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August 18th, 2008


I have to admit that I failed to reach my goal this year.

With the Olympics ongoing I decided to make a rather simple goal: to watch none of it. Zero. The main reason is, simply put, I don’t care. Sports, nice. 8 gold medals for Phelps, nice. Bird’s Nest, nice. Putting aside China’s human rights policies to watch people do tough athletic moves, nice. Et cetera.

But I failed. Between yesterday and Friday I believe I saw about 10 minutes of the Olympics… in between bouts of falling asleep on the couch. To balance it out I’ll try to watch 10 minutes of C-Span, okay?

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Dave Walls August 18, 2008, 2:17 pm

I’ve been the exact opposite this year: I’ve watched a ton of Olympics, after watching next to none in 2004. I’ve even watched gymnastics. Lots of gymnastics. Yes, my fiancee was with me, but I still watched.

Let me know where to turn in my man card.

Ryan August 19, 2008, 2:58 pm

I’ve watched a fair amount this year. I tend to yell at the announcers a lot (I’m really annoyed when they start overselling victories as “destiny”), but I enjoy watching things like track and field and a few other gymnastic events. I’m definitely done with beach volleyball for another four years, though.

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