After my first post about the Olympics was hailed as "My favorite Olympic coverage so far this season and that's not hyperbole" I knew I had to do a follow up. Sadly, the Olympics are over now, I had gotten used to, and even expected to have 4 continuous hours of prime time coverage on every night. I started looking forward to hearing the announces make up sh*t to pass the time, including pseudo technical terms and even odd reactionary sounds to falls and missteps by the competitors.
I want to highlight a performance for you today which most have not hear of. Why? Because his name isn't Phelps or Bolt. He does have an awesome name though, Epke Zonderland, and even more awesome abs.
|Go ahead and pull it out T, he's 26.|
This is the men's high bar. Unfortunately with all the glitz and glam that NBC ads when producing the Olympics, they fall very short when it comes to explaining how and why the scoring is the way it is in gymnastics. Its cryptic and convoluted and in my opinion is an inside joke. Its the only way to get these pre teen gymnasts to learn any sort of math since they have no time for classroom instruction.
|Like a boss|
Suffice to say, what Epke did hasn't been done before (at least not as well) and he was so badass on that high bar that even his arch rivals were rooting for him by the end. Let this be an inspiration to you today.