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  • Feb 23, 2018 02:34 PM
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    Think Olympic athletes should be paid? As I agree with the video below, I'm sure you can guess where I stand. It is pretty amazing Olympic athletes are considered 'amateur', given how world class their talent is, and that the athletes don't make a dime unless they get endorsement deals.

    What do you think of Joe's logic here? (vid does have lots of expletives, so be aware before pressing play)

  • Feb 14, 2018 10:57 PM
    Last: 8d
    Great to see. One of the best in the world performing his best ever on the biggest stage ever at the most pivotal moment.. pretty awesome.
  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
    Last: 10d

    I watched her on the Joe Rogan podcast talking about it. She said a big reason for retiring was her sponsor (Go Daddy) dropping her. Here's part of the interview of her discussing it:

    Full interview is definitely worth watching too. Had a whole new level of respect for her after watching (astrology stuff aside), mostly because I didn't know too much about her before that.

  • Feb 12, 2018 01:06 PM
    Last: 11d

    "A triple axel turns psychics into poetry". Good quote from the vid below.

    Only 2 other women have ever successfully pulled off a triple axel in competition, period. But no one has ever done it in the Olympics, until Mirai Nagasu. It's a bit of a shame that her historic feat only helped her team win the bronze medal. But that aside, she did just make history.

    Given how hard it is to pull off, this will be one of the top highlights probably from the whole Olympics this year.

  • Feb 07, 2018 06:46 PM
    Last: 16d
    Also, I did hear the North Koreans will walk together with the South Koreans this year at the ceremonies, as some sign of unity. Sounds like a disingenuous PR stunt to me. Anyone have any info on that?
  • Feb 07, 2018 06:46 PM
    Last: 16d

    Always thought the ceremonies were mostly for the countries, not the athletes. You have the hosting country trying to outdo whoever hosted last year with an even crazier presentation. Then the endless parade of national pride with all the flags and songs of that country..

    To me its a bit like the halftime Super Bowl show. When it's entertaining and creative I'm cool with it. But it's usually fairly boring and I just want to see the main show, the actual competitions.

  • Feb 07, 2018 04:34 PM
    Last: 17d

    NBC did a pretty good job this year promoting the Winter Olympics during the Super Bowl. If you didn't catch all of them, they did 5 expose ads, all 60 seconds a piece, on some of the most popular Team USA Olympians competing this year. Plus a main promo ad.

    There's one on Shaun White and another on Lindsey Vonn. Those two are the most well known I think. Also 3 more on snowboarder Chloe Kim, figure skater Nathan Chen and skier Mikaela Shiffrin.

    Pretty cool to see their back stories in each of them. Also I like how each take a different angle depending upon the sport and the personality of the athlete. All worth a watch.

  • Feb 02, 2018 02:56 PM
    Last: 19d

    I didn't like this ad when it first aired. Caught it again on Youtube today though. It actually is pretty good, especially considering most of the time those NFL promos usually suck. Lots of people online went crazy for it...

    NFL - Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. recreate 'Dirty Dancing'

  • Feb 04, 2018 08:11 PM
    Last: 20d
    I thought it was cool how the stadium lit up in purple throughout the city. Pretty good show overall, though I'm not really a JT pop fan.
  • Feb 04, 2018 09:14 PM
    Last: 19d
    Yeah I was sure my cable went out for a bit. Wonder who was supposed to air their ad in that slot?