Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Opening Ceremonies Dud

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 10:28 AM

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Vancouver looks like a nice place to visit but not such a nice place to hold the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Parts of last night's opening ceremony on NBC looked as forced as Cris Collinsworth's constant smile. A parade of nation's with one athlete, an indoor arena, and worst of all no snow. My favorite part was when Bob Costas noted that some of the "indigenous people" had been dancing so long that they had to "take a knee."

The Chinese may have set the bar too high in the last summer Olympics. The Snoozer in Vancouver reminded me of the 1982 Worlds Fair in Knoxville. Thank goodness for the honey shots of the blond-haired skaters and skiers who are the early favorites for the coveted couch potato's gold medal.

I loved the hats and the hair on Lindsey Vonn, Lindsey Jacobellis, Gretchen Bleiler, and Tanith Belbin. Johnny Weir has something. And so does Apolo. Get ready for a week of constant exposure.

Bring on the short track, the moguls, the downhill, women's hockey and getting some air. And the snow.

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