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Flying Clay Disk
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Posted - 02/13/2018 :  11:51:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, so the wife and I are sitting down trying to watch some of the Olympics on NBC. It's snowboarding...okay, we'll watch that (for a few).

So I'm watching, and listening to this broadcast, and suddenly I realize none of this is in English...at least not any English I ever learned.

Here's a sample of what I heard...

"Ladies and gentlemen here we are at the Phoenix Snow Park for the Olympic mens Halfpipe event. American competitor Shawn White is in the lead for the gold! This is a spectacular event, ladies and gentlemen, the tension in the air is just riveting! Shawn White will be coming up shortly, but up next at the starting gate is Joe Schnebbly Schnebbolpolis from Portland, Oregon...the Americans are taking this competition by storm!

And he's off!! Here he comes down through the first pass. OH MY GAWD...it's a 1240, with a 1651 twenty and the grab was fantastic...just LOOK at that form! Off the 2nd jump...THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE...it's a 1440, with two 1650's BACK TO BACK, a 1271, a 1385 and, get this, a SUPERPLEX! This is too much, folks!! Off the 3rd "difficulty" it's, OH JEEZUS H. CHRIST, he did a 1697 with a 2150 on the backside and a DOUBLE NUT-SACK GRAB, and unbelievably a half nelson with a 624 and 21 combination into a FULL SUICIDE 9943...THIS IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE, FOLKS!!

And here he comes for the finish...we already know this is gonna' be good (thud)...(different voice) Sorry folks, my partner just had a major brain aneurysm, but this competition is really just that incredible...okay, so here he comes.....OH MY GAWD, OH MY GAWD...OH-MY-GAWD...HE NAILED IT...a complete inverted, turn yourself inside out, nut-sack grab, twisting 5150, with a 1229.5 and...and...and...a 8355 with an unbelievable juice-hog 83 coupled with an unleaded 80 bazillion, his signature move, and a Kirasame Nakamoto inverted flying nuclear crab, with an affliction embellishment, and a double 1461 face plant!! INCREDIBLE!! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!!"


I'm sitting there asking myself...WTH did they just say???

(and it was just exactly like this through the entire broadcast!!...some kind of foreign language! I mean figure skating used to be bad enough, but at least they say things like "triple axle" (even though nobody knows what an 'axle' is) at least you can see a 'triple' something or other. The "Twisted S*L*u*t" always confused me, or maybe it was a "Triple Lutz", I dunno...but this snowboarding stuff is just off the rails in my book!

FCD

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Edited by - Flying Clay Disk on 02/13/2018 11:55:42 PM

He Dog
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  12:25:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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dakotashooter2
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  12:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A 1080 sounds like more than a triple

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Flying Clay Disk
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  01:11:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And a "Punjab 8193 (and a quarter) with a left handed nut twist followed by an inverse 9126 Pythagorean division by zero kidney punch spleen excision and a hip thrust embellishment"...is what???

I mean like, am I supposed to get out my algebra book, Gray's Anatomy or an Indian cultural history book to figure that out????


FCD

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Edited by - Flying Clay Disk on 02/14/2018 01:13:34 AM
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HandLoad
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  01:13:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why, My Nads are Like, Towtally Chuffed!!!

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shilowar
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  04:59:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FCD they are not speaking to your generation. Perhaps you should stick to curling, sounds more your speed.


I watched some skeleton this morning. Those broads have balls of steel....face first, 80 mph down an ice chute, face 3" off the ice. Totally bad assery!!!
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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  11:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FCD, I figured someone with your background would know multiples and fractions of 360.

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riflemike
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  11:57:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shilowar

FCD they are not speaking to your generation. Perhaps you should stick to curling, sounds more your speed.


I watched some skeleton this morning. Those broads have balls of steel....face first, 80 mph down an ice chute, face 3" off the ice. Totally bad assery!!!



curling is to intense (finger nail chewing) for me...i cant watch it

but some serious balls of steel for the jumpers...

you see the accident shawn white kid that won had ..hurts to watch..at about the :40 mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRLM61dV9Ng

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spasmcreek
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  1:05:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
foghorn leghorn fractured funnies.. if you could announce like this you would N O T have to drive a truck
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andrewsw16
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  3:29:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's like when a newb tries to follow the action in hockey or football.
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iceracerx
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  4:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sure looks like the English I learned in school.
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truthful
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  8:22:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snowboarding has the same problem as ice skating. The winners and losers are largely determined by a panel of judges. How silly to see a boarder do a great ride but lose points because he didn't hold his grip on the board edge as long as the judges think he should. As someone said, if it can't be measured, or timed, it sholdn't be an Olympic sport.
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wpageabc
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  8:37:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howard Cosell would have called it correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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Smitty500mag
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Posted - 02/14/2018 :  11:25:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't watch any of it except for the women's Camel Toe Luge racing.



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He Dog
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Posted - 02/15/2018 :  12:18:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dakotashooter2

A 1080 sounds like more than a triple



360 x 3 = 1080

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He Dog
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Posted - 02/15/2018 :  12:20:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by truthful

Snowboarding has the same problem as ice skating. The winners and losers are largely determined by a panel of judges. How silly to see a boarder do a great ride but lose points because he didn't hold his grip on the board edge as long as the judges think he should. As someone said, if it can't be measured, or timed, it sholdn't be an Olympic sport.




Good Point. Would that make curling, which is timed in weeks, the ultimate Olympic sport?

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iceracerx
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Posted - 02/15/2018 :  06:40:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

quote:
Originally posted by truthful

Snowboarding has the same problem as ice skating. The winners and losers are largely determined by a panel of judges. How silly to see a boarder do a great ride but lose points because he didn't hold his grip on the board edge as long as the judges think he should. As someone said, if it can't be measured, or timed, it sholdn't be an Olympic sport.




Good Point. Would that make curling, which is timed in weeks, the ultimate Olympic sport?



Hey now! Curling gives every pot bellied guy who's ever swept his driveway the hope and dream of becoming an Olympic athlete. Besides, drinking beer is a tradition in the sport of Curling.
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Flying Clay Disk
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Posted - 02/15/2018 :  06:50:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agreed, any sports with points for "form" are subjective and shouldn't really be Olympic sports.

It's all part of the 'everyone gets a medal' mentality.

Figure skating may the be one possible exception, because at least they have pre-planned moves which they have to execute and if they don't they lose points (not gain them).

The foundation of the Olympic Games concept was a "win/lose" competition, not one of opinion.








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320090T
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Posted - 02/15/2018 :  08:07:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snowboarders are nothing. A fell off my bicycle last year and did most of those tricks before I landed.
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He Dog
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Posted - 02/15/2018 :  10:34:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 320090T

Snowboarders are nothing. A fell off my bicycle last year and did most of those tricks before I landed.




Maybe so, but no doubt you lost points for poor amplitude.

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