Almost enough to make you forget about all of those bogus Toyotas they are shipping out of that country. Seriously, we have given that country baseball, McDonalds and now crappy cars. Guess you can say that the Americanization of Japan is now comprete.
Now, it appears that many of you are going wacky morning FM DJ on curling. You hear the same basically laments, nobody knows the rules and is these even a real sport?
First of all, you know the rules of soccer, does that make it any more enjoyable to you?
And b.) if figure skating is a sport, then curling is a sport. As Norm MacDonald always said, if these figure skaters were so good, why don’t they play hockey?
I will concede that curling might be more of a drinking game than it is an actual sport. But if that means we get more drinking games into the Olympics, well, that cannot be considered a bad thing. Seriously, if there is ever Olympic flip cup, beer pong or Beirut, then this cannot be considered a bad thing.
And to the people who are complaining about snowboarding being on tape delay, think of your target audience here. Seriously, do you believe that snowboarders are worried about waking up for their jobs in the morning? Unlikely.
Of course, NBC has a large number of other networks, including USA, ScyFy (its spelling not mine), and others. And while they have done a decent job of playing some sports live, NBC should be doing it with all of the sports, and then using the prime time NBC for those who, you know, have jobs and stuff. We need more coverage not less. The 11:30 start for snowboard would not seem so alarming if there was a chance to watch it live on CNBC.
Really, the world can do without Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow’s smarminess for two weeks. Or let them do commentary. Either way, I am good with it.
DANICA PATRICK is in Southern California this week. I swore many years ago that I would not return to Fontana for a NASCAR race. I would go to this Nationwide series if not for prior commitments. Remember that NASCAR drivers when you are pissed off about Danica’s presence.
And did you notice that ESPN refers to her as Danica on the bottom line, and not Patrick.
SHAUN WHITE has to be considered one of the top athletes of this generation. Who else joins him, Usain Bolt? Michael Phelps? White, like those three, have no peer in their sport. You can pick the top baseball player, NFL or NBA guy. But there is always an argument.
You never will get an argument about White being the best snowboarder of his generation.
WHY IS Jim Nantz on my television admonishing guys for being whipped? Wasn’t this the same guy who cried on the stand during his divorce trial because his wife would not let him hang up an oil painting in his home? Please go away.
A PLANE flew into an IRS building on Thursday. First of all, stop laughing, it is not funny. Sure, I did pause for a moment to figure out whose side I was one, but seriously, that was wrong.
And my second thought, which Yankees player was it?
AND FINALLY ...
Pitchers and catchers this week. Football is nice, but the world is a better place when baseball is in season.