It will haunt me like a fake Floyd Mayweather smile or a pontificating Max Kellerman comment.
Following the hilarious hammer throw at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, I never imagined that my sports viewing standards could sink any lower.
Well, that’s until I caught the comedic competition called curling at this year’s 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The bizarre sight of skinny Scandinavians sporting flashy harlequin pants while swooshing plastic kitchen brooms across an ice skating rink has been burnished in my memory.
Who on planet Earth, other than their mothers, would ever consider these swashbuckling Northern European Broadway wannabes true Olympians?
Just how inebriated were International Olympic Committee members when they sanctioned curling as an Olympic sport? It even got me thinking.
Could Ice Fishing & Snow Man Building Become Future Winter Olympic Sports?
If curling is an official Winter Olympic sport, could ice fishing, snowman building and snow angel making be very far behind?
Word has it that Pyeongchang Olympic mascots Soohorang and Bandabi winced when watching the curling competition and compared it to witnessing a bake-off on the Food Channel.
After seeing the curlers compete, frisbee golfers and beer pongers begun petitioning the IOC for official sanctioning in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Russia.
Is it just me or do you also view curling as scandalously skirting the sanctity of sports by not requiring even the remotest semblance of athleticism?
Let’s be honest. Have you ever heard anybody say, “I’m playing in a real competitive inner-city curling league this season?”
Or, “Who will you pick as your sweeper in next season’s Fantasy Curling League?”
Or, worse yet, “Let’s run on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods! I hear they just stocked their shelves with latest curling gear, and their curling broom assortment is awesome!”
As far as I’m concerned, any sport that rhymes with twirling can’t possibly be any good at all. Enough of this nonsense!
All this talk of curling makes me think about hurling my lunch!
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MIKE – thee American made voice on sports!