Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Confessional Tuesday on Wednesday

The Olympics.

What?  Are they on again?

I don’t watch the Olympics.

Or care about them at all.

I know, I know, every four years, best athletes in the world, inspiring stories of love and loss and perseverance, trials and tribulations, training for a lifetime to have a shot at history.

Blah blah blah.  Isn’t there anything else on?  Or anything else to talk about?

The sports are boring.  Table tennis.  Diving.  Swimming.  Archery. Gymnastics.  Sailing. Fencing.  Handball.  Rowing.  Skiing.  Oh, wait.  Skiing is in the winter.

During the WINTER Olympics.

I don’t get why people make such a big deal about the Olympics being every four years.  They are every TWO years.  And football is on every year, and so is baseball, hockey, basketball, and whatever else fool sport there is interfering with my TV time.  Sports overload.

I used to make myself watch the Olympics because I thought it was the patriotic thing to do, cheering on the hometown team and all.  I was always tense about missing something that someone told me was important to see.

Then I realized that I just really don’t care who wins.

I am mildly interested that a person can be so good at an Olympic sport that they may be accepted into a pre-Olympian training course as a child.  But that sounds to me a little like The Hunger Games, so that’s pretty much where my interest stops.  I guess it would be different if one of my children was an Olympic-level athlete.  OF COURSE IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

But as my children don’t excel at an Olympic level at anything other than Spongebob Squarepants viewing, I’m not going to worry about warming up to the Olympics anytime soon.

Sorry Olympians.  Good luck - I won’t be watching.  I think there's a good episode of Seinfeld on TBS tonight.


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