Me! Am I the only one who hates the US TV coverage?
All I know is that the motherfuckers didn't show the 56K men's weightlifting when they said they would. And that alone might send me back to three days a week of psychotherapy, it pissed me off so damn bad.
No, no weightlifting. Why? Because there are no cute, telegenic Amurrikins in bikinis or speedos winning The Gold. Men's weightlifting is dominated by squat furriners with names you can't pronounce. Sponsors don't like that shit.
That must be the greatest feeling .. to win as a team like that. As awesome as an individual medal must be, to win together and share that joy must be so great. That was a wonderful race. I bet those Frenchmen are saying "Merde" about now.
India won its first ever individual gold medal. The "felicitatious" article on the shooter in the Times of India has this creepy bit in it:
Silent killer, as described by his father, he is the one who spotted his son's talent when Abhinav was 5 years old. "He kept a water balloon on our maid's head and began shooting, knowing little that a slight mistake could have proved fatal. But his aim was so perfect that I couldn't think about anything else but make him a pro," says AS Bindra.
We stayed up late to watch the mens 4x100 freestyle. What an amazing race.
OK how come all the male swimmers wear the long legged suits and the women don't?
It's more complicated than that - I think they wear different suits for different races. At least, I think I've seen the same swimmer wear a speedo in one race and one of those full-body suits in another. Indeed, I think those speed suits would matter less for longer races.
...no weightlifting. Why? Because there are no cute, telegenic Amurrikins in bikinis or speedos winning The Gold...
Could it also be because it's kind of boring to watch? No back and forth between teammates (like beach volleyball or basketball), no race to the finish line (like track or swimming), no variation in the routine (like gymnastics or synchronized diving), just up and down, up and down, up and down.
Weightlifting is like the javelin throw, discus, and shotput events. The finish line is set by the leader, and it's quite exciting to see the other competitors try to best it. It's also like long- and high-jump in that regard.