Well, justinh, what is football? A bunch of guys pile on top of one another about twice every minute. From time to time, one kicks the ball and they all run after it. That gets boring real fast.
What is baseball? One man throws the ball. Another occasionally hits it. Sometimes they run and throw the ball around between the men on the field, but overall the game is slow and has no time limit. That gets boring real fast.
What is golf? Somebody hitting a little white ball through a park, aiming to eventually get the ball in a hole. That gets boring real fast.
I could go on, but I’m sure you get the point: that any sport or endeavour can be boring to those who do not know what to watch for in it.
(And just for the record, I do actually like the sports I listed above, and enjoy watching them.)
Justinh, you see about four jumps or spins, clowning with a prop, and skating backwards clockwise and counterclockwise. What I see is something totally different: backwards crosscuts counterclockwise, a switch to a left forward outside edge, a takeoff from the left leg, a triple axel, and a landing on a right back outside edge–but the landing is a little shaky, and the skater will likely lose points for that one. And that’s only one of the elements; I could go on, but I won’t.
If you don’t want to learn about the things that might make your viewing of skating more enjoyable, that’s fine. Heck, if you decide that you just plain don’t like skating, that’s fine too–it has its detractors and you can be one if you like. But if that’s the case, perhaps the next time you come across skating on TV, whether it’s a competition or an exhibition, you should just change the channel and see what else is on.