I’m Still Watching the Winter Olympics

I’m still watching the Winter Olympics and that’s saying something because I’m not much of a winter sports fan.  NBC must be doing something right.   And I’m looking forward to watching Apolo Ohno race again, and to seeing Lindsey Vonn race for the first time.  Her injured shin should be on the mend after nearly a week of delays due to rotten weather conditions.  I’m also hoping to see Bode Miller win another medal.  He took the bronze in a downhill event a couple of days ago.   Those downhill racers are the toughest of the lot it seems.  I keep hearing stories like “coming off a broken back” so and so is back for another chance at Olympic gold.

Speaking of gold, it was sad to see Lindsey Jacobellis lose her chance as she skied off the course in Snowboard Cross and out of medal contention.  She did win the B Final and place 5th, but it must have been no consolation.  NBC did not interview her – she may not have wanted to talk to anybody, but we’d all like to hear her describe what happened in due course.

The Men’s Figure Skating short program was interesting.  Takahiko Kozuka who finished 8th skated to Jimi Hendrix – now that was cool.  And Stephane Lambiel, the amazing Swiss spinner who spun himself into 5th place, pleased the crowd but not the judges.

I’ll be watching, even though I’m not a big winter sports fan.  Hey, I can barely stand up on skis – maybe that’s why I’m not a fan.  But I am a fan of the Olympics.  I’ll be watching. How could I not – Sean White has yet to drop in from the half pipe.

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