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Olympic thoughtsPosted Monday, February 22, 2010, at 3:45 PM
Just a few tidbits while checking in on the Winter Olynpics Sunday...
I can't figure out curling. It appears to me like janitors clearing the way for a moving teapot. I've got lots of respect for the guys who play that sport, but face it, it's sort of different.
It sort of surprised me that one of the U.S. ice dancing pairs chose Dixie Chicks music at an international event, considering the trouble Chicks lead Natalie Maines got into a few years ago for criticizing George W. on foreign soil.
Speaking of ice dancing, some critics have complained that NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage has featured too much of that sort of event as opposed to what some may consider "real" sports (that's the critics, not me, saying that). What do you think?
And my favorite events have been the skiing and bobsledding. Skiing is sort of like stock car racing: At some points you're expecting an accident. Bobsledding makes me just want to get on one of those and take off.
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