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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12 2014 5:00 a.m. MST

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theOtter
Lafayette, IN

Guess I’m the weirdo, because I don’t believe I’ve ever seen the Olympics—nor cared to—except for a handful of times when I was at someone’s house and they had it on. I didn’t even remember they were happening, until my six-year-old came home from school, last Thursday, and asked me to turn on the Olympics because his teacher had been talking about them. I tried, but I couldn’t find them. I now realize they hadn’t started yet, which is fine because by the next day he had forgotten all about them.

petersenjc47
Salt Lake City, Utah

Thanks for validating our hours spent watching the Olympics. It's just my wife and I at home now but how we enjoy it. We record the events as they're broadcast and then watch them when it's convenient, fast forwarding through the commercials and curling. For me it's the thrill of watching those finely honed human bodies do spectacular things and then lay gasping for breath on the snow at the finish line, in the case of the cross country racers. It's nice when the Americans win but I get nearly as thrilled watching the smiles of whoever the winners are . .. and their parents. The colors, the spectacle, the camaraderie . . . it's a great experience. I even enjoy watching the Russian volunteers . . . they look as bored and tired as I was doing my volunteer time during the Salt Lake Olympics.

Brent T. Aurora CO
Aurora, CO

Have to agree -- zero interest in the Olympics summer or winter including opening or closing ceremonies. Mostly find myself irritated now because, apparently acquiescing to NBC or airing stupid live awards shows, my favorite 10 CBS shows are all just reruns right now. Grrrrrr.... Been so long since Good Wife aired a new episode... And NCIS was just picking up steam again.

On the other hand, appreciate the observation and tone of this article. Glad someone is enjoying these sports which are very boring to watch (but fun to do). And I am in a sports hangover what with the football play-offs ended and March Madness and The Masters (riveting television by the way) weeks away before the Stanley Cup play-offs and baseball. Grateful for DVDs to fill the evenings in front of the television.

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