Pseudo-Sports

PSEUDO-SPORTS….I have a huge rant about all those X-Games pseudo-sports at the Winter Olympics that’s been roiling around in my head for a while and could spill out onto the blog at any moment. You know the ones I’m talking about: moguls, halfpipe, snowboardcross, freestyle skiing, and so forth.

I’ll spare you the full rant, but the short version is: stupid faux urban-chic-meets-Nanook uniforms, stupid faux “I’m just here to have fun” hipster attitude, stupid faux “progressive” drivel from the announcers, and stupid real iPods stuck in their ears even during competition. I figure that if the competitors themselves don’t take their sport seriously enough to care about winning it, then there’s no reason for me to take it seriously enough to watch it.

With that as background, then, this news actually made me happy. Serves her right.

I know this makes me a bad person, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. You may now all commence hating me in comments.

UPDATE: In comments, MK points out that the “I’m just here to have fun” attitude doesn’t actually seem very faux at all. That’s a fair point. But if the competitors don’t really care about winning ? or even if they’re just pretending they don’t care about winning ? why should I care whether they win?