How is this an Olympic sport?
Nothing against the athletes involved, of course, and I know that its difficult to do well. . .
But, isn’t there another sport already called volleyball played on a court with 6 people on each side?
How about we start a Beach Basketball team. Here’s what we’ll do: 2 people on each team instead of 5 and get this. . .we’ll play it on sand.
How about Beach Soccer? Here’s what we’ll do: 2 people on each team and. . .wait for it. . .we’ll play it on sand.
Beach handball? Why not? We’ll take regular handball, except put 2 people on each team and. . .try to follow me on this one, we’ll play it on SAND!!
Voila!!! Three completely new revolutionary sports, all ripe for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. We can man the teams with people who couldn’t make the regular team, and to get you to watch, we’ll dress the women in skimpy bikinis.
(this is such an obvious rant that it’s probably been said before, but I guess I’m swept up in the olympic spirit.)