deanputney at February 18th, 2014 18:43 — #1
misscellania at February 18th, 2014 18:47 — #2
You know, deep down, that's why we watch the Winter Olympics. We are just waiting for someone to slip and fall.
stoicromance at February 18th, 2014 18:55 — #3
Oh man those flips over the moguls are ghoulish.
franko at February 18th, 2014 19:08 — #4
oof, who takes pleasure in watching these? i'm certain that the one woman snowboarder who broker her helmet was unconscious for a bit as she flopped like a rag doll down that slope. that she got up and rode the rest of the way down just stuns me. and some of the skiing ones are just horrific.
scratcheee at February 18th, 2014 19:15 — #5
Don't want to sound like an old-timer here, but it's hard to beat the "Agony of Defeat" wipeout from ABC's Wide World of Sports.
old at February 18th, 2014 19:54 — #6
Oh the agony of... Norway's curling pants.
webiii1976 at February 18th, 2014 20:12 — #7
LOL, my favorite was this video:
timquinn at February 18th, 2014 20:33 — #8
Someone needs to do one of these of Cory typing.
deanputney at February 18th, 2014 20:51 — #9
I wouldn't say I find it pleasurable, but it gives context to the rest of the runs that appear so flawless. It's not easy, it's actually really dangerous and this is a reminder.
haineux at February 18th, 2014 20:53 — #10
Came here to say this. Instead, I can link it! YAY!
franko at February 18th, 2014 21:06 — #11
ok, i get that. it does underscore the skill involved, for sure. but man, this is just a page of wincing for me, haha
pjcamp at February 18th, 2014 21:21 — #12
I always felt that was a little creepy. The guy's name is Vinko Bogataj. They continued the competition when they shouldn't have because heavy snow had made the ramp too fast. He realized that and was trying to slow down to stop by lowering his center of gravity when he lost control. He suffered a concussion and such a case of nerves that he was never again competitive in international sports.
How nice of ABC to exploit someone's career-ending accident for bucks.
boundegar at February 18th, 2014 21:27 — #13
Not only is it emotionally wrenching... Here are some of my favorites.
I would call that a mixed message.
missunderwood at February 19th, 2014 00:23 — #14
Somewhere, a motivational speaker is currently adding these to their "Even Winners Fail" section.
zizzybaloobah at February 19th, 2014 07:08 — #15
Just the other we were wondering if that poor man was the "agony of defeat" w/regard to ski-jumping, what an incident of similar magnitude be for curling. I jokingly said "fives of people lost toes from an errant stone."
I may not have been far off the mark.
kpkpkp at February 19th, 2014 09:29 — #16
I always suspected I was Olympic material - Just need to move to a smaller country and bring a boatload of cash.
silkox1 at February 19th, 2014 10:17 — #17
I don't know, his Wikipedia bio doesn't make it sound so bad. The bit about being invited to the 20th anniversary celebration of Wide World of Sports is pretty amusing.
wrecksdart at February 20th, 2014 18:58 — #18
OH MAN NOT ME!!!
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deanputney at February 23rd, 2014 18:43 — #19
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