I’m enjoying the Olympics. I’m not alone. The ratings have been very strong.
The Olympics on NBC are entertaining in much the same way a Bruce Willis or Steven Segal movie is. There’s hard fought conflict, but in the end the US will prevail in nearly everything NBC chooses to show.
The Chinese and Americans have around the same number of medals. Have you seen as many Chinese? I rest my case.
One thing I have noticed is these are great atheletes by training and genetics. The sprinters are perfectly muscular. The gymnasts are tiny. The women in the triple jump (hop, step and jump) are scarily wiry.
I wish it wasn’t that way!
I just watched 37 year old Oksana Chusovitina compete in gymnastics. I don’t care how she places, I smiled! She is not in the Olympic mold.
Basketball had 5′ 3″ Mugsy Bogues. The Phillies had Mike Fontenot. He’s listed at 5′ 8″. He’s more like 5′ 5″. These players found success in spite of what God gave them.
Is there room for a Charlie Hustle in the Olympics? I think not. Shame.
The games are fun. They would be even more fun if everyone wasn’t a superman.