I’m sitting here watching the Olympic track and field competition (I was a HS runner so I totally dork out for this) and I’ve realized I am such an idiot for this stuff. I mean I like sports normally and if it’s on I’ll watch it. If it’s Premiere League soccer I might actually DVR it in advance or even sit down and watch it if I’ve got nothing else going on.
But, somehow every four years I find myself rearranging my life– and my tv watching schedule– to watch the Summer Olympics. I mean I don’t even normally get excited for NBA or NCAA basketball but if the USA is playing Sri Lanka I am going to have that television on so that I can watch.
This Olympics I’ve realized that I’ve passed this particular tendency on to the Oldest. We dropped everything to watch swimming (her sport) so that we could cheer for Natalie Coughlin and Missy Franklin on the big screen downstairs. We’ve watched archery. We’ve watched beach volleyball. We even watched handball. I didn’t even know handball was a sport before this Olympics. We cheered on Team USA during the gymnastics events while Oldest joked about the fact that she’s taller than anyone on the US Team and that’s obviously why she can’t turn cartwheels.
Now we’re watching track and field and I’m searching for when exactly the coverage on the triathlon is being shown that we can watch it.
The only thing we haven’t watched? Equestrian. Even the Olympics can’t turn me into a horse person.
What about you? Do you go stupid for the Olympics or could you care less? Any events you just couldn’t miss?