As you all know we are several days into the 22nd Winter Olympics and the race for medals is tight and heated as some of the best winter Olympians compete for international glory. Early on team USA struggled to find the podium. As much as we like chanting “USA, USA, USA,” I feel like unwarranted disappointment and media scrutiny has been placed on our athletes especially since they are probably disappointed as well. We expect our team to be the best and I know they give this their all and so when they don’t find the podium it shouldn’t be us who are disappointed. We shouldn’t be allowed to be disappointed. They are competing as some of the best athletes in the world against some of the best athletes in the world. So when Shaun White gets fourth in the snowboard half pipe, he is placing fourth in the whole world. Fourth out of over 7 billion people, that’s amazing. Or when our downhill skiers are tenths of a second off the podium, tenths of a second, they are still doing something I would never dream of doing. They are racing down a steep, snow-covered mountain at speeds of almost 80 mph. You couldn’t pay me to try to get down that slope on a pair of skis. So to the media and everyone who is complaining that we are failing, needs think for a minute that these athletes are competing at the highest level on the biggest stage and deserve our utmost support because you can be sure that they want to win gold more than any of us want them to. All I’m saying is that no matter what place they get, they are still doing an awesome job.
Alright, that’s all I’ve got this time (mainly because I lost my train of thought since this took so long) but be on the lookout for more posts to come in the next few days. Have a great rest of the weekend and go, go Team USA.