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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    So Curling gets going tonight with the first matches in the Mixed Doubles prelims. They start sweeping st 7pm EST.

    As most have already figured, the time difference is going to be a ***** to deal with 14 hours ahead of the East Coast.
    Eh, 18 for me. Thatís just +1 day and -6 hours. I got used to it during the 2002 World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Eh, 18 for me. Thatís just +1 day and -6 hours. I got used to it during the 2002 World Cup.
    Aren't you closer to Korea than we are on the East Coast?

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Aren't you closer to Korea than we are on the East Coast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Aren't you closer to Korea than we are on the East Coast?
    Seoul is ~400 miles further.

    Somewhat related, an Asia Olympics is always good for me as weíve been sending fully loaded 747-8s to ICN the past couple of weeks.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Just for clarity since we also have a spoiler thread, what is considered verboten here? If it airs on the NBC app? NBC prime time? I mean, most of the smaller events will never air on the prime time broadcast.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Here's what's airing today:

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (DAY -1)
    NBC
    8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Figure Skating – Team Event (LIVE)
    Men’s Short Program
    Pairs’ Short Program
    Freestyle Skiing – Men’s & Women’s Moguls Competition
    10:05 p.m. – 1:35 a.m. (MT)
    Primetime Encore
    8:30 p.m. – Midnight (PT)
    Primetime Encore
    2:08 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (ET)
    Primetime Encore
    1:08 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. (CT)
    Primetime Encore
    3:38 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (MT)
    Primetime Encore 2
    2:38 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (PT)
    Primetime Encore 2
    NBCSN
    2 a.m. – 6 a.m.
    Mixed Doubles Curling
    Canada vs. Norway
    China vs. Switzerland
    6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Mixed Doubles Curling
    U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE)
    China vs. South Korea
    Men’s Ski Jumping – Individual Normal Hill Competition
    8 p.m. – 11:35 p.m.
    Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. Switzerland
    Men’s Alpine Skiing – Downhill Training (LIVE)
    Men’s Luge – Training
    11:35 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
    Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. South Korea (LIVE)

    Will update with more later. Running into a meeting now!

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Game on.

    But, it's interesting to see performers "fail" relative to what the announcers are saying. Or the pre-event hype. Both an American and a Russian skater didn't come close to expectations. And that's why they have to perform.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Just for clarity since we also have a spoiler thread, what is considered verboten here? If it airs on the NBC app? NBC prime time? I mean, most of the smaller events will never air on the prime time broadcast.
    I would say still give folks maybe a day to catch up because there will be much Tivo'ing.
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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    More than a couple days please. I have a work trip I RT back from on Wednesday. I donít care about medal counts being spoiled in this thread or general comments and news, but for those of us who travel a lot itís kind of nice to know we can read one thread without full spoilers.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    I have a feeling I'll have to avoid NBC and stick to the other channels. They'll be throwing that ice dancing garbage up in primetime every night, and that **** is unwatchable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I have a feeling I'll have to avoid NBC and stick to the other channels. They'll be throwing that ice dancing garbage up in primetime every night, and that **** is unwatchable.
    Figure skating is the highest rated event, and with no NHL players thereís nothing else that comes close.

    Now ice dancing sucks and normally figure skating does too but, with Lipinski and Weir savagely ripping everyone to shreds itís entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Figure skating is the highest rated event, and with no NHL players thereís nothing else that comes close.

    Now ice dancing sucks and normally figure skating does too but, with Lipinski and Weir savagely ripping everyone to shreds itís entertaining.
    I know it is, and that's why it is shown. I just don't understand the appeal, and I really don't like watching, so I won't. It just sucks that there is pretty much no reason for me to watch any of the primetime stuff, since it will all be something that sucks as much as figure skating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I know it is, and that's why it is shown. I just don't understand the appeal, and I really don't like watching, so I won't. It just sucks that there is pretty much no reason for me to watch any of the primetime stuff, since it will all be something that sucks as much as figure skating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I have a feeling I'll have to avoid NBC and stick to the other channels. They'll be throwing that ice dancing garbage up in primetime every night, and that **** is unwatchable.
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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    He said he wasn't going to do that again because it's too cold. Freaking hilarious. I would bet that as soon as his march was done, he quickly donned a winter coat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    He said he wasn't going to do that again because it's too cold. Freaking hilarious. I would bet that as soon as his march was done, he quickly donned a winter coat...
    Probably still worth it.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    30 minutes in, and I already hate NBCs coverage.

    That could be a new record. Normally it takes me at least a day to hate NBC during the Olympics.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Here's how I get around the coverage.

    0. Record everything, never watch live.
    1. Fast forward through every ad (do this always -- ads are for morons.)
    2. Fast forward through every segment where the camera is on an anchor.
    3. Fast forward through every segment on an American athlete.
    4. Fast forward through every segment with piano music.
    5. Fast forward through every post-event interview with an American athlete.

    This will do for a start. You can cut about 90% of the ape jingoism and about 60% of the maudlin garbage by using your remote.

    I would say each hour of coverage contains about 12 minutes of content; the rest is feces for the hogs.
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