As the Olympics go on, and on, and on, I am continuously surprised by the fact I just don't care. This doesn't just apply to the opening ceremonies, the boring back and forth of a swimming event that takes 10 minutes to complete, or the water polo where there is a whistle for a penalty every 2.5 seconds but none of them seem to matter except for the annoying sound of the constantly blowing whistle. What's weird is that I don't even care about sports that I otherwise spend an inordinate and possibly unhealthy amount of time devoting my attention to, like basketball. I keep trying to watch and to care, but I just can't do it.
Maybe I'm old too school, and if there's not an enemy like the Russians then it's just no fun. Is anyone really going to be pissed if China gets more medals than the US? Our economies are completely interdependent and they have nukes, so there is no Red Dawn possibility. I even couldn't get up
for the women's tennis final which pitted US vs Russia. Sharapova is just too damn good looking.