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remind remind's picture

well, it is pretty conclusive then....

kropotkin1951

Is the Blue pill company an official sponsor?

ElizaQ ElizaQ's picture

I thought the actual cauldron looked more like a rolled spliff.  So symbolically  penises and joints....   Ey yi yi.....

remind remind's picture

You know what a rolled spliff looks like ELizaQ, colour me shocked I tell ya? ;)

 

Kropotkin, perhaps covertly? :D

kropotkin1951

That company never keeps anything under the sheets.

ElizaQ ElizaQ's picture

remind wrote:

You know what a rolled spliff looks like ELizaQ, colour me shocked I tell ya? ;)

 

 Ummm...... I saw one on tv one time.  ;)

remind remind's picture

kropotkin, the least they could do  is try and put the wraps on it during family viewing hours.....

 

Oh, oh Eliza.... know exactly what  you saw on TV, it was the commercial that showed the joint and then the egg frying in the frying pan, with a voice over stating: "this is what your brain looks like on drugs".

NorthReport

The USA is starting to run away with the medal count extending their lead to 7-to-4 over Germany, athouigh Switzerland is leading in gold with 3. Canada is still technically in third place but don't appear to be accomplishing our mission of "owning the podium". Gawd! 

A_J

Silver for Mike Robertson in the snowboard cross. The American snowboarder had an impressive come-from-behind win for the gold.

EDIT: that would make Canada tied for second place now (or third, depending on how you count the medals - France has more golds).

NorthReport

The USA is continuing to increase its lead, currently holding 8 medals, double that of Canada, France, & Germany who are all tied with 4 apiece in 2nd place. Switzerland has now dropped to 5th place.

Max Bialystock

Boom Boom wrote:

Another bullshit olympic thread.

Nonsense. 

GO CANADA GO!

And don't to forget to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS as well.

kropotkin1951

Surprise surprise just like the rest of Canada the Empire owns the podium.

NorthReport

A gold medal in reality

If the Olympics are a snapshot of the times, then things are looking pretty grim in Canada. And it's your turn next, Britain

Look, the Canadian Olympics are an overpriced mess. So is every Olympics. Is Greece happy right now? What is China doing with 21 empty stadiums?

All Canadians can hope is that a snowboarder doesn't die in mid-air. Or that it doesn't over-snow which, believe it or not, is possible. Climate change is unpredictable. I enjoy the irony of seeing Stephen Harper, a hardline climate-change denier, presiding over a warm, wet Olympics.

Olympics are a snapshot of the times, and the times are pretty dire worldwide. Not Canada's fault really. From east to west, each of us will try our best. A very Canadian sentiment.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/15/canada-olympics-grim...

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Do you even read the threads you post your jingoistic crap in? I already posted that op-ed above.

Le T Le T's picture

Im pretty sure that North Report is a bot.

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Heather Mallick: A gold medal in reality Laughing
excerpt:
For Canadians, the opening ceremonies in Vancouver on Friday were like watching your dad get drunk at a party. You love the guy, but my God, he isn't going to dance. In front of everyone. Look, he's taking off his jacket. As I live and die, what is he wearing? Awww, I love him. And so on.

Caissa

Ms. C says the only reason Canada "owns the podium" is because we paid for it.

Star Spangled C...

I opened my door yesterday to find a large package waiting on my steps. Turns out my mom back in Toronto had sent a huge package of Team Canada gear from HBC for my baby. He is so adorable all bundled up in teh stuff. May have to post some pics when I get home. And make sure my wife hasn't run off to bundle him up in Team USA gear...

Star Spangled C...

bekayne wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

The Canadian women's team just set an Olympic hockey record of 17, now 18, goals in a game and it's not even over yet. 

Canada beat Slovakia 18-0. In one of the qualifying games to get to the Olympics, Slovakia beat Bulgaria 82-0.

Women's hockey at the international level is a complete joke. There's no way this should be an Olympic sport.

Lord Palmerston

And how do you feel about women's ski jumping?

http://rabble.ca/babble/national-news/bnai-brith-compares-exclusion-wome...

