Thursday, August 26, 2004

Musings on the olympics

Hmmm, am I the only one who is amused by the judging at Olympic events like gymnastics and diving? The commentators will gush over a routine and then damn it with one little flaw, such as "Oh, that triple twirl twist with a round-about roll is one of the tougher dives of these Olympics. So far it has been exquisit, and..ohh..that entry was not pepindicular...she just ruined it..it was only 87.6 degrees..." How about giving these athletes a pre-emptive credit on how difficult and near impossible most of these moves are for the common man?

Well, I will do so here. Congratulations to every athlete at the Olympics. You inspire us and make the rest of us reflect on just how much of a coach potatoe we really are. Bravo

3 comments:

Brad said...

Thanks for your comment on my Paul Hamm entry and also for the blanket kudos you've issued to all the Olympians. You're absolutely right.

I wonder if the judges have ever - at ANY point in their lives - been able to perform the feats they now quantify with points. Talk about Old Bones! :-)

Good luck as you blog!

Misterfitz said...

They do give them a credit. It's called a "degree of difficulty" rating.

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