Skip to comments.Posting Olympic Results? Don't be a spoiler!
Posted on 02/11/2006 12:17:38 PM PST by Admin ModeratorEdited on 02/11/2006 12:21:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
For the next couple of weeks, the Olympics will be held in Turin, Italy.
But because of the time delay in televising various events, it poses a problem for some of the good folks here at Free Republic.
Some people want to know immediately when the USA wins a medal or some other significant event happens. Others would prefer to find out first while they are watching the tape-delayed television broadcast and would prefer not to know the results before the broadcast.
We can accommodate both groups of Freepers, but only if everyone cooperates. We've established a "spoiler" thread in the Breaking News sidebar where realtime outcomes and news regarding the Olympics are posted. If you want to know in advance of the telecast what has happened, that's the place to look. It's also the place to post those realtime results.
Here's the spoiler thread:
We will pull all new threads regarding Olympic results and re-direct them to that spoiler thread.
This will allow those folks here who want to participate at the forum, but not have the suspense of the Olympics spoiled by realtime threads, enjoy the best of both worlds.
So, enjoy the Olympics in real time on the spoiler thread, or tape delayed on television without knowing the outcome in advance. All it requires is some consideration to your fellow conservatives at this forum. Thanks.
Excellent point. We've made $100 in pizza money already.
Good idea. Thanks.
Not everyone here shares the identical interests. I'm sure there are some things you think are important that don't matter to many here.
If the mods can keep most people happy here, they're doing their job. They'll probably be glad to hear that you won't be posting Olympic results out on the news forum.
"You'd think it was somehow important."
Who's going to argue about $100 in pizza money?
Olympics halftime spoiler:
Well I never kept a dollar past sunset,
It always burned a hole in my pants.
Never made a school mama happy,
Never blew a second chance.
I need the Mods to keep me happy,
I need the Mods to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
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But .... I thought they were in Torino?????
Hey, unsourced vanities don't belong in Breaking News, dude. Who do you think you are, anyway?
Ice Hockey Kitty!
Sports? I thought it was all "Up Close and Personal" Stories.
Since Sep 3, 2001
It's more a comment on the MSM's PC coverage.
Shooting in any form...even archery events...get little coverage because they don't think (obviously!) there is any legitimate interest, or redeeming social value in such competitions.
Bobsledding, ski jumping and downhill flag-collecting (sometimes called "slalom") among others can get my heart rate up; BUT I WANT TO ****SEE**** the 'nasty guns' being used!
And I Don't mean snippets shown from 3:00-3:15AM Wednesday morning or something equally ridiculous, either.
PC coverage has a lot to do with it, but the shooting sports are not very dramatic in terms of possible tv coverage.
Seriously, even in bowling you see pins go flying. In shooting you might see a tiny black speck appear in the target circle.
Bobsleds look like racecars on ice. They're gonna get covered.
I hadn't considered the bet angle. I'll have to bookmark the thread. I don't do bars but I have some dumb co-workers.
I would argue that biathlon is the most exiting TV sport in the winter olympics.
Check it out.
People have varying tastes. I think the men's downhill ski race is the most exciting event. Others might think hockey or even figure skating is the most dramatic.
The biathlon for me is somewhat lower on the list, somewhere below bobsledding, but definitely above curling. ;-)
Darn fine compromise. FR rocks.
Compared with what AP and AOL have been feeding the US public - a spoiler thread is a walk in the park.
The headlines in the sports of my local newspaper today had a whole different slant on yesterday's events - Michelle Kwan humbled herself, Ohno stumbles, US-Austria match fizzles, Deneriaz bests Bode, and the pictures of Kwan (with so many good ones to choose from) made her look like a refugee from Bosnia. They did a piece on Shaun White but begrudginly concentrated on his "nerves"... with a comment:
"His run through the finals was nowhere near as dramatic."
The little countries with their beloved athletes are given homage in such a superior way - I wonder what the press are now trying to accomplish in the United States.
What's with these two anti-American companies and why do we support them with good old American money?
Are they really American or do they slither around under the "Global" title like Google does now, still collecting American money.
In Olympic Hockey news, a partial score, the US 5...
KNEW I'd find it sooner or later, if I held my fire long enough.
The 30-year-old Pyleva is one of the biggest stars in biathlon, which typically draws more than 30,000 spectators to World Cup events and is Europe's most popular televised winter sport. She also won gold and bronze medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
KERRIGAN WINS IT! KERRIGAN WINS IT!!
And 30,000 spectators is small attendance at any popular US sport like football or baseball.
To each his own, I suppose.
30,000 is pretty good for baseball...
unless it's the Yankees or Red Sox....
especially early in the season....
I dunno how many biathlons they run in Europe a year, but it can't compete with the number of baseball games we have.
I find nothing fascinating about watching cross-country skiing, although adding the marksmanship aspect to it is an interesting twist.
It would be like adding archery stations to the Boston Marathon, I guess. Kinda weird, but exciting?
oh yeah, as for the sport itself, there isn't anything really outside of the speed skating and the hockey that I am watching it seems....
A most excellent idea...I know I will go right to the spoiler thread...I dont mind knowing in advance what will and will not happen...but I also know that others dont want to know the outcomes, until they can view it for themselves...so now, we can all be happy...thanks...
Thanks! And I wish someone would remind Drudge of it too....he loves to SPOIL it for us. Not going to read him until it's all over with.