Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finally….Somebody Gets It!

If you haven’t heard yet Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler, Ara Abrahamian, pulled a classic hissy fit after winning bronze today. During the award ceremony, after he was given the bronze medal, he packed up his marbles, stormed off and threw his medal to the ground. I first came across this story while getting pretty lit in an airport bar so I didn’t get any sound. At first glance I thought this was the first act of protest, during the games, against the current situation in China. To be honest I was almost interested for 2 seconds then I figured if some crazy psycho was going to protest the games the least they could do is streak an event, or punch a Chinese person in the face on TV but this?? C’mon dude, throwing a medal is so (sigh) predictable.

However! After further review it turns out this pud was just pissed he didn’t win gold. I don’t blame him. I play to win too. Some people would say just medaling in the Olympics is a symbol of a lifelong achievement. We have a name for those people where I come from. Losers. He’s claiming the judges screwed him and he may have a point. The three judges were from Switzerland, Cuba and Canada. Put those three countries in a room together and all bets are off. Its rumored Abrahamian flashed the blood hand sign to the judges after he stormed off. The Win Column Olympic Correspondent couldn’t be reached to confirm or deny this claim.

In his only comments post match he said “This will be my last match. I wanted to take gold, so I consider this Olympics a failure”. Personally I like his style. I’ve been living my life by a new rule for the past 6 months. If you can’t win just quit. So kudos to you Ara. Well played good sir. Let that be a lesson for all you kids out there. If something doesn’t work out just quit, sulk and have a Swedish meatball.