Admit it. After Chris's post yesterday, your thoughts on the state of Chinese swimming at least briefly turned to one of these two movies.
So, uh... yesterday Chris posted his concerns about Chinese swimmers setting themselves up to soon overtake the American men for world dominance and I was expecting it to launch a firestorm of comments about doping and population base and development systems and structures and maybe even a little Craig Lord bashing and all those other good juicy things that swim nerds can't shut up about that make swim blogs so awesome...
you know-- the whole reason we love the internet: Anonymous arguing where everyone can pretend they are experts and throw insane comments out there with no fear of retaliation other than trolls out-smart-assing them, which is really more fun than it is painful. Blog commenting can be a sport all on it's own, ya know?
I guess I shouldn't have been surprised then, that instead it turned into a discussion about dental hygiene. Really? Jason Lezak couldn't find a company to sponsor him after the greatest relay performance in the history of mankind and you are all worried about an up-and-coming Chinese kid's dental plan only living up to British standards?
|because dental hygiene is not necessarily a precursor to grooviness|
I am almost surprised I didn't see some right-wing bloggers show up and use our comments section to declare that picture of Sun Yang as proof of the failures of the Chinese socialist system. (Not that I have dental coverage in our wonderful capitalist system or anything...)
Plus, guys... the teeth add a certain something to his intimidation factor. I can't wait for this guy's athlete bio on NBC this summer. I am hoping he tries to bite Matt Lauer.
Thank you internet friends for hijacking the usual swim discussion and launching it into an orbit of absurdity. This is why I will always keep coming back to you.