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BTHarner last won the day on February 23

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  1. BTHarner

    London 2012 Legacy Thread cont'd.

    They do play virtually every day from late March or early April until late September or early October followed by a month of playoffs. The contract with the players union mandates a scheduled day off every 20 days. I thought it was odd to schedule this for a weekend in the middle of the season, but I read somewhere that the flight from Boston to London isn't much longer than a flight from Boston to Los Angeles.
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    And against expansion, and against multiple nations hosting. For all his faults, at least we wouldn't be dealing with all these stupid ideas had he remained in power.
  3. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to hear that this experience was beyond all your expectations.
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    FIFA World Cup 2026

    They sure love to throw that transparent word around. The more they say it, the less I believe it.
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    Past Olympics Media Coverage

    It was a great piece of music. I didn't care for the fact that CBS didn't use the really majestic sounding piece for the primetime coverage in Nagano, but then there was a lot that CBS did in Nagano that I didn't care for.
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    Had the Wierdest Dream Last Night

    Sometimes our dreams are more entertaining than any TV show or movie. I often wish I had hooked the DVR up to my head to record them.
  7. Actually, that is not normal. Greece just happened to come first in Korean alphabetical order. How ironic is that?
  8. The guy torpedoes a bid that was doomed to fail anyway and all of a sudden he is the world's greatest anti-Olympic crusader. I'm sure he profiting nicely from his "expertise".
  9. The worst thing about NBC's coverage was all the Hershey's Gold ads. Now I'm addicted to the darn things. I can't complain about NBC's with these Games. I mostly watched the online coverage, but Primetime and Primetime Plus helped with the sports such as Alpine skiing in which watching all 100 competitors might be a bit much for even the most ardent Olympic fan. Between the two, I think I managed to watch at least part of the finals in all but six events. When you can accomplish that, there isn't much you can gripe about.
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    FIFA World Cup 2026

    It wouldn't surprise me either.
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    FIFA World Cup 2026

    Came across this article in a soccer-related forum. http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/3400487/united-states-led-2026-world-cup-bid-in-jeopardy-to-morocco-sources
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    Pyeongchang 2018: Your verdict

    These Games were a wonderful pick me up after the organizational mess known as Rio. I shouldn't be surprised because the winter games always seem far more enjoyable than their big brother. I think that is because, at least in the case of American athletes, the winter athletes generally are far more likable than the summer games with its fair share of egomaniacs. These Games were impeccably organized and well-staged. As for empty seats, there were many empty seats at Seoul in 1988 as well as many of the World Cup matches staged in Korea in 2002, maybe the tickets were overpriced or maybe Koreans just do not flock to events unless there is a decent shot of Korean success. The Games also looked terrific (well, other than the bare patches of ground, but we saw that in Vancouver and Sochi, and we'll see them in 2022.). The venues were nicely dressed and that made for a festive looking event. The television presentation by OBS was first-rate and the camera work in many cases was beyond expectation. Thirty nations won medals. Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, Spain, Liechtenstein, nice to see you back on the table after being gone for quite some time. his was the third straight Games that we had no first-timer, and I have to struggle to think who the next one might be. I hope we will not see the numerous changes that we have in recent Games. Great to see the American gold breakthroughs in cross-country and curling. The talent on display at the Games was astounding, It is fascinating to how some of the sports have evolved over the past decade. As usual, it was the athletes who stole the stage and shoved all the extraneous garbage aside. Thanks to the athletes for reminding us what the Games are really about and why we, even if we do not agree with the people who run the show, should give the competitors our rapt attention and support. I've been an Olympic junkie since 1980, and, even after 38 years, it is never easy to see the Games come to an end. There is always a certain emptiness for me when the emotional investment into the Games is gone. I will try something different though as I have saved most of the medal ceremonies on my DVR and I will watch a few each day before work just to get my day off to a positive beginning. It was a very enjoyable few weeks. I am glad that the Games have helped to restore some of our members' enthusiasm for the Games. I've missed a lot of you.
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    Qatar 2022

    A $2.6 million payment to a ten-year-old. That will buy a lot of Barbie dolls. We have been through this relocation possibility about a hundred times already and I will believe it when I see it.
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    Those empty seats

    Speak for yourself Gangwon. I'm American and I love biathlon.
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    Those empty seats

    Apologies for the double post.