Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Continuing yesterday's thought...

More precisely, it isn't just the whining of the Olympic announcers that is really getting my goat, it's the second-guessing of the judges. Yes, many of the announcers are experts in their field, but it is hellishly tacky to be quite so high-handed about it. And even *that* wouldn't be quite so ugly if it wasn't so conspicuous that 90% of this second-guessing is in cases where the Americans didn't win. The result is a sort of ugly sour-grapes jingoism that puts my teeth on edge.

And the thing is, I really appreciate the sporting event *as* a sporting event. I enjoy cheering on the atheletes, and I'll admit that I get a grin when an American does well. But the blatant political slant of the coverage cheapens the whole damned thing, and aggravates me quite a bit...
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