Found July 19, 2012 on Extra Pine Tar:
I just don’t understand how anybody in the world – besides the competitors – gets fired up for the Olympics. I mean, who cares? Who really cares if we have the best gymnasts in the world, or the best skiers or whatever? If anything, I think everyone who competes in the Olympics is really weird, and it makes me uncomfortable. They get up at like 4 a.m. every day and train. They have no childhoods, they have overbearing parents and they do it all to compete in an event that doesn’t pay the winners. The juice just doesn’t seem to be worth the squeeze. You’re going to have to give me at least some compensation for working ridiculously hard for 15 years other then the chance at getting a small hunk of gold. I get the patriotism, too. I’m all for supporting our country, and if I had a preference it would be that the United States wins most of the gold medals. But I don’t really care. Am I going to lose sleep if we come in second in the table tennis? No, I’m going to sleep better knowing t...

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