February 20, 2010
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Let's keep it simple: KU 80, CU 60.
any recruits behind the bench??
Shay Wildeboor of Rivals.com tells me that Perry Ellis and Josh Oglesby are here as basketball recruits. Dreamius Smith is here as a football recruit.
I can't even name a figure skater at this Olympics. Since no one has pulled out a pipe to club a competitor, it seems like there isn't much buzz about figure skating (I can't believe I just wrote that).
It seems like figure skating always has more drama than any other sport.
And I have watched limited figure skating this Olympics. I saw part of the couples competition about a week ago.
Do I have to check in my Man Card?
Give me a quick bio on Oglesby.
Yes, I'm an Olympics junkie. Evan Lysacek put on an epic performance Thursday night. Also, Johnny Weir was robbed. He deserved bronze.
Oglesby is a 6-5 guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Class of 2011.
I'm guessing the US must not have a gold medal contender or I've recently had my Man Card upgraded - one or the other explains my zero interest.
Has the Winter Olympics lost its glow a little? I find very few must-see events.
The US is owning the Vancouver Olympics thus far. 6 Gold, 6 Silver, 9 Bronze (21 total). We're leading in all categories.
Quick question: How does one ever decide they are going to participate in the luge or the skeleton? I mean, is there a youth league for that somewhere?
I watched Evan Lysacek, Lindsey Vonn, some cross-country skiing, half-pipe. Fun stuff but some events are a bit repetitive because it's one at a time.
Same place where you sign up for Curling.
Are there a lot of luge courses around the country that I'm just not aware of? How do you practice? And would you want your 10-year-old to practice?
I don't know, Jesse. All I've got to say is they're a lot braver than I. You have to be moderately insane to want to try that.
melrank — Agreed. "Moderately" might not even cut it.
Winter sports are by far the most dangerous of sports. Which is funny. Because when you think of snow, you think soft and fluffy.
However, in the winter Olympics, snow = pain.
Jesse - my wife and I were discussing that last night regarding the skeleton. You'd think there is a limited number of people for that race. Also makes one think if it were as open to the public as say... basketball, the records would all be broken.
Fairgrove — Great point. Very few people devote their whole lives to skeleton. I'm sure of the few that do, a good percentage of them end up in the Olympics.
I think downhill skiing actually takes the award for most dangerous winter sport. Find a professional alpine skier, and you'll find someone who has broken many bones.
Fieldhouse is a bit chilly today. It's almost like a cold wind is passing through. Coors Events Center was stuffy when we were there a month ago.
Talk about abnormal sports, where in the world did curling come from? A Nertherlands Elk's Club.
Looks like we might actually start close to on time in this one, so I'm going to close this up. Thanks for the Olympics chat. Check out the live blog for updates, analysis, photos, polls and more.