February 20th, 2002:
So, are you enjoying these Olympic games? If you're from countries like
the USA or Germany, then you'd probably say yes, but if you're from Canada,
like I am, you might feel somewhat disappointed.
Well, it's not just because our athletes are failing to advance to medal
rounds, or them finishing in places such as 12th or 26th. It's more due
to seeing the athletes we are "expecting" to win and failing
miserably. They aren't just losing out to better athletes, they are screwing
up all on their own, by either falling down in speed skating or not finishing
ski races because they fell or missed a gate, or wiping out in the preliminary
rounds in freestyle skiing, or falling down in skating or saving their
worst game for the time when it counts like curling.
makes it even harder to swallow is seeing the success of others, most namely
the USA, right in their own backyard too boot.
Up here in Canada, we've sorta come to detest anything American because it's
always rubbed in our faces. It's like what Gretzky blew up about when he ranted
after the Canada/Czech hockey game in the early round. Everyone loves to hate
us in hockey because we're always perceived as being the best and they always
want to beat us and root against us. The same applies for us Canadians when
it comes to watching American athletes in any sport. We root against them.
It doesn't go over well when they actually succeed and win medals and run
away from the other countries in the medal standings. We're the cold climate
country...we're the ones that should be winning, damnit!
I guess it just means that we totally suck in everything :(
If I hear the U-S-A chant one more time, I swear I'll scream!
Ah well, nothing I can do about it. We just don't have the funding resources
other countries have (i.e. USA), so when the athletes come begging the
government and public for money, all we can do is say "sorry,
the cash register is closed."
But hey, Kelley Law...you may not be able to win a gold medal now, but
you're still the golden babe of the Olympics. And to you, Jennifer Robinson,
you can do a triple axel for me anytime your heart pleases, ok cutie?
To all you Canadian female speed skaters and lugers and skier, you're
welcomed to wear those skin tight outfits in my home anytime you want!
To anyone else that isn't Canadian, screw you! Don't bother me...well, at
least not until the Olympics are over.
As a last note, is it too much to ask for to have a sudden avalanche of positive
drug tests, say 200-300 in the last week to overshadow these poor Olympics
for me? That'd probably be the only highlight I'd have! HA!
Yeah, yeah, I know, wishful thinking...oh well, can't will 'em all...just
don't freakin' lose them all either!