How are y'all watching the olympics?

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  1. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    we don't have cable (or Hulu/Apple TV/Youtube tv/ directv/prime).
    Is it free streaming somewhere, or do we have to pay up?
     
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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Why not just go to the local hill and pound Jinro Soju?
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    The what? My wife will watch, me most likely not
     
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  4. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    only hockey....if that.

    EDIT: no....hockey looks to be a joke.
     
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  5. DaveW

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    I'm not. :)
     
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  6. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Do you get any over-the-air channels? It should be on broadcast TV.

    While we were traveling, we found out that http://www.cbc.ca had awesome coverage of the summer events - live streaming of tons of events, plus all of the events that had already been recorded that you could watch whenever. Just had to use a VPN to make it look like we were in Canada.
     
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    Seriously fuck the olympics...
     
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    Freestyle bmx is being added to the summer games.
     
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    I will be busy watching paint dry.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    "Borrow" a cable login from a friend. Stream everything. Don't bitch about how shitty the streaming is.

    :D
     
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    roflbox Turbo Monkey

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    find a old laptop that will just barely stream things, install linux on it, google olympics streaming, watch on whatever questionable streaming site you desire
     
  14. Montana rider

    Montana rider Monkey

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    For sporting events I like these two aggregators:

    http://bosscast.net
    http://firstrowsports.eu

    You do have to play whack a mole (popups) and don't download anything...
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    We have three people from here competing, I know them all personally. Gotta support.
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    roflbox Turbo Monkey

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    bars are also an option if you know of a specific event, and the broadcast time
     
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  18. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Brolin Mawejji, Jaelin Kauf, and Breezy Johnson.
    It's a small town.
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    think you can use chromecast & stream it free
     
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    I pay a ton of money for Spectrum cable. I will watch skiing, maybe some snowboarding.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    We have the "everyfuckingthing" cable package, so I imagine if there is something being broadcast, I'll be watching it. No figure skating though.
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
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  25. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I am hoping to take a bunch of acid and just taste the Olympics.
     
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    I thought that ban was just on you going and watching in person, not on TV?
     
  27. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Acid alone probably will not get you there. A tab plus 1-2 decent sized mushrooms with some of those "sit yer ass down" gummy bears to get things rollin should do the trick.

    This is the Olympics we're talking about here, so if those athletes can train for decades then it's the least you can do to up your game.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    I am boycotting until they add winter-enduro-e-fat-biking to the schedule.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    You could say I have been training for this my whole life. And I am old, not one of them kids whose parents just paid for them to go to ski school so they could drink hot toddies and blow lines back in the lodge.
     
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    Somehow related. Sarka Pancochova's olympic helmet (freestyle boarder) says: "Moravia, you c*nt!" and "Super lezbian"

     
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    Olympic co-ed curling. A woman with a broom screaming at a guy about how he is sweeping wrong.
     
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    I am a diehard snowboarder since almost twenty years. There's nothing better then a powday with friends. I grew up back in the day when skiers hated snowboarders and the FIS wanted to ban the sport.

    Ohlimpdicks you say?





    I am actually not really keen to see BMX and Skateboarding making a debut in the summer games either.
    What I heard is, that both sports will be managed by the UCI, which you know, will pretty much have the same outcome as snowboarding under FIS.

    But the viewer numbers are decreasing so we must add "Action sports"!

    Imo the Olympic games are just a big waste of money. The only organization profiting from it is the IOC itself.
    No athlete is actually allowed to advertise his sponsors during Olympics and usually the zones and buildings where the games are held are rotting to pieces afterwards.
     
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    What kills me is after all that, skiing has ripped off practically everything from snowboarding, from attire to tricks. Hell even skis now are just narrow little snowboards.
     
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    My dad was a ski racing coach for over 20 years and I raced a bit as a kid so my family watches all the skiing events (and some snowboarding too). In fact, I'll watch about pretty much any Winter Olympics event as long as it's not figure skating.
     
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    Actually Libtech sells skis under the label "NAS", narrow ass skis.:D

    Everytime someone starts talking about "the carving revolution" I point out that this was basically just ripped off snowboards. It actually wasn't anything new anymore. Rocker technology is the same.
    But nobody ever says: "We adapted this technology from snowboards because it makes turning better or lets the skis float easier in pow."
    I feel like snowboarding doesn't get the recognition which it deserves regarding innovation and style, atleast here in europe.

    Snowboarding was added to the Olympics under the FIS regime just because skiing was bleeding out of spectators, whereas snowboarding got bigger and bigger at that time.
    Hell, in Torino the Halfpipe contest was the event that sold out the quickest. And I am sure all the other Freestyle events are equally popular. Otherwise they wouldn't have been added.
    But whatever.

    I just don't like that a few fat guys from good ol' Switzerland are getting paid ridiculous amounts of money for giving a city or country the "rights" to hold a sports festival.
    And I find it a bit silly that there is so much politics and let's call it "Patriotism" involved, yet the athlete is not allowed to represent his opinion, culture, sponsors, whatever. Especially when we talk about a highly individualistic and "anti-establishment" sport that mostly gets supported by the industry behind it.

    That's why I think that Skateboarding and BMX shouldn't make the same error as Snowboarding.
     
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    Didn't snowboarding rip everything off of skateboarding which was a rip off of surfing which is basically a canoe that can't be swamped?
     
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    Meh, 99% of snowboarders suck. ;)
     
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