Sunday, February 24, 2013
Making The Cut
So apparently they are going to cut wrestling from the summer olympics. I'm more than a little offended, and not just because I am a wrestling afficianado. It is humanity's oldest sport, part of the Olympics since the Golden Age of Greece, and is, in a tangible way, the purest form of competition. My coach used to say "There's no hedging in wrestling. No excuses. The only person out there is you and the enemy. You lose, it's on you. You win, it's all on you too."
Anyway, I thought I'd compile a list of some of the stupid ass sports that should have been cut from the summer olympics before wrestling. As a side note, none of this should give you the impression that I give a shit about the fucking olympics.
Synchronized Swimming - Seriously, fucking water ballet?
Beach Volleyball \ Indoor Volleyball - So the same game played on a different surface requires 2 events?
Handball - Stupid bullshit
Table Tennis - This one might offend me most of all. Fucking ping pong deserves a slot, but not wrestling? It boggles the mind.
Oh, and they are adding Golf. Because wrestling wasn't getting the ratings, wasn't interesting enough to watch, but somehow people are going to sit through a perfectly good walk in the country spoiled by some jerkoff game for racists?