Nothing would be further from the truth, the whole thing has become so awful that I have no intention of watching a single second.
I don’t want to disrespect the fine athletes (well most of them anyway) that have worked hard to compete in London, but I thought I’d list my top 5 reasons why the London Olympics sucks…
- NBC TV Coverage
I could probably end the list with just this first item. If you live anywhere else in the World you might not understand how bad this is, but honestly, NBC Olympic coverage is simply not watchable.
If you live in the UK, Australia, Canada or just about any country, cherish your TV coverage. If not for the other four reasons, I’d try and find a BBC feed for the games.
- Stuart Pearce
If you are not British, there is a good chance you don’t know who this guy is. For me, he took away the single interesting thing about the 2012 Games. For some obscure reason, Stuart Pearce was given the job of managing the Team GB (what a hideous name!) football team – that’s proper football, not American by the way.
Just about anyone with even the slightest interested in football was looking forward to watching David Beckham play in International football for the last time. So what does this fool Pearce do? He decides to believe he is Sir Alf reincarnated and doesn’t pick Beckham. What an idiot! Pearce, this isn’t the World Cup, you moron!
Hey, Pearce – this is a competition with no meaning, we only wanted to watch to see Beckham. Grrrrr!! (and I’m not a Beckham fan by any means!)
- Beer and Burgers
Unfortunately the Olympic ideal sold out to big corporations long ago. As a result of this, it will be impossible to buy British beer at the Games (you’ll have to make do with that virgin’s pee known as Budweiser if you go. Fancy a nice British burger? Forget about it! Because of the MacDonald exclusive you’ll have to make do with their garbage. Sorry!
- Plastic Brits
It seems the GB team is full of people with a rather nebulous claim to even being British. To be honest I really don’t care if your great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother’s former room mate once spotted the English coast on a page in an atlas, you are not bloody British!
- The US Team Lame Outfits
This one is so dumb you have to laugh.Turns out the cute little outfits that the US team member will be wearing for the opening and other events were made in China! With his Olympic connections and history of exporting American jobs to Asia, I see Mitt Romney at work here.
So there you have it – the 2012 Olympic Games – an example of selling out to big business interests at the expense of giving the fans what they want.
You’re welcome to it, I won’t be watching.