Monday, August 16, 2004

They threw an Olympics and no one showed up.


On Saturday, the first full day of competition, weightlifter Nurcan Taylan became the first Turkish woman to win an Olympic gold medal but her feat was achieved in a near empty stadium.

On Sunday, tennis superstars Venus Williams and Andy Roddick, used to playing to packed courts, began their Olympic quest to vacant stands.

I found this funny as I have not really tried to watch the Olympics for many years. The last time that I did, I sat there with a stopwatch. It was one minutes of coverage for every 2 minutes of commercials. That was why I don’t even try anymore. Now with my TIVO I might give it a shot again. Also I think it is very well understood that the Olympics just don’t matter that much anymore to Americans. Not sure why, but it might be because we are not competing with the USSR anymore.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I haven't even bothered to turn the Olympics on... not a big deal. It would be a big deal if, say, the US and France were squaring off, but even then I wouldn't turn it on if it meant missing preseason football or Hannity and Colmes.