Yeah, so, I completely forgot to blog about the Super Bowl, but pretty much everything that could be said about it has been said, so I won't go on other than to say I'm very pleased with the Saints winning because 1. I won a bet with my Colts-fan mother which will result in a free dinner in the next month and 2. I won the box pool that the Modern Love Machine entered my money into, getting a whopping $35 (hey, free money is free money).
But since we're on the topic of sports, holy cow, the Olympics start Friday! I'm so incredibly stoked. I don't care what anyone says, the winter olympics are far superior to their summer sibling because 1. downhill skiing is my favorite sport which I cannot see on a near-daily basis 2. luge, skeleton and bobsled 3. weird sports Americans can't be bothered to get into like the biathlon or curling and 4. I can only get into hockey when there are nationalities attatched.
And then there's figure skating, which we all love for one major reason, right? Just like we watch hockey for the fights, we watch ice skating for the falls. Because even though they're not funny, THEY ARE. (Except for the time Michelle Kwan fell at Salt Lake, because we all did really want her to win.) **
Scott Hamilton recounts the most memorable figure skating falls from his time as an olympic commentator here. I'm posting the No. 1 despite its ridiculous length because it's worth watching for the following figure skating/sports cliches:
1. A figure skater refers to himself as an artist.
2. Even 18 years ago, Verne Lundquist was old. Scott Hamilton, however, never ages.
3. Scott Hamilton engages in melodramatic commentary about figure skating. While wearing a tux.
4. Kurt Browning wears a flamingly ugly outfit. And then falls.
**Despite the fact that I am making fun here, I do completely respect the fact that figure skating is hard work, and that I could never do what they're doing. Trust me, I tried. I took skating lessons as a tot for all of about two weeks before I was dunzo. I also realize that it must be devastating to reach the greatest of all competitions and then fall. It's still kinda funny though.