They only come around once every four years. Yeah, yeah, I know technically they're on every two years but I have to wait 4 more years to see pairs skating again so...just nod your head now.
It's every country's TOP athletes. That's HUGE. Could you imagine being your country's #1 athlete, or even #2 or 3? I know I would never have been disciplined enough to even go half the distance these folks have.
So why is the press slamming them down?
MSNBC says the Olympics need a big star.
Why does the press feel the need to hype them up prior to the competition but when they come in 4th or 5th, the press slams them down.
I feel for Sasha Cohen. So what she hasn't spoken with the press. Just means the girl is concentrating on her skating. She doesn't have to give you a sound bite to make you happy. The only person she has to satisfy with her skating is herself. But that's not enough for the press. They're speculating all over the place about why she isn't talking with the press.
And for God's sake, leave Bode Miller alone. The man has proven his abilities over and over and over again, yet he ends up 5th and the press starts talking about how much he's partying. Do you mean to tell me he's the only athlete over there partying? Cuz last time I checked it takes more than one person to party. Bode is an awesome skier. And he's 5th in the world right now. Heck, there ain't a number large enough for where I would end up in a skiing competition.
I don't see any press members out there skiing for all their worth. Or trying a triple toe loop and landing it. Are they wearing speedskates and skating the 500 in under 30 seconds?
Nope. Don't see any of that.
Why can't they just appreciate the fact that these are the TOP athletes each country has. And enjoy the competition.
Why does it have to be a medal count?
Man oh man, just to represent your country means you have won.
So to the members of the press- LAY OFF!
Relax and enjoy the games. Enjoy the artistry and spirited rivalries of athletes who have seesawed their wins between them. Enjoy the Olympic spirit. Enjoy the coming together of countries that otherwise would spit on each other.
Put a positive spin on the stories. So what if the US only won the bronze. Good grief, that means we're 3rd in the world! There's nothing shameful about that. Instead, treat it as a cause to celebrate.
Relax and enjoy the fun.
I know I am.