The thing I like about the Olympics is the big stakes for events some of us don’t care about. Easy to turn on and be instantly invested. I’m a big fan of both but went Olympics just due to how much of it there is.
Cappy and AAA echo a lot of my thoughts, although I don't need a lot of the human interest stuff. I really like watching the "smaller" sports even when the US isn't even competitive.Anybody who posts around here knows how big a soccer fan I am but for me it's the Olympics and it's not really close. Some items I considered:
- Athletes from around the globe spend their entire lives for what is usually their only chance at fame
- Just about every sport on the planet is included
- Most of the guys in the World Cup are known to soccer fans and most of them are super rich/famous already
- The human interest stories are always amazing to watch
- The opening ceremonies for the Olympics and the country procession is just awesome - the WC opening ceremonies are mostly lame
- If I ignore WCQ (which isn't necessarily fair but how I'm viewing it) WC is 64 matches - That's 128 hours of action. No clue what the Olympics is but it's a ridiculous amount.
- You get soccer in the Olympics - granted at a much lower quality but it's there
- You get winter and summer sports and you get it every 2 years with the rotation
- Womens Beach Volleyball - check and mate
Really enjoying the WC and I'm getting more into soccer in general, but there's something about the variety of events in the Olympics.