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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 15 October 2017 at 9:54am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Favourite one?

I like both, but the Winter Olympics but the likes of bobsleigh, skiing and anything else ice-related really does get the heart pumping!

I haven't given up on my dream to become the world's best skier, by the way!

I'll have the Summer Olympics on as "background noise" but for Winter Olympics, certainly for some events, it'll be popcorn and cola time! 
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Posted: 15 October 2017 at 11:34am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Winter Olympics for me.

Hockey!!

Also watch and enjoy events I would not normally, like Biathlon, Slalom, luge...

And hey I'm more than likely stuck inside anywho.
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Posted: 15 October 2017 at 11:35am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Neither!!
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Mike Purdy
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Posted: 15 October 2017 at 12:37pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ice Hockey and Winter Olympics!
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Posted: 15 October 2017 at 1:14pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I like ice skating and women's curling. So Winter. 
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I couldn't choose between them. I like them both a lot... and there are aspects that I'm not so fond of (I couldn't have been happier when School Figures was eliminated from ice skating competition. Talk about watching ice melt... :)
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I know in an alternate universe, there's a Robbie Parry, world-famous skiing champion, breaker of numerous records. Really wish I could take up that sport professionally...
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Posted: 15 October 2017 at 11:13pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Summer Olympics, because it doesn't have the most boring Olympic sport to watch: Curling.

Seriously, though, the only part of the Winter Olympics I watch is the ice skating. Other than that, I just check how the Jamaican bobsled team did, and forget aboutt the rest.


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Posted: 16 October 2017 at 9:36am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Winter Olympics. Ice Hockey!!
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Posted: 16 October 2017 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Winter.

Hockey, ice skating, snowboarding.  LOTS of fun stuff to watch.
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 16 October 2017 at 3:45pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Brian F. - not to argue with you, because of course you know your opinion best. But the summer has archery and horsemanship, you know. (Or at least they used to.) I watched archery once, just for a few minutes. Oh, the TV was on for two hours... but I could only watch for five minutes... ;)
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Posted: 16 October 2017 at 4:48pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Winter pre-empts stuff.  I like gymnastics and track and field and basketball and ping pong.  Summer.
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Posted: 16 October 2017 at 9:29pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Eric, I tried watching Curling once. Let's just say it made an excellent cure for insomnia, since it aired late at night. :)

Not everyone likes the same thing, of course, but to me it was beyond boring. Might as well add horseshoes and bocce ball to the Olympics.
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Brian F. - certainly no one has ever spilled their popcorn at the outcome of a round of curling! Unless, as you were, they fell asleep while holding it... :)

I may be mistaken (and am too fagged out to check) but I think bocce either was in the Olympics or was up for admission at one time. Sheesh!
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Posted: 17 October 2017 at 10:32am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Fagged? 
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Summer Olympics, due to my love of track and field.

I actually had a small part in supporting the 1996 Games in Atlanta back in my days when I was wearing an Army uniform.

I mostly watch them for the sporting events and just try to blot out the corruption and hypocrisy, but it is getting tougher to do so.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 18 October 2017 at 6:52pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I mostly watch them for the sporting events and just try to blot out the corruption and hypocrisy, but it is getting tougher to do so.

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Agreed.

I feel the same about football. FIFA seems to be one of the most corrupt sports organizations in the world.
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Posted: 19 October 2017 at 4:08am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Mike Purdy - sorry, I slipped in a tiny Britishism. "fagged out" means tired... as one might be at five minutes to six A.M., EST. Strangely, I'm not as aware and active as I'd like to be at this hour. Just substitute "too dopey" and I suspect it'll make more sense to you.
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Robbie Parry
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Over here, people tend to ask for a "fag" or "pack of fags" - which means cigarette or pack of cigarettes. It's not uncommon for someone to come up and say, "You got a light for my fag, please?"

I realize if one used that phrase in the US, it could be problematic, although one would hope it could be easily explained away (it's not a problem for me as I don't smoke).

Now, if we could just get Americans to say "petrol" rather than "gas". ;-)
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Posted: 20 October 2017 at 6:31am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Eric Sofer - No apologies needed. I've seen enough of your posts to know that you meant no offense or slur. I was curious about your word choice. I know all about the British use of fag but the usage of it by someone I believe to be American was somewhat jarring. 
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