Honestly, I’ve not watched a single minute. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them, I do. Very much. I love watching sports on tv. I come by it honestly, my entire family loves watching sports. We grew up watching sports. My brother in Hong Kong gets hockey tapes sent to him. When my grandma was alive we knew better than to call her during football games. My younger brother does the most hilarious color commentary. I could spend hours watching sports on tv.
And of course, I’m married to one of the few men on the planet who doesn’t care about sports (unless he’s playing them).
But the Olympics — I think it’s because I really enjoy watching them from the Canadian perspective. Canadian athletes aren’t paid loads and loads of money. They do well, and often very well. But it isn’t the overblown hype and sponsorship and money craziness that seems to overwhelm the American athletes. So, I’ve perused the TSN site for coverage. And wondered at the uniforms. But you won’t find me in front of the tv.
Update: Okay, I couldn’t help myself. I’ve started watching the daily recap online here. Hi-def on my computer, sweet. And Canada is doing so well! Gold in women’s wrestling — sweet.