Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 02-21-2018, 06:16 PM   #21
SebC
tromboner
 
SebC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: where the lattes are
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlySports View Post
Theyre adding up the scores? That's stupid.
Best 2 of 3.
SebC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:17 PM   #22
SebC
tromboner
 
SebC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: where the lattes are
Exp:
Default

Blouin out of contention too now.
SebC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:18 PM   #23
GirlySports
NOT breaking news
 
GirlySports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

OK thats a little better.
__________________
Watching the Oilers defend is like watching fire engines frantically rushing to the wrong fire

GirlySports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:22 PM   #24
SebC
tromboner
 
SebC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: where the lattes are
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlySports View Post
OK thats a little better.
I like it. Because you can't score the same trick twice, it adds a bit of complexity to the event. You have to have some breadth to go with the depth.
SebC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:28 PM   #25
mac_82
Powerplay Quarterback
 
mac_82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 403
Exp:
Default

Marielle Thompson just laid down an unreal qualification/seeding run for women's ski cross. Sitting 1st place and .45 ahead of teammate Britt Phelan (2nd) and .047 ahead of World Cup #1 Sandra Naeslund (SWE). Even more impressive that she blew her knee 4 months ago and wasn't expected to compete at all.

Also very important because the seeding runs were moved up a day because of the bad weather rolling in. If the race gets cancelled medals will be handed out based on these qualification rankings.

*Kelsey Serwa just came down as I was typing. Canadians are now 1-2-3, Thompson, Serwa, Phelan.
mac_82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:28 PM   #26
SebC
tromboner
 
SebC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: where the lattes are
Exp:
Default

Podium cut-off is over 150 already, so I really don't get O'Brien's first round at all, unless she couldn't try something bigger safely. But that run was basically thrown away.
SebC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:29 PM   #27
GirlySports
NOT breaking news
 
GirlySports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac_82 View Post
Marielle Thompson just laid down an unreal qualification/seeding run for women's ski cross. Sitting 1st place and .45 ahead of teammate Britt Phelan (2nd) and .047 ahead of World Cup #1 Sandra Naeslund (SWE). Even more impressive that she blew her knee 4 months ago and wasn't expected to compete at all.

Also very important because the seeding runs were moved up a day because of the bad weather rolling in. If the race gets cancelled medals will be handed out based on these qualification rankings.

*Kelsey Serwa just came down as I was typing. Canadians are now 1-2-3, Thompson, Serwa, Phelan.
do we cheer for a snowstorm now?
__________________
Watching the Oilers defend is like watching fire engines frantically rushing to the wrong fire

GirlySports is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to GirlySports For This Useful Post:
Old 02-21-2018, 06:51 PM   #28
Nsd1
First Line Centre
 
Nsd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Exp:
Default

Gasser wins Gold in the Ladies Big Air. Great final run.
Nsd1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:53 PM   #29
MRCboicgy
Referee
 
MRCboicgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Holy big air moment, the Austrian girl laid it down massively to take gold
__________________
My thanks does not equal mod team endorsement of your post.
MRCboicgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:56 PM   #30
SebC
tromboner
 
SebC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: where the lattes are
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MRCboicgy View Post
Holy big air moment, the Austrian girl laid it down massively to take gold
Seemed like she was ripped off a bit on her second-run score too, so it's nice that it worked out this way.
SebC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:57 PM   #31
BloodFetish
First Line Centre
 
BloodFetish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Exp:
Default

And the New Zealand girl with only the second Winter Olympics medal for her country...ever!
BloodFetish is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BloodFetish For This Useful Post:
Old 02-21-2018, 07:06 PM   #32
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Cool finish, but the whole comp is seriously undercut by the general smallness of the jump. Like, that's not a big air comp, really. That's just... a jump.
__________________
If you were given the option to pay 45 cents to predict the outcome of a coin flip, and if correct in your prediction you win a dollar, you may lose 45 cents on the first try. You may even lose 90 cents after the second try. But if you keep betting, you'll end up ahead in the long term. This is the value of analytics. They do not describe destiny, only the likeliest result.
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:19 PM   #33
SebC
tromboner
 
SebC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: where the lattes are
Exp:
Default

Wow, slalom is DNF after DNF.
SebC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:21 PM   #34
CofR
Olympic Guru
 
CofR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PL5
Exp:
Default

I missed it earlier but here's an interesting piece from a few days ago about Kevin Koe's Father and how his experience in a residential shool shaped the way he used curling to keep his family together.

