Does anyone really care? I usually try to watch the opening ceremony, but it seems to drag on longer and longer each year (SPOILER: This years clocks in at a nauseating four hours and eight minutes) and has become more about showcasing/promoting/whoring the host country than the athletes involved. From the pictures I've seen from the ceremony thus far (which took place about 8:00am EST) these Olympics are no different. Hopefully NBC takes the time to edit them down, since I'm fairly certain I won't lose any sleep if I don't see Trinidad and Tobago make their grand entrance.
As for the actual events, I'm not sure I could be more apathetic and, from what I read here on these here world wide webz, I'm not alone. I think its silly for NBC and the other nine hundred networks that seem to have broadcast rights to allow time for so much coverage. Call it a hunch, but I don't think too many people in the U.S. tune in for the opening rounds of Women's Synchronized Swimming. I can understand showing basketball and baseball games in their entirety as people with even a casual interest in the sport will tune in, but does the average person care to see every single heat of the Men's 200m butterfly?
Is anyone else less than excited?