Why I’m not watching the Olympics; and why it doesn’t have anything to do with the repressive ChiCom regime.

It’s these sports activities.

Rowing, for example; how the hell is that a sport? Row, row your boat gently down the steam…

And consider this fact: these Olympics are scheduled to be the last Olympics where baseball and softball will be played.

Why is that?

Would it have anything to do with the fact that the sport is dominated by the United States and other nations in the Western hemisphere, plus democratic nations in Asia such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan?

Instead of baseball and softball, you can watch the interesting sports activities of table tennis (that’s ping pong by the way), badminton, water polo (a bunch of doofuses throwing a ball around in a pool), and handball!

And yes, I had to look those up on Wikipedia to see what they are.

Oh, and by the way, if there’s a lot of talk about how many medals the ChiComs end up with consider this: The host nation doesn’t have to qualify to participate in the events; they get an automatic qualification! Anyone else think that might make it easier to win a medal?

And I’ll be waiting for the 2010 Winter Olympics so I can watch hockey, snowboarding, and bobsledding. I’m curious, does anything in the Summer Olympics go 80 mph like a bobsled does?

Hmm…I wonder if the Jamaicans will be fielding a bobsled team in 2010…

1 Comment

  1. justice4all says:

    Gotta disagree with you on this one Tim… I’m not a huge fan of the Olympics either, but as a former rower & water polo player (among other sports), I have to tell you they both require some pretty intense physical activity. And even if you disagree, the American swimming relay that beat the French last night was pretty sweet.

    I’m with you on the handball and badminton though.

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