Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Thoughts While Watching the Olympics in German

The littlest Chinese gymnast doesn't look 16... or 14... she looks like she's 7 years old. Hasn't she just lost one of her baby teeth?

When you see the headline "Tyson Gay!" and you can't understand what's being said, it's a natural reaction to think the boxer was outed, right? (I actually googled that one before I found out who Tyson Gay is.)

You'd think that the other sports would get the idea from swimming and start piling up nearly-duplicate competitions so their athletes could win multiple medals and vie for the "greatest athlete of all time" tag.

How widespread is this male armpit-shaving thing?

If someone's wearing a crucifix, why do we assume they're Christian? What if they're just afraid of vampires? (Okay, that doesn't have anything to do with sports, but all that swimming is boooooorrrring.)

Like sprinting: they could have the regular 100-meter, and then they could run it backwards, and then they could do four or five funny gaits.

As she left the mat after one of her routines, the littlest Chinese gymnast nearly got bowled over by some big guy rushing past her, and he didn't even stop to make sure she was okay. If you weigh 200 pounds and you bang into someone who weighs 50 pounds, shouldn't you stop for a second - even if she has a passport that says she's 16?

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