I never get into the Olympics big-time. I'm not a fanatic, but I watch it when it's on. I watch it, but I don't live and die by it. There aren't athletes that I watch in order to see if they can overcome their family tragedy or heart-breaking injury or upset.
That's why I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed it this year. I'm really going to miss it, and am having a bit of an Olympic Letdown. I think that one reason is that it's real family-friendly entertainment, so we can all watch together, and how much does that happen anymore? We spent the last few weekends watching together and listening to Kyle's exclamations of "cool!" and "all right!"
We most enjoyed curling, which after making fun of -- I was sort of pulled into. The downhill skiing literally made my heart pound with excitement.
But can I tell you what else I liked that is highly underrated? The commercials. During the Superbowl, that's all we hear about it -- commercials, commercials, commercials. But what about the fun, poignant, and encouraging spots that are produced specifically to honor Olympians? They honestly pull the broadcasts together with the theme, making it a great viewing experience.
Did you watch? Will you miss them? Do you prefer Winter or Summer Olympics?
Only two more years until summer in London. . . .