The great city of
“A considerable boost to the economy.”
“Yes, but do we really want the city infested with a bunch of non-English speaking foreigners who can’t drive as well as us.”
“Ah, a very good point. I mean, I’m happy to eat their food, but I don’t necessarily want them in my city.”
“I know! We’ll build a fence and keep them out!”
But I think the greater piece of this debate is being largely ignored:
The Olympics suck.
All this bullshit about national pride and love of the competition is all well and dandy, but do you honestly enjoy watching people run around a track or seeing who can throw a shotput farthest?
There is plenty of merit to the tradition that the Olympics represent. Jesse Owens gold medals in
Did that change what I thought about gymnastics? Were they suddenly interesting to me? No.
I watch one Olympic event when they’re on. Hockey. Because I actually had the chance to see it. It was on NBC and I have never had Versus, so it’s exciting to actually watch hockey. And I don’t even root for
If the college kids were still what made up the Olympic basketball team I would watch that. I like college basketball. But now it’s the NBA, and if I may borrow from Will Leitch’s God Save The Fan, do you think the notion of “playing for
I have no vested interest in the Summer Olympic events and couldn’t care less if
And the economic boost that may or may not come (they sure helped