The Olympics, right? So many events. Swimming, gymnastics, synchronized swimming gymnastics and something like indoor cycling but on a roller derby court I guess? It’s a lot to take in but even more than that, the degree of difficulty is SUPER hard to take in.
Everyone makes everything look pretty easy (except for the US Men’s gymnastics team. GYMNASTICS BURN!) so there’s a tendency to undervalue just how hard everything is. Which is why I have a solution and proposal to quell this injustice.
THE EVERYMAN/WOMAN OLYMPICS.
Here’s the pitch: I watched Gabby Douglas do crazy stuff all over the place in the gymnastics individual all around. Like truly crazy stuff. Stuff so crazy that she made look so easy that it’s not inconceivable that a decent amount of the populace could talk themselves into thinking that they could replicate her actions, much like I do after watching Wimbledon or The Masters. Obviously, we can’t, but the gracefulness of these professionals is such that it creates an illusion of easiness.
The remedy to this is the Everyman/Woman Olympics.