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live: paralympics

Saturday, 8 March 2014

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NBC must be trying to eek every last penny out of their $4.38 billion contract with the IOC, because (for the first time ever, that i know of) they’ve decided to air bits of the paralympics this year. all the same great sports as the “other” oympics, just commentary that’s even worse.

15 Mar 14 … #sparklet is visibly upset that a girl “has” to ski down the mountain with only one leg. #Paralympics
15 Mar 14 … if there is anything more awesome that a snowboarder going down the slope with two prosthetic legs, I don’t want to know. #Paralympics
9 Mar 14 … wicked impressed by #Paralympics downhill seated monoskiers. #damn
8 Mar 14 … fwiw, a guide goes down 20 feet in front of the blind skier, and barks out instructions. #EPIC #ParalympicsVirgin (2/2)
8 Mar 14 … I’m quite literally watching “visually impaired” downhill alpine skiing. #OMG #ParalympicsVirgin
8 Mar 14 … this POV Of A Guy On Gymnastic Rings Is Better Than The Whole #Olympics, via @digg http://t.co/2WCaT4BiWw
8 Mar 14 … am I the only one who associates Russian folk music with @billyjoel? #yeah #sorry #nevermind #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … the #Olympics wouldn’t license the #Paralympics their five rings? seriously?!? #ParalympicsVirgin
8 Mar 14 … I love how Russians will applaud wildly for anybody who speaks their language without butchering it. #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … I seriously can’t imagine what is running through #Putin’s head right now. #ParalympicsWinterGames #Ukraine
8 Mar 14 … turns out the #Paralympics involves athletes w/ a range of disabilities, including mobility, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.
8 Mar 14 … #Ukraine just got a standing ovation at the #ParalympicsWinterGames. I honestly don’t know what that means.
8 Mar 14 … oy, #teamUSA for the #Paralympics still has to wear those horrible Polo christmas sweaters. #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … cynicism aside, this is actually pretty awesome. #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … sled hockey? #awesome #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … not sure how to say this, but there are more people walking during the parade of nations than I would have thought. #ParalympicsVirgin
8 Mar 14 … #fyi, the commercials aren’t any better during the #ParalympicsWinterGames.
8 Mar 14 … “In Russia, it’s not typically a part of their culture to express joyousness.” #ParalympicsWinterGames #NBCFail #commentatingexcellence
8 Mar 14 … wonder if the rings will open. #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … Putin looks a little stressed. Wonder if everything is okay at home. #ParalympicsWinterGames #Ukraine
8 Mar 14 … hmmm, making people stand for the national anthem has a different context at the #ParalympicsWinterGames. #ParalympicsVirgin
8 Mar 14 … if @NBCOlympics brought the “B” team to the #Sochi2014 closing ceremonies, who did they bring to the #Paralympics? #nottheAteam
8 Mar 14 … “Sports and politics do not mix.” #paralleluniverse #iwanttolivethere #ParalympicsWinterGames
8 Mar 14 … interesting. The talking head on the #ParalympicsWinterGames says there is tension between #Ukraine and Russia. #whoknew?
8 Mar 14 … am I the only one watching the Paralympic opening ceremony? #yeah #okay #thatsfine #bastards #ParalympicsWinterGames