Guess I’m the weirdo, because I don’t believe I’ve ever seen
the Olympics—nor cared to—except for a handful of times when I was
at someone’s house and they had it on. I didn’t even remember they
were happening, until my six-year-old came home from school, last Thursday, and
asked me to turn on the Olympics because his teacher had been talking about
them. I tried, but I couldn’t find them. I now realize they hadn’t
started yet, which is fine because by the next day he had forgotten all about
Thanks for validating our hours spent watching the Olympics. It's just my
wife and I at home now but how we enjoy it. We record the events as
they're broadcast and then watch them when it's convenient, fast
forwarding through the commercials and curling. For me it's the thrill of
watching those finely honed human bodies do spectacular things and then lay
gasping for breath on the snow at the finish line, in the case of the cross
country racers. It's nice when the Americans win but I get nearly as
thrilled watching the smiles of whoever the winners are . .. and their parents.
The colors, the spectacle, the camaraderie . . . it's a great experience.
I even enjoy watching the Russian volunteers . . . they look as bored and tired
as I was doing my volunteer time during the Salt Lake Olympics.
Have to agree -- zero interest in the Olympics summer or winter including
opening or closing ceremonies. Mostly find myself irritated now because,
apparently acquiescing to NBC or airing stupid live awards shows, my favorite 10
CBS shows are all just reruns right now. Grrrrrr.... Been so long since Good
Wife aired a new episode... And NCIS was just picking up steam again.On the other hand, appreciate the observation and tone of this article. Glad
someone is enjoying these sports which are very boring to watch (but fun to do).
And I am in a sports hangover what with the football play-offs ended and March
Madness and The Masters (riveting television by the way) weeks away before the
Stanley Cup play-offs and baseball. Grateful for DVDs to fill the evenings in
front of the television.