The Olympics are cool
Posted on: February 14, 2010 10:20 pm
I'm a sports junkie. I follow NASCAR and the NFL. I love college football, soccer, basketball, you name it. Its the spirit of competition that I love. I heard Mike & Mike talking about what they would be watching, the NBA All Star game of the Olympics. Got me thinking. I would watch the olympics. Even thought I think Lebron and Kobe and Nash are incredible athletes, the best in the world...I'd still tune into the Olympics. I would watch a bunch of athletes playing sports I only watch every two years. Why? Because I respect a person that gives their life to be excellent at something. The bobsled, come one! You've got to be kidding? But I'm hooked. I was actually disappointed the Jamaicans aren't coming this year. Its pure competition. It is sportsmanship. Its unique. It is the love of country. It is the hopes and dreams of a person, a family, a country. I think the Olympics are really cool. Sure, the networks could not make money showing this stuff every day, but every few years, I'm locked in. And that opening ceremony was awesome. They just re-did "We are the world" and thats cool. But the Olympics is an experiment on breaking down walls all over the world that has worked (with some notable exceptions). I'll be tuning in to NBC and see whats going on in the skelton, the luge, the moguls and even curling. A meaningless All Star games hold little interest to me. What are you watching these days.