Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oh say can't you sing?!?!?

I love the Olympics. I always have. From the opening ceremony to the metal counts. I always watch. I took one year of gymnastics when I was 10 and thought I would be a super star one day :). I have had a great time watching Phelps shatter records this year and the US women's team take the gold (and fight off those 8 year old Chinese "women"). However there is one thing that has annoyed me this year with our athletes that I guess I never noticed or cared about before. When they get gold and the national anthem is played while they are standing on the podium, I think they should sing the song! I know they probably aren't the best singers, but who is gonna hear anyways? At least mouth a few words of it. Boast about the land of the free and the home of the brave! They have waited their whole lives for that one moment and they can't learn the song? What is that about?!? I am no olympic athlete - or singer for that matter, but I think maybe they should give a national anthem crash course on the plane ride over.

1 comment:

Paige said...

I too love the Olympics. John and I keep waiting for somebody to 'cry' on the podium or get least they do smile...but yes mouthing the words would at least be a start.