Wednesday, August 13, 2008

China Gives World Inferiority Complex

After watching the Chinese women kick our rear ends in Gymnastics immediately following the beat down our mens team got the night before, I am starting to well... feel a little insecure. There teams seem so together, so flawless, so determined, and the Americans seem a little more unpredictable and almost dysfunctional.It's really been making me squirm in my cozy recliner. Gee I bet those two U.S. teams felt a little sad. It's a good thing they have such a great support system. I bet their coaches consoled them and their hometowns will welcome them home like heroes. I bet the American athletes that messed up the worst won't even be thrown in jail. I think it's great that even they will get a pat on the back and a "better luck next time". They probably won't even be disowned by their families, and it's doubtful that they will even consider suicide as a way to restore honor to their countries and families after the huge failure of winning only silver or bronze.

I suppose that even after the dust settles we Americans will still view these athletes as human beings worthy of praise, love, and appreciation for their sacrifices, and after seeing the relief on the Chinese mens gymnastics coach's face , it might be a good thing that they won because who knows what the rest of his life might have been like.

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Mama Mia said...

Yes, I agree with you and the Americans will even get a meal or their 16 year old bodies will actually develop...We all know that the Chinese girls team are all about 10 years old anyway!

Ambie said...

they say the Chinese girls are what 15? But surely they are younger. Do they keep record of female births in China? Oh wait I think that's Saudi Arabia.

Heather said...

I think it is pathetic that the womens team had to cheat in order to get the "best" out there. How pathetic is a nation when they wont even put a six year old girl with a voice of an angel on television because she wasn't "cute enough". It doesn't get more pathetic than that. They disgust me.

ray said...

Heather, I thought that was so sad too. Even in such an incredibly appearance oriented culture as ours we don't put up with Milli Vanilli antics.

As for gymnastics, our Russian-born gymnast and Chinese coached gymnast kicked their individual butts! Go free market and capitalism!

Tim said...

I was sort of riding the US-mens-gymnastics-team-underdog story. But when Jonathan Horton started talking, I immediately began rooting for the Chinese and the Japanese.