Okay, so you've all heard and/or believe this, the Olympics get boring. Maybe watching three hours of curling at lunch time isn't the most thrilling thing to do, or maybe watching ice skating isn't your thing. Understandable.
The Olympics have flaws, obviously. But I for one, will miss the Olympics.
It was nice turning on NBC any time after about 5 and seeing a variety of sports from hockey to biathlons. Exciting? Ehh, maybe. But knowing that any aspiring 16 year-old kid (granted they have cash) from Tajakistan or Turkey or even Jamaica, can go and compete to represent their country on the greatest athletic platform ever, that gives it the extra spice. It makes the Olympics seem that much more exciting. I mean, come on, Shaun White's 360-back-double-McFlurry-twist or whatever was pretty amazing. And watching Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn tear up the slopes was pretty cool too. Not to mention an amazing showing for the U.S. hockey team (still bitter about the loss). So now comes 2012 in London and Phelps is back, anyone sick of the love affair yet? Yup, throw those hands up. I'm not there yet, but I'll give the media time, they always find a way to annoy me with something in the end. And hey guys, we have a new favorite Olympic sport. In the next summer games after London, meaning in 2016, pole dancing comes.