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The Summer Olympics: Very “Gay”

By Wyatt Earp | June 30, 2008

This is reason #147 why the Summer Olympics suck.

Tyson Gay won the 100 metres at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday in Eugene, Ore., stopping the clock in a remarkable time of 9.68 seconds.

The wind reading during the race was 4.1 metres per second, well over the allowable reading of 2.0 metres per second, so the time won’t count for a record.

The current world record is 9.72 seconds set by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt at the Reebok Track Classic in New York on May 31. Gay was second in that race with a time of 9.85.

“It means a lot to me,” the 25-year-old Gay said. “I’m glad my body could do it, because now I know I have it in me.” (H/TCBC)

The wind was strong, so the record doesn’t count? Jesus, the guy’s not a damned airliner, he’s a human being! What the Hell does a strong tailwind have to do with anything? He broke the record, end of story. The fact that it is not considered a record is yet another reason why the Summer Olympics suck.

Topics: Snarkasm | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “The Summer Olympics: Very “Gay””

  1. RT Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Who wants to watch a bunch of people run around in a circle? Oh, wait. I watch NASCAR. Heh.

    Let’s see…any sports I care about? Ummm…nope!

  2. Paradise Driver Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 4:20 am

    4.1m/s is only 9.17 mph and 2.0m/s is 4.4 mph.

    They’ll never set any track records in Hawai’i, where the avg wind blows between 10-15 mph all day. :(

  3. USA_Admiral Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I quit wasting my time with the Olympics in 84.

  4. Ky Person Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I quit watching the Olympics a long time ago. The television coverage sucks. All they want to show is women’s gymnastics. Boring.

  5. Earl Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Well, I keep wondering when it will be the best time, but wow! he is fast.

  6. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Bodes well for a U.S. gold though.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    RT – I ran track and cross country for four years, and even I’m not interested in this.

    P.D. – Guess Oahu isn’t winning the Games any time soon.

    Admiral – Ah, the Soviets. Whatever happened to them?

    Ky person – It always reminds me of the Jerry Seinfeld bit: “Should I be looking at their little butts, because if not, I’ll stop.”

    Earl – He’s scary fast, I’ll give him that.

    Doghouse – I think he can build his medal display case now.

  8. Big White Hat Says:
    July 1st, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I guess we can’t set records in the parts of the country that actually have wind.