380 "Russians supported protests for both candidates"

"Supported protests both for and against Trump in inauguration"

Rosenstien

Posted by: JC at February 16, 2018 01:39 PM (mJXUS)

381 Love some sports but the NBC coverage is unwatchable without a DVR because it's so packed full of commercials.
But there are other problems. NBC correspondents are incredibly dumb when it comes to foreign policy and all the contradictions inherent in modern Korea.
So much of the commentary has been terribly banal and the opening ceremony was the worst.
Wife adores skating but she can't stand Johnny Weir-his flaming hair style and sucky insight.
Dick Button had more insight in his little finger.
Then they canned the one guy, who said something correct and knew what he was talking about.
Then we have the fact that the country is broken by leftist identity policies. Guess what ? Winter Olympics are packed full of good looking, athletic white and Asian people. Deal with it.
All their achievement is great and hard earned.
And the black skater who lost the coin toss, and cried. Coins are raaaacist.
Oh and tell the obnoxious Gay skater and skier that most people don't give a f*ck about their feelings and lies about Pence.
You put your sexuality above your country, you can lose for all I care.
The problem here is that there is a sizeable amount of viewers who will turn off this stuff.
NBC is reaping what they sowed.


Posted by: standfast24 at February 16, 2018 01:45 PM (/t6Re)

382 slip sliding away...the Canucks will own Korea by the closing CEREAL_ MOANIES...Kim Fuk YU and the sister he rode in on....

Posted by: saf at February 16, 2018 01:45 PM (cS/ge)

383 "The Corporate Media needs to die."

Huzzah!

And huzzah to standfast24. #metoo

Posted by: ss at February 16, 2018 02:05 PM (iU+1A)

384 Wow, those ratings fell hard - like an openly gay skater. I'm sure NBC giving openly gay skaters a world-wide forum to diss the current U.S. Vice President plays heavily in the lack of viewer interest.

And it should.

Posted by: MaGoose at February 16, 2018 02:12 PM (0dmP2)

385 Wasn't Ace on record as wanting tonsil for corporate media as a screenwriter ?

Posted by: Yeah at February 16, 2018 02:21 PM (piboU)

386 People are less interested in sports than they used to be. This might well be a bad thing, but, well, I was never interested in other people playing sports to begin with.

Posted by: DaveM at February 16, 2018 02:48 PM (WWC3Y)

387 In the age of Ben Johnson Carl Lewis, I stopped watching the Olympics. My reason, I have no faith I am seeing actual performance as opposed to chemically enhanced performance. The records etc. are meaningless. {A Rod, Bonds, Clemens, McGwire etc. caused me to feel this way about baseball.} So for me the Olympics are a great waste of time and money.

Posted by: Locke Common at February 16, 2018 02:48 PM (jAVbZ)

388 The first Olympics I got into? Thirty years ago this month, the Calgary games. The one thing I learned to appreciate about the Olympics (yes, they have their many flaws) is that they give me the opportunity to see many sports that I would otherwise not see. (The biathlon? Good lord, HOW does someone ski to the point where their average heart rate is 170/min. and STOP and shoot a target the size of a DVD five times with a .22 rifle? For one example.)
I'm watching these games in part because when I was stationed at Osan, PyeongChang was bidding for the 2014 Games, and I remember seeing signage for their bid in the countryside in that part of Korea. And again, they let me see sports that I otherwise would not.
Yes, the vomit-inducing gushing over the North Koreans is a huge problem. But the last go around was arguably worse, with Bob Costas's gushing interview of America's God-King, and NBC's ceaseless whining over the lack of gay rights in Russia. (That Russia isn't a free country to begin with obviously did not register with NBC, but then, as we have seen, NBC does not like freedom.)
There ARE bright spots in these Games. I'll relate one. It is quite popular in this country to classify people in to groups, as individualism is not tolerated in the United States, and Americans love the idea of a fully Balkanized country. They even want to classify people based on age. This is why I keep hearing (to my EXTREME annoyance) the word "millennial". (That, and, well, it's totes SUPER COOL!!!) But people need to stop that crap. The NFL and many of us could learn from how Mikaela Shiffrin conducted herself on the podium at her gold medal ceremony the other night...especially the NFL. And she is one of these young people we are all supposed to dismiss as stupid "millennials". Besides, aren't ALL of our young people the doom of our civilization?

