Friday, February 12, 2010

The Winter Olympics

It's always exciting when the Olympics roll around. I enjoy watching athletes from around the world compete and seeing their inspiring stories, but I have to admit that I feel a little bit sorry for the Winter Olympics. They just don't do it for me. I'm guessing others probably feel the same unless they are really into winter sports. The Winter games are kind of like a tame version of the "real" Summer Olympics. I doubt the ancient Greeks did much curling back in their day.

The Summer Olympics are like Britney Spears, and the Winter Olympics are like her little sister who's name I can't even remember. The Summer games are like Star Wars while the Winter games are like the Clone Wars cartoon movie. The SG are like Christmas, but the WG are like Columbus Day. The SG are like Fonzie and the WG are like Ralph Mouth. You get my point.

I don't mean any disrespect to any of the amazing athletes who have worked hard to be able to compete in the Olympics. I know there are great stories behind the athletes, but I just wish the events they participate in were more exciting. I'd much rather watch basketball, track and field, boxing, gymnastics, volleyball or swimming than cross country skiing, hockey, bobsledding, or snowman making.

I hope I don't offend any readers from Canada, Sweden, Germany, or other dominant Winter Olympic countries. They will have the last laugh when the games are over. At least I have the Jamaicans on my side.


Chaka said...

Sorry for the bad timing. Just minutes after posting my negative spin on the Olympics, I learn that an athlete died today in competition. That sucks. Now I feel bad.

Kristina P. said...

Don't feel bad. How did you know?

And I'm sort of with you.

Kelly said...

I actually like the figure skating events. You gotta love a sport where you get stuffed animals thrown at you after you perform.