he 2018 Winter Olympics are well underway, and you know what that means: Everyone is all of a sudden a giant fan of figure skating.
That’s right: Your neighbor with the 90 cats suddenly knows every stat there is to know about triple axels! Your mom cried at Adam Rippon’s program! Your boss wants you to know that Bradie Tennell is definitely going to win it all.
People who never think about figure skating suddenly have lots and lots of thought about figure skating during the Olympics, and some of those thoughts are quite funny!
Figure skating is really a cutthroat sport (and not just because it’s easy to get your throat cut on those sharp blades). It’s probably the most dangerous sport that involves sequins, and for that, it should be celebrated.
Canada is known for being polite…sometimes too polite. The heat their figure skaters are bringing in the 2018 Olympics can only be interpreted as a very nice way to say, “You better not mess with us.”
This seems plausible.
How else are sports invented?
Me: “Wow! That person just jumped in the air and twirled around and landed on teeny tony blades on ice! They should win a medal just for that.”
Announcer: “She’ll never be able to face her family again.”
I think that’s a different sport…
It’s called hockey.