Lately, I’ve been addicted to TV. I just can’t get enough of the Olympics. So the dilemma is that I don’t own a TV. I’ve been trekking over to the JCC gym to get my Olympics fix.
The games are coming to a close and what a pressure-filled sport women’s figure skating has been. A couple thoughts on the event.
The short programs–lovely. Great job, people. The long programs–disappointing. Disappointing is an understatement. What is this? The Olympics or a friggin free for all at the local rinky-dink? I mean, come on people! I even think the amateurs on the reality show ‘Skating with Celebrities’ can perform better than that. The silver and bronze medalists fell in their programs–their Olympic programs! And the gold medalist didn’t even attempt her triple jumps. She won by default.
Maybe I’m being a little harsh. They’re under a lot of pressure. But this is the Olympics, people. The most competitive games ever. They’re only held every four years. This ain’t no exhibition. This ain’t no Mickey Mouse sponsored tour.
Attack that routine. Pull yourself together. Sure it’s easy to fall on a razor-thin blade, but that’s why it’s a sport. That’s why you practice. Geez!
Sasha Cohen–she never fails to disappoint. I knew she’d eat it. That’s what you get when your head’s too big–conceited brat. My girl Irina Slutskaya–damn–I was rooting for her. When she fell, I almost burst into tears. But at least she’s got two world titles behind her.
Oh well. I’m sure there are Olympic-material athletes out there as we speak. We’ll just have to wait another four years. Practice, practice, practice!