Commentary: Jeremy’s Favorite Olympic Sports

Matt’s Commentary –

5. Decathalon

If I were some sort of sports athlete this might be the sport for me since I get bored easily focusing intensely on one thing. Thus why I always have numerous projects that I’m working on at the same time. The variety of events would be interesting to me and seeing how much I could master each one.

4.  Bobsled/Luge/Skeleton

As a spectator, I have high anxiety watching any of these and couldn’t imagine how freaked out I’d be if I was riding on this little piece of metal down the ice.

3.  Cycling (road race, not the track stuff)

I have tremendous respect for those who do the multi-day cycling and the stamina that such a feat requires but it is literally one of the last things I ever want to watch. I don’t know what is worse to watch NASCAR or cycling.

2. Doping

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1. Handball

If you think about it, all sports grew out of children’s play so it is not unreasonable to elevate a sport that many Americans might consider juvenile to the prestige of an Olympic sport. Though I might have to draw the line at hopscotch as an Olympic sport but maybe one day there will be a hipster Olympics where that is in vogue.

Jackie’s Commentary –

5. Decathalon

Good pick. Wish I would have thought of it.

4.  Bobsled/Luge/Skeleton

I’m all about that high anxiety/adrenalin these sports bring out in a spectator.  I think it’s great and makes me emotionally invested in each race. Which is the whole point of this deal, right?

3.  Cycling (road race, not the track stuff)

Nope. I have a weird thing about bicycles. I don’t know. Maybe it’s from an event that I’ve suppressed from my childhood, but I don’t like being on bikes. I hate to watch people on bikes. And I especially hate driving by people on bikes. Me watching cycling in the Olympics is like watching a cat cough up a hairball that doesn’t exist.

2. Doping

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1. Handball

Remember when tug-of-war was an Olympic sport? Let’s bring that back. I think I knew that Handball was a thing or that it was even in the Olympics. I’m guessing I would watch it based on my enjoyment of watching any field sport (soccer, rugby, football. And basketball. And other sports and stuff.)

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