Quote:
Standing in the middle of the ice at the Yellowknife Curling Club on a frigid December night, Fred Koe starts reminiscing about how he got his start in the sport.

"I was in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, growing up with dog teams, hunting, trapping and fishing. It was my life," he begins. "We had a two-sheet rink with natural ice, lamps hanging off the ceiling and a small club room with a potbelly stove."

They would use that stove to melt snow from outside to pebble the curling ice. Fred was eight years old when he stepped on that ice for the first time.

"Two feet in the hack and I shoved it as hard as I could. And that's how Kevin started in Inuvik at six years old," he says about his son.

It's been an arduous journey for Fred Koe, who now finds himself in the stands in South Korea watching his son skip the Canadian men's team at the Olympics. It's a moment he couldn't have imagined for much of his life.

Standing on that curling ice in Yellowknife, Fred reveals something he says he has never spoken publicly about before. Not long after he started curling, he was ripped away from his family and placed in a residential school for 10 months.
Quote:
Fred points to that type of work ethic as a key to his son's success. He also says when someone from the North who is Indigenous is able to succeed on an international level, like Kevin has, it gives inspiration and hope for others.

"Now we have a Gwich'in boy, my son, showing the world his talents. And it shows all children, no matter who they are or where they come from, they can be the best."
https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article...xperience.html
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back2Back View Post
The Oilers are very close on becoming a powerhouse team.
CofR is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to CofR For This Useful Post:
Old 02-21-2018, 07:25 PM   #35
getbak
Franchise Player
 
getbak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Exp:
Default

Holy crap. What a shot by the Swiss skip to score 5 in the 9th end of the Men's Curling tiebreaker. They go to the 10th end with a huge 4 point lead.
__________________
Turn up the good, turn down the suck!
getbak is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:38 PM   #36
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Noah's up... boom. Awesome. Sticks his run on his first try and can now work to build on it. That should be mid to high 80's.

Hey, better yet - almost 90. That's a very good score for him. Suggests that his stock run could be on the verge of podiuming, but probably bronze is going to take 92.

Wise is ####ing ridiculous. Next level... but falls. If he can stick his run he wins.
__________________
If you were given the option to pay 45 cents to predict the outcome of a coin flip, and if correct in your prediction you win a dollar, you may lose 45 cents on the first try. You may even lose 90 cents after the second try. But if you keep betting, you'll end up ahead in the long term. This is the value of analytics. They do not describe destiny, only the likeliest result.
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:39 PM   #37
CofR
Olympic Guru
 
CofR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PL5
Exp:
Default

Calgary’s Noah Bowman with a score of 89.40 in his first run, top spot!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back2Back View Post
The Oilers are very close on becoming a powerhouse team.
CofR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:42 PM   #38
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Now Riddle. Puts a run down as well. His first hit double 1260 is as good as any trick in this comp for me. He has more, though, and now he can give'r.
__________________
If you were given the option to pay 45 cents to predict the outcome of a coin flip, and if correct in your prediction you win a dollar, you may lose 45 cents on the first try. You may even lose 90 cents after the second try. But if you keep betting, you'll end up ahead in the long term. This is the value of analytics. They do not describe destiny, only the likeliest result.
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:43 PM   #39
CofR
Olympic Guru
 
CofR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PL5
Exp:
Default

Mike Riddle posts a score of 85.40, only behind Bowman. Good start for Canada!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back2Back View Post
The Oilers are very close on becoming a powerhouse team.
CofR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 07:47 PM   #40
CorsiHockeyLeague
Franchise Player
 
CorsiHockeyLeague's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Exp:
Default

Wells into second, that seems about right.

Really have to give props to the camera work in this. Amazing shot of Wells's last hit.

Not a good run for Torin, landed low on third hit. I love Torin's first hit but his second just carries him so far down the pipe it bugs me a bit.

Ferreira should be in first place. That's a podium run... yep, clears the 92 barrier.
__________________
If you were given the option to pay 45 cents to predict the outcome of a coin flip, and if correct in your prediction you win a dollar, you may lose 45 cents on the first try. You may even lose 90 cents after the second try. But if you keep betting, you'll end up ahead in the long term. This is the value of analytics. They do not describe destiny, only the likeliest result.

Last edited by CorsiHockeyLeague; 02-21-2018 at 07:51 PM.
CorsiHockeyLeague is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 PM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016