July 25th, 2012

That’s enough bitching, it’s our turn now

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

Having had to listen to the constant bitching about the Olympic Games, massive cost, disruption, nothing for me, London-centric, jobs-for-the-boys, yada-yada-yada, for the last two years, enough already.

I can’t get a summer holiday, I can’t get time off to watch an event I have tickets for, but that’s in the past.

I am now looking forward to a couple of weeks of super sport. I love the Olympics and I’m not afraid to admit it.

I’ve got my BBC iPad app, my London games apps and  my 24 BBC live channels sorted. For the first time ever I’ll be able to watch any sport I choose from the Games*, brought to me by the best broadcasting operation on the world. The stories and experiences will be exciting, emotional and inspiring.

I’ve already got an interesting array of varying ciders in for the duration, it’s gonna be great.

Roll on Friday!

(* apart from the football, I won’t be watching that, obviously)

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  1. Aaron says:

    I wasn’t at all enthusiastic about the olympics, but with your mention of ciders… I think I have a plan for the latest homebrew.

    July 25th, 2012 at 22:28

  2. Paul says:

    Pleased to see someone saying something positive about the Olympics, I’m pretty excited too.

    July 26th, 2012 at 16:01

  3. Brontosaurus says:

    Well done for saying so 200. The Olympics is a fantastic event and I will be watching as much of it as possible. The miserable, dour brigade trying to dumb it down are a minority, thank God. The numbers coming out for the orch parade suggest huge numbers of people are behind it.

    July 26th, 2012 at 16:43

  4. jaded says:

    Minority? Figures please.

    July 26th, 2012 at 17:12

  5. h2631563 says:

    I’m got plenty of DVDs to help me avoid it.

    July 26th, 2012 at 17:48

  6. johnd2008 says:

    I am sick of it and it has not started yet.Still while they are on, the Iraqis will not be bombing each other and the Syrians will be gathered round the big screens together.

    July 26th, 2012 at 18:30

  7. Tony F says:

    I lost any interest in the Olympics when professional ‘sports’ persons were allowed to compete.

    July 26th, 2012 at 19:06

  8. 200 says:

    hey you lot, I thought I said that was enough bitching!

    July 26th, 2012 at 19:16

  9. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I`ll try to see some of it, nice to see some of the events that don`t get T.V. coverage for the other 3 years and 50 weeks. I`m hoping to see a few of our lot winning medals. I want to see underdogs pulling out their personal best to win gold. I know some say it`s ‘only’ sport but they`ve been working and dreaming about this opportunity since they were kids (at my age they still are kids a lot of them), and in the next two weeks they might achieve something they can tell their grandchildren about when they can no longer run and jump.

    I don`t begrudge the cost of the games, I think the country will get it all back, and more, through tourism in the next few years. Just as long as the bonkers lot with the suicide vests are kept in their box. Now THAT is a sport that`s a complete waste of time!

    For the next Olympics I`d really, really like to see the host country do it without any sponsorship from the likes of Coca-Cola and Addidas etc. Even if it has to be a very modest affair using existing stadiums and local facilities. Was in in the 20′s and 30′s when the boy scouts provided security?

    I thought the North Korean flag looked lovely on the big screen. Nice one LOCOG!

    July 26th, 2012 at 21:02

  10. Gary says:

    Roll on September all be forgotten then. Am going to avoid anything to do with it. All acorporate rip off.

    July 26th, 2012 at 22:09

  11. bill says:

    On another blog, some time ago, someone brought up the idea of having music played during the proceedings.

    I suggested Billy Idol’s “Flesh for Fantasy” during the Women’s events.

    Anyone . . ?

    July 26th, 2012 at 22:32

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