Figure Skating Stinks
Yep, I have been totally sucked in by the Winter Games in Vancouver. So far there's been one cool event (I can't wait for the skeleton, Yeah!) after another-that is until the other night, when they started showing the figure skating. Yuck! You go from downhill skiing, the luge, snowboarding and cross country skiing with guns-to figure skating. Booooring. Sure some of you are like, "What about curling dude?" To be honest dude, I don't know-.for some reason I can't look away. It's like shuffleboard on ice-but with a lot of yelling.
OK, so what would make figure skating better?....................Get rid of it? Nah.
What if you changed the music, and the outfits, and made them do better stunts?
For example, each Winter Olympic Games skating competition has to use songs from the same band. Let's say, Led Zeppelin. So, every competitor has to use a different song from them during the games.
Then, make them all dress from the era. You could have a couple from the "pairs" skating look like Cheech and Chong? That would be hilarious.
And then made them do sweet stunts like jumping 15 burning barrels, or the dreaded "Iron Lotus." If they used the song "When the Levee Breaks" from Zeppelin, the finale could be 150 gallons of water dumped on the skater ala Flashdance. Or if they used Led's "Moby Dick", they'd have a drum kit out on the ice and the skater would have to perform the drum solo live as a part of the routine. Now THAT would be fun to watch.
O'well. I better go look like I'm busy.
BTW - I found a video of local resident Scott Hamilton skating to the Disco Duck. Enjoy