I hate the Reddit Video player, and I’m too busy to upload this to my own server to host it so instead you’ll get the embedded version. It sucks, I’m sorry. Blame Reddit not me.
Did you watch the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games yesterday? I watched most of it. Unfortunately I was not up early enough to enjoy it live. It was quite entertaining though. I did very much enjoy the lighting of the cauldron. In honor of the Games, watch the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron from all the games from 1948, through 2016. As many different nations have hosted the games, there are that many different types of ways the cauldron was lit. My favorites are below:
Are about to start!
Are you ready?
You’ll have to be up in the early morning this Friday to watch the opening ceremony live. That is if you can find it streaming somewhere online (if you’re in America). Dang stupid NBC is putting it on a 10 hour tape delay for “prime-time” Oh boy I just can’t wait!
Jamie Mullner was skiing in Switzerland when he fell into a crevasse in the ice. Honestly, this is one of those things that terrifies me, even though I have no intention of ever skiing in the back country where this happens. He does seem extremely calm throughout the whole ordeal, I wouldn’t be that’s for sure.
Anyway, there’s a nice video to get you all worked up for the coming Ski Season.
The Qualification rounds for the 2018 Winter Marblympics are on. So far there are 2 events, Snow race and Curling. Unlike Curling in real life, the Marblelympic version was quite boring. Like the Summer games, this looks like it’s on track for a very fun filled series of events, and if the snow race was an indication, surprises are in store. Please watch the event and show your support for the Marble team of your choice!
Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee decided to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. This is sad news for a variety of reasons. None of them will come off as good, or nice, but it’s terrible to make the entire group of athletes pay for the sins of a few. Really, does the Curling team need to worry about doping? What about all the NHL players? Surly the NHL does their own drug testing to prevent them from cheating. (Not that it matters because the NHL isn’t allowing the players to participate in this year’s Olympics anyway). But still, you get my drift.
Anyway, there’s still a chance some of them will choose to compete under a neutral flag. Such a shame though.
Ok, not glow in the dark in the traditional sense, Greed LED strips attached to the skis and poles of a professional skier. Some drone footage of him carving up the mountain side make for a pretty cool video. Being the actual skier though, that looks super dangerous, even with the guiding lights along some of the paths. Skiing through trees in the dark, no thank you.
Did you watch Game 7? I did. The last 2 innings. Well, three actually since it went to the 10th. Oh and the rain delay. Can you believe that, a rain delay at the top of the 10th inning. A Wild pitch earlier, and a given home run messed up the sure thing.
It looks like the rain delay helped everything though, at least if you’re a Chicago fan that is. And come on, who (besides those in Ohio), aren’t Cubs fans?
So watch this video that I’m pretty sure I’ve never posted before of some guy skiing at night with flares attached to him. It’s pretty cool, though pretty dangerous. I like to ski, though I don’t think I’d ever do something like that.
The Ranges fly a blimp around the inside of the Garden during the intermissions. I didn’t see it drop anything, though other people have said other teams have done similar things and it would drop raffle tickets, or give-aways and stuff.
The game was a Win in my book, and The Rangers. It’s always a fun time to get up and sing the goal song.
There’s an Original 6 match up tonight. What you don’t know what the Original 6 is? Go read the wikipedia article on it, I don’t have time to paraphrase it.