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Monday, February 27, 2006

Why God? Why? 

Why does Dick Button have the Olympics Figure Skating commentary gig? He either loves or hates each skater. And he (to a first approximation) hates them all. I just about booked a ticket to Italy so I could slap him around when he started complaining about one skater's shoe laces.

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.

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