Hi, my name is Meat (Hi Meat). I've had a weblog since 2007 and recently I hit rock bottom and started writing on it. I've come to terms with it and finally admitted I have a problem.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I'm gonna say it. It's not popular, and you're gonna boo and throw shit at me, but I'm gonna say it anyway. The Olympics aren't that great (ducks a shoe). Frankly, it's not really that fun to watch, it's just "cool" to like the olympics.
I think this is most evidenced by the fact that you can turn on the tv after 4 years, know tops 3 names for the entire two weeks and yet somehow you can tout your status as, "Olympic's Fanatic" with gusto. "Oh this guy, he's the favorite, he got silver last time and trained really hard after his broken wrist when they said he wouldn't make it". Yo, I can fucking understand English too, the announcer just said that. And let me guess, your favorite is the underdog American? Or wait, no, this year, it's a Haitian.
The fact that you can say, "I just like all the sports!", how is that ok in sports world? That would be like me saying yeah, I'm a huge pro sports fan. I love it when those professionals get up there and are really professional at their sport. With their amazing shots, and swings, and ability to Jai Alai real good.
Sometimes the sport is just them running for 2 hours. You are cheering for the worst part of every other sport. The part that happens in between the sport. Or the ski jump. How is that a sport? It's a pissing contest. Like...really. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see who can jump the farthest in the world, and if I got the chance, I'd watch it live, but I would also love to see who can piss the farthest. And I'd probably go see that live too. But I don't need a massive ceremony and a big torch. I need beer. And maybe something with melted cheese on it.
"It's the everyman's sport." Yeah of course it fucking is. It has basketball and figure skating. They cover all bases. I'm suprised they haven't gotten the Food Network involved or had olympic Sex and the City trivia.
Let's just call it what it is. You like it because it's every four years, which is sexy and abusive. You can't go wrong with the cheering, you don't know anyone from another country. And no one can make you feel stupid because if you can pronounce a single foreign participant's name correctly, you can make the Sportscenteriest dude in your office seem like he quickly needs to learn some indy bands or no one will respect his uniqueness. Here's to another 4 (2) year wait.
I started this before I got into med school, then characteristically didn't do shit with it for the first year and a half while in med school, and now I'm back with a vengeance...for probably a week before I get bored.
*Note, I am not a doctor. I am a medical student. The difference is that I do not have a degree, don't know what I'm talking about, and haven't had my sense of humor beaten out of me with a stick made of being on call. For more info, see my first post (If I were savvy, I'd link to it. But I'm not. I'm not savvy.)