Jonathan Pitman writes for University of Warwick’s The Boar on how non-sporting enthusiasts can survive the Olympic Games:
For the past seven years, all that’s been talked about is the Olympics coming to London. Yes folks, that’s right, the world’s biggest sporting event is coming to ol’ Blighty this year. So, in a desperate bid to regain some of the sanity the nation appears to have thrown away, here are some ways of avoiding the big spectacle. If you think that sport is just a method of punishing your body, then take heed.
When any big sporting event occurs, chances are it will be plastered all over every single media outlet. So when you sit down on a Wednesday afternoon to watch The Jeremy Kyle Show or Real Housewives of New York City, you’ll find that your screen will be taken over by athletes competing for little circular bits of metal. In light of this, it’s wise to remove all throw-able objects from the vicinity of your TV screen, in case the trauma of the experience causes you to harm it.
Likewise, when Homes Under the Hammer is replaced with synchronised swimming, take a deep breath, count to three and then release a torrent of abuse at your unsuspecting TV screen. The only way for the savvy among us to survive the media’s orgy of Olympic coverage is to invest heavily in DVDs. For the next month or so, your DVD player will become your only comfort in a world gone crazy.
Full article here.