The Olympics came at a perfect time this year, as pick right up where football left off. I spent most of my Sunday watching the various events, and I came to the conclusion that a lot of the events have something in common. That common thread? I'd probably end up dead if I tried to participate in the sports in a competitive manner.
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The big hitters:
Alpine skiing - They're going upwards of 80 mph flying down this course! How they stay in control is beyond me. I was watching yesterday in absolute terror.
Freestyle skiing/Slopestyle - Not only are they going down hill, but they're doing flips and corkscrews and 1080s and stuff. Lots of opportunities for me to get paralyzed.
Luge/skeleton - The only difference would be whether or not I kill myself laying on my back or on my stomach.
Ski jumping - They're jumping the length of a football field!!
Speed skating - Those skates seem really sharp. I trip and take one to the jugular? Likely.
Cross country skiing - I would just die of exhaustion in this one.