L.A. Times Bored of the Rings?

Say what you want about the decay of the Olympic spirit, the coolness factor is still in evidence. Like the United Nations, it’s not the reality of thing that’s most important: it’s the ideals behind it.

Whatever your opinion of the Olympics, however, check out the cheesiness factor of the lead headline in the L.A. Times Sports section this morning:

“Greece Is The World”

Jim Thorpe must be rolling (athletically) in his grave.

Oh, and the real reason those two Greek sprinters got suspended?

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They got the crazy eyes!

3 Replies to “L.A. Times Bored of the Rings?”

  1. The fromage factor of that headline is off the meter, and frankly I’m further disappointed that the Times deems the summer games unworthy of special section coverage. With all that’s at risk, this Olympics is easily one of the most heroic and complex and historic and I’m disgusted to have to suffer a newspaper that not only won’t give it the space and ink it deserves, but has also succeeded in making such a remarkable event as significant as an old movie’s title track.

  2. NBC may claim to offer 1,200 hours of programming coverage for the Olympics, but really, how much of that is devoted to *commercials*? It’s fucking annoying as all hell having to sit through a commercial break for what seems like every five minutes of Olympics coverage. Fuck you, NBC! :(

  3. >NBC may claim to offer 1,200 hours of programming coverage
    > for the Olympics, but really, how much of that is devoted to *commercials*?

    Ah, another opportunity for me to shill for TiVo. Record it, or let it run for a bit before you start watchign it. I’ve really been enjoying my commercial free coverage of the games.

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