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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
If NBC stuck to sports, that wouldn't be a problem.

But NBC doesn't want to televise sporting events so much as they want to produce a soap opera.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
Personally, I thought what Kristen Cooper did to Bode in the interview after his bronze winning race, was deplorable. Who does she think she is, Barbara Walters? Why hammer him on his brother that recently passed? Then the camera that followed him as he broke down and cried, what crap!

I, too, was appalled. I had to leave the room. It was horrifying. It was emotional bullying. I still get shaky when I think of it.

Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:34pm PT
NBC doesn't subscribe to ABC's 'Up Close and Personal', they prefer
'Up Close and Visceral'.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
And they act as if something's wrong with a Silver Medal.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
I didnt feel like she bullied Bode, I suspect both were pretty surprised what happened. They have done quite a few of these interviews together over many years.

The camera following him was not so cool with me though.

If Bode is cool with it, and it seems he is, then I dont see much reason to complain.


Regarding medals, hmm very nice to get one, sure gold is great.

But from the bottom of my heart, to be an Olympian, that is high honor, the rest is icing. How many do you know?

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:49pm PT
Maybe so, I have the feeling he is just protecting an old friend, but I still don't think it was the right thing to do. She could have gotten the same point across with a lot less questions.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
High drama developing in Skating Dance, The Canadian team Virtue/Moir just got the highest score ever in the free skate, stepping up to the challenge of the Americans best ever score in the short. Just Beautiful.

Americans Davis/White skate soon.

Talk about a great rivalry bringing out the best in both.

So glad Dance got it's act cleaned up, used to be completely corrupt (judging cabal) and everyone knew it, now it's just amazing to watch.

I like it even better than the more technical pairs that has the jumps and throws.

------


Davis and White pull it off! Infact they stomp it by another 2 points.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 17, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
ice dancing is such an awesome thing to see!
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Feb 17, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
See you at the gold medal game
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 17, 2014 - 03:20pm PT
Hockey?

Well your women might...They are really good.

Am I the only person who like womens hockey so much better than mens.

Much cleaner flowing game with less wall work. No body checking? makes for such a better game.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Feb 17, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
Davis & White!!!!
They all are fantastic, the top couples.
BJ

climber
Feb 17, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
Hockey?

Well your women might...They are really good.

Am I the only person who like womens hockey so much better than mens.

Much cleaner flowing game with less wall work. No body checking? makes for such a better game

It's a good game to watch, and an affirmation of what North America in general, and Title IX specifically means to women's sports.

I was actually rooting for Canada in 2010's Mens Hockey final, because I wanted our friends to the north to win their game. Looks likely to be US v. Canada in the semi's
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 17, 2014 - 11:04pm PT
Ah Christ! Costas is back. Sports' most prolific buzzkill.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:29am PT
Pink eye Pete strikes back.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:32am PT
Enough skating already. Sliding is what it's all about. Wide & varied forms of sliding.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:34am PT
Edit: About Costas....^^^^^^. Ha ha ha. So true.

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:05am PT
Davis and White bringing the Gold for the US. They dominated. You don't need to know anything about ice dancing to see near perfection when it happened . And it happened.
First Gold for America in this sport.
gf

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 09:27am PT
paging mighty hiker
"smøreskandale"
FortMentäl

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:14am PT
Dancing?

On ice?

On TV?

jaw-dislocating yawn.....
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:17am PT
Davis and White bringing the Gold for the US. They dominated.

They dominated? Ye gads Ward you are such a rank flag waver!

To put it in context the conspiracy kooks in Canada claim the fix was in. The reality was that even if it was there was no discernible difference in quality of performance. you may as well have spun a bottle.
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