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Are you watching the Tokyo Summer Olympics?

Tokyo and NBC have taken a financial beating on this summer’s Olympic Games due to COVID-19 restrictions. Stadiums and arenas that cost more than $7 billion to build or renovate for the Games will be mostly empty. The end result is heading toward a $20 billion bust.

Without crowds, the coverage has lost most of its luster, and results are predictable — American audiences are not as interested as they typically are for the historic and usually popular Games and television event.

So our question today is whether you have been watching the Games — no, not in the grandstands, of course — but at home in front of your televisions or streaming devices.

Remember, it may take a few moments for the poll to load, so give ‘er a few seconds. As always, we welcome your (respectful) comments.

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Uncle Swags
2 months ago

I will pick and choose those events that interest me and watch if convenient for me. If it doesn’t belong in what I think the Olympics should be then I don’t watch it. Hence no baseball, basketball, surfing, skateboarding, golf, tennis, etc. If the participants have any agenda other than showcasing their sport, I don’t watch.

I know there are a bunch of rotten apples (starting with the social engineers and greed mongers at NBC), but there are many more good folks who get it, have the Olympic spirit, and are worthy of a bit of my time every 4 years.

Filter out the negative crap for your own good and don’t let the trolls deprive you of things you like. Give them a good laugh. Glad I got to see a kid from Alaska win in the pool and know that Mathieu van der Poel wrecked out.

Pat
2 months ago

Since the USA became the USSA (United Socialist States Of America) and the events are now political statements, I find other interests.

Steve S
2 months ago

No, when politics enters the sports arena I stop watching it.

Cathy Stover
2 months ago

No i will not watch because Non-Americans are representing our country. STAND FOR THE FLAG!

David Stansbury
2 months ago

Just like almost all other sports, the “political correcters” have ruined the Olympics for us. We really hope the individual athletes can live their dreams by going to the Olympics, but we just can’t watch.

jillie
2 months ago

The Olympics have become what country can out match another country. And I agree with the IOC on doping but if the athlete can prove he or she is is not doping then they should go not ban the entire country from it. But it is what it is. The sports I like to watch are on at like 1 or 2 am and well, will be keeping a medal count but other than that watching movies and catching up on saved DVR stuff. As for cell phones? They are OK in the car but once out of the car? They are in a basket and not allowed. Family time. Might want to try that one next time the teens whip out their phones. I do and it works for us. We call that one cell phone and electronic rules. Good luck.

Micheal Whelan
2 months ago

For me they have become games of politics, social issues, places to promote agendas. I used to love the Olympics, Now the antics of a few “woke” athletes have ruined it for me and the other athletes who are there to simply do their best. Too bad but I don’t need it. They disrespect our country, our flag and our anthem they can do it without me.

Last edited 2 months ago by Micheal Whelan
Ron T.
2 months ago

No. It’s summer. I have things to do outside.

Bill N Stacey
2 months ago

My Entire Extended Family Will NOT be Watching/Following The “Woke” Olympics!

Larry Lee
3 months ago

While other nations restrict their athletes’ speech and expression at all International sports events, I was so hopeful we would stand out as one of the few who actually believe and support what we claim to — Freedom of speech for all, including dissenters. Mexico City Olympics, raised fists on the podium— will we shine for the rest of the world? So sad. No we did not. We yanked those athletes back home and ruined their careers for expressing themselves. Let other nations squelch their athletes’ freedom, but my hope is that, one day, we in the USA will proudly recognize every citizen’s inalienable right to freedom of expression by showing the world just how it is done.

Bob p
2 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

When they disrespect our National Anthem and our Flag they don’t deserve to be representing our country. There are plenty of ways to express themselves without disrespecting our National symbols.

Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Amen

Steve S
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Agree

John C
3 months ago

I will not be watching the olympics, as I have stopped watching professional football. I’m fed up with privileged athletes making political statements and disrespecting the flag. They disparage our country after having benefitted from it. Despicable hypocrites and cowards.

Henry Blosser
3 months ago

As many of others have said, I am greatly displeased with disrespect some of our athletes are showing. If they are that upset with our country, why would they want to represent us.

Jeff Craig
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry Blosser

Obviously, you don’t get it. Freedom of speech includes speech you don’t like. If you don’t like it, maybe a theocracy or authoritarian state like Iran or Saudi Arabia would be more to your liking. And kneeling during the anthem is NOT disrespectful.

Bob p
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

What is it then? I was taught that standing at attention with my hand over my heart was the way we salute our country.

Jerry Glazman
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Sorry I am free to express my displeasure with these immature buffoons without you disrespecting my opinions. That’s what freedom of speech is all about.

Gordy B
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

I DISAGREE ! Athletes are there to try and be the best in their chosen sport not for their political views. If they want to express their political views, then run for office and change the policies to suit their personal addenda through their vote.

Denny
3 months ago

Allowing politics into the games if even only a few do and or showing no respect for our flag if even a few do just takes the enjoyment out of it for us. Then Add to that some of the “sports” that are now part of the olympics, and that includes golf and others, plus the way the games are covered by NBC it just isn’t worth it.

And if just one athlete dies from getting COVID because others choose not to do so Then I will also ask why. Why did that person have to die needlessly. athletes should be required to get vaccinated……it should have been required by the Olympic committee that all athletes be vaccinated.

