I have trouble rooting for anyone at the Olympics. I'm so proud of ALL of them. What an accomplishment to just *be* there! Yay Mexico! Yay USA! Yay China!
I guess my over-positive attitude is the reason why I hate sports like gymnastics and equestrian events. They're so focused on the negative.
I hate sports that start at perfect and then you work backwards by how much you fuck up.
I'm so in awe of gymnasts strength and skills that it bothers me to be picking apart the performance. "Gee, after flipping three time through the air he stumbled when he landed? He sucks. That's gonna cost a tenth of a point."
In equestrian, they actually score it by "faults."
September 19, 2000