Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dear London Olympics 2012,

Let's talk....

Your Opening Ceremonies with Lord Voldermort, Paul McCartney, a giant baby and Kenneth Branagh and Mr. Bean with a fart joke...pretty priceless...kinda weird but pretty solid.

My gymnastics team rocked it out and the fact that most men's sports don't require much clothes; I ain't mad at that.  Bradley Wiggins winning the time trial and pretty much hearing the national anthem play. I like those things a lot.

But here's what I don't like.

1. Creating Divinities with our athletes. Please stop. They are humans. They aren't perfect and guess what, they cry and they mess up, the even take giant bong hits. I am looking at you Phelpsie.

2. Watching athletes from countries where their government sponsor's training..essentially taking a child at a young age from their family and putting them up in a training facility to train and train and train. For example, this lady. Yes, she won but what happens to the others that do not win. Who bring "shame" to their country for being human. That breaks my heart. They have nothing most of them...Olympics you bring great joy and destroy dreams, all at the same time.

3. The media ragging on young athletes and applying more pressure and drama than needed. I mean really, Jordyn Weiber didn't make the all-around. We get it..she had some shoddy deductions and her jumps...were not solid on beam. She had a bad night. No need to make front page news and make it all about her during the team final...that got old real quick.

4. Ryan Seacrest. Ryan Seacrest. Ryan Seacrest. You do not know sports and you talk to the Olympic Gymnastics Team about Justin Beiber. Shut the front door.  Just stop.