So the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics are over. It was a fun ride. What will I miss the most? I always enjoy the short 10 second segments of aerial footage around the Olympic venues and around the city with Olympic music in the background. I think that’s been my favorite part of the Olympics since I was a little kid. I especially enjoyed the clips of the Bird’s Nest. It’s a instant classic. A world-class landmark.
I will miss the ability to root for and against certain athletes or countries.
I will also miss having conversations about certain events which have no business being olympic events. (i.e. trampolining, table tennis, synchronized diving/swimming, etc.)
It will be nice to get to sleep at a decent hour though. I was staying up every night till at least midnight to watch that stuff. Now I can finally get some sleep.
Yes, I would stay up late, or skip going to the gym JUST to watch the OLYMPICS. It’s kinda nice being back on track.
And table tennis SHOULD be in the OLYMPICS. And trampolining ROCKS and should be CEMENTED into the OLYMPICS.
There was one trampoliner who was a former diver. Or wait. I think there was a diver who was a trampoliner.
And there also was a woman’s heptathlete (heptathalon) who left the sport because she was bored and took up diving. I’d think it’d be the other way around. If you’re an athlete, I don’t see how you can get bored with the decathalon or the heptathalon. There’s so many different track and field events you have to practice.
Even without MLB players, I still don’t see a need to eliminate baseball from the Olympics. All those countries still managed to send teams. It’s ok that they’re amateurs. And if they’re going to use the “not every country plays softball excuse, they probably should have never made it an Olympic sport to begin with. I mena the US didn’t even win the gold this year. Apparently, there is at least one other competitive team out there. Table Tennis has been dominated by the Chinese for probably a decade. And if it’s not China, it’s a chinese player who simply… Read more »