Thursday August 19… Prime Time featured gymnastics and swimming… AGAIN. Is track and field starting yet? Though it was good to see the USA have an excellent day. Gold was flying around everywhere.
11pm-midnight. Bravo Channel. I don’t understand Bravo’s 33 minute obsession with sailing. Can someone explain that to me? Andrea wanted to see the Olympic committee force the competitors to train dolphins to do tricks while the competitors sail their little boats. I wanted to add canons to each boat and allow the competitors to shoot at each other. Now, that would be interesting. Or at the very least, force all the athletes to grow beards and wear pirate costumes.
Bravo showed about 2 minutes of badminton. Professional badminton is incredible. That shuttlecock was blinding fast. The Chinese defeated Great Britain for the gold. But it was close.
I don’t understand why badminton isn’t more popular. Most everyone has a badminton set in their garage. It’s fun. Who doesn’t like playing badminton? C’mon now. NBC should be broadcasting badminton prime time. I think a lot of Americans are getting tired of seeing a full week of swimming EVERY single night. Throw some badminton in there. Maybe they should get the NBA players to play badminton. We need to find a sport they can actually play.