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Poll: When will Al hit 3K posts?

Today 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Tomorrow 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
The next day 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Well, he's at 2,904 and he averages 7.22 per day ... so that adds up to ... March 12, 2006 23%       23%  [ 5 ]
He won't! He'll stop at 2,999 just to spite us 32%       32%  [ 7 ]
It doesn't matter — DL39 or BC will get there first 9%       9%  [ 2 ]
Who is the Killjoy fellow? Never heard of him 18%       18%  [ 4 ]
Wait, is there a prize? Because I can type "LOL" into 3,000 posts like really, really quickly. [Signed] Draco 18%       18%  [ 4 ]
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:20 am 
 

faro wrote:Surely that can't be serious Olympic sport, anyhow, when our only medal was won by someone sliding face-down on a tea-tray at 80 mph ^^


hey i sooooo wanna do that! thats one of the things on my list of "what to do next"

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:21 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:We have a rather talented young lady here in Canada that picked up 5 medals.


ohhhh yeah...i found a canadian to ask this....

so like the NHL is in canada right? so um what happened to their ice hockey team then?

thought that would have been one in the bag there..

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:22 am 
 

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faro wrote:Surely that can't be serious Olympic sport, anyhow, when our only medal was won by someone sliding face-down on a tea-tray at 80 mph ^^


hey i sooooo wanna do that! thats one of the things on my list of "what to do next"

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They actually sell a sled at places like Eastern Mountain Sports that can get speeds of 60 MPH, looks like a toboggan and like one you can steer it. They were showing it on the news the other day and it looked wild.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:06 am 
 

red_bus wrote:
Deadlord39 wrote:I've boycotted the Olympics since they introduced synchronized swimming.


and you didn't think that womens beach volleyball was reason enough to tune in again?  :)


Pleasant thoughts on this lovely morning...


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:18 am 
 

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deimos3428 wrote:We have a rather talented young lady here in Canada that picked up 5 medals.


ohhhh yeah...i found a canadian to ask this....

so like the NHL is in canada right? so um what happened to their ice hockey team then?

thought that would have been one in the bag there..

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Too many ego's involved there.  The organizers picked old veterans and buddies instead of going with speed and young talent!  It is a huge issue here not even making it to the medal round.  Canada doesn't have much for sports except winter sports; not getting a medal in Hockey is a real sore point.  Switzerland beat us for god's sake.  Arghhh!!!!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:19 am 
 

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faro wrote:Surely that can't be serious Olympic sport, anyhow, when our only medal was won by someone sliding face-down on a tea-tray at 80 mph ^^


hey i sooooo wanna do that! thats one of the things on my list of "what to do next"

Al


If your crazy enough you can do just that here in Calgary, go on a blobsled run and you will never be the same again!!  The rush of danger and speed is intoxicating!


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:27 am 
 

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deimos3428 wrote:We have a rather talented young lady here in Canada that picked up 5 medals.


ohhhh yeah...i found a canadian to ask this....

so like the NHL is in canada right? so um what happened to their ice hockey team then?

thought that would have been one in the bag there..

Al

Uh oh.  That's a nasty topic 'round here.  

In my opinion, we lost the games we did precisely because we sent NHL players.  Professional sports players are more concerned with securing contracts & endorsement deals, and avoiding any potential injury, than with playing the game for fun.  We should have sent amateur players, like we used to do.  I'm not saying we would have won even then, but at least we could lose with some dignity. ;)

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:04 pm 
 

Speaking of the amateur/pro angle regarding the Olympics, I have to admit I felt more emotionally invested when it was just non-pros.

I love the Olympics but I'm a little concerned about how ho-hum some of the big name competitors have become. It's nice to see the underdog who comes up big and then exhibits class, sportsmanship and honor, regardless of allegiance.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:14 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Uh oh.  That's a nasty topic 'round here.

Hey, at least your guys didn't need a late goal just to tie ... Latvia. (and why do I always think of Marvel's Doctor Doom when I hear "Latvia"?)

For the record:

U.S. roster: 23 players; 23 on NHL rosters;
Latvia roster: 23 players, 1 on an NHL roster.

The utter shame ... :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:29 pm 
 

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faro wrote:Surely that can't be serious Olympic sport, anyhow, when our only medal was won by someone sliding face-down on a tea-tray at 80 mph ^^

hey i sooooo wanna do that! thats one of the things on my list of "what to do next"

If your crazy enough you can do just that here in Calgary, go on a blobsled run...

Blobsled? Is that what's left after you take a straight line on one of corners? :lol:

You guys is crazy... Enjoy! ^^ :D

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:14 pm 
 

i would love to do either the luge, bobsled, toboggan or even the skeleton - anything would do down that course...wow what a rush!



  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:06 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I'm going to play the averages ... March 12, baby!

Um, Al? I'm going to need like 75 "LOL" 's today, when you get a chance. Thanks in advance. :wink:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:18 pm 
 

I personally enjoy watching the Winter Olympics. Problem is the US coverage sucks ass. If an American is not in the medal running, our networks pretty much refuse to cover the event. Luckily, living in Southeast Michigan lets me tune into CBC :D  Excellent coverage.

On the post thing...I think I am under 1000 and I have been here for quite some time...


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:45 pm 
 

As soon as they allowed professional basketball and hockey athletes into the Olympics, I lost interest in cheering for either American team.  I would rather that college guys compete for something that has meaning rather than watch the ego boys get more egotistical.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:02 pm 
 

well there ya go. unless i counted wrong, thats about 3000 posts now isnt it?

so did anyone get the date right in the end?

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:10 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well there ya go. unless i counted wrong, thats about 3000 posts now isnt it?

so did anyone get the date right in the end?

:)

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Well, we now know that at 3000 posts you officially become a Long-Winded collector. :lol:  I think that is Scott's not so subtle way of saying "Shut the hell up!"  :P

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:16 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, we now know that at 3000 posts you officially become a Long-Winded collector. :lol:  I think that is Scott's not so subtle way of saying "Shut the hell up!"  :P

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Changing my ID wasn't such a bad idea, after all! :D

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:20 pm 
 

Anyone have March 25 in the pool? :wink:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:12 am 
 

Closing in on 1,000 myself . . . since I rank #10 in the Top Ten posters, I feel a certain obligation to have at least 1,000 posts.

Ummm . . .  this post gets me one more.
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:57 am 
 

After 2,999, I'm quitting the forum. I'm usually soft spoken and mild mannered. Right?


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