A more interesting point is this: how much of that ratings drop is courtesy of cord cutting and other means of accessing Olympic coverage? In 2014 when NBC paid mad money to the IOC to cover the Games until 2032, I groaned (but thank God Costas isn't there in these Games and hopefully any others) I had to ask myself...what will "broadcasting the Games" MEAN in 2032...or even 2022? How much more of a ratings drop will NBC see not just because of disinterest but a shift to seeing the Games by other means?

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 16, 2018 03:25 PM (01faK)

389 44 I watched the snowboarding. NBC played the Olympics from 8PM until approximately 11:30 PM, then the local news. After the news, the repeated the same three and a half hours they already ran. Please don't tell me those are the only contests going on at any one given time.
Posted by: Bill R. at February 16, 2018 12:09 PM (IuYIh)

They are trying to get you to tune into NBCSN.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 16, 2018 03:27 PM (01faK)

390 Oh, and another bone of contention: commercials. be sure to buy a Toyota if you want to see Winter Olympics in the future. Because we won't have Winter Olympics soon because of global warming.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 16, 2018 03:29 PM (01faK)

391 203 I heard Nathan Chen botched it in his short skate program last night, poor guy. Supposedly uncharacteristic of him to do so. I think the media hyping him like crazy early on and adding to the pressure of the Olympics got to him. Stupid media. Hopefully he can shake it off and do better in four years.
Posted by: LizLem at February 16, 2018 12:33 PM (hvf9s)

Dan and Dave

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 16, 2018 03:39 PM (01faK)

392 259 NBC pays me millions. MILLIONS. And I'm not even gay. Or brown. Or anything, really.
Posted by: Katie Couric at February 16, 2018 12:41 PM (398bZ)

Age has not been kind to Perky.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 16, 2018 03:53 PM (01faK)

393 304 NBC (and the media) long ago chucked the *values* that made the Olympics
an event and so inspiring, but they think the coverage itself makes it
an event. No amount of cutely PR and social media tie-ins make it a
"thing."
=====

For me, it was when professional US players were allowed in basketball and hockey. Sorry, the Olympics is supposed to be about amateurs.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 16, 2018 12:51 PM (MIKMs)

It hasn't been all amateur in a long time. Even the amateurs of the Miracle on Ice went up against a team of professional Soviet hockey players.

The way I see it, the pros in the Olympics don't bother me at all. Take basketball. The Soviets and other countries sent their pros to go up against our amateurs and in 1988 Team USA came home with a bronze. So USA Basketball decided the time had come to stop playing nice and the Dream Team was born.

I agree, it would be nice if the Olympics were only amateurs, but sadly that ship has sailed long ago. If it were to return to that point, I'd be fine...but with the proviso that EVERYONE at the Games must be amateurs. Including the Russians and other countries that find playing by the rules to be a challenge. When the rest of the world calls off their dogs, we can call off ours.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 16, 2018 04:03 PM (01faK)

394 Turned on what were apparently the gaylimpics last night, at end of routine by the gay skater who is all about having everybody focus on his gayness. No way. I changed the channel.

"Okay, that leftist a-hole should be off now," I thought. Turned channel back and there is hot little Tara Lipinsky talking to ... the flaming gay parody of a flaming gay flamer from Fifth Element? What the heck??

Does NBC think this is an under-represented 0.0001% of the population that they need to promote under radical leftist corporate "diversity and inclusion" policies? Is it even possible to under-represent 0.0001% of the population?

Prime kiddie time too. "Mommy, why is that man dressed like a super weird looking woman? And why does he sound like a super weird sounding woman, super exaggerating every kind-of woman-sounding noise he can make until it's unlike any noise any real woman ever made, and sounding even stranger because he isn't a woman at all? Is that normal?"

"It's not normal YET sweetheart. NBC is trying to normalize it. They are trying to make you THINK it is normal, but its actually straight out of a science fiction movie where it was used to make the future look as weird and outlandish and alien as possible. Confused yet?"

Maoist leftists: "It's very lookist to have Tara Lipinsky on there. Look how pretty she is! It's disgusting. NBC needs to replace her with TriggledyPuff, or maybe a transgender Klingon."

Posted by: Alec Rawls at February 16, 2018 06:04 PM (AphMS)

395 The Olympics have ALWAYS been a tool of the Progressive movement to blur national distinctions and create a "one world" narrative. That's why they blow.

"Flipper" sucks too...

Posted by: jbspry at February 16, 2018 11:39 PM (G41d5)

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