Monday, March 1, 2010

Winter Games withdrawals? Nope

Suffering post-Winter Games withdrawal?

Not me.

That they won't be back for another four years is fine.

Sixteen days straight of Winter Games is TV overkill.

Enough with curling.

Enough with cross country skiing.


Enjoyed the figure skating, given the local interest generated early on by the foursome representing Manatee County.

Afterward, not so much.

Especially ice dancing.

Sorry, that is not a sport.

Speed skating? Cool.

Dug the gold medal U.S. four-man bobsled team.

Ditto for Shaun White and those half-pipe daredevils.

Those acrobatic skiing events, too.

As for downhill skiers Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller?

Yes, they medaled, but given all the hype, I expected a lot more.

Like a lot of America, I had Sunday's U.S.-Canada hockey game on the TV, but with the sound turned down. I was out by the pool, reading and enjoying the sun, and checked the score every few minutes.

Saw the U.S.'s game-tying goal with seconds to go in regulation, then Canada's game-winner in OT.

Then I turned it off.

The closing ceremonies?

Watched "Ben Hur," instead.

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