One of my roommates commented about how I must be super patriotic about sports, seeing as I get so excited for the Olympics.
This is super untrue.
I have a different national team that I root for in soccer because I know I will only be disappointed in the American team.
which is why van persie’s betrayal to man u CUT DEEP, YA’LL, IT CUT DEEP and the reason the only man u player i ever liked was van der sar American rugby isn’t a thing, American soccer makes me want to cry, and I have only recently found a team to latch on to in the NHL (the Admirals are AHL so I haven’t had a big kid team to root for until I decided I could break the No Rooting For Illinois Sports Teams rule of any true Milwaukee native just this once), I don’t watch other sports unless bribed by alcohol or food or both. Except for MMA fighting because I would apparently be well suited for being an ancient Roman spectator
I just like the Olympics. Ice dancing is equal parts amazing and hilarious (who the hell names something that technically difficult a TWIZZLE, for fuck’s sake?), snowboarders make me smile (“fakey” is a technical term in that sport, there is hugging and bro cheek kisses, they are all a gift to humankind), and the men’s hockey starts in two days, which I will apparently have to get up at 7 AM for, and I have seriously considered getting up at 3 AM to watch hockey, these are real thoughts I have. I don’t actually care who wins. I just like watching it/laughing at it/crying at the commercials where olympians talk about how awesome their moms are.
If there is brawling on the ice between the US and the Russian team on Saturday, it will be all the sweeter.