A lot of people are getting excited about the Olympics. I am into it some years, and some years I am not. I think this is one of the not-really-into-it years. I am not exactly sure why. I really never have reasons either way. Its just a complete mood or whim or whatever you want to call it.
The Olympics just largely seems bland to me, or perhaps impersonal. Other than people like Michael Phelps the superman swimmer, I really could not name you that many people on the Olympic team. I think it is the general lack of names and connections with the athletes that really prevent me from being all that enthused about the games, even in the years where I show some interest.
Without names or faces, the athletes just seem more or less like bionic superhumans or some sort of robotic clones bred to do one sport and then disappear back into their laboratory chrysalis, to hatch again like a cicada in another two years, this time in winterized form.
I guess the Olympics just do not do much for me.