February 17, 2006

Woeful Imbalance

As the media gorges itself on "sports" like snowboarding and ice skating, Mark Yost (guest-blogging over with Fishsticks) tackles the Winter Olympics' finest sport.

Although he's got one thing wrong; I can not only XC ski, but I can bench-press Strom.

Well, Margaret anyway.

Posted by Mitch at February 17, 2006 07:07 AM | TrackBack

Note to clown, PB and Doug: Insert Cheney on skis joke here. You're welcome.

Posted by: chriss at February 17, 2006 10:09 AM

Nah, in the Cheney biathalon you have fall down while trying to walk a straight line before shooting.

Posted by: angryclown at February 17, 2006 01:33 PM

Ah, the old "What is a sport" chestnut. If you are concerned about subjectivity, at least consider snowboard cross and parallel grand slalom in snowboarding. Look at the finish line or compare the clock times, and you know who has won. Little subjectivity there.

Consider also that many well-accepted sports have their moments of subjectivity as well, when it comes to interpreting the rules. (Pass interference calls in football; calling a runner out in baseball, etc.)

Posted by: PolicyGuy at February 17, 2006 02:11 PM


I understand that these are all sports.

I just put them in scare quotes to highlight my contempt for them, in comparison with Nordic Biathlon.

Posted by: mitch at February 17, 2006 02:58 PM

I had to laugh out loud, watching women's curling.

The Swedish women's team was all tall, slender, beautiful blondes.

Talk about stereotypes!


Posted by: nathan bissonette at February 17, 2006 03:56 PM

Cheney would never participate. It's too much work getting in and out of the limo with ski's on.

Posted by: Doug at February 18, 2006 07:23 PM

Bill Clinton loved curling. When he played they used a double Whopper with cheese. He never lost.

Posted by: Kermit at February 18, 2006 07:46 PM
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