You know the last time I gave a shit about the Olympics?
USA v Russia 1980.
I was laid up in bed with a broken leg that I suffered when I fell off the t-bar on my way up the bunny slope to my first ever skiing lesson, my first time ever on skis.
That Olympics was great and I would argue the pinnacle of American pride that I can remember during my lifetime.
But now I don’t know a single person that cares a bit about the Olympics. No one. Well no-one except the athletes themselves and family members I suppose.
The amount of money poured into advertising for the Olympic games and the stadiums built are staggering. I don’t know if it’s worthwhile for these companies or not to spend this much dough on advertising. You would think their marketing teams would know what they are doing at these huge companies but then again think about all the companies that overpay for naming rights to stadiums when they are flush with cash and we only find out a couple years later they go bankrupt. I suppose blowing tons of money on stupid campaigns doesn’t help the bottom line but whatever, it’s not my dough.
As a devout and completely biased homer for all teams that represent our geographic region and USA in the Olympics this isn’t a slight to the athletes, I wish them the best. I just don’t know when the whole allure of the Olympics fell apart for me and I wonder if others feel the same.
Vote for how much you enjoy the Olympics below-
Matty Olson, owner of Surfside Subs just stopped by to pick up his lobsters to make his outstanding lobster rolls and I asked him when was teh last time he cared about the Olympics. his response- “Never” I asked what about the Miracle on Ice?’
His reply he was too young to remember that because he’s 35.
I rest my case.