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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Mercifully, it's over

Not to go Bryant Gumbel on anyone, but I am also glad the Winter Olympics are over. Can we get to March Madness now?

I realize the Winter Olympics don't have the same draw when they are out of the United States, but this had to be one of the worst groups of athletes to represent the good ol' U.S. of A in years.

There's Bode Miller who didn't win a single gold, but hey, he got to party at the Olympics. Look, if I wanted someone to party at the Olympics, I would have wanted John Daly on the bobsled team.

Then there is Lindsey Jacobellis -- that would be Leon Lett to you youngsters. She blew a gold medal by trying to be a hot dog just before the finish line. Of course, her coach absolved her of all blame by saying if you don't understand what she was trying to do you don't understand snowboarding. (And in the interest of fairness, Lett WON HIS GAME before he blew a touchdown in the Super Bowl hot dogging.)

Then there is Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick. These guys thought they were T.O. and Donovan McNabb.

Please, it's hard enough to care about the Winter Olympics don't send me a bunch of people who don't care about winning much less winning for the United States.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michael Messerly said...

Scott going a little tough on Bode Miller, heck, I would have been happy for him if he had won ANY medal. Dude, didn't even finish some events!

I didn't watch any of this year's Winter Olympics and my life isn't any less because of it.

The most positive things that came out of this Olymics ... no more Bode Miller or Michelle Kwan!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Roy Lang III said...

I actually like the Winter Olympics more than the summer games. Most of the sports are simply more dangerous and more exciting. The problem with this year's games is you found out the results before you could watch the event in prime time. Will the ratings ever be as good for the Olympics (Winter or Summer) as they used to? No way.
The Americans were very disappointing, yes, but we probably shouldn't be too surprised at the attitude of those athletes ... it's no different in any of the team sports. The number of athletes that play their sports because they want to win were passed by the ones who have $$$ in their eyes a long time ago.
The Michael Jordans, Joe Montanas, Dan Marinos, Mario Lemieuxs are few and far between. Obviously that type of talent is rare, but more importantly, so is their attitude.

10:03 AM  

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