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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an awesome game from start to finish.
And yeah, Miller and the defensemen were all over the place especially in the last three minutes.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo! I was looking forward to this one since the schedule came out and it didn't disappoint. Awesome game and a great win for the US. Miller was huge. They'll go as far as he can take them. This game was like a great title fight. It got better every period. Canada's 19 shots in the first had me worried. They're a great offensive team. Those last few minutes showed it. And you don't usually see a great empty net goal, but that was one by Kesler. A great hustle play.

Now we get to root for Sweden (or overtime) tonight against Finland, so the US can get the top seed.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

“Tremendously Tremendous” its no “Do you believe in Miracles” but tonight it works! Wink

Just a great game to watch.

Miller was amazing. I never thought I would ever root for a kid from that ugly green team but damn he is good.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE SHADOW wrote:

Miller was amazing. I never thought I would ever root for a kid from that ugly green team but damn he is good.


Youd better not be rooting for an Avalanche player next...

I worked during this game Evil or Very Mad But my Uncle is sending me a tape of it so no biggy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't watch any hockey but Bode Miller tore it up today! Congrats for him finally getting his gold.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada = Our Olympic Bitches

Bling-bling come the medals... Cool

Meanwhile, our curling teams need to get with the program.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/DanBickley/74469
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O No Canada
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Own The Podium = Pwned at the Podium
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/DanBickley/74469


Bickley is bitching again. Shocking.

The painful truth to hockey fans is that chances are, more people would rather watch Ice Dancing than Olympic Hockey. People can catch hockey games all the time throughout the winter, Olympic events only come around every 4 years.

As far as the overall coverage goes, NBC has been annoying but would other networks really be all that different? They don't shell out that money so that most of the competition can be shown live when nobody is home and when they do get home people can just FF past all the commercials. They want that shown during prime time so they can make their money back.

There isn't time to show everything in real time anyways. The only thing most people care about is:

1. Watching the Americans
2. Watching the winners
3. Watching the fails

I've enjoyed watching this Olympics more than any other Winter Olympics. I guess I never paid as much attention to how everything in teh Winter Olympics is done at insane speeds.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the NHL should start with getting a TV contract on a real station, then bitch about how NBC chooses to cover them. As Matt points out, the decision is based on what the majority wants to watch.

What is the phrase about noting the mote in your brother's eye while not considering the beam in your own eye. The NHL should get its act together before whining about how they are treated by others.

Or if you don't like the New Testament, how about that the NHL is like the guy who murders his parents and then asks for leniency because he is an orphan.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thing those Canucks can Ice Dance because they sure cant play hockey Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stu wrote:
Maybe the NHL should start with getting a TV contract on a real station, then bitch about how NBC chooses to cover them. .


The NHL had a contract with ESPN and NBC. They pulled the contract or whatever during the lockout. Versus was just the only station that offered a contract after the lockout ended.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough titties for the NHL on that. They could have avoided a lockout.

Besides, NHL coverage wouldn't fit with the model they have for prime time Olympic coverage anyways. They like nice short blocks with regularly scheduled commercial breaks.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get the whole issue with not showing the US-Canada game on NBC. Yes, the game could have been shown live on the east coast as part of the prime time coverage, but it would then have been tape delayed in the Western US. As it was, I had watched the end of the game in real time and then got to see it again taped when NBC interrupted the bobsled competition to show it. Assuming most people in the west would have known the result already, the ratings out here would have been terrible, and people would have complained that the game was now shown live.

Instead, it played in real time on MSNBC across the country. It seems to me that the hockey fans got a better gig having the game on MSNBC. And from a business standpoint, I'm sure NBC has studied to death what will get ratings in the Olympics, and 3 straight hours of a hockey game probably came out just about last. Thus, the decision to air the game as they did was probably best from a fan standpoint and a business standpoint.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin wrote:
stu wrote:
Maybe the NHL should start with getting a TV contract on a real station, then bitch about how NBC chooses to cover them. .


The NHL had a contract with ESPN and NBC. They pulled the contract or whatever during the lockout. Versus was just the only station that offered a contract after the lockout ended.


Which shows the lack of interest in the NHL.

Where would the NHL be in terms of ranking sports. Clearly In no order) MLB, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, college football, and college basketball are ahead of it.

What about Tennis (probably), golf (?), figure skating, college baseball?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well since we are talking about hockey I would like to add that there were 8.2 million viewers watching the USA vs Canada hockey game on MSNBC. This is MSNBC's third highest-rated program in it's history, and had a national household rating of 4.3. If this game were played on NBC, I'd say those numbers would be doubled if not more.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love hockey, but I don't see NBC's coverage choices as a big deal. They're trying to cover the entire Olympics (and make up for at least a couple of years of really shitty programming.) That they're showing hockey games in full on one of their cable channels is great to me. I don't see it as much different than watching MNF games on ESPN. It sucks for people who don't have cable, but that's life. The one thing they could do is re-broadcast it in full on NBC late night.

This was the most watched sports program in Canadian history and it got relatively great ratings in the US. Assuming the US wins Wed, imagine how many people are going to be watching on Friday night. NBC wins.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stu wrote:
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stu wrote:
Maybe the NHL should start with getting a TV contract on a real station, then bitch about how NBC chooses to cover them. .


The NHL had a contract with ESPN and NBC. They pulled the contract or whatever during the lockout. Versus was just the only station that offered a contract after the lockout ended.


Which shows the lack of interest in the NHL.

Where would the NHL be in terms of ranking sports. Clearly In no order) MLB, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, college football, and college basketball are ahead of it.

What about Tennis (probably), golf (?), figure skating, college baseball?


Have you ever lived in the northeast, michigan or minnesota? I dont think NASCAR has many fans up there Laughing I know you said in no order, but my personal preferance is: MLB, NHL, NFL NBA
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know you said in no order, but my personal preferance is: MLB, NHL, NFL NBA


Sample size? Especially if considering "normal" 'merican viewers Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada won 8-1 earlier today and play tomorrow against the Russians.

Latvia almost had their own Miracle on Ice against the Czechs. The Czechs won 3-2 in OT, but they were obviously looking forward to tomorrows game against Finland. The Czechs didnt come out of their assumption of a win until Latvia had tied it at 2-2, at which point they were in "Oh shit!" mode. Great effort by Latvia and a valiant effort by their goalie.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final score this afternoon:
USA 2 Switzerland 0

Says Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic just now:
NBC to televise U.S. men's hockey semifinal live on NBC in all time zones. It's at 1 p.m. Friday Arizona time vs. winner between Czech Republic and Finland.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good game, it was only 2-0 because of Jonas Hillers play in net. Switserland has a reputation as being a tough team to beat in international competition. They are on the fringe, I could see them one day being up there with USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Czech Rep, Slovakia and Russia.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4-0 USA in the 1st vs Finland in the semis
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6-0 USA 13 minutes into the first period. Shocked Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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