Daisy Bateman

The Other Events

This is why I Tivo everything. Because yeah, the ice skating is pretty and downhill skiing is flashy, but this is why I watch the other stuff. Today I was completely thrilled by biathalon, of all things, which has got to be the only sport that understands the mechanics of suspense. I skipped the hockey, of course, but then NBC must have needed some filler because they showed the alternately uplifting and tragic story of a bobsledder named Eugenia Monti, who made pretty much everyone I’ve seen in the games so far come off as a total putz.

Sorry about the dip into seriousness. I’ll get back to the snarking shortly.

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