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Posting Olympic Results? Don't be a spoiler!
Viking Kitties "R" Us | February 11, 2006

Posted on 02/11/2006 12:17:38 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Edited 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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1576475/posts

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.


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2006olympics; adminlectureseries; turin

1 posted on 02/11/2006 12:17:40 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks!


2 posted on 02/11/2006 12:19:12 PM PST by Jrabbit (Kaufman County, Texas)
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To: Admin Moderator
Hot link to the "Spoiler thread" can be found by mashing here.
3 posted on 02/11/2006 12:19:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Good. We need the spoiler thread, otherwise how can we make the right bets with idiots in sports bars.

SO9

4 posted on 02/11/2006 12:25:08 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: Servant of the 9

Excellent point. We've made $100 in pizza money already.


5 posted on 02/11/2006 12:31:12 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Good idea. Thanks.


6 posted on 02/11/2006 12:33:33 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Servant of the 9

LMAO


7 posted on 02/11/2006 12:40:58 PM PST by meanie monster (http://guptonator.myvideochat.net)
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To: Admin Moderator
Gud Gawd; it's only F'ing sports. You'd think it was somehow important.

I got my fill of sports in 2004, seeing JF'nK on skies, surfboards, sailboards, bikes, "hunting", "shooting"...

It ain't like they're showing the Olympics Biathlon, or Summer Games shooting events!
8 posted on 02/11/2006 1:26:04 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

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.


9 posted on 02/11/2006 1:37:40 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: ApplegateRanch

"You'd think it was somehow important."

Who's going to argue about $100 in pizza money?


10 posted on 02/11/2006 1:53:01 PM PST by jdm (You can learn a lot about paranoids just by following them around.)
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To: Dog Gone
If the mods can keep most people happy here, they're doing their job.

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.
Baby, baby keep me happy....

11 posted on 02/11/2006 1:56:45 PM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator
For the next couple of weeks, the Olympics will be held in Turin, Italy.

But .... I thought they were in Torino?????

12 posted on 02/11/2006 2:42:41 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Happy New Year! Breed like dogs!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Hey, unsourced vanities don't belong in Breaking News, dude. Who do you think you are, anyway?


13 posted on 02/11/2006 2:49:29 PM PST by Sloth (Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Viking Kitties "r Us? LOL!

Ice Hockey Kitty!

14 posted on 02/11/2006 2:50:53 PM PST by cgk (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Admin Moderator

Sports? I thought it was all "Up Close and Personal" Stories.


15 posted on 02/11/2006 2:53:10 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sloth

Admin Moderator
Since Sep 3, 2001


16 posted on 02/11/2006 2:54:18 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Dog Gone; jdm

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!


17 posted on 02/11/2006 4:28:38 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: Dog Gone; jdm
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.

18 posted on 02/11/2006 4:34:40 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

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.


19 posted on 02/11/2006 4:36:07 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Admin Moderator

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.


20 posted on 02/11/2006 4:36:22 PM PST by KarinG1 (Some of us are trying to engage in philosophical discourse. Please don't allow us to interrupt you.)
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To: Dog Gone

I would argue that biathlon is the most exiting TV sport in the winter olympics.

Check it out.

Cheers.


21 posted on 02/12/2006 12:04:47 AM PST by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Eurotwit

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. ;-)


22 posted on 02/12/2006 7:12:03 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

Darn fine compromise. FR rocks.


23 posted on 02/12/2006 7:29:01 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (GOP Blend Coffee--"Coffee for Conservative Taste!" Go to www.gopetc.com)
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To: All

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.


24 posted on 02/13/2006 7:45:34 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: Admin Moderator

In Olympic Hockey news, a partial score, the US 5...


25 posted on 02/13/2006 1:36:06 PM PST by Hayzo
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To: Dog Gone
but the shooting sports are not very dramatic in terms of possible tv coverage.

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.

Source

26 posted on 02/16/2006 1:41:49 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Oh, the heck with it, I'll take my chances.

KERRIGAN WINS IT! KERRIGAN WINS IT!!

27 posted on 02/16/2006 1:49:39 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Servant of the 9

LOL!!!


28 posted on 02/16/2006 1:52:04 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Somehow the Atlantic Ocean causes a shift in which sports are interesting. No winter sport here is popular. I suppose hockey is the biggest draw, but it can't even get a network contract.

And 30,000 spectators is small attendance at any popular US sport like football or baseball.

To each his own, I suppose.

29 posted on 02/16/2006 1:56:06 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

30,000 is pretty good for baseball...

unless it's the Yankees or Red Sox....

especially early in the season....


30 posted on 02/16/2006 1:56:55 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: MikeinIraq

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?


31 posted on 02/16/2006 2:05:36 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

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....


32 posted on 02/16/2006 2:07:09 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

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...


33 posted on 02/16/2006 2:10:33 PM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: Admin Moderator

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.


34 posted on 02/17/2006 8:31:10 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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