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Feb 23 2018

Eroding Excellence at the Olympics

Moonbattery corrodes excellence in everything it touches, even sports. Take for example the Olympics:

Meet German Madrazo. This cross-country skier from Mexico—not exactly a hotbed of Winter Olympic activity—finished dead last in the 15-kilometer men’s individual race. That’s 115th out of 115. As he completed the course, the 43-year-old who took up skiing in 2017 grabbed a Mexican flag and celebrated his country in the most heartwarming way imaginable.

Other skiers from warm-weather nations greeted Madrazo in triumph as he crossed the finish line.

Why should Madrazo be discriminated against as an athlete just because he comes from a place that sees little snow and consequently can’t ski worth beans? The important thing is that he adds diversity.

Second to last place was taken by Pita Taufatofua, who competes as a Tongan despite being from Australia.

This year, he took up cross-country skiing a dozen weeks before the Olympic Games, learning how to ski on roller skis, which he called “the worst thing possible.”

Taufatofua went into the 15-kilometer men’s individual race with two simple ambitions: “finish before they turn the lights off” and “don’t ski into a tree.” He wound up finishing 114th—that’s right, one place above German Madrazo—and considered his finish a triumph. He’s also considering a Hollywood career.

Talent is less of a prerequisite in Hollyweird. But Taufatofua didn’t need any to make his mark in sports. Since excellence discriminates against mediocrity, in the future talent may be abolished altogether, as in “Harrison Bergeron.”

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

16 Responses to “Eroding Excellence at the Olympics”

  1. KHarn says:

    I’m torn between two thoughts about this. One side of me says “He lost. Hot-dogging will only call attention to that” while the other side says “He’s saying ‘I lost, but I’m not a quitter!'” which shows spirit.

    Then again, it reminds me of an old beer commercial that opens on the streets of Boston after the marathon and everybody has gone home. The last runner FINALLY arrives to be greeted by his friends with beer and cheers.

  2. Mike_W20 says:

    Anything that makes the Olympics out to be the clown-show that it is, is OK with me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The concept of the Jamaican Bobsled Team used to be funny (even though they’re serious about their sport)… but now (with non-serious folk) this is just lame.

  4. MAS says:

    “…can’t ski worth beans” I saw what you did there.

    Give the man his participation trophy so he can take his 3rd world flag and go home.

  5. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    I don’t see this as an issue. It’s more a special interest story, one many people will find fun. Perhaps NBC is playing it up a bit, but for the most part the people who are celebrated, the people who get almost all the coverage, are the medal contenders and winners. At least in the prime time coverage I’ve watched recently.

    Now, licking North Korea’s jack boots, that’s another thing.

  6. grayjohn says:

    They pretty much are raw sewage, if bahavior is any measure.

  7. BillyBobBob the Covfefe Bob says:

    Loser. Participation trophy, book deal and interview on ‘Today’.

  8. Kevcar says:

    I thought the Olympic committee put a stop to this stuff after the whole Eddie the Eagle situation.

  9. PALADIN says:

    “Eroding Excellence at the Olympics”


    QUALIFICATIONS to be on the U.S. Olympics Team:
    2. Anti-Trump
    3. Anti-America
    4. d-cRAT Socialist Extremist Ideologue
    5. Strong desire to embarrass yourself and all of America

    NON-QUALIFICATIONS to be on the U.S. Olympics Team:
    1. Competent
    2. Skilled
    3. A gracious winner and an even more gracious loser
    4. Tolerant
    5. Putting the sport above political extremism

  10. RockThisTown says:

    Well, he may not have a medal, but at least he has mettle.

  11. Jester says:

    This guy is actually a genius. Now he’s guaranteed a million-dollar book deal, not to mention gushing (paid) interviews on the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen Degeneres, Time Magazine, USA Today, etc, etc, etc, (ad nauseum).

    Why didn’t I think of that??

  12. roccolore says:

    He was celebrated while that snowboarder representing Hungary was vilified.

  13. CovfefeMe says:

    there were a couple threads this week complaining about the mediocre talent in this years’s competition. “But we’re diverse!” Yup. Just like in industry and government they now have their quota queens. Congrats.

  14. Hola says:

    There must a catagory for Madrazo in the Special Olympics.

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  16. Greg says:

    You know, there are a lot of things to complain about in today’s world, but the cross-country skier from Mexico is dead last on my list.
    Bully for him for being in the game.
    Now let’s concentrate on the anti-constitutionalists and gun-grabbers…

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