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Friday, August 13, 2004
Why I detest the Olympics
Why? I'd love to give a political reason, but, first and foremost, I just don't care and I detest the assumption that I should care. People in the U.S. spend 206 straight weeks not giving a single thought to track and field events but then the Olympics rolls around and every other person knows some great story about the top U.S. competitor in the shot-put event. They know how this person was born a paraplegic gang member with leprosy but faith in God and the spirit of America allowed them to overcome their weakness and be on the verge of achieving greatness. They know it all just as they saw on the t.v.
About the only good part of this is that sometimes this hopeful just barely misses out on the bronze medal. I like it when that happens.