Complain, complain, complain! 😂

BILLY Bob Thronton
3 months ago
Reply to  Denny

You might think you live in a world where a government can tell you what to do with your own body, but then we defeated that German leader in 1945.

What you failed to mention is the vax is currently administered under “emergency use authorization”. For those who dont know what that means, it HAS NOT completed FDA clinical trials, to be certified safe with minimal sude effects, like EVERY VACCINE prior has gone through. So if the participants choose to not be injected given the circumstance, it’s THEIR individual choice, so says the INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE.

Tom
3 months ago

And the current vax has been used in hundreds of millions of people with very little side effects.

Go stand in line with your Orange leader in Mar-a-Lago.

Bob p
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

My son and his fiancé were vaccinated in March, they both tested positive for covid19 2 weeks ago. He is a school bus mechanic in a small shop, she is a purchasing agent for a name brand dairy in a small office so neither is exposed to large crowds. So what did the rushed to market vaccines do for them?

BILLY Bob Thronton
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Tommy, reply to the gentleman. Explain to him your beliefs, for that’s all you really have now, isn’t it. Oh, and you might ponder this…according to the CDC (joke) their own stats say…children 18 and under are…wait for it..are 99.999% chance of a mortality from the Wuhan. But, yet they will push it on the parents. Why? Crickets!!

rvgrandma
3 months ago

With everything that has gone on the last 5 years in this country, it is hard to get excited for much of anything.

BILLY Bob Thronton
3 months ago
Reply to  rvgrandma

Last 6 mo. I’ll agree. Prior to that it was peaches for the prior four years.

Jeff Craig
3 months ago

So, you like Nazis then Billy Bob?

BILLY Bob Thronton
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Jeffy.. i wish the truth would be reported. “For the truth shall set you free”. Heres one for you; pay attention to the results of the AZ (Maricopa Co) forensic audit. Come at it from a unbiased angle, then reply back to me about the last 6 mo. Crickets!!

Bob Weinfurt
3 months ago

I feel the same as most of the others. I’ll wait to hear it on the news, hoping the USA kicks their asses.

Jim Bortz
3 months ago

It Makes me cry to see what the Olympics have become. The disrespect to are country just fills my heart with sadness. I always looked forward to them now, can’t even put them on.

rvgrandma
3 months ago
Reply to  Jim Bortz

Seems this year it is not just American athletes kneeling for their national anthem, I heard other country’s athletes plan to. I stopped watching pro sports because of that action. Just because they are amateurs doesn’t change that. The few are ruining it for the majority.

Tom H.
3 months ago

I’ll watch some of track and field events.
Frankly, I’m tired of all the political rants on these comment sections. Sad, because I really enjoy the RV Newsletter, and appreciate all the work the staff puts into publishing it. Thanks!

John Macatee
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom H.

Like you just did

Denny
3 months ago
Reply to  John Macatee

👍

Kamwick
3 months ago
Reply to  John Macatee

He didn’t rant. He was pointing out the ranting.

Crowman
3 months ago

Half of the so called sports are rainbow flag sports like badminton. Thrilling.

Denny
3 months ago
Reply to  Crowman

O M G YES!

Denny
3 months ago
Reply to  Denny

I wouldn’t call them rainbow sports but some are just not …..well sports!

Gary
3 months ago

I am now rooting against the USA women’s soccer team.

Joe Marquez
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Ditto!

BILLY Bob Thronton
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe Marquez

Double ditto

Sparky
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

My Dad and my father in law were both WWll veterans and I will not watch anyone who cannot show respect for our flag, If anyone doesn’t like it here just leave, easy fix, maybe Cuba or China

Jeff Craig
3 months ago
Reply to  Sparky

Obviously, you don’t get it. Freedom of speech includes speech you don’t like. If you don’t like it, maybe a theocracy or authoritarian state like Iran or Saudi Arabia would be more to your liking. And kneeling during the anthem is NOT disrespectful.

Richard Davidson
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Exact same response you gave to Henry Blosser. Try and be more original. The national anthem and the flag represents all of us. Out of respect for YOU I stand and salute it. When people disrespect the flag they are disrespecting YOU. AND the millions who have fought and died for YOUR freedom to disrespect everyone else. Just because I or you have the freedom to disrespect others, it does not in any way make it right to do so.

Diane M
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Same!

Denny
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Some just seem to let their past success go to the heads. But that’s what we see in all sports. Ego ego.

LionRampant
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary

For what reason? They were simply following US Code which says that you should face the flag during the anthem. United States Code 36 U.S.C. § 301 reads: “Persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart. … When the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.”

John Macatee
3 months ago

Politics have infected every aspect of our lives. No I’m not watching. Not any sport other than 18 years old and younger. Elections have consequences, and until the leftists are voted out; taxes, price of gas, schools, riots, homelessness, theft, illegal immigration, border security, free speech, lockdowns & masks are only getting worse. Over crowding in RV parks! Ha , when gas hits $6.00 per gallon and going up, cost of electricity, inflation
that’s the issue of 2021.

John
3 months ago
Reply to  John Macatee

I’m with ya, brother!!!!!

Tom
3 months ago
Reply to  John Macatee

👎

BILLY Bob Thronton
3 months ago
Reply to  John Macatee

Who’s in charge. Don’t ask him, he doesn’t know it himself. Hold fast fellow patriots, it’s coming.