The Winter Olympics start this week. That’s great news for a lot of people; good news for even more people. The popularity of the Olympics is well established. The NBC Network has the numbers to prove it.
They key to the success of the Olympics is their appeal goes beyond the typical sports fan. In fact, it is the interest shown by the non-traditional sports fan that makes the Games so popular.
The Olympics are a combination of incredible athletic skills, inspiring human interest stories, spectacularly beautiful scenery, David vs. Goliath battles, and, of course, patriotism.
What’s not to love?
Olympic lovers, you’ll be sorry I asked.
In no particular order, the things I despise about the Olympics are:
If you enjoy the Games, I’m happy for you. But I won’t be watching. As I’ve joked many times before, my dislike for the Olympics is such that if events were being held simultaneously to my left and my right, I’d put my head in a vice so I couldn’t accidently catch a glance of either.
(Okay, maybe I’d loosen the vice just enough so I could sneak a peek at the women’s figure skating.)
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