Take off eh…
Take off eh…
The time has come. Just as we get to the point where it seems hard to remember life before the 2010 Olympics, they come to a close. The time has come for us to stop acting like experts about sports that we’d never even heard about three weeks ago and it will be hard.
Even though I had never heard about Skeleton before, I’m not dissuaded to proclaim that a racer was not ‘tucking in his chin enough.’
I know nothing about figure skating, but if I’m watching the woman’s short program, for example, I won’t be shy about telling you a skater was “over-rotating.”
The only sport I really know well is ice hockey and this years tournament was sensational. It was so exciting that the Olympics programmed the slow motion ski sport of cross country to directly follow. An actual account when something like this, “Ok, we’re 90 minutes in and everyone is skiing very slowly. Wait, there’s a break in the action… I think someone might be coming in to change their skis. This is breathtaking…”
But that’s the thing about the Olympics. You take what you want and leave the rest. Other ramdom thoughts:
Look Canada, nice job with hosting the games, the rubber moose ears were a real classy touch. Not sure when you’ll get the Olympic Games again, but rest assured you’ll always be welcome in your greatest role as America’s hat.