February 24, 2006

The Bronze Medalist Must Have Just Hit The Wall And Burst Into Flames

My friend Brother Fnord has been goading me to snark on Olympic figure skating, and I told him that doing so would require me to expend enough effort to actually care about it, or at least pretend that I did (although I do admit watching the Italian ice dancing pair's final performance just to see if she'd rip his balls off in front of the whole world), but last night was the final straw. Fnord - you win. Here's your snark:

I've always maintained that figure skating is fixed worse than pro wrestling, and last night proves it. How the hell can you can fall TWICE in the final round and still end up with the silver medal?

And don't write in trying to explain it to me; I've already spent more time thinking about this than I really wanted to.

(And yes, I'm filing this under Media Stupidity rather than Sports since figure skating isn't a sport, and it's media stupidity to insist that it is.)


Posted by Chris at February 24, 2006 10:01 AM

Category: Media Stupidity

Thank you, Brother Guinness, for your acknowledgement of my victory.

Best comment I've heard about the Italian ice dancing pair (curtesy of someone i'll call Brother EestiBoong):
"Ugly gets even uglier when it's angry."

Posted by: Brother Fnord at February 24, 2006 02:51 PM