Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Non-Wakeboarding Discussion

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-18-2010, 10:49 PM Reply   
Thanks Tim! I saw the interview on the internet this morning.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-18-2010, 11:09 PM Reply   
Ryan, I read a few of your quotes in one of the articles for USA Today, glad to see your crew is overcoming the difficulties!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-19-2010, 12:41 AM Reply   
Thanks Caleb, it was a gong show for a few of the events because of technical difficulties. It's really sad since some of the competitors will have to wait another 4 years to have a shot at a medal.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-19-2010, 1:10 AM Reply   

quote:

Know what is cool about the Olympics.... I was jumping up and down watching the finish of an event(Nordic Combined) that I am not even sure what the sport consists of.




i couldn't have said it any better. i watched curling and figure skating today for cryin' out loud! i still don't even know how curling is scored, but what the heck! also, been watching hockey, speed skating, skiing and of course, snowboarding. gotta love the olympics!
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-19-2010, 3:38 AM Reply   
Shaun White's run was freaking epic. I jumped out of my seat on that one.
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-19-2010, 5:13 AM Reply   
Hope I'm not the only one that caught the Canada/Swiss hockey game yesterday. Incredible game. Cannot wait until Sunday for Canada vs. USA.

Bode going for gold in the Super-G today should be awesome to watch.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-19-2010, 8:39 AM Reply   
Hope I'm not the only one that caught the Canada/Swiss hockey game yesterday

Nope, great game... IMO you could really tell the difference in skill levels in the shoot out. Not one of the Swiss SO attempts was even a good shot...
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-19-2010, 10:18 AM Reply   
I watched it Manzo, Hiller is my boy, he almost stole it for the Swiss. Sunday is the big day. USA! USA! USA!
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-19-2010, 10:29 AM Reply   
Hiller stood on his friggin head.

That glove save off of Getzlaf (I think) was amazing and second only to the pad save 2 seconds before it!
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-19-2010, 11:32 AM Reply   
Anyone see Russia and Slovakia last night? I fell asleep in the 3rd (about 1am for me) and it went to a shootout. I am mad I missed it. Slovakia, Russia, and Czech Rep all have very good teams this year. I was thinking Canada or the USA would steamroll this tourney; but, now I am eating my words. This is going to be a very good medal round when it comes. USA v CAN is going to be nuts on Sunday. I can't wait!!!
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-19-2010, 8:35 PM Reply   
Scotty is awesome!http://espn.go.com/action/snowboarding/news/story?id=4929399
Old    Charlie (mnwakepuck)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-19-2010, 11:37 PM Reply   
Yeah I stayed up for the Russia vs Slovakia game. Ovechkin was 1 for 3 on shootout attempts and it seemed like too many guys were just taking shots so it took forever. Really good game though.... GO USA
Old    Brett W (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-20-2010, 4:37 PM Reply   
Cross country skiing is on now. Wow, is there any Winter Olympic sport that is more boring to watch?

Time to go have a beer.
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-20-2010, 6:53 PM Reply   
I keep waiting for Jeremy Roenick to snap and knock out one of the other two announcers up the booth with him , man is there some serious disdain (it seems) among that group
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-20-2010, 8:59 PM Reply   
Good nite for Speed Skating.

Shanni got silver and Ohno got his 7th medal and becomes the most decorated in Winter Olympics.

Great job guys!!!!!!!
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-20-2010, 10:40 PM Reply   
Agreed Sinko. I met JR when he was here for the all star game a few years back. Really cool guy, smart ass attitude which I love. Those other announcers are definitely picking fights with him. I'm waiting for him to literally toss them from the booth.

My only compliant about the Olympic hockey is that it is not on the Olympic ice. The skill of these NHL all stars is better showcased on a larger surface (IMO); however, I do get the economics of selling more seats.

