Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Currently Hate Technology.

I love the Olympics.  

 I especially love them this year because they are in London.
     ( my most favorite city in the world after studying abroad there in college for a semester).

    Growing up I was a swimmer so obviously, swimming has always been the highlight of the Olympics for me. 

And After all of these years I still think Michael Phelps is pretty great....

 Ryan Lochte is also pretty awesome.

I also love watching the gymnastics, I mean who doesn't.  Remember these girls from 1996??  Yikes. It makes me feel old. 

Anyways, Since the Olympics started last week DFH and I have enjoyed watching the Olympics ( mostly swimming and gymnastics each night).  I wish I could say that each night I sat on the edge of my seat wondering who was going to win each race, but I don't because thanks to technology I already know before the Olympics air.

Yesterday, I knew there was a few big men and women's swimming races I wanted to watch last night as well as the women's gymnastics.  I specifically avoided Facebook and Twitter  to avoid seeing any Olympic comments, I made sure I did not check any major news channels, or sports websites, BUT I still couldn't avoid finding out the winners before it aired. 

A few minutes after Michael Phelps swam I got a CNN Breaking News Email stating that Michael Phelps had become the most decorated Olympian.  I didn't even have a chance to NOT open the email, the words were yelling at me in the subject line of my G-mail. 

Next, I open my Internet Browser and on my home page a red banner flashes, Breaking News: U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Wins Gold. 

Unless you are living under a rock, due to so much technology it seems impossible to avoid seeing who wins before the Olympics air.  I mean who like watching a game after they already know who wins, it is just not the same. 

I wish there was limited publishing about the results, at least for American websites so that people who wanted to know the results right away could look, but not EVERYONE would be subject to knowing before it aired. 

Does anyone else feel this way??

Sorry for the rant, GO USA!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what the answer/solution is! Yesterday I was annoyed because east coasters complained about being spoiled then when they watched they spoiled it for the west coasters! I think it is best to avoid facebook and twitter BUT i don't think we should have to completely avoid the internet and our email. I think maybe everything should just be aired live. Isn't that how it used to be? You would watch live or record onto a vhs and watch later. Now people can watch live or watch through dvr. But that still isn't fair for people who work and couldn't watch at 2am.

    Wow, long comment with no actual suggestions ;)