 

kropotkin1951

Lord Palmerston wrote:

And how do you feel about women's ski jumping?

http://rabble.ca/babble/national-news/bnai-brith-compares-exclusion-wome...

 

I think if they had better corporate sponsors they would be included.  It was a failure on their part to do the proper ally building prior to going to the IOC.

Star Spangled C...

I don't know the situation involving women's ski jumping or why it was excluded. The reason I consider women's hockey a joke at the international level is that there are only two countries - Canada and the United States - where enough women play hockey to actually have a reasonably good team. There's no real "competition" at all. The whole tournament will be Canada and the USA destroying every team they play by scores around 18-0 and then playing each other in the gold medal game.

yarg

I don't understand the difference either, the hockey is a farce, only 2 teams ever have a chance to win, I think I remember the safety of ski jumpers being mentioned, but thats gotta be crap, and besides we learned from the luge that a focus on safety was severly lacking.

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Star Spangled Canadian wrote:

I don't know the situation involving women's ski jumping or why it was excluded. The reason I consider women's hockey a joke at the international level is that there are only two countries - Canada and the United States - where enough women play hockey to actually have a reasonably good team. There's no real "competition" at all. The whole tournament will be Canada and the USA destroying every team they play by scores around 18-0 and then playing each other in the gold medal game.

In the 2004 summer Olympics, the American women's softball team outscored their opponents by a combined total of 51-1 and that (a total lack of meaningful competition) is why the IOC decided in 2005 that women's softball would be eliminated from the summer Olympics (the 2012 Olympics will no longer include that sport).

remind remind's picture

SCC, Swedish women's hockey team would be dismayed to hear that they are not competitive.

 

And I call BS on the IOC deciding to eliminate any sport on the basis of gender discrimination.

Star Spangled C...

Well, I'd still bet any sum of money you may care to name that Canada wins the gold. If a team loses 18-0, they really don't belong at the Olympics.

NorthReport

Canada has now dropped to 4th place in the medal standings.

Sven Sven's picture

Star Spangled Canadian wrote:

Well, I'd still bet any sum of money you may care to name that Canada wins the gold. If a team loses 18-0, they really don't belong at the Olympics.

In the 2006 preliminary rounds:

  • The Canadian women outscored their opponents 36-1 (which is getting pretty close to the American women's softball cumulative score of 51-1)
  • The American women outscored their opponents 18-3
  • The Swedish women outscored their opponents 15-9
  • The German women were outscored by 2-9
  • The Swiss women were outscored by 1-12
  • The Italian women were outscored by 1-31

And that left only two "middlin" teams (Finland, which outscored their opponents 10-7, and Russia, which was outscored by 6-16).

There were similar results in 2002 preliminary games: The Canadians outscored their opponents by 25-0 and the American outscored their opponents by 28-1 and only one other team scored more goals than goals against (Finland, 7-6).  The rest of the teams were badly outscored.

It looks like 2010 will be a repeat performance: After one game, the Americans outscored its opponent 12-1 and, after two games, the Canadians have outscored their opponents 28-1.

Best bet?  Canadians GOLD, Americans SILVER, and Swedes BRONZE.

Sven Sven's picture

Men’s baseball has also been eliminated from the summer Olympics for similar reasons – even though the scores were quite a bit more competitive relative to women’s hockey and women’s softball.

2008:

South Korea (GOLD): 42 runs scored and 22 runs against

Cuba (SILVER): 52-23

America (BRONZE): 40-22

Japan: 30-14

Chinese Taipei: 29-33

Canada: 29-20

Netherlands: 9-50

China: 14-60

And China was allowed to participate simply because it was the host country.

Sven Sven's picture

NorthReport wrote:

Canada has now dropped to 4th place in the medal standings.

But, about 80% of the medals are yet to be won.  In the end, Canada will likely do very, very well.

A_J

Gold for Maelle Ricker in Women's snowboard cross.

NorthReport

Star Spangled Canadian wrote:

 If a team loses 18-0, they really don't belong at the Olympics.

That is contrary to the opinion of the Canadian women's hockey team members which I heard being interviewed about it.

