Sunday, August 12, 2012
the magic petered out.Oh, what tripe. Of course, we didn't win quite as many medals as Canada wanted (we finished 13th instead of 12th in terms of medal count) -- we NEVER win as many medals as our media think we should -- but our athletes did us proud.
And now its back to Shark Week.
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I'm not sure how many Olympic medals a country is required to win. Per capita? By GDP? By the number of TV watchers who demand the right to shout "We won!" while waddling to the fridge for another beer?
If you watched NBC you'd barely know that other countries exist, much less what their national anthems sound like.
We in South Jesusland won in beach volleyball (our girls are like AWESOME in their bikinis) while the best you could do was beat us in socialistic paternalistic nanny state health care, life expectancy, and infant mortality. To say nothing of the freestyle small-arms event, which we've had locked up fo decades.
By 3:22 PM, at
Thanks, Tirebiter - but don't be so hard on yourselves! Your athletes are great.
Though I'm glad I can watch Canadian coverage rather than NBC...
With the exception of the U.S. women's soccer team, didn't care for the way they won or the tshirts proclaiming "Great was found".
By 11:09 AM, at
When taxpayers start funding athletes to win and paying out for medals won, shouldn't we be allowed to have an expectation?
By 3:44 PM, at
Anon, I think we can expect their best, which is what we got. Sometimes its enough for a gold, sometimes not.