I’ve heard a lot of talk and I’ve seen a lot of chatter(ahem, twitter) about the winter Olympics being too boring. I’ve heard they’re not as fun as the summer, so therefore not worthy of being watched. I have actually found the opposite to be true. I’ve found myself watching these winter Olympics just as much, if not more than the summer games. True, the summer Olympics being in China and that crazy time zone really hurt my viewership(I really hate watching tape delayed sports). Also true, with the winter games being in Vancouver and the western time zone I can watch more with events being spread out over NBC, USA, and CNBC. But that’s not all of it.
I find these games to be quite fun to watch. Every time I turn it on, I find an appealing story to go along with the athletes competing. I feel the athletes more or less represent the amateur spirit of what an olympic competitor should be. Sure hockey has it’s fair share of NHL athletes just as basketball had in the NBA, difference is the NBA sucks and the NHL does not, so there. I wasn’t looking forward to these games, but now that they’re here, I’m hooked.
However, if you’re not hooked, keep reading as I give you 5 reasons you should be.