i’ve decided after years and years, that i do not like the olympics. how can one not like the olympics you ask? i feel that the olympics are childish, outdated, and most of all –not-entertaining.
childish you say? how can “the games” be childish? the top of the top, best of the best, competing for the world title: a gold metal, (yea i said childish). i grew out of footraces, distance throwing, and racing downhill in sleds while i was still in grade school. 5th graders these days are busy talking about psp games, or if who of their friends has a real playboy magazine. ice skating races, please.
there are some competitions that are not so simple, say hockey, or snow boarding. i’ve seen professional hockey, and snowboarding videos galore. the pros are super good at this stuff, but the olympic contenders aren’t pros. they suck in comparison! olympic contenders are the best amateurs at what they do. who wants to watch the best mediocre athletes? not i said the anti olympic tv viewer, not i.
events like the downhill skiing competition are interesting, for the first run. but after you see one run, you’ve seen them all. the camera angles don’t change, the costume colors may, but that’s hardly enough to captivate my adolescent attention span.
granted, the olympics were not always a waste of time. back in ancient greece, i’m sure the olympics were everyone’s year highlight. i figure that now, most of the olympics game spectators sit on their couch watching the games in-between commercials of seinfeld reruns.
but back in days of old, in order to see the games, you had to attend the games. now i’ve never sat thru an entire baseball game viewed on tv, (or an entire inning for that matter). but i love going to baseball games. the crowd, the noise, the hype, it all adds to what would be a very dull experience. strike… strike… ball… etc.
lastly, everyone competing is just as good as the next person. when times of 26.059 and 26.060 decide bronze from silver –it’s time to revamp or add to these events. .001 seconds is more luck than skill in my humble opinion. if downhill skiers had to throw snowballs at targets and dodge moving obstacles, the times would vary a bit and the cream of the cream of the crop would float well above the rest.
i just don’t find myself entertained by sucky snowboarders, footraces, or throwing contests? am i simple that mature? ha!
p.s. reader: just for kicks i’ve added a picture of me and my very first bowtie. god i love old pics.