Go USA! I call a 5-3 USA game tomorrow.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-21-2010, 7:32 AM Reply   
Going to be a long day until 5:00 PM MST
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-21-2010, 4:47 PM Reply   
How bout that shat 1-0 already
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-21-2010, 5:21 PM Reply   
That was a fun first period....
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-21-2010, 5:25 PM Reply   
^Yes, stoked on this game!
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-21-2010, 5:43 PM Reply   
Is there a world cup(like soccer) for hockey? If not there needs to be one every year. I love college basketball and football. NHL playoffs and Olympic hockey are ranked right up there with those two sports.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-21-2010, 6:13 PM Reply   
Wow this is fun.... GO USA!
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-21-2010, 7:00 PM Reply   
I guess I called that one on score! USA, USA, USA!!!

Best game in 10 years! Can't wait for the medal round. Very physical game, love the North American hockey style. Go USA!
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-21-2010, 7:02 PM Reply   
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA How about that!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing effort by Kesler on that empty netter and by Miller all night. Imagine if Kessel and Stantsy showed up.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-21-2010, 7:03 PM Reply   
What a GREAT GAME.....

That empty net goal by Kesler was AWSOME!
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-21-2010, 7:12 PM Reply   
THAT was a hockey game!!!
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-21-2010, 7:14 PM Reply   
42 saves by Miller, WOW

USA USA USA ! ! !
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-21-2010, 7:15 PM Reply   
Was on the edge of my chair while they were shelling shots at Miller the 2 minutes before the empty netter...

I was afraid to blink....can't imagine how Miller felt....
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-21-2010, 7:17 PM Reply   
That was so amazing. A great result too.
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-21-2010, 7:29 PM Reply   
brodeur was all over the place.
might have been a different result if the canadians had started luongo but it was still a good game.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-22-2010, 2:06 AM Reply   
The Canadian fans were PISSED! They were trying to start crap in the streets when we were walking from BC Stadium to the USA House.

This sport is definitely personal to them!
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-22-2010, 5:52 AM Reply   

quote:

By Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1) on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 2:06 am:

The Canadian fans were PISSED! They were trying to start crap in the streets when we were walking from BC Stadium to the USA House.

This sport is definitely personal to them!




They are having plenty of issues already with these Games, no snow, bad ice, an athlete death.... Poor sportsmanship by the host nation fans would be insult to injury....
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-22-2010, 6:28 AM Reply   
I'd be pissed too if I was considered America's hat
Old    Brett W (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-23-2010, 1:32 PM Reply   
Every Olympics we hear about issues with ice skating judging, and you get some folks angry about losing, but this is pathetic:

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/In-Plushenko-s-mind-and-website-he-s-the-plat?urn=oly,221408

The Russian gets a Platinum medal!!!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-23-2010, 3:23 PM Reply   
That hockey game was phenomenal. Damn what a great game!

Watching China get it handed to them by CAN curling team.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-23-2010, 3:42 PM Reply   
maybe this is why it's hard on canadians this time around.

http://tinyurl.com/yk5ac5w
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-23-2010, 4:18 PM Reply   
forgive my ignorance, but why would the canadian goalie have "usa" on his stick?


Upload
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-23-2010, 4:31 PM Reply   

quote:

By Joe Umali (dakid) on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:18 pm:

forgive my ignorance, but why would the canadian goalie have "usa" on his stick?




I think the story is that he keeps his sticks from each Olympic Win and he pre-marks them.

I think he also keeps a puck from shutouts or something to that effect....
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-23-2010, 8:15 PM Reply   
EJ is spot on about USA on the stick. Way to count your chickens before they hatch, SUCKER!!!!
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-23-2010, 9:50 PM Reply   
I caught the end of the Latvia and Czech game tonight. Damn was it a good one. Latvia scored 2 goals in the 3rd period to tie it up and then gave up a goal in the OT after about 5 minutes.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-24-2010, 7:02 AM Reply   
Leaving work early to see the USA vs Swiss game....

CANNOT WAIT for the Canada vs Russia at 5:30 MST....

