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Friday, February 24, 2006
Ratings for the Olympics Are Off Because ... Too many sports to keep track of. They won't specify what's on at 8, 9, 10 or 11, so why bother? "Artistic" merit, crying areas, gauzy outfits on guys. Dearth of "blooper" reels. Close-ups of Bob Costas being bland/poetic/dramatic. With TiVo and tape, why watch live? The novelty melted years ago. Figure skating's on year-round now. Feels like pedophilia to find little girl skaters attractive. Feels like depression to hear 25-year-olds called "old." No snowman competitions, snow-dog events, or snowball fights. Read a whole ratings breakdown.