Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy the Olympics, even though it may take me a few days to fully get into the spirit and pageantry of the games. There's something about rooting for your country in competitive sports that can not be matched in the NBA, MLB, or NFL. Don't get me wrong, I love those leagues and have a great time following my teams in those leagues, but it doesn't generate that same passion that I get when rooting for the stars and stripes to beat, well, the WORLD in everything from Skeleton to Curling.
Yes, I said Curling...
...which I still do not understand at all, but I definitely want the USA to be the best at it. And believe you me, I was rooting like heck for their stone and their sweeper dudes to do whatever it is they are supposed to do to win. Unfortunately it didn't work out so well for our Curling team this go 'round. But here's kudos to the two athletes that I found myself rooting the most for: Mr. Apollo Anton Ono (you are the man!) and Ryan Miller.
I don't know what it is, but Ono is to speed skating what Jerry Rice was to football: a cool, calm confidence. In my opinion no one looked cooler, more talented, or more confident on the football field than Jerry Rice. He excelled as the best wide receiver of all time and looked good doing it. That's how I felt about Apollo. The guy just flat out flies on the ice and looks good doing it, too. He's just plain cool, no other way to describe him.
So there you have it. My first of hopefully many more blogs to come. I hope you enjoyed this impromptu, off the cuff blog. You're welcome honey!