All of Canada has to be a little anxious/worried......no :?:

GO USA!!!
GO CANADA!
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-24-2010, 7:06 AM Reply   
^^ I can root for the Canadians in everything but hockey, though today is a MAJOR exception. I would love to see someone plaster the Troglodyte.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-24-2010, 9:45 AM Reply   
Today is definitely a good day for hockey. I've got all the games set to DVR and can not wait to get home! Americans have the best draw and if they can get past Finland should make the medal round. Now to just get past Jonas Hiller, that boy can play! Looking forward to a great Canada/Russia game, I sure would like to see Rick Nash light up Ove tonight, especially after that hit he put on Jagr.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-24-2010, 10:04 AM Reply   
I don't know why Ovechkin invokes such disdain from people.... He is quite possibly my favorite player not on the Avalanche....

That hit on Jagr was epic....
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-24-2010, 10:08 AM Reply   
That hit on Jagr was epic

Edit: It was a good hit but when I first watched it I wondered what all the fuss was about. I don;t know that it was that great.

I don't know why Ovechkin invokes such disdain from people

IMO he is dirty with the preferential treatment and extra latitude that he gets from the NHL. That and similar to Crosby they like to act like they belong on the 10m platform during the summer Olympics they dive so much. He's got great talent but I cannot get over the diving and dirty play.

(Message edited by zo1 on February 24, 2010)
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-24-2010, 10:44 AM Reply   
"That hit on Jagr was epic "

It wasn't the hit itself, it was the play that the hit created. Ovechkin knocked Jagr (Who had his head down) on his ass, took the puck, then made a great pass to create a 3-1, which he was the high guy on and sucked the 1 d to him, and Russia then scored back door. It was a great hockey play started by solid body check. Jagr was pissed he got knocked on his ass, yes, but he was more pissed he gave up a turnover which lead to a goal.

For the record, I can't stand Crosby and will be rooting for Russia tonight.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-24-2010, 10:48 AM Reply   
^^^ Ahhh, I did not see any of the resulting play after the hit...
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-24-2010, 11:31 AM Reply   
It's not so much that I don't like AO (I much prefer his hard-nosed brand of hockey to Crosby's bitchiness). I also like to see balance restored. We all know Ove is going to be flying around like a madman tonight and I think it would be cool to see someone light him up! The only thing I don't like about his game is his intentional knees.

The play on Jagr was impressive. Clean, hard hit. I just hate to see an icon like Jaromir getting de-cleated.
Old    Charlie (mnwakepuck)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-24-2010, 11:48 AM Reply   
Haha I loved seeing Jagr get smacked. I hope Ovie rolls Crosby tonight too. I would love to see those Canadians jumping off bridges after no medal haha.
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 12:02 PM Reply   
On to Mens figure skating.. BEST QUOTE EVER from the french commentators about the flaming gay skater Weir,... "he is damaging to figure skating's image and that he should be made to take a gender test!" Epic!! But they are in some sort of trouble for saying it..
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-24-2010, 12:04 PM Reply   
LOL, I read that the AU commentators were calling it a little too "Brokeback Mountain"
Old    Kraig Kaiser (kraig)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-24-2010, 2:28 PM Reply   
I know some of you cannot watch the game (USA vs. Swiss) right now and are recording it so I won't say what the score is but....WOW!!! What a game. That second period ending was exciting.
Old    Steve McKim (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2010, 5:40 PM Reply   
6-2 Canada in the middle of the 2nd baby! Looks like we hit our stride! 21 shots in the 1st period!
Old    RJ (wakedv)      Join Date: May 2007       02-24-2010, 7:54 PM Reply   
Canada dominated Russia! Now it's getting interesting, would love to see a Canada-USA final! Go Canada!
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-25-2010, 12:22 AM Reply   
I always knew there was alot of hating on Crosby but i didn't know people were so against Canadian hockey in general.
it seems pretty unsportsmanlike to me to be posting about hoping the Canadians don't get a medal in whats probably our favorite sport as a country on home soil none the less.
then again, i'm Canadian so what i'm saying should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
Old    Matt Fifer (mfifer)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-25-2010, 5:08 AM Reply   
For the people who don't think that the hit on jagr by ochechkin was not epic that is a red flag for I know nothing about hockey and have never played it.
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-25-2010, 5:50 AM Reply   
Does it get any better then these hockey games? I'm already fired up for tomorrow's semis.

