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Everything posted by FiveRingFever

  1. One thing I don't get is the diffence between the NBC Live Extra mobile app and the nbcolympics.com website. The app is well designed and very organized (well, except for the splash screen locking up sometimes). There's a section for upcoming events and one for replays. Very straightforward. The website, however, is a hot mess. It looks like it was designed by someone who used to work for Facebook. Content thrown out there with no rhyme or reason. Too much content that never seems to stop loading. Waste bandwidth much? The video section of the site seems to decide what I want to watch rather than let me make my own decisions. I can't even find event replays right now. It really is a piece of **** at the moment.
  2. NBC shouldn't have to. Those events are all traditionally held in the evening. My guess is that they might request that the big three (swimming, gymnastic, T&F) be staggered so that they don't conflict with one another. That wouldn't be too hard for the organizers to pull off.
  3. If Ebersol was still in charge, I doubt they'd be streaming everything live. I think he was the dinosaur, stuck in his 90's model. I'm glad Comcast saw the light for London and Sochi. Personally, I don't care as much about the TV coverage now since I can stream the events I really want to see. It seems like the current setup is a good compromise to satisfy hardcore enthusiasts and people who rearely ever watch sports but love the Olympics.
  4. Totally agree. It should be a good character test for the rest of the team. I still think they can pull out a bronze.
  5. They really didn't have much choice since Brown doesn't have a quad. Having only two men's skaters qualify is really a detriment. Max Aaron would have been ideal for the short program.
  6. It doesn't end until Sunday. Today was just the men's and pair's short programs. Russia is currently in first followed by Canada, China, and Japan. USA is in a three-way tie for 5th thanks to Jeremy Abbott crapping the bed.
  7. At least the ads didn't interrupt any action. I had a few problems. Early in the moguls coverage, a "competition ended "message appered and the video was out for about 4 minutes. The good thing is that they tweeted alsmost immediately that they were working on it. I had some freezing for a split second fairly often, which sucks if it happens on a slopestyle or figure skating jump. Also, they're slow to get the link out at the start of the event on the website. Still, it's way better than the old days.
  8. Pretty sad considering it's a new event. I think cumulative scores with the long programs counting double (10, 8, 6, 4, 2) would make sense. I seriously doubt that's the case, though.
  9. Maybe they just mean the leading score after the short programs? I not actually sure how the long program scoring works still.
  10. I would wait until ladies short is over, but yeah Russia is looking good at this point.
  11. Start orders for tomorrow are up on the official site. Top German and Chinese pairs apparently sitting out the team event. Makes perfect sense actually and definitely helps out the Americans.
  12. 1. Will there be an 'terrorist' attacks? No 2. Which nation will claim the first gold medal? (men's slopestyle) CAN 3. Which nation will claim the last gold medal? (men's ice hockey) RUS 4. Which nation will win the most gold medals? NOR 5. Most silver medals? USA 6. Most bronze medals? USA 7. Will there be a gay protest? Yes 8. Over/under 6th place for Lolo Jones? Over 9. Which nation will win the most medals in the new events? USA 10. Over/under 6th place for Evgeni Plushenko? Under 11. White/Davis or Virtue/Moir? White/Davis 12. Which nation will win the most medals? USA 13. Which athlete will win the most medals? Fourcade 14. Will there be a Germany sweep in women's luge? Yes 15. Over/under 20 medals for the host Russians? Over 16. Will A Canadian defend their gold medal from Vancouver? Yes 17. Will any nation break the gold medal record (14)? No 18. Will any nation break the total medal record (37)? No 19. Will there be a Bradbury in Short Track Speed Skating (crash leading to an unexpected winner)? No 20. Kim Yu Na or Mao Asada? Kim
  13. ^^ I like the "LOVE HOPS AND LIVE THE DREAM" neon sign. Might have to borrow that catch phrase in the future.
  14. Wagner faltered twice at Nationals, and she said afterwards that the pressure got to her. Not exactly what you want to hear going into the Olympics. I'm sure USFA is praying that she doesn't melt down in the short, given how she made the team. I guess when you get down to it, the only ones I feel good about are White and Davis, which is why I'm only picking the U.S for bronze.
  15. Cat's out of the bag for the US lineup. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2014/02/04/ashley-wagner-us-figure-skating-team-event/5198907/ Wagner makes me nervous. Kudos to White and Davis for skating both elements. They had the first option to decline.
  16. No one is talking about cutting hockey.
  17. Italy: 6 medals- 5 silver and 1 bronze Silver- Men.s 1.4k Cross Country (Pellegrino) Men's Luge (Zoggeler) Luge Team Relay Men's Snowboardcross (Visintin) Women's 1000m Short Track (Fontana) Bronze- Women's Short Track Relay
  18. Awesome. Because what could ever possibly go wrong on a slopestyle course?
  19. The whole point of the question is based upon a hypothetical scenario that the site would be permanent.
  20. Is the course different from the test event?
  21. No medal predicted for New Zealand. For women's snowboard slopestyle, they predicted: Jamie Anderson, USA Spencer O'Briren, CAN (that's a woman's name?) Sarko Pancochova, CZE
  22. If you guys have any specific questions about the SI predictions, I'll be happy to oblige. But yeah, I'm definitely not going to type the whole thing out.
  23. If I had to pick, it would be Athens for sure. Winter games are tougher since they've outgrown many of the former hosts. Maybe Salt Lake or Calgary. The article actually has a serious flaw in using golf as an example since the only major that stays in the same place is the Masters.
  24. Splitting them is one of the best decisions the IOC has ever made it terms of marketiing. Some countries will never care about the Winter Olympics. So what.
  25. They had the men's cross country team winning 4 out 6 available golds. Interestingly, Sweden was the men's hockey pick with Russia silver, Canada bronze.
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