Is anyone else going to miss the Olympics? Yes, I said miss. So here's the thing, I'm not a big "sports person" per say. Meaning I don't follow sports scores religiously or set aside time to watch the game or anything like that. But you know what I am a fan of? High stakes sports. I love it when there is a lot on the line for the teams/competitors. Superbowl? I'm there! World Series? I'm cheering along! So when the Olympics comes along ever 2 years I am glued to the television. And since it is such a few and far between occurrence I will watch everything. I'm talking everything. I will watch my favorites like swimming and gymnastics but I will also watch sports that I otherwise wouldn't have much of an interest in-like indoor men's volleyball. Why? Because its the Olympics, soak it all in!
I get so excited by the idea that these competitors have worked for the last four years with this competition in mind. SO much is on the line which makes a win all the more exciting....and sadly makes the losses all the more heartbreaking. Oooh and then there are the behind the scenes stories about the athletes and their families, its guaranteed I, will cry. You know what else keeps me glued to the tv? The unity between the athletes. It doesn't matter what country you are from, if Jamaica does a good job, China will congratulate them, its a beautiful thing. Those are just a couple of reasons I will miss the Olympics.
Do you watch the Olympics? What are your favorite events?
P.S. Gymnastics fans check out McKayla Maroney's response to this. So funny!