I have spent the first week of the Torino games bashing our Team USA's performances. Sure, we are in the top five of the standings.....and no one has won as medal gold medals as us....but I'm still not impressed. I mean, 6 of our 10 medals have been in snowboarding, one in freestyle skiing....and the other three in alpine and speed skating.
What has disappointed me most is HOW we are acting in these games. From Michelle Kwam turning down her "honorary" spot on the team....to Bode Miller's tank job...to the men's hockey team's slow start...to the women's hockey team falling apart...to Johnny Weir's prissy fit...to Lindsey Jacobellis showing off and then losing her gold....and these Olympics are being beaten in the ratings by, what Jim Rome likes to call, "American Karaoke".
Our big gold medal winners talk like they just rolled out of that bus with Jeff Spicoli in the beginning of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". Weir blamed his missed medal on a missed bus, dust in his quarters and bad biorhytms in the arena. In true American style....Bode Miller's brashness has made him more of buzz athlete than his performance. He's done nothing in the Games, but his drinking and big mouth keep him on our TVs. We've had members of our nordic combined and team pursuit, uh, teams, blast each other after stinking up the place. And all this before the chicks get on the ice to figure skate!!!!
Well, I found an article that just tells it better than anything I could write here. Check out FOXSports.com - Winter Olympics- Best and worst of the Olympic week that was on the first week of the Olympic effort. Enjoy!