Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Olympics: Are They Ever Going To End?

Okay, this Winter Olympics thing... It started Feb. 12 and seems like it's been going on for a full millennium. Hello? Gay. With no men's diving, why do I care? I checked the schedule and discovered this snoozefest continues through the end of the month. Thank god, February is only 28 days.

At least it's airing on NBC, which no one watches anyway, so all this damn sports isn't interrupting "Ugly Betty," "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Cougartown," or cable musts like "Nip/Tuck" and my HGTV shows.

This might be easier to digest if I didn't log into Yahoo! every day and read about nothing but how great America is, how we're topping every other nation, as if that matters. Do any U.S media outlets care that an Olympian from the nation of Georgia died while performing some ice something? Isn't this about global unity? I think it'd be fascinating if some under-the-radar country like Azerbaijan walloped the arrogant USA.

Because in the end, it's sports. Only sports.