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As the Olympic Flame burns.

Posted on: February 25, 2010 8:41 pm
 
I have been watching the Olympics faithfully. I have enjoyed watching the winter athletes compete. There have been some interesting stories, and of course I have been rooting the United States to win in all the sporting events. When reality sets in that we can not do that, I have been admiring other country athletes. The Koreans in speed skating, the Canadians in curling, etc. I am just a litte upset that we can not hold the Olympics every year.

I will not dwell on the negative. I think NBC seem tired in the way they broadcast the games. Super hyped announcers with bored looking anchorman in the studio. Or the media attention to bickering teammates on a he said/she said to make it seem they will have a death match after the Olympics.

In the end I am going to wish I was there, knowing that I can not afford to but for a couple of weeks it sure is a nice diversion from the normal NHL, NBA, College Basket routine.
Category: Olympic Games
Comments

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2010 9:15 pm
 

As the Olympic Flame burns.

I would agree, I heard somewhere that NBC will not be making a profit off of the Olympics this year. I say they got what they deserve. they made such a ridiculous bid on the Olympics how could they make a profit.

I would like to point out that the athletes were one time "amateurs" so this rock star attitude never existed. 25 years ago they were generally humble, respectful and grateful to have made to the Olympics. These "rock stars" fail the high standards of a class acts of the 60's and 70's.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2010 8:50 pm
 

as the olympic flame flickers

The Olympics used to be a beacon a shining light.
Now, it is just a mirror of bankrupt cultures looking to make a buck, while they are bored out of their minds.  
Once in a while we will get a glimpse of true competition and athleticism, but those types of stories and events have been minimal.  
The event, the Olympics has become a 'cash cow' and it shows, it is no longer about the events and the athletic struggle for perfection.  
They are all rock stars who happen to be athletes, not all, but some.  
But they are a reflection of what we have become and who we are, overhyped to the point of boredom. 


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