Friday, February 12, 2010
What? The Olympics start Tonight???
Yes it's true! It snuck up on us out of NOWHERE...like a child predator at a playground. BAM! There it is!
I guess I knew it was coming, but where has all the publicity been? I've barely heard anything about it?
Could it be because I live in Chicago, and because our city's 2016 summer Olympic bid was SHOT DOWN, that our media here said "F*ck it?"
OR...is it just that there really isn't much excitement? Hmmm...
Don't get me wrong: I LOVE me some Olympic games!
BUT...I hardly know any of the athletes!
Where is Michelle Kwan? Nancy Kerrigan???
Come on Michael Phelps! Couldn't you learn how to Bobsled to help out Team USA????
And where's the scandal?
What? No crobar to the legs of Belbin & Agosto???
Well, I understand...
It's hard to be excited for sports that you rarely see on TV and you never hear the names of the athletes.
But it doesn't really matter! As long as Team USA has elite athletes competing for medals, I will be glued to the TV. I don't care if I've never heard your name before, or if you came from the smallest city in Idaho and have been training for the Luge since the age of 4!
If you are a competitor for the Gold, I will be cheering you on!
Ok, here's who I do know:
Apollo Anton Ohno - speed skater (and Dancing w/ the Stars champ!) Do us proud, yo!
Bode Miller - Skier (and my crush!) Stay away from the alcohol til' your event is over!
Shaun White - Snowboarder (and red head) Rock on, dude!
Lindsey Vonn - Skier Stop getting injured!
Shani Davis - speed skater (and hothead!) Keep calm!
Evan Lysacek - figure skater (straight guy, believe it or not...)
TEAM USA HOCKEY! - featuring the Chicago Blackhawks very own superstar, PATRICK KANE! WOO HOO HOO!!!
Excellent! Now let's bring home some Gold medals, USA!
With all this excitement...I'm going to need a Lipitor!