21 August 2008

The TV Olympics has me befuddled.

We're done with Michael Phelps, right? It's all over? No more giant guy in little froggy pants? We are very happy for him, but we can be done now? Did I miss the dog agility? What channel was that on? Did I even watch tv this week? Where's the tv?

The horses are on but they are on at my friend's house. Or the internet. When our tv is on, it seems like it's the Giants again or volleyball? Why is there all this volleyball on my tv with the Giants? Because it is the babes in bathing suits event? The guys are wearing shorts and t-shirts and the girls are in sports bras and little bottoms right there on tv? I just wanted to watch the Jumpers go. Not the bathing suit parade. Olympic sports on my tv all involve bathing suits. Once I saw some 3-Day stuff. Not our bag. Was hoping to maybe see some Jumpers rounds. Except it was Michael Phelps and the sports bras. I think it's Buddhists that say you Don't hope. You either do, or you don't do. So I just gave up on TV Olympics somewhere this week.

I guess if we can't even have the horse Grand Prix guys, the guys out there winning the Big Money Grand Prix's on a regular basis on normal tv, we're not getting dog agility for a while. In horse Grand Prix, sponsored by Rolex. Mercedes. Win serious big piles of money. Dangerous! Dog Grand Prix? A little ribbon, except at the Nationals, a middling pot of money to pay for your airplane ticket. Maybe we need to add the water jump to dog Grand Prix? Would lose too many dogs to splashing joy? Experience the danger of the dicey front cross!

Michael Phelps has a bulldog, saw it on tv. Because he was on it every time my tv was for a while there. Maybe he learns to do dog agility out there in Florida or wherever? He's gonna need a hobby. Because I think after this, he's not gonna need a job.

5 comments:

Elayne said...

Darn it, you stole my rant. I think if they're going to include backyard bbq sports in the Olympics they should at least have lawn darts. That would be way more exciting than chicks running around the beach in their underwear chasing a vollleyball. But I don't think I'm the demographic that the networks are chasing here.

Agility Foot said...

I predict that Dog Agility will some day be an event at the Olympics. Horses do it, why can't dogs?
Then there would be plenty of sports bras and dogs to go around. Well, maybe not like volleyball sports bra. Older sports bras and skorts.

sclmarm said...

I agree with you and the volleyball outfits! Good grief, put some clothes on! The swimmers, like Mike, had more on. Seems like this Olympic coverage is all about volleyball and Mike with some gymnastics thrown in:( I don't think I would want dog agility to be an Olympic sport. It would just add to the viewing frustration!

Karen said...

I was wondering where the jumpers rounds were too. I think they used to show them before the beach babes with their bikinis and volleyballs showed up.

Cat, Tessie, & Strata said...

Off topic... but UKC agility has a water jump! It's an optional piece of equipment, and if used, has to be the last obstacle as to not get the rest of the course wet. Thought I'd share.

anyway, I agree with you, team dressage was on at like 4AM here. I caught some team eventing and that is it. ALSO, it is not available "on demand" unlike every other fricken sport. Wow, I can watch 45 minutes of table tennis, but I can't see Amy Tryon go flying off her horse's back...