A night indoors, in fact pretty much a day indoors except for popping out for a coffee this afternoon, god, I'm so American! A freezing day here in Chicago, although it was toasty this morning listening to the Addicks victory over Brentford
Tonight I found myself watching the NBA All Star Slam Dunk competition
, what a load of old tosh that was. In a 'dunk-off' (of course draws are not allowed in American sport) winner Nate Robinson took 14 attempts to finally get the ball in the bloody net. Fortunately Jay Bothroyd only needs one go!
I soon got bored of that and switched on the Torino Winter Olympics
, which has had a lot of television coverage here, to see Chicagoan Shami Davis win the gold
in the 1,000m speed skating race. Davis becomes the first ever black athlete to win an individual Winter Olympic gold.
The debate on whether the anti-establishment 'X Games'
competitions such as the snowboarding are ruining tradition took a new turn last night when America's Lindsey Jacobellis, miles ahead in the final of the women's Snowboardcross, decided to do a celebratory mid-air flip as she crossed the finish line but landed arse over tit (above) and was overtaken, thus missing out on the gold. Oh how we laughed, but the 20-year old was laughing too when interviewed afterwards, "It was just a race."
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I think that's taking the Olympic spirit too far, the old farts won't be happy. Give us back Eddie the Eagle.
Hopefully I will be more Bothroyd than Jacobellis when I play 6-a-side footie in the morning.Update Sunday Midday: Unfortunately Jay deserted me and was more Jacobellis as we got smoked 5-1, our first defeat of the season.