Sunday, July 13, 2008

2008 Summer Olympics

All opinions welcomed.
So, the summer Olympics start on August 8th and as you know that we are only allowed 1 hour of TV. Is there an exemption for the Olympics?
The summer Olympics only happens once every 4 years; it is not some kind of trashy reality show, cheesy drama or silly comedy, it is the Olympic games. People train their entire life for this and I argue that this is more than just vegging in front of the TV. Where else on TV will you find sportsmanship, team work, inspiration, pure athleticism and competition?
I think that we should all support Team USA and watch them compete in Beijing. Who is with me?


Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

I agree, but only as far as gymnastics goes. The rest of it I can do without. We could all pick one sport that we really want to watch and have that one not count??

Dave Sedgwick said...

I think Amanda has a good point. Maybe 2 hours a day if you're watching the olympics? The point is not to waste your day away watching TV, right? And to avoid too many trashy reality shows. :) --jess

Julie Jewkes said...

So what's the verdict on the Olympics? I vote for Olympics not counting for our one hour per day, then the rest of the Olympics that day being free! I want to watch it all...and continue to dream of being an Olympian someday in the next life.
I need to figure out how to do this outside of Julie's account!