Staff Pick

What’s your favorite Winter Olympic sport?   

Kody Malouf:
Curling is by far the best sport, it’s so much fun to watch because it’s so intense for such a pointless and confusing sport. I was watching curling the other night and the whole thing is just one person sliding a big round thing down the ice while the other sweeps the ice in front of it like their life depends on it. All the while the person who slid the round thing screams at the sweeper, most of the time in a foreign language which just makes it that much better. Whoever came up with curling had way too much time on their hands. It was pretty great because this one Russian curler was really hot, so that made watching even better, even though I had no clue what was going on.  

Gavin Salazar:
The half-pipe snowboarding events are definitely the most fun to watch. Seeing how high they get and all of the flips and twists they do is just so crazy to watch. I mean Shaun White’s last run to win gold Tuesday was very exciting and very impressive. I cannot imagine how much training goes into preparing for these events. They have to be amazing athletes and be very skilled to do what they do. It is also something that you don’t really have to have somebody to root for. Obviously I would want for the US to win but it is just fun to watch no matter who is participating.

Liam Kiffer:
The bobsleigh is hands down, the best sport to watch on the olympics. Now I’ve never actually watched it, other than two nights ago for about 3 minutes, but I’ll give you a little run down of how it goes. Two guys push a giant sled to a starting point, hop in at the last second, and sled there way down a pipe to the finish line. I’m not sure what the riders actually do once they’re finished pushing but the sport in itself is genius. The olympics have found a way to give young boys and girls the chance to become professional sledders, I can’t think of a better way to spend my life. Now I assume they’re probably going a little faster than when I hop on my piece of cardboard and make a wicked jump out in my backyard, but how much harder could it really be?

Joey Karlik:
How can I not go with Hockey!?! Ever since I watched Miracle as a little kid, I get excited about Hockey whenever it comes on. From the passing games to the full on body checks to the amazing goals scored; hockey is so amazing. Nothing about it is boring or dull. You think one team is gonna score and BAM! Some guy gets slammed against the plexiglass and the ref doesn’t call anything and the game goes on. You can’t force a call or flop like Football or Soccer. Hockey is probably the second most manliest sport in the world besides wrestling. It is so good. Plus, it felt so good to beat the soviet union back in the day. It’s enough to make a grown man cry.

Hannah Maxwell:
Ski jumping is by far my favorite olympic sport. They go so high and it just amazes me that they can land and not break anything. I can’t imagine waking up one day thinking you know what I’m going to become an olympic ski jumper. I’m scared of heights so I find it very impressive that all these professionals can ski off these huge jumps like it’s nothing.

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