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February 08, 2014

Olympics Open Thread - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

The word incredible is suitable to describe last night's opening ceremony in Sochi: Incredible special effects that sometimes worked and sometimes didn't. Incredible glossing-over of the facts in the telling of Russia's history. Incredibly bad coverage by NBC wherein they referred to the Soviet Union as , I'm not kidding here, "one of modern history’s pivotal experiments". Russia's own Garry Kasparov has been on a tear for days.

And Bob Costas....

Bob, did you drink the yellow water? I can't stand to look at him on a normal day but, for NBC to expect me to look at him with that gross, runny, squinty eye... no thank you.

The games are now underway. The United States hasn't quite started raking in the medals, yet. Congratulations to Sage Kotsenburg and Hannah Kearney of Team USA. Kotsenburg took the gold medal in the Men's Slopestyle competition and Kearney took the bronze in Ladies Freestyle Skiing Moguls. You can keep tabs on the official medal count at the Sochi Olympics site, where you can filter the results in any number of ways.

And, though it seems so long ago, Gabe reminds us, via Twitter, that this never gets old:



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