I wished I was smarter
I wished I was stronger
I wished I loved Jesus
The way the my wife does
*sigh* the more I watch Nascar, the more I learn to apreciate it. My dad actually came over to watch the Daytona 500 with me and it was a decent time. It’s one thing just to watch cars racing around in circles while listening to commentators go nuts, but it’s something different when you’re watching it with someone who can explain things and answer questions. That being said, I’m not going to buy and crew members jackets or place any pathetic “8” stickers on my car, but it’s just another alternative to NBA basketball.
1. Bryant Gumbel’s comments and how people are taking them.
Ok first off, his comments weren’t racist as much as they were completely stupid. Here’s why,
A.”…despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention”
I’ll tell you why there’s a “paucity of blacks in the Winter Games. It’s actually the same reason why there are very few athletes from South America and why there’s a lack of porn stars competing and why there’s a lack of people named Cody in the Olympics.
People named Cody either didn’t participate in the Olympics for whatever reason, or they’re just not good enough in the specific events. Bottom line. There’s really no racial discrimination unless there’s a country purposely preventing African dissented athletes from competing in which case then there’s a profound point, but I haven’t heard any of that. Just in case Gumbel was wondering there is also a lack of Mexicans and Egyptians in the Olympics. I wouldn’t blame the Olympics on that or even put blame out for that.
B. “Try not to point out that something's not really a sport if a psuedo-athlete waits in what's called a "kiss and cry area…”
Why I don’t care for figure skating, I do believe those people are athletes. And if he was pointing out that these Winter Olympics do not feature the best athletes in the world I would like the hear his definition. While I could watch almost any sport and question if these people are the best athletes (in general) I would be hard pressed to say that for people that participate in Iron Man competitions. It all comes down to the subjective nature in the question being the word “best”. I think Nordic skiers have a crap load of endurance and I would call those guys pretty damn good athletes. I would also even go as far as to say curling takes quite a bit of endurance to continuously and vigorously sweep in front of the rock for fifty feet. The sport of curling takes much more endurance, strategy, and tactical measures than the “sport” of bowling could ever even dream of.
If it’s the summer Olympics that he’s saying has the best athletes in the world, it could be but even the summer Olympics have dumb “sports” like shooting and table tennis.
Basically, the bottom line is that Gumbel is a dick.
2. The movie “Dirty Love”
I’ve seen some really bad scenes in my life but….Jenny McCarthy running through the aisles at the grocery store with blood dripping from her vagina easily takes the cake.
I think I can rest easy knowing that I’ve seen the grossest, and nastiest scene that I have seen and ever will see in a movie.
The movie as a whole was…lets just say that Jenny McCarthy doing impromptu is a good compliment for a shotgun pointed to the head.
3. NBA all star game
People actually pay to see this.