Although I have far less than a passing interest in the Winter Olympic Games, the time I’ve spent exposed to olympic coverage leaves me with a couple of impressions.
The decision by alpine skier Ted Ligety to withdraw from the games after poor finishes in the Giant Slalom and Combined Men’s event seems to me to be a little like the neighborhood kid who doesn’t get to be the pitcher in a backyard baseball game and decides to take his ball and go home.
We’ve all heard that baby’s cry in the same language, but the olympics prove that people of all races and nationalities grunt in the same one too.
There seems to be no dialect associated with the grunts and shreeks I’ve heard from athletes in various sports in the games in South Korea.
And, I don’t know about you, but while the sight of brother-and-sister ice dancers may be lovely to see, it still strikes me as just a bit creepy.
That’s the way I see it.