Monday, February 27, 2006
And just to go off on a tangent, if an event has judges, it is not a sport. It might be very difficult, it might be very competitive, but it is not a sport. You go faster or farther or score more points to win a sport. Having people watch you and then rate the quality of what you did doesn't belong in the Olympics. So no more figure skating, ice dancing, half-pipe, ski-jumping, gymnastics, etc. They are gone.
Please note that I'm not complaining about officiating, somebody needs to make sure the rules are obeyed. I don't like the panel deciding whose Flying 900 Reverse Smack Daddy Back Scratcher With A Twist was better than whose.