Is it just me or did the Olympics lack zing this year? Once upon a time, I was an avid Olympic watcher, logging dozens of hours during the course of a couple weeks. This year, there didn't seem to be anyone I really cared about enough to follow. Maybe because I was so bummed when Michelle Kwan bowed out with injury, but even the ice skating, normally my favorite, didn't draw me to the TV each night. I did, however, watch Sasha Cowan win silver, though I admit to being totally unAmerican because I was cheering for the Russian skater to take the gold!!
Do you think the difference this year was that there just weren't any "sympathy" stories as there have been in the past? No heroes that we could hang our hearts on?