Poorest Coverage Of Decathlon EVER!
W e have often been amazed at how a single man can perform so many feats and get such a small reward. In the decathlon, a man must perform 10 events, and the grueling preparation to do it all is mind-boggling. As one man runs 100 Meters for a medal, the decathlete must compete in 10 grueling events to get the same reward.
There was a time when coverage of the Decathlon was quite good, but NBC dropped the ball this year showing just small snippets and then the final crossing of the finish line in the 1500 Meter that sealed the Gold for America.
Bryan Clay is a most handsome young man, and a true American, proud of his accomplishments, and yet American Television gave his efforts the slightest of coverage as he took the Gold in the most punishing event in the Olympics.
Not only did he do so, but this was historic. He was the first in 12 years to reach this accomplishment, and yet we in America received better coverage of Canoe Races and Ping Pong (Is that even a sport, c’mon) than we got of this great American.
Clay, in an interview said, “I’d love for this to be a spark for the decathlon and bring it back to the forefront of track and field”. Bryan, we would just like to see some respect for your efforts by American Television who would rather cover Chinese “Balls Of Fury” than American historic Gold!
Frank Zarnowski, a decathlon historian, stated, “He smashed them! He mastered the conditions, something that no one else there could handle.”
Bryan is an American Champion and our choice for Olympic Hero of the entire games. Step Aside Michael Phelps.
NBC is our choice for the Gold for Olympic opportunist with the least insight into America or what is important in our eyes or the games, and with more insight into how to sell commercials.
We hope Fox will get the Olympics next time around in 2012. They do everything better than NBC.