August 15, 2006

Without Olympic rings, the world championships are just a bunch of guys playing basketball.: Requires viewing an ad for a day pass.

posted by gradys_kitchen to basketball at 12:52 PM - 2 comments

King makes a couple of valid points about the "importance" of specific events, and captures the fan's perspective pretty well. Of course, the athlete's perspective on world championships versus Olympics is quite different.

posted by Amateur at 03:23 PM on August 15, 2006

King also tackles a Spofi dead horse with this quote: It kind of dovetails with the argument that you're a mouth-breathing Neanderthal if you don't get excited by soccer/cycle racing/whatever sport Americans don't care that much about that the person talking happens to really dig. Or something. I have a hard time really focusing on this argument because whenever someone starts to make it I start shooting my gun, driving my SUV and reciting dialog from "Walker, Texas Ranger." Hoowa!

posted by gradys_kitchen at 04:33 PM on August 15, 2006

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