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Erin Hamlin impacted by changes to the track

Erin Hamlin is the slider that I have been looking forward to seeing.  Unfortunately, the programming fools at NBC decided to tape delay her event until late night.  Why?  So they could showcase the Chi-Comms in figure skating, an event where they don’t even skate figures anymore.

They did show Luge in the late night programming, but I cannot stay up that late AND I was following the results on-line.

So, here is the deal.  When they shortened the luge track due to the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, it impacted the event for everyone.  And it really ruined it for those who are known for cutting time by executing tighter turns near the end of the race.

Erin Hamlin is one of those sliders.  So is Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger, currently in third.  As for Erin Hamlin, she is in 15th, 0.813 behind leader Tatjana Huefner of Germany.

But as my friend Adrian Narvaez used to tell me, “Dem’s da berries”….meaning, everyone must adapt to the changes, so get used to it.  At least, I think that is what he meant.  Could have been talking about his breakfast toppings.

There are two more runs today for the Women’s luge.  Making up 0.813 is nearly impossible, but as I say about baseball, they play nine innings for a reason.  They make four runs down the ice for a reason. 

I hope Erin Hamlin can pull it out.  If not, she is still young and can do it again in Russia four years from now.

Something to think about while you may feel this complaint about the track is “sour grapes”….do you know who had the fastest SPEED on the track last night? 

Megan Sweeney of the United States…currently in 27th place.

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