With the games about to kick off in Athens, I thought a thread on this great dope-fest was appropriate.
Which sport - okay, you wouldn’t even want to dignify it by calling it a sport - out of the hundreds that will be indulged in over the next few weeks do you think Lynndie England or Michael Moore (insert your favourite crook here - no offence meant, just the first two names that came to mind) should be forced to watch ever single minute of?
In time honoured fashion, I’ll run the first leg of the relay and nominate (out of many honorable contenders) fencing.
Classical event - yep. Aeons old - yep. But just sooo boring. They wear so much equipment you can’t tell who the hell’s fighting, and there’s not even the bonus of a bit of blood. Those white suits sum it up - the most anaemic prancing about you’ve ever seen. What’s more the one who you think has won always loses and you can’t work the heck out why.
And in case you think the short bouts are an advantage, they’re not. That just means you get more of these mind-numbing elasticated assaults squeezed into each hour. Sort of like watching Greg Rudeski play…well…Greg Rudeski every day, without the obscenities.
OK, over to you guys.