Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sochi Agonists

I’m on the fence about boycotting the Sochi Olympics next year over the LGBT punishments handed out by Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.

I can certainly see the point of making a boycott, withdrawing our athletes over treating anyone as subhuman – altho it’s interesting that many of the people rallying for a boycott oppose intervention in Syria over a far worse human rights abuse…one of the reasons I’m on the fence here, because I’m on the fence there, too.

Still, something about it all bothered me, and then I happened to catch this on the new ESPN show, “Olbermann,” the new home of an old friend of the blog, Keith Olbermann.
Watch what he says, and then tell me that I'm wrong to think it might be a good idea to emulate Jesse Owens' in the German Olympics of 1936 (altho Keith makes a great point about Marty Glickman in the same games.)