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  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
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    R.Lee Wrote:

    Honestly, I don't know why they bumped her up so quickly. They certainly didn't do her a favor by doing it!

    Me either. Like everything these days, it's all about politics. I bet every time she sees here commercial air, she gets sick. I feel bad for her. She said she was gonna give Indy one last run as well. I wonder what she'll do after it's all said and done.
  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
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    Yeah, I wonder why another sponsor wasn't trying to scoop her up afterward. At least she's going out with a bang, two 500s worth, I might add.
  • Feb 13, 2018 06:44 PM
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    I can't say that I didn't see something like this coming, given the drama she has received since day one of her career in NASCAR. I wonder, do you think it's because NASCAR is still an old-boys network? Or is it my imagination? She's a good driver, but I guess she didn't put the points up on the board as they expected or wanted her to. According to the article I read, she will do one last stint in Indy Racing after hanging up the helmet with NASCAR. Like the title says, I wonder what this means for future generations of female drivers. Thoughts?
  • Feb 12, 2018 01:06 PM
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    Wow. I had no clue that this wasn't a common thing. Now at least I know what invokes the "oohs and the ahs" more in figure skating, especially the Olympics.
  • Feb 07, 2018 04:34 PM
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    I kind of like this approach. For me, winter athletes are hard to keep track of. Ads like those at least give me something to go off of, instead of just rooting for a whole team. It's nice to be able to follow an athlete that you're familiar with.
  • Feb 07, 2018 06:46 PM
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    I know, for someone to ask that question is sacrilege, it would be hard to imagine the Olympics beginning and ending without, well, the beginning and ending.

    A Slate editorial I read seemed to pull that question out of me. What makes the Olympics so special in most people's minds is that it is a moment in history where all of the major countries come together in athletic brotherhood, bridging the gaps of... blah blah blah... you get it. In recent decades, holes have been poked into that balloon which holds everyone's warm fuzzies for the Olympics. We've seen it time and time again of how the Olympics pales in comparison to its good name.

    Let's get back to it then. The opening/closing ceremonies are just that, ceremonies - two grand shows. They are the magician waving with one hand, driving your attention away from the total waste of resources and manpower that only contribute to temporary wealth/prosperity for a country or region. Perhaps that editorial got me stirred up after all. ;)

    Nothing is hardly ever what it seems when it comes to the Olympic ceremonies. Not to mention, it's not the Summer Olympics. It's the light beer of the Olympics. The one that isn't taken as seriously as its full bodied sibling. Don't believe me? Not even the Winter Olympics takes itself as seriously. This year, the opening ceremony takes place two days after the games begin.

    Here's an entertaining quote from the editorial:

    "But the old lie becomes even worse—a super-lie, so to speak—when you realize it doesn’t open anything. Opening, according to Merriam-Webster, means “an act or instance of beginning.” The Pyeongchang opening ceremony begins nothing. They should call it the opened-two-days-ago ceremony instead."

    Do you agree? Should there be this much hoopla over the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics?

  • Feb 04, 2018 09:14 PM
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    Yeah, we were thinking Skittles. They must be ticked off knowing that they will be the company to have never aired.
  • Feb 04, 2018 09:14 PM
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    I don't know if any of you noticed this, but the Super Bowl had a commercial black out in the second quarter. According to CNN it was due to an "equipment failure". The most interesting thing to point out is that each missed 30 second spot cost them $5 million bucks. Wow.
  • Jan 05, 2018 05:15 PM
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    Agreed. I like #4 the most as well. I tend to agree with all of them. Now, if we can only get a skating pair to do an interpretation of Iron Maiden's Run to The Hills. Seriously, that would be a very dramatic and fast paced routine. Reminds of something they would have done on Blades of Glory. lol
  • Jan 05, 2018 05:15 PM
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    To start off, I'm not a huge figure skating fan, but this might actually get me to watch more than 10 seconds of a figure skating routine. Since the 2014-2015 season, they've allowed music with lyrics into skater's routines. So instead of the typical Chopin-esque yawn worthy stuff, we'll hear mashups of Christina Aguilera and Elvis? Hmm. Anyway, I can see the pros to adding such a thing to figure skating in the Olympics. A USA Today article summed it up pretty well, below are the main points that I pretty much agree with. Let's see if any of you do as well.

    1. The music is much more recognizable for fans - Maybe more recognizable songs in routines will draw a broader audience.

    2. It opens up the music catalog - No telling how many times Swan Lake as been done... just saying.

    3. Old classics are made more vibrant - Instead of being limited to the symphonic rendition of a classical piece, a skater can opt for one that is vocal or operatic. A skater now can time their jumps to something, perhaps, more moving.

    4. Fans don't have to work so hard to understand the routine - Skaters are trying to tell a story. Perhaps, we need a pop-up-book version to get the point across.

    So, do you agree?

    Here are two examples. I actually got through half of each one. Wink

    Prince - Let's Go Crazy

    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight