To be honest....unless you play in the NHL or you are Michelle Kwan, I probably have never heard of any of our American athletes in the Winter Olympics.
Most Americans haven't. That's why NBC crams those vinettes down our throats about certain of our athletes. We get to see and know their heartwarming story, which in turn allows us to root for them as people and not just because they represent our country.
Since I work nights, I get to watch about a smidge of NBC's coverage of the games during my breaks. On Tuesday, I was introduced to Johnny Weir.
To be PC about this.....ol' Johnny Weir basically was everything I expected from a male figure skater. He talked about how "Republicans" wouldn't appreciate his style and how he doesn't think he's "a diva". Yet, the feature on him showed him strutting down the street with a fur coat on, huge sunglasses and tons of shopping bags in tow. I then watched his performance....one arm in black straps and another arm wearing white with a red glove. He was supposed to be a swan!
Well, the culmination of his event was tonight....and Weir did what many in Team USA has done these Games......disappoint.
Apparantly, he missed the bus to get him to the arena. While he arrived in time to perform, he got to the arena later than he would've liked, and spent a bunch of energy and nerves on just trying to get there. Weir also said his biorhythms were off. He said, "I never felt comfortable in this building. I didn't feel my inner peace. I didn't feel my aura. I was black inside."
He has been "The Mouth" of the Games.....along with Bode Miller. The rude American. He complained about his living quarters [there was dust!]. He wants limo services.....not that smelly old bus that he missed.
Tim Dahlberg of the AP said that "Tonya Harding acted tougher than this guy."
His favorite celebrity is Madonna.
One of his nicknames is "Tinker-belle"
His favorite drink is Peach Nectar.
He loves Desperate Housewives and Sex and the City.
His favorite designer is Geoffrey Small. Be warned that SportzAssassin.com has no favorite designer. He also lists his favorite boutiques. Um, is Best Buy a boutique?? If so, then that's mine.
Ok, now I am making fun.....but in all seriousness, the USA has missed the bus. This was our prized male skater bowing out of the medals. Kwan has already left. Sure, we lead with the most gold medals, 6, but most of those are won in the X-games type events. We need more than just stoners winning our medals!!!!
Sorry....I needed that rant...lol.