Canada is the best team and it's not really close but it's hockey so we'll see. Going to be an epic gold medal game if its USA vs Canada but it's going to be nearly impossible to beat a team that good twice in one week.

As for the "Canada hate" I thought there was "overcelebration" for a prelim win but Canada pretty much has asked for it with all the brash "own the podium" crap and the Canadian arrogance associated with "their game."
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-25-2010, 5:54 AM Reply   
For the people who don't think that the hit on jagr by ochechkin was not epic that is a red flag for I know nothing about hockey and have never played it.

Bahaha
Old    Steve McKim (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       02-25-2010, 6:18 AM Reply   
Paul, Own the Podium is the name some joker in a federal office came up with for the funding program. Even some of our athletes have bashed it, saying they put lots of the money to poor use and should have listened to the athletes more etc.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-25-2010, 6:26 AM Reply   
Canada has the gold all but wrapped up... I said it to one of my buddies the other day after the US CA game. US blew their load a bit early and Canada got bitch slapped and finally woke up.

CA beats Slovakia and US or Finland with ease...
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-25-2010, 7:01 AM Reply   

quote:

By david (dnp33) on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:22 am:

I always knew there was alot of hating on Crosby but i didn't know people were so against Canadian hockey in general.




Besides one post, I don't even see an negative Canada Hockey post above????

Assuming you are not talking about USA vs Canada...and then I don't know what you expect.... Yea...we'll be pulling for our boys, don't care if it is your favorite sport...we're there to kick your a$$ in every sport....
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-25-2010, 10:23 AM Reply   
Yeah i have no problem with you cheering for the states over Canada, that makes sense. Sports are a competition thats what makes it exciting, cheering for your own team.
I just saw a few posts about people enjoying seeing Canada not get a medal in hockey, basically crashing and burning, and it was late at night and i was still a little too happy about our win against russia maybe I over reacted a little bit.

mbsteez you said it best about own the podium. it seemed a little over the top to me, but it was good to see more money then usual going to our athletes.
Old    dave c (dav51lin)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-25-2010, 10:37 AM Reply   
Part of it could be a lot people like to see the favorite lose.
Old    JD (john_d)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-25-2010, 12:36 PM Reply   
I hope Canada loses the next game to the checks then looses to Finland and doesn't get a medal. Yes big brother USA punked you in your own house HAHAHAHA!
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-25-2010, 1:45 PM Reply   
As much as I don't want Canada to win, I see them steamrolling the rest of the tournament to gold. The loss to USA woke up the angry beast known as team Canada.

However, I will be on the couch beer in hand to watch both games tomorrow, cheering for team USA.
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-25-2010, 1:46 PM Reply   
lol

http://i48.tinypic.com/b66o8i.jpg
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-25-2010, 2:28 PM Reply   
Hahaha, if you were to watch Ducks games with any regularity you would know that Corey Perry falls down for no apparent reason all too often. He is like the antithesis of Scott Neidermayer. He'll be cruising along with no one around him and just fall over randomly. Put people around him and lord knows where he'll end up. The good part is that much like last nights game, he usually buries the puck in the net, then falls over! I believe there are videos on Youtube of Getzlaf making fun of him for it.
Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-25-2010, 6:08 PM Reply   
Way to go Canadian Ladies hockey team! They played well!
Old    depoint50ae (depoint50ae)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-25-2010, 10:30 PM Reply   
USA womens hockey played terribly. It was so frustrating to watch.
Old    dave c (dav51lin)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-26-2010, 2:21 AM Reply   
looks like canada will easily surpass the usa in total gold medals with mens hockey and curling finals coming up.

(Message edited by dav51lin on February 26, 2010)
Old    Steve McKim (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       02-26-2010, 6:08 AM Reply   
That women's game was great I thought, well played by both teams, Canada's goalie was the difference I felt. And beauty goals by Canada's scorer, who is pretty cute as well. But I really thought it was a good, hard fought game by both teams. One difference I noticed was Canada's passing game seemed much better. Harder, crisper passes.

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 1:02 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us