Monthly Archives: August 2008

Why I believe the air rifle should NOT be an Olympic sport

1. You can be obese and completely not athletic to shoot a damn air gun.

2. There were no guns in the Greco Roman times.

3. It’s not athletic

Ok, so I don’t have that many reasons but I think 1 and 3 speak for themselves.

I also think there is something to be said about events that lack the competition between athletes at the same time in the same arena, where a judge decides winner/loser instead of having an obvious verdict. For example: Swimming is an individual sport, yet you are physically in the pool racing against other swimmers at the same time and there is a touch pad at the end to tell who is the winner. But in gymnastics, a girl (or guy) competes individually…then another girl later…then another girl. And so on and so forth. There is no clear impartial winner because the judges decide based on individual performances.

Now what really stumps me is that the air rifle competition falls in the middle. It has a clear winner/loser based on the target but people “compete” separately. Hmmm…

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Tom Petty at the Gorge 2008

Oh my my, oh hell yes. That’s a good way to sum up the amazing Tom Petty show I just saw this past weekend! Now, this is my second time visiting the beautiful Gorge in George, WA to see the elusive man himself play his heart out. And it was just as impressive as the first!

Thanks to my dear friend Mike, I got a ticket and an in with his group going to the show. We had an amazing time at the cabin one of the guy’s provided to us, enjoyed the keg someone brought up and sang to high heaven in the pitch black of the Gorge. AND! Steve Winwood was the opener…uhh, only the BEST opener to Petty ever! (Ok that’s debatable)

Final thought: Go see him if you can, the man is getting old and he may not be around for much longer touring!

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