Cutting out the Olympics fat, Part II
BTW: Nice of Russia to time its little war
with the opening of the Olympics. ... Bob asks
: Are the Olympics worth $43 billion? I loved this line about the demolition of entire Beijing neighborhoods: "If I've got it gauged correctly, this was the West End saga times a hundred." ... One other suggestion for the Olympics: Hold every other Summer Olympics in Athens. It'll cut down on costs. Not that it and other suggestions below will save the Olympics. The problems are deeper, mostly tied to how the games are no longer so special in an global age when someone can hop on a plane and go anywhere or post a YouTube video in seconds. All the more reason to make the Olympics more focused and unique. ... BTW II: Have no suggested solution for American television's wretched coverage, other than to tune out the coverage. Notice the Herald's coverage
of the Olympics: Below the New England Revolution as of 9:40 this morning. Says something about where the Olympics are headed. ...