Friday, August 22, 2008

Real Olympics

I've made good progress on the sweater this morning, so I thought I'd pause and offer these thoughts on the Real Olympics. I know we call them "the Olympic Games," but by and large "games" do not belong in the Olympic contests. I say these events must go:
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
Anything that is a direct match-up between two people or two teams is something other than the Olympics. (I know: you're going to fight me on Wrestling since it has tradition behind it. I don't care; it meets the "match-up" criteria, so it goes).

I also say we ditch "Equestrian" for a species violation. And we should lose Rhythmic Gymnastics because its stupid.


Anonymous said...

But, by implication, you think we should keep BMX??!

Matt....... said...

Handball? is that a sport?

Cat Herself said...

I'm surprised (and pleased) you didn't pick on Synchronized Swimming - lots of others have.

Yarnsnob said...

I think we should get rid of synchronized swimming, WTF? Anyone who wears a costume and not a uniform and lots of make-up isn't an athlete.

Michael said...

I think an argument could be made that football players wear rather outlandish costumes, and sometimes rather heavy dark eye "make-up." And what about those ice skaters??

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you on the Rhythmic Gymnastics. I mean, come on! Ribbons and a ball do NOT a sport make! Give me a frakkin' break!
And congrats on finishing the Wash sweater! You got it done in time for the Blue Ray release...