Winning a sports event is not always everything.

NorthReport

Men's hockey is going to be very different with the competition being much more competitive. 

NorthReport

Germany now in the lead with nine medals, one more than the USA.

Canada continues to remain in 4th place with 5 medals, following third place France who has 7 medals, followed closely by Korea and Switzerland who have 4 medals each. 

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Is curling an olympic sport? I used to curl in Ottawa, my mother was a winning Skip at the Ottawa Curling Club (there's a trophy that used to be awarded in her name). I curled at the RA Curling Club (the RA was a club set up members of the civil service). I used to travel between Ottawa - Quebec City - Trois Rivieres to curl and often just to watch. That's almost 40 years ago, which probably indicates just how old I am. I've been spending all my time outdoors in the cold these past few weeks working on renovations to my house, I'll probably be old and arthritic when I'm finished.  Frown

 

ETA: oops! I see a curling thread. sorry!

NorthReport

Yes.

Canada's Maelle Ricker soars off a jump during women's snowboard cross event at Cypress Mountain on Tuesday.

NorthReport

USA wins 3 to 1 over Switzerland, and Canada leads Norway 1 zip after 1st period in hockey today.

Caissa

Canda 8- Norway 0.

Star Spangled C...

NorthReport wrote:

Star Spangled Canadian wrote:

 If a team loses 18-0, they really don't belong at the Olympics.

That is contrary to the opinion of the Canadian women's hockey team members which I heard being interviewed about it.

Yes, I'm sure that the Canadian women's team positively LOVE the fact that there are so many teams who pose absolutely no threat to them, pretty much assuring them of the medal.

Star Spangled C...

Sven wrote:

Men’s baseball has also been eliminated from the summer Olympics for similar reasons – even though the scores were quite a bit more competitive relative to women’s hockey and women’s softball.

2008:

South Korea (GOLD): 42 runs scored and 22 runs against

Cuba (SILVER): 52-23

America (BRONZE): 40-22

Japan: 30-14

Chinese Taipei: 29-33

Canada: 29-20

Netherlands: 9-50

China: 14-60

And China was allowed to participate simply because it was the host country.

Men's baseball also doesn't really work as an Olympic sport because unlike hockey, the players are not given leave from their professional teams in order to participate. I mean, how many South Koreans are there playing major league baseball? I didn't see the Dominican Republic on your list, Sven, and they certainly didn't win a medal but if I were putting together a list of the best players, Dominicans would probably occupy a large number of the spots.

Sven Sven's picture

Well, the Canadian women won another "close" hockey game today: 13-1 over Sweden.

[IMG]http://i34.tinypic.com/11raq06.gif[/IMG]

 

Jacob Richter

It was only "close" for the hockey media once Sweden got on the board.  Think of the criticisms the coach will say of the defense and goaltender on that Swedish power play. Wink

Sven Sven's picture

I think the Chinese women's hockey team is just lying in the weeds waiting to suddenly spring on the unsuspecting Canadians.

Sven Sven's picture

So far, it's the Canadian women getting the job done for Canada (four of Canada's six medals). 

Sven Sven's picture

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NorthReport

Canada barely in 4th place, but a big day for the USA today, as they begin to pull away from the pack with their lead:

USA - 14

Germany - 10

France - 7

Canada - 6

Korea - 5

Austria - 5

Norway - 5

 

Caissa

The Canadian goalie should never have given up the rebound on that goal by the Swedes. Need to tighten up on the pk before the final against the US.

Michelle

Somebody needs to tell the Hudson Bay athletes to smarten up!  They're supposed to Own The Podium!

Go Hudson Bay Go!

al-Qa'bong

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I think pretty much what Lou said.  We have a hockey talk thread, even though they're a bunch of knuckle dragging goons.

 

i'd probably find this offensive, but fortunately us goons cain't read.

remind remind's picture

Actually, it was the Alpine events, primarily men's, that were really supposed to "own the podium"  as we tax payers shelled out 10 million to them, so they could.....

 

Wonder if they had a Gov of Canada logo on their outfits?

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