Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Olympics is in full force. And the world gathers to watch the finest athletes compete in the world. It's a wonderful show.
But take a step back from the Olympics for a bit. During the course of the games you'll see some of the most obscure sports on the planet. Take the pommel horse for example. There are men and women who devote their entire lives to perfecting their routine. These people are absolutely amazing at what they do. But imagine training for decades to spin around on a glorified work bench.
You'd never get to go outside. Or go to late movies. Your events would be lightly attended. It's a life of obscurity. Muscular obscurity.