Keep 'er down, Sparky

posted in Past Goodness on Feb 15, 2006

So the Olympics are currently underway in some European town.  I generally enjoy the Olympics.  Curling is pretty cool.  There’s one sport that I don’t find too attractive, though, and that’s the luge doubles.  It’s not the fast speeds or the quick turns that I don’t enjoy, but I just don’t think that I could be the guy on top.  As much as hurtling down a small, icy halfpipe sounds like a lot of fun, I wouldn’t want to be the guy who has to lean back on top of the other guy.  There’s just something about having another dude’s perch jammed in the small of my back while we both nearly break the sound barrier that gets me.  Every time I would get a gold medal I’d lose a little bit my self worth.  “How did you win the gold medal?” the announcers would ask.  “I don’t know, but I’m getting a little tired of this guy’s crank hitting my spine.”