Feel free to suggest your own, but I nominate trampolining.
I was amazed tonight to see that there was an event based on jumping on a trampoline. 10 hops and a variety of acrobatics later, the judges spit out a subjective score and someone wins. I couldn’t help but snicker at the thought of Adam Corrolla proclaiming, “And now time for girls jumping on trampolines” at the conclusion of “The Man Show”.
I don’t know what flavor of nutcases are in charge of the Olympics. They’re clearly quite odd, picking their pet sports and finding ways to have more of the same. It’s like hey, there’s not enough aquatic events, let’s have them swim 10 different distances, and add synchronized diving just for giggles. And there’s not enough gymnastics (yeah right), if we put them on trampolines, we can have more gymnastics, but call it a new “sport”.
What a bunch of elitist jerks. Bring back the tug-o-war as an event. Add some additional team sports such as Rugby or Football. Sure, they’re not hugely popular worldwide, but when was the last time you went to an exhibition of acrobatic trampoline jumping? In any country in the world? If the Olympic officials actually liked basketball, you’d have half-court and full-court basketball on 8, 10, and 12 foot rims. Instead, we get individual and group competitions in 5 different gymnastic events, then add-on events like the dances with props like ribbons & balls, this trampoline thing, and several dozen swimming and foot race events. It’s only a matter of time before they add synchronized underwater weightlifting.
It will be over soon, and the NFL will mean something soon, and the college football debates can begin. In the mean time, there’s always Olympic beach volleyball.