Thursday, February 13, 2014

Team Olympics.

Maybe you haven't heard, but I love the Olympics. And if you ask me to choose between winter or summer, I would have a hard time doing so. I love them for different reasons.

That being said, I tend to watch more of the winter as I happen to like and find most of the sports fascinating. Whereas in the summer, I can't get into track and field, sorry but I can't. Funny considering I am a summer kind of girl.

One of my favorite things about the Olympics is this. Just because I am an American, and I will root for team USA doesn't mean I don't root and cheer and am excited for other teams whether it be USA, Canada or Russia. I bring this up because my father asked me the other day what do I feel about hockey, who would I root for because as an American I should root for USA, but Ovi (Washington Capitals forward) is on Russia. So in a way you want to root for him, consequently them right? He asked what would I do.

My answer was this. I root for them all. I wish them all well. Do I want U.S to win? Absolutely but at the same time, I will root for Russia, because well I want Ovi to do well just as much as I want Backstrom representing Sweden to do well.

And I love that just because I am American doesn't mean I have to side with them, or that I can't be thrilled for other teams. I know that we are not the best at everything, I know others deserve to win their races, just as much as we do. Why shouldn't they. This is their moments just as much as it is ours.

So who will I root for? I will root for teamolympics. Because for a moment, we all are on it.

1 comment:

Jessica Holoka said...

That's kind of how I feel--we're all in it together. It's fun to watch all the teams compete and like you, I much prefer the Winter Olympics.