US talk show host John Oliver’s “How is this still a thing?” segment recently dissed the Commonwealth Games.
I know, I know…. gazillions of sports lovers all over the Commonwealth are livid.
I have to admit, I’m kinda with the UK-born comedian on this one. In fact, I didn’t even know they were on or starting (or a twinkle in anyone’s eye) until I saw them scheduled in this week’s TV Guide. Although I did wonder why I was seeing pictures of naff-looking Australian opening ceremony uniforms in the media.
I’ve mentioned before that my former love of all-things-sports disappeared when I went to live overseas. Perhaps if I was still a fan I’d be excited, but… #meh.
How do you view the Commonwealth Games:
a. An important political, social and economic celebration which brings together disparate cultures and countries for a meeting of the minds.
b. A key event on the sporting calendar which allows our athletes to improve and develop by competing against their contemporaries (at least those who bother to turn up)
c. A TV, media and brand money-making bonanza. (Well, except for the host country which often spends more on infrastructure than it rakes in via ticket sales and television rights!)
d. A reminder the Queen is still alive and kicking. And a fan of pastels.
e. Money which could be spent elsewhere. Like on the poor and stuff.
f. The what?
Wordless Wednesdaying with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys.