Originally posted by greenpawn34
His sport lasts 10 seconds....10 seconds...his lap of honour took 5 minutes.
What kind of cretin pays money to watch a sport that lasts 10 seconds.
Sport should be played with a ball (or chess pieces) everything else is nonsense.
Diving...they are in the air for 2 seconds......stupid.
Shooting...the bullet leaves the barrel and hits the targe ...[text shortened]... crapped.
It's a waste of money and TV time (and a con, the gold medals are not even real gold.)
That is such a shame you cant see the beauty in any of that. In Europe Cycling is as big as Soccer, or what Americans call soccer. Cycling is something I did, and raced against professionals. When you see it on tv it looks easy. Go to your local bike shop, and go for a ride with the local club on a Monday or Friday. Two of the easy days for the week. They do about fifty miles. See if you can stay with them for one mile.
Bolt just became the fastest man on the planet for the third Olympics in a row, which has never been done before in the history of the Olympics. At his age, although young, it actually older for his event. And since his country loves him, and his country does not win many medals, I think we can cut him some slack on the five minute waving to people who all love him no matter what country they were from. Plus, this was the last time they will see him competing. And it was not ten seconds, he has come the closest to breaking 9 seconds, the first HUMAN to ever come as close as he has.
I love the UFC, which is Mixed Martial Arts. I did it as an amateur. So when you are talking about a "mans" sport? Why not talk wrestling or boxing, and now Jui Jitsu will be added. Contact sports.
I respect your opinion. Everyone has a right to theirs.
But I find it so sad you cant see the beauty in what they have spent their lives perfecting, and they are the best in the world at it.
Is there anyone on this site that can say they are the best in the world at anything? Or how about top three?
I think all people, those who are kind anyway, should be respected. These athletes represented their countries with honor.
I for one, am proud of all of them.
But I do respect your opinion.