The 2012 Summer Olympics have concluded, and I’ve got a few bones to pick:
- Was it just me, or did you also watch the horrifyingly bad opening of the London Olympics and think, “This aint’ fuckin’ with what China did”?
- FUCK YOU CHANNEL 4!!!!! For many of us, track and field and its aquatic counterparts are the most exciting events to see. So, why in the hell do I have to wait until midnight to watch a PRE-RECORDED event? Why were these events not just shown in real-time or at least a decent our? All over the world, the Olympics were on as long as there were events to see, but in the U.S., the focus was so heavily on the “story” of this or that American athlete that we missed many of the other events. Sometimes NBC wouldn’t even show all of the semi-final heats. They’d show the American athletes, and then we’d see the finals. Perhaps I’m wrong, but where did our “melting pot” go? This country is full of Jamaicans, Eastern Europeans, Nordic folk, Africans, and people from Middle and South American nations. I wanted to see how the Russians and the Latvians were doing! I wanted to see how Spain fared against France. The NBC coverage of the London Olympics was abysmal at best and disgraceful in my honest opinion. The purpose of the Olympics is, in part, to bring nations together, and yet this nation couldn’t figure a way to show what others were doing!
HANDBALL!? REALLY?! HANDBALL!?!?!?! I tuned in to the Olympics and watched a semi-final game in handball. Now, when I heard there is Olympic handball, my initial thought was, “What’s poppin’ with some Olympic kickball cuz I know I could serve some chumps in that shit!” Look it up. Handball is literally dudes running around with a little ball trying to throw it in what looks like a hockey net. It’s an Olympic sport….I’ve been in an ongoing debate about what should be allowed to be an Olympic competition and what should be allowed to played at parks and grade school only. Here are my criteria: (1) the competition must be universal enough that most countries that are participating could send a team; (2) the competition must be athletic–not a skill competition–an athletic competition. That’s it. Now, you can see the list of summer Olympic competitions here. I vote that the following be forever removed from the summer Olympics: handball, trampoline (especially since everyone knows that Cirque du Soleil people are the dopest at this), all diving competitions, figure skating, curling (it’s not a summer competition, but I hate it that much), sailing (it fits my criteria, but this shit still sucks ass), shooting, archery (and don’t tell me how long it’s been an Olympic competition; that’s not an argument; that’s a tradition), golf, equestrian, fencing, canoe/kayak, table tennis, and badminton, which should only be played at a barbecue. No barbecue, no badminton.
- Why is RYAN SEACREST involved in the summer Olympics? No really. Why is he involved?
- Okay, so I’m the only one who thought Bob Costas looked like he could’ve been playing the perp’ on an ill as episode of Law & Order SVU? Aight.