Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter Olympic Week One Thoughts

Week one of the 2010 Winter Olympics are done. You know, the Olympics that you and the rest of your family are avoiding but can't. Kind of like all Tiger Woods news. However I love the Olympics. Reminds me of a simpler time when I was a wee lad. That and PB&J sandwiches. Odd...

- Apolo Ohno. Luckiest speed skater of all time. Blew the lead in the finals but everyone fell in front of him. Get silver. People with soul patches rejoice.

- Shaun White. Continues to be the coolest person on the planet and everyone keeps saying it. When does he become uncool? I say never. He steps up when the pressure is on and never takes his foot off the gas. Plus his new move the double McTwisty something is a thing of beauty. Extra points for his coach swearing on national television. Snowboarding. The sport that helps you learn curse words.

- Shani Davis. Speedskating, the big oval version, is a thigh burner. But he came in and got gold. Pushing it until the end.

- Lindsey Vonn. She had an injury. Got lucky with crappy Vancouver weather in February. Still blew the field away in the downhill. She deserves shin massages for a year. Plus she's hot. And fast. And hot.

- Curling. Toss a stone and sweep a broom in front of it. I hate sweeping a broom in my condo so this "sport" wasn't too thrilling. Only saving grace was watching the US women's team rock pusher do a nice curve rock.

- Hockey coverage. NBC is horrible. They put the host nation's big preliminary game on CNBC, a non-HD channel. Dear NBC, it's the only sport that a lot of people will watch. We know you want the lazy women in the Midwest to gush over figure skating but they aren't even watching. I think re-runs are getting more viewers. Fix your scheduling cause the games are great but no one is watching cause we can't find your crappy low def television channels.'

- Evan Lysacek. Speaking of the figure skaters. Here's a guy who reminds me of an emo Jersey Shore character. Doesn't use a quad jump in his long program but still beats out the other guy. I'm still trying to find the hockey games...

2 comments :

  1. twg said...

    WEIRRRRRR! And yes, Lysacek looked like General Zod or something.

  2. Jennifer said...

    I would just like to say that "the lazy women in the Midwest" ARE watching! ;)