Category Archives: Olympics

Sports On Earth… And Sochi

From Sochi: Q&A with Sports Writer, Chuck Culpepper Chuck Culpepper is on the ground in Sochi and seems to be filing around the clock for Sports on Earth. Sochi is loaded with sports scribes for the Games, but Chuck is a rare … Continue reading

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No Miracle Here: Team USA in Sochi

North America Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us: USA vs. Canada God, Jesus, Buddha, and Vishnu sat around a table, watching hockey. They loved it, but Buddha turned to God and said, “What if we took the NHL, … Continue reading

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Olympics From My Perspective

By Matthew Skolnikoff  @mattsko So I thought I’d chime in on a few timely Olympics issues while my now two different half-written Habs articles simmer just a little while longer. First, the gays. You know, the one group of people … Continue reading

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U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

I have a serious problem with what has happened to the Olympics, and particularly hockey. No, this isn’t about the whole “Russia hates gays” thing. (Though, OK, there is that. But if you’re reading this blog, you already probably agree … Continue reading

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Same Butts, Tighter Pants

Figure Skating for a Hockey Audience   Billy will be offering guest posts on figure skating during the Olympics. Don’t be a lutz, follow him here on Twitter @waflanagan, or face his Death Spiral! Hello Hockey Fans! I’m Billy Flanagan, and … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather

An Expert Weighs in on Sochi Hockey Jerseys “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Coco Chanel OK, we’ll play to type and fulfill the obvious stereotype – style is important to us. Among the things we have in common with … Continue reading

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Outbound For Sochi

As current and former broadcasters ourselves, we have a soft spot for anyone in the industry. And by the industry, we mean of course, the business. Because there’s NO business like show business. Matt Davies is Executive Producer for the BBC … Continue reading

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Dear Vladimir

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin penned an open letter to the people of the United States, and printed in the New York Times. In it, he took American leaders to task over the issue of ‘American exceptionalism’ among other critiques. … Continue reading

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High Heels In Sochi

If I’m going to make you understand, I guess I have to take you all the way back to the red high heeled shoe. It seems like a strange way to start this piece, but I think it’s the most appropriate. … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment. And Sochi

The cultural and historic roots of homophobia in Russia (with jokes) We’ve been mostly keeping our powder dry on the Putin pogrom and Sochi, leaving the heavy lifting to our contributors. Until now. Over the next month or two, we’ll … Continue reading

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