Monday, March 01, 2010

You Scared the Crap Out of Me, Canada, and I Loved It

The Olympics are over and Canada and the Olympic athletes put on a good show.  Unlike the Summer Games in Beijing, I actually enjoyed these Winter Olympics.  I think I finally figured out why I enjoy the Winter Olympics so much better.  It’s because the events are INSANE.

Skeleton?
Oh, sweet god, no.


The Ski Jump?

I'd scream, too.

Snowboarding?

He's doing that on purpose.

Freestyle Aerials?
Dude, you're not a helicopter.

The Summer Olympics just can’t match the Winter Olympics for jaw-dropping feats of athleticism in the face of extreme danger.  Winter Olympics, you get the gold medal.  Summer Olympics, stop doing things like race-walking.

1 comment:

  1. I could not agree more. When certain injury or death play a vital role in almost any event, it just makes for a more exciting spectacle. Many of the summer events I could participate in (not at an olympic level, but i could at least get out and do them), but there is no way in hell you could get me out there on a ski jump. How do they even train for that?
    -Brian

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