Monday, February 20, 2006

U.S. Olympic Snowboarding

The U.S. has pretty much dominated all the snowboarding events at this year's Winter Olympics. As of yesterday, we've won 50% of ALL the snowboarding medals. Now I don't claim to be an Olympic expert - but perhaps our dominance can be traced back to the fact that we freakin' invented the sport.

China - a country of 1.3 billion people and a perennial athletic powerhouse - does not have a single snowboard athlete. Maybe it's because snowboards are too expensive there, or maybe it's because the government doesn't provide funding - but I'm guessing it's because there are no halfpipes in China.

Since we've started to add events that involve halfpipes to the Olympics, we might as well incorporate the entire X-Games. Team USA would kick so much ass. I'd kill to see a Bulgarian on a BMX bike, or a Nigerian on a skateboard doing a nollie flip 540. Hell - let's take the Americanization of the Olympics to the limit and add gun violence as an event.

3 Comments:

At 1:58 PM, Blogger T said...

Right on my soul brotha! Didya catch the Snowboard Motocross event? Uh... did the ancient Romans do that and we just missed it? Guess who won gold in that? Yeah if they were smart they'd add a welfare line jumping event and then my people would really stand a chance!

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous dave said...

nice entry...maybe you could add childhood obesity could be an event.

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous eXtreme Sports said...

Wow, I really dig your blog man. It's so cool your into sports like that. I wish I had the guts to do the same. I dared to make a website about it: eXtreme Sports, Greetz Xtreme!

 

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