Olympic Mania

Man February is crazy. Crazy awesome though! Olympics anyone? Can I get a what what?

Okay I know some of you are bored by the Winter Olympics. And I’ll admit, curling is a little dull. And I’m not a huge fan of shooting things. But. BUT.

Have you seen this man?

I mean honestly, how can you not love that? So NOT boring.

And tonight, Shaun White, who needs a damn haircut but he is still AMAZE-balls. Can’t wait to see him pull the new trick.

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No, I’m not rotating that picture. Because that’s how it’s supposed to be.

Anyway, I mostly love the Olympics is what I’m saying. I have a LOT of pet peeves about how NBC is handling the coverage, but mostly I’m just enjoying watching. We were in Singapore for the Beijing Olympics and it was a very different experience. We did get to see quite a bit of coverage, but oftentimes the focus was on sports that Asia is more interested in, like Table Tennis. Rightly so of course, but I missed hearing more about the other sports.  And the one thing I really missed was the little six-minute back stories on the athletes. We did not have those at all in Singapore, of course because they don’t have the time or the resources to do what a major network like NBC does in terms of coverage.  I recently saw someone (sorry, can’t remember who now) say on Twitter that they couldn’t believe how much they could care about somebody after just a few minutes. I completely agree. Personalizing each story is what makes you want to root for someone, don’t you think?

Oh and Canada? BC? Your advertising is totally working. I’d go to Vancouver tomorrow if I could. And I’m totally on board with those mittens.

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2 thoughts on “Olympic Mania

  1. YES. Agree on all counts. Except I’ve heard that Shaun White is a total arrogant jerk whose teammates all hate him. Don’t know if it’s true but makes me skeptical of him.

  2. I’m so glad to hear that you’re as excited about the Olympics as I am. Everyone at work basically thinks I’m crazy now because all I want to talk about are the Eagles (the mascot we picked for the US and I can’t wait for you to get on board.) I love that you can be the expert on everything, e.g. when Vonn “hooked her tip?” You can NEVER hook the tip. Rookie mistake. And I love those mittens. You’re adorable. USA! USA! USA!

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