Daisy Bateman

Five Good Things About Curling

It has come to my attention that I have been a tiny bit hard on curling lately, especially considering that I haven’t actually managed to watch a match all the way through. So today I set out to rectify that, watching all of the US vs Great Britain match, except for the part in the … Read more

Gold-Medal Behavior

In the course of the games so far, I’ve seen a number of reactions to winning the gold; from stunned to proud to overcome and teary to jumping up and down with joy. Pissy is a new one.

Ice Dancing

In my opinion, any sport with rules that specifically prohibit athleticism doesn’t really count as a sport. Not to mention the fact that the women have some of the scariest damn eye makeup I’ve ever seen. And what is it about Eastern Europeans and lip liner?

The Giant Golden Washer of Victory

According to Bob Costsas, the medals for this Olympics are supposed to represent an Italian piazza (not Mike). In fact, they appear to be representing a gold donut, or possibly a cd. Put a chain on it and it would be a suitable accessory for your second career in hip-hop. A few other observations: The … Read more

Sportsmanship. Who knew?

Sometimes I feel like a kind of a jerk for being such a jerk. For example, I’m watching some cross-country skiing, I sport I only notice at four year intervals. I don’t exactly care about the event, but it does get you some nice pictures of the scenery.Anyway, they all go in a bunch and … Read more

Gotta love that fast forward button

One of the great things about watching the Olympics is how fast you can become an expert in something you had previously never heard of. ‘Look at that,’ you say, ‘Look at his shoulder, way out there. And those toes! I mean, please, you call that luging?’‘I think it’s skeleton,’ says your friend.‘Whatever.’ Meanwhile NBC … Read more

Bring On The Curling!

Since I’m planning on watching approximately eight zillion hours of the winter Olympics over the next couple of weeks, I thought I’d blog about it. Which, knowing me, should last about three days before I get bored and slack off. Anyway, it should be fun while it lasts. Since I’m watching everything on Tivo, postings … Read more