Friday, February 17, 2006

I Actually like the Olympics

To heck with the stupid mascots (see previous posts)-- there are some great parts about the Olympics- not the least of which is the IOC's letting the snowboard and "punk" cultures add to the sport. Short-track speedskating was a breath of freh air in Utah four years ago.

The halfpipe is Ok, but Snowboard Cross is simply awesome. Like NASCAR (in a good way) on snow, (actually, the Olympic site describes a "Formula One" atmosphere) with actual athletic prowess combined with the jostling for position-- and no mamby-pamby "artistic merit" points!


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