As some of you know, my hometown, the city of Vancouver is hosting the next Winter Olympic games. In fact, those Olympic Games will start in less than a month, on February 12th.
We’re less than two weeks away from Vancouver becoming the focus of attention for the entire world. At this time, I find myself very indifferent towards the whole spectacle. I can say that I’m not feeling very excited about the Games right now. There are probably a few reasons for that. First, I’m working a lot of hours right now and I probably don’t have a lot of time to get excited about anything, including the Olympics. Second, I don’t have any tickets for any of the events, so Vancouver or the Arctic Circle, it doesn’t matter where the events are held, I’m going to wind up watching on TV anyways. Third, right now I’m seeing all the inconvenience to me because of the Olympics and none of the potential good stuff.
I suppose once the Games actually begin, it might actually grab some of my attention, at least from a pure sports fan perspective. I can see myself watching a lot of ice hockey, both men’s and women’s. On the other hand, part of me worries about the aftermath of the Olympics. Once the world packs up and leaves Vancouver, what will us Vancouverites have to deal with? Years of public debt?
Well, maybe all my fears will be forgotten if I can get a Bob Costas autograph.