In this blog entry series, I'm going to talk about sports. Like any red-blooded American, I enjoy spectator sports a lot and I believe that people really care what I have to say about them. Now, even since I was a kid I've always enjoyed the Olympics. They were something big and great that I could always cheer and dream about. However, as I've grown older, as I've tried to become more cynical and less manipulated, and I tried to shut myself off from the Olympic scene this year.
It looked like it was going to be easy, with all the Drug testing scandals, the "Nightmare" Team (more on them later), terrorism concerns, TV Soap Opera Presentation, and the overt consumerization/corporatization of the games, and all of that fun stuff. But sure enough, I got sucked back in, as usual. I mean, when you get down to it, it's still a great one-of-a-kind event in the world. Where else can you see people going nuts when some 20-year-old from Bulgaria wins a bronze medal in the 800m Steeplechase? The emotion and drama are still real, even with all the added extras. What I can say, I'm still a sucker I guess.
BTW, My Aunt and Uncle survived Hurricane Charley ok. They were in Naples, FL, which is pretty close to where it made landfall, so it was... touch and go for awhile there. But everything seems alright now, and I'm sure that we will all hear about it later. Anyway, shouldn't you start your own blog by now Barb?