Ty here again. Let’s get to it.
Why haven’t I watched the Olympics? After all, it only happens once every four years.
I could say I’m not interested, which would be true–even though I watch other sports events (like the Super Bowl). I like to see the best go head-to-head (which is why I enjoyed a snippet of an NPR monologue the other day about the levels of sports competition–comparing sports with judges to those with opponents). Olympics stuff isn’t as head-to-head as football is.
The Olympics do motivate and inspire, because of these things. These athletes are the best in the world, with all kinds of stories and unique life backgrounds. “Surely that would be a good enough reason,” the fiction writer in me says, “to check things out?”
“Sure,” my inner copywriter follows up, “and then you can figure out what motivated them, what they struggled through, because athletes are people, deep down.”
Maybe I forgot what channel the Olympics are on–but that could be solved with a Google search, or a channel surf.
But the real reason I haven’t watched is…
I’ve been mired in my day-to-day.
Simple but true. I’ve been busy with writing projects and research. There are other shows I’ve gotten caught up in, like NCIS, Person of Interest, and more.
Even though a lot of shows have taken time off for the Olympics, I didn’t want to let the Olympics into my routine. And I wasn’t super-motivated to check things out on TV.
For me, the Olympics is kind of like the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee. Yes, it’s on TV. Sure, it’s there, and if I’m surfing and land there, I may watch some.
But that’s all. Maybe I’ll change my mind, and take a look-see. I’m undecided.
I did find out that NBC has it on at 7:00 tonight.
Until next time,