Monday, August 16, 2004

Olympic spirit

During the Olympics I become everything that I am usually not. I hate the idea of judged sports -- give me a timed race or a game where you have to score points any day -- and yet during the Olympics I watch gymnastics and diving like a crazed person. Synchronized diving has been a revelation. Stuff I don't watch at any other time -- for two weeks every four years I become an Expert. Shit, I even like the schlocky human interest stories. I become totally U!S!A! in the war of Olympic geopolitics.

Everything that I am not, or everything that I am only secretly.

And man, track and field hasn't even started yet.


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