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Monday, February 13, 2006

Olympic notes, part I


  • What is the deal with speedskater Chad Hedrick's eyebrows? I didn't think good ol' boys from Texas groomed their brows... but his have the unmistakable signs of waxing or tweezing.
  • LOVE the camerawork on the ski jumping. Really amazing views.
  • Why does Dick Button annoy me so? I mean, he was completely right about the lame sit-spins performed by most of the pairs skaters...but still. He's so... so... irritating.
  • Biathlon: why? Really. Why??
  • Apolo Anton Ohno: so hot, even though I still want to shave that thing off his chin. It looks like a "landing strip." 'Nuff said.
  • Why were the downhill skiing commentators SHOUTING THE WHOLE TIME? I MEAN, I KNOW IT WAS VERY EXCITING AND ALL, BUT THOSE MICROPHONES? THEY CARRY YOUR VOICE THROUGH THE TV. WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW.
  • How do the downhill skiers NOT crash and burn after that first Angel jump? And how do the short-track speedskaters not crash into each other in every race?
  • What the hell were they talking about during the snowboarding half-pipe competition? 1080? 900? "Fakey?" Is there really a move called the fakey?? Nothing made me feel more out of touch than listening to the commentators speaking in tongues.

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At 13 February, 2006 15:13, Blogger Angela said...

fakey=backwards

 
At 13 February, 2006 20:38, Blogger Chelle said...

I just can't wait for the hockey!!! Well, the mens hockey!! :) whoo hooooooo

 
At 13 February, 2006 22:19, Blogger Jon said...

Women's hockey was pretty interesting.

I can't deal with the new jargon either.

 
At 13 February, 2006 23:43, Blogger DZER said...

fakey = leading with opposite foot. if you usually ride right foot in front, going up the wall for a turn with left food leading is a fakey.

900 is 2-1/2 rotations (360, 360, 180). 1080 is triple rotation.

don't you wanna know stalefish? amplitude? big air?

the only part of the winter olympics that doesn't bore me is the Winter X-type sports ... heh

 
At 14 February, 2006 07:41, Blogger terry said...

THANK YOU for the primer, dzer...! i actually figured out amplitude and big air... but the rest of it was a frigging mystery. perhaps the commentators could have explained the terminology.....

yaaay, hockey! love the luge, too.

 

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