Saturday, February 22, 2014

Olympics? Play on playa, play on play-ahhhh!

Oh, Winter Olympics. Or, as my brother used to call them, Bolympics.

My Guy and I have been watching the Bolympics off and on. Basically, he said, "I'm embarrassed to admit that I only care about the figure skating. I hate to skate and I'm straight. What is wrong with me?"

Well, I think the issue is that we are not winter sports people, and it's hard to get really passionate about a sport that involves skiing and then shooting a gun. I have enjoyed the snowboarding, though, and was a bit astounded that all the long-distance skiers literally collapsed right after crossing the finish line. Watching it made me tired, so I went to bed.

But I have tuned in enough to have, you know, some insights in to the 22nd Winter Bolympic Games.
  • I can't help but think that poor Bob Costas wouldn't have that horrendous eye infection if the water in Sochi didn't look like toxic urine.
  • If I were a Winter Bolympian, I would totally do the skeleton. Now, granted, I'd need the padded bra to end all padded bras. But I like sledding face-first, and I already have a super-awesome human-interest story for NBC Sports. Bob Costas could visit my hometown and talk about how my Bolympic dreams started in my parents' front yard. And then NBC could do an entire package about my family sledding in our front yard and how regularly running your sled into a tree builds character and perseverance. Of course, the segment would end with my mom being all teary-eyed about me being a Bolympian, because that's what the Bolympics are about: making moms cry.
  • Even though I like to pretend I'm not quite as emo as my mom, if one of my dogs were in the Bolympics? I would cry non-stop out of pride. And I'd probably wear the most obnoxious red, white, and blue outfits ever made because, like my mom, I have kind of stopped giving a shit. Now, if only we can just get the IOC to acknowledge peeing in the house as an Olympic sport with a canine division ...
  • Anybody out there think of "No Diggity" whenever they hear Ted Ligety's name? Bob Costas mentions Ted, and suddenly I'm all, "Ted Ligety! Got to bag it, bag it up! Play on playa play on play-ahhhhh!" And then I dance around and think I'm soooooo cooool.
  • My Guy and I have actually spent time researching all the terms used by the ice skating commentators. Triple Salchow? I knew what you were for 30 brief seconds before I forgot. But, you know, we're trying. We have, however, determined that there is evidently a crotch shot quota for all female skaters. They have to twist and show their crotches to all areas of the arena in order to earn points. I generally don't like sports that require ladyscaping - it just seems so unfair that you have to be really good at a sport and really good at waxing. This is also why I'm not a pro beach volleyball player.
  • And as if flashing your ladybits weren't bad enough ... can we all just agree that the female skating commentator is just mean? She seems gleeful when somebody messes up. I kind of want to go back to the beginning of the Bolympics and count the number of times she describes someone's performance as "devastating," and not in a good way. More like in a, "that was so bad they are going to stone him when he gets back to his village" kind of way. I can barely stand up on skates, so I'm just going to love everybody and give all the skaters a 10, whether they flash their privates or not, OK?
I do not know why NBC hasn't hired me to do color commentary on the Bolympics. Clearly, it's a travesty.

If you were a commentator for NBC, what would you talk about?

6 comments:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

My husband, per usual, thinks he owns the TV and remote (which are both normally firmly in the OFF position) and all he wants to watch are the cross-country ski and biathlon events. (Granted, it's probably because he formerly raced those events himself not-in-the-Olympics.)
I would totally watch a canine version of the Bolympics. And I think you are correct about Bob Costas and his eye infection.

Cassi Renee said...

We have not watched any of the Olympics. Being female, I guess I can safely admit that the only thing I find interesting to watch is the figure skating. But I'm always so nervous for them, so that kind of takes the fun out of watching.

I just find it hard to imagine anyone watching someone else cross-country ski! One of my friends said it was good napping TV :-)

Trixie Bang Bang said...

We watched a hearty portion of the Olympics. I spent a good portion of my brain cells trying to figure out how their hoo-ha's don't just stick out from those outfits during all those twists, because ya never seem 'em needing adjusting and they are all kinds of bendy. I do more adjusting after getting off of the couch than they seem to require.

I finally deduced that they have their special leg cover things that must somehow be attached to the crotchal area of the outfits, and then pulled down tight and strapped to their feet, to keep it all in place and keep any wayward lips from showing.

I should be pretty embarrassed about how much thought I actually did put into that, but instead I feel proud, like a scientist who finally figured out string theory or something Big-Bangy like that.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I am a SUCKER for the human interest stories, the tearful parents, the overcoming of adversity. I love all of it, but I think it would be most fun to do commentary for the snowboarding events.
I bet you'd do an amazing job on the color commentary.

Unknown said...

I would tell the bombin-nators to shut the heck up while the skaters are skating so I could tell what the heck is going on and count the rotations myself(as if I cared!)and could check for myself if any parts of the girls and boys or others are showing and getting bad marks. Unless the judges like to see the bits and bobs and in that case, they should give them good marks for bits etc.

The PO Nana who never comments but goog grief gerty!

Unknown said...

Have no idea what I am doing so just ignore, please.
PO Nana