February 27, 2018

It’s about the gold

The Olympics are finally over. I don’t mind admitting that I am glad. I found this biannual event less than entertaining. Perhaps it was the glee the NBCers found in finding any athlete who wanted airtime to vent against the current politicians-in-charge back in the States. Frankly, I don’t care what a mediocre 15th place finisher thinks about the Veep. Nor do I care what a gold medal winner might think. I want personal politics left out.

That is not to say I want the politics ignored completely. I am xenophobic as heck when it comes to the Olympics. Go America! In fact, I was disgusted when NBC skipped showing true ‘mericans to show foreigners winning medals. I’m sure they cheated.

More importantly, I miss the Cold War Olympics. It is not nearly as fun if you can’t root against the evil Empire — the USSR, the East Germans, the Romanians, and Bulgarians. I want to see the commie bastards lose to apple pie and hot dog eating red white and blue blooded freedom- loving Americans.

It isn’t about the mythical Olympic spirit, it is about winning.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taking the evil Russians out of the Olympics didn't help the ratings. I wanted to see the best against the best, that didn't happen. Then again our PC team wasn't exactly the best we had. Two years till the summer games, and even lower ratings. Using the NFL as a role model is not working for the Olympics.


James Old Guy

Practical Parsimony said...

I love your attitude, really!

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