I’m going to miss curling

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Cheryl+Bernard&iid=8057445″ src=”3/0/6/4/Olympic_News_3549.jpg?adImageId=10773868&imageId=8057445″ width=”500″ height=”617″ /] Sweden has just won the gold in women’s curling, and Cheryl Bernard (above) and Team Canada get the silver. There are a couple of rounds of the men’s event to go, but there’s not a whole lot curling left for us American TV viewers to see until […]

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USA hockey team shocks Canada

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=hockey&iid=8043841″ src=”b/4/2/0/Ice_Hockey_7cf7.jpg?adImageId=10602867&imageId=8043841″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Yes, the costume  mountie hat above is a lot classier than the silly red, white and blue topper the American is wearing. But what matters is the final score: USA 5, Canada 3. Magnificent. As I’ve noted before, I’m a big fan of Martin Brodeur. But he […]

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Speedskating helmets are awesome

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Ohno&iid=8033831″ src=”4/f/d/9/Olympic_Winter_Games_6fcd.JPG?adImageId=10590158&imageId=8033831″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] They look like plain-label bicycle helmets, but the helmets worn by the speedskaters at the Winter Olympics have an exceedingly high cool factor. It’s the numbers that make them so. For some reason, to me the helmets evoke memories of old Auto Union Grand Prix race cars […]

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No standout caps at the Olympics, at least so far

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Olympics+opening+ceremony&iid=7907398″ src=”d/9/3/0/Opening_Ceremonies_held_b4bf.JPG?adImageId=10281619&imageId=7907398″ width=”500″ height=”295″ /] I was so irritated with NBC’s delay of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics from Vancouver that I didn’t bother to watch. But I felt it my duty to look for the top caps worn by the athletes. So I cruised through the scores of opening […]

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Sacramento NBC affiliate gets a tin medal for delaying opening Olympics ceremony

With the Winter Olympics taking place in Pacific time, we residents of the West Coast could at last look forward to television coverage in real time. So it was with astonishment and incredulity I learned this evening that the Sacramento NBC affiliate, KCRA TV, would delay broadcasting the opening ceremonies from Vancouver. I left work […]

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