NBC newscasters are at it again. The infamous, mandatory, maudlin back-story of every athlete:
“Shortly after Mary’s parents died in the car wreck, Mary was diagnosed with a rare disease and had both legs and arms amputated, but continued to train for the marathon anyway with the help of her loyal dog, Buster. She is in Athens now, and is dedicating this race to her beloved grandmother who raised her and was recently eaten alive by wolves as she futilely attempted to rescue poor Buster who fell down a well….”
Are there NO Olympic athletes who do not have some heart-felt, tear-jerky back story?
Isn’t there one fucking athlete who simply always excelled at sports, got B’s and C’s in college and sells car insurance?