Hey, Olympics!: The Noble Art of Curling

No doubt you, like me, were mesmerized by the thrilling and exhilarating sport of Curling at the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where it probably surpassed the other notable sports of kings; darts and snooker for excitement and edge of the seat play. One could only marvel, drooling from our armchairs, at the athleticism and … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: Women Celebrating? Inconceivable!

After their 2-0 victory over the US, the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team celebrated on the ice of the arena with champaigne, beer, and cigars. And this has launched a media uproar with the unflappable Skip Bayless at the helm, for this form of celebration is most unbecoming for a group of ladies! Really? Get over … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: or, One Last Obligatory Figure-Skating Post

The Women’s Figure-Skating Freeskate (or “Long Program” as it used to be called, which actually makes a lot more sense) was last night…and really it was a bunch of yawn. Kim Yu-Na skated beautifully and perfectly cementing herself as Ice Goddess of Olympus. Mao Asada, Kim’s only real competition, tripped and allowed Kim a less-contested … Continue reading

Sven Kramer Begins Hunt

After being disqualified from the speed-skating 10K event for following the poor advice of coach Gerard Kemkers, Sven Kramer has decided Kemkers must go. He delivered a note to him last night to the same effect, along with a pair of skates and a message that Kemkers has a night’s headstart in any direction. Witnesses … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: a Figure Skating Report from Vancouver (right?)

So I was watching the Women’s figure-skating last night, and as the girls glided across the ice in their glittering tutus, I noticed that only three of the many competitors chose songs I was actually “down with”. In a “sport” that’s at least half performance (as we found out in the Men’s competition), I think … Continue reading