I love the Olympics, but there are things that often irk me, usually sports that are critiqued on artistic levels by same lame judges. Still, I think the Olympics can stand for the best in sportsmanship and great achievements.
Apparently Bryant Gumbel feels differently about the winter games. Seems they aren’t sports, or worthwhile ones, because there are “no black athletes”:http://newsbusters.org/node/4057 . Of course, it plays along with the ‘no blacks are Republicans’ mantra.. C’mon people, this shouldn’t even be an issue.
Sure, I’ll admit I really don’t see curling as an interesting sport, worth my time. And yes, I think less of the grading of a lot of events. But I still respect what people put into them. And even if I dont’ care to watch the judging of figure skating, I still absolutely respect their talents.