|Michael Phelps - so over|
I lost my interest in the Olympics about twenty years ago when I realized that the TV coverage in America was mostly of the American atheletes. That and the endless commercials killed my interest in watching "the games."
The Olympics is supposed to be about international coverage but watching the TV coverage from the U.S., one would think the only participants were Americans. Where is the interest when there is no coverage of the participants from other countries?
And of course there are the commercials. Oh my God, the commercials. I stay up to watch these stupid commercials?
Another annoying bit of the U.S. TV coverage is the "special" backstories of all the U.S. athletes. Really? Is everyone a hard luck story that has overcome tremendous odds to participate in the Olympics? Pardon me but this is all so boring to me.
It's a shame really becuase I used to love watching the Olympics. The "live" Olympics, not the playbacks which is another annoyance. I think the last time I really enjoyed the Olympics was when Mary Lou Retton, the gymnast won her competition. My God, how long ago was that?
Well, for all of you "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" fanatics, enjoy. I'll be reading a good book.