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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolchak357 View Post
    Grumpy old man alert.....

    I've decided I don't like any Olympic sports with judges. The rest of the world can tear up over figure skating, but I'm out. Ski jump should just be longest jump where your butt or hands don't touch the ground when you land. Cram your style points up your crack.

    Refs I will tolerate - or we'd have people cheating at curling etc.

    Grumpy old man rant over....
    Kolchak that`s the only thing that pisses me off . the young USA skater Adam Rippon got ripped off . the other 2 guys both fell . at the time I was watching I said I`d be a monkeys uncle if Adam didn`t win , looks like I`m a monkeys uncle hehe !!!

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    Also in the Men's Snowboarding halfpipe qualifiers, it seemed the judges were giving out really high scores (first few guys were all 80-90)...until right after Shawn White went and got like a 93 or whatever it was. Then suddenly runs that would've been 80's or higher before were now 60's. Seems pretty unfair to the guys who had to go after him (felt bad for one of the Koreans especially who had a nice run, but only got like a 50 something), but I think the judges were just overly excited at first or something and then got overly critical after White blew the roof off the place. Hopefully they're more balanced in the finals.

    I did miss the 2nd round, so maybe it was more fair.

    But either way, hope USA keeps up the dominance in the snowboarding events!
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    Question for Wolfy: Does Australia have ski/snowboard resorts or do your boys have to practice overseas? I always imagine the down under as a very hot and arid place, but I suppose that's true for a large portion of California/Utah as well, yet we have some amazing mountain resorts.

    edit: google answered my question. looks like you have some kick-arse resorts as well, although the mountains may be a bit smaller, eh? One quote I found said: "While the country may be devoid of any massive peaks hosting chairlifts, they certainly know how to produce world-class halfpipe riders." The last part is definitely true. Scotty James is a beast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Strong View Post
    Also in the Men's Snowboarding halfpipe qualifiers, it seemed the judges were giving out really high scores (first few guys were all 80-90)...until right after Shawn White went and got like a 93 or whatever it was. Then suddenly runs that would've been 80's or higher before were now 60's. Seems pretty unfair to the guys who had to go after him (felt bad for one of the Koreans especially who had a nice run, but only got like a 50 something), but I think the judges were just overly excited at first or something and then got overly critical after White blew the roof off the place. Hopefully they're more balanced in the finals.

    I did miss the 2nd round, so maybe it was more fair.

    But either way, hope USA keeps up the dominance in the snowboarding events!
    Jeff yep the 2nd round old man whitey and the Aussie blew them , and they both still had plenty left in the tank . but you never know , on the day someone might pullout a you beauty !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Strong View Post
    Question for Wolfy: Does Australia have ski/snowboard resorts or do your boys have to practice overseas? I always imagine the down under as a very hot and arid place, but I suppose that's true for a large portion of California/Utah as well, yet we have some amazing mountain resorts.

    edit: google answered my question. looks like you have some kick-arse resorts as well, although the mountains may be a bit smaller, eh? One quote I found said: "While the country may be devoid of any massive peaks hosting chairlifts, they certainly know how to produce world-class halfpipe riders." The last part is definitely true. Scotty James is a beast!
    Jeff , you`d be shocked in things we have here . not just snakes , crocs , sharks , deadly spiders !!! the young kids have great world circuits , they travel the world . since they brought youngsters with there boards into the Winter Olympics , they look so good

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    I find if you just lay back and watch these kids , and don`t worry which country they come from , and watch how much they enjoy each other , it`s a lesson to people around the world on how to treat each other . I`m so proud of these youngsters . they are a credit to the world !!!

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    first round , old bluey Whitey , he`s still got it !!!! he`s so good !!!! 2 rounds to go , everyone now has to throw down there A game !!!!

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    WOOHOO !!! 1 round to go , the Japanese youngster in the lead !!!! well done !!!

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    how good was that ? !!! credit to all of them . Whitey your a champion !!!! Kimmy is Women`s champion so that`s another double to the USA , well done !!!

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    Why are their no irish bobsleers? Its racist!

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    Heretic , the Irish are good at football and rugby and they can`t touch you at hurling and gaelic football !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic View Post
    Why are their no irish bobsleers? Its racist!
    They had an Irish bobsled team a few Olympics ago, but they kept getting drunk and starting fights. See, now that's racist.

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    I just imagined a team going through the course in a giant hollowed out potato.

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    today I won`t talk of my love of sport . condolences to all the people in the school shooting today . Scotland had Dunblane , we had Point Arthur , our gun laws were changed straight away . USA wake up .you have had 12 school shootings so far this year . my biggest love is children , it just breaks my heart .

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    I agree woflson. It's times like this that it's embarrassing to be an American. Seems like I've been saying that a lot lately....the news in general has just been too depressing for me to watch.

    I've found myself becoming more and more of a hermit mainly because I've lost just about all of my faith in humanity. You guys are honestly one of the few bright spots left.
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    don`t be embarrassed Jeff , we all know it`s not the US peoples fault .there is only one group to blame , the shameless greedy money taking polis . I would love to see in your mid terms , for people to vote for polis who don`t take money from lobbyists . I made a mistake 18 school shootings not 12 so far this year .

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    sorry pollies not polis I was so upset .

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    ready for the weekend , Winter Olympics , F A Cup , Womens Football Grand Final !!!! great weekend !!!!

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    I forgot to ask yesterday a silly little question . in all of these school shootings of young children , I ask were are your Unions ? F... if had school shootings like in the USA our unions would be on the front line with bans on movement of any weapons around Australia and our pollies would be right behind them !!!!

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    The problem is as soon as anyone starts talking about a solution, half the population has been trained to immediately think they're trying to take away every single gun (which obviously is never the case, but it gets everyone fired up to believe that) and therefore even small changes don't happen...no progress is made and round and round we go. The NRA propaganda is very effective. I guess this is the price we have to pay for such foolishness. I think it's safe to say it's not worth the cost of innocent lives, but I can't see an end in sight
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    I agree with the govenor of kentucky its these VIDEOGAMES theyare just like PORNO , little nerds with blue balls! Handguns are illegal outside law enforcement here as are semi auto matics, tho im pretty handy with a rifle. Outside of hunting and farming and such things, little betty boop doesnt need an ar15 anymore than she needs a machette at walmart.

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    Jeff totally nailed it in my opinion. That’s how I see it as well.



    On an unrelated note: Watching Independence Day Resurgence. Not loving this. I think I might root for the aliens.
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    Ban one kind of gun or ban them all. It didn’t work in the 1920’s with alcohol. The war on illegal drugs is not working. We need to find an answer our children are dying and it breaks my heart that nobody is even trying to find a solution.

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    thanks fellas , Jeff now I can understand it much better . I find it hard when NRA gives Trumpy $21 million Rubio $3.3 million and a pile of other pollies from both sides so much money . it`s illegal here . here`s 3 simple things which I think most people would agree to . background check , 3weeks before you can get a licence and you must have training and total ban on military weapons that just for mass killings . sorry I can`t count , that`s 4 . looking from the outside I`m in total shock .

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    I have a feeling , a good feeling there will be a movement started by school students to teach the adults , which will lead to change . youth are our future !!! I have a lot of faith in our youth . they are smarter than we think !!!

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