Insomniacs of the world, take heart! The Winter Olympics are here.
Remember when “the Games” meant something? You had the Soviet Union’s basketball team stealing the gold from the Americans. Then there was the “miracle on ice” when the U.S. team pulled off an upset for the ages. Today, however, we get treated to reports of Michelle Kwan having a rough practice and blaming it on the fact that she forgot to bring her iPod. (She has subsequently withdrawn because of injury.)
Face it. The marquee sport in the Winter Olympics is hockey, which is dying a slow death here in in the United States. I’d like to care, but I just don’t. While others watch, I’ll be waiting for spring training.