'John's life started out idyllic enough ...'
reveals the general plot-line formula for all those annoying Olympic personal stories the TV types think viewers want. ... What can you say about the Olympics? It's like hearing about Polaroid, or some other long-forgotten person or institution, and thinking, "Are they still around?" The same thought pops to mind when I see a Howard Johnson's or a bottle of Tang, etc., etc. ... Soxaholix post via Adam
-- The Phoenix's Steven Stark
Despite all the hype about to smother the planet like a Beijing smog cloud, the Olympics will soon be unmasked as the overrated spectacle it is -- one that is also long past its modern heyday, which occurred in an era when there were few other international competitions.
Personally, I'd rather watch the World Cup. I wouldn't have said that 10 years ago.