Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

8.27.2004

And, they say Americans are rude

I love how all around the world we're known as the Ugly Americans because we have pride in our country and all it stands for. Yet, the ignorance of some people just amazes me. The Greek fans were pissed off because their hero in the 200-meter 2000 gold medal winner at Sydney, Kostas Kenteris, wasn't going to race. But, it was nobody's fault but his own. He never showed up for a drug test on the day before the opening ceremony, was hospitalized after saying he and another Greek sprinter were involved in a motorcycle accident hours later, then withdrew from the Olympics. So, why in the hell did they have to pitch a fit and delay the start of the 200 meter race? Could it be because they knew the Americans were going to kick their asses? I think so. They whistled - their equivalent to booing - and made as much noise as they could to keep the runners from hearing the starting gun. How is that for poor sportsmanship? And, they say we're the ugly culture. I don't think so.

4 Comments:

  • At 11:49 AM, August 27, 2004, Blogger Uzz said…

    Probably too much Ouzo.

     
  • At 7:40 AM, August 28, 2004, Blogger Buck Dharma said…

    Probably to wash down the steroids.

     
  • At 3:07 PM, April 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    haha! the stupidity and ignorance to be found by today's morons on the internet supersede those of any to be found anywhere in the history of the world over the last 5000 years. before you can judge the greeks, consider that 90 percent of all we know today came from there, and still comes from there. there were more of our own athletes on steroids than the two greek sprinters. but our dirty deeds are washed down in ways invisible to us. drink that with a glass of ouzo and steroids.

     
  • At 7:28 AM, April 25, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Aren't you forgetting the Romans? Or how about the Portuguese, Spaniards, French, English, or (gasp) the Americans?

    Yep, they contributed less than 10 percent of today's knowledge...

     

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