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What do you Think of the Olympic Coverage?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:59 pm
by John
Not that it matters much--but hey, here's a discussion topic: have the Olympic snowboarding events had any effect on what you think about riding, or what your non-riding friends think of your participation in the sport?

I've got mixed feeling about how the Olympics have affected public opinion about snowboarding. On the one hand, the cool factor has gone up. And the fact that riding takes some skill and determination should be obvious.

But the showboating of Lindsey Jacobellis in boardercross reinforces the "oh those silly kids" mentality. Not that we need to be the stereotype of steeley-eyed East German competitors, either, of course.

A relative who used to ski (active hunter and fisherman) asked in jest if I did any big jumps and spins in the halfpipe.

Yeah, right.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:41 pm
by dcalc
Overall, I liked the olympic coverage of snowboarding. But in general, I'm glad I live in area where I can get the CBC(Canada's)'s coverage. Way better than's NBC's.