Forget archery, here’s something to really get outraged about: the total ineptitude of the U.S. 4x100m relay teams. Now admittedly, Olympic sprinters must perform a much faster handoff than I did when I ran on my high school’s 4x800m team. Even so, passing the baton just isn’t that hard. For one of our Olympic teams to fumble it is astonishing; for two of them to do it is just embarrassing.
How did this happen? Are they taking some form of steroids that makes their hands slippery as a side effect? Was the baton sabotaged with grease by a rival team? Did they just not practice the handoff, ever?
I bet they’ll be practicing it for 2012. In the meantime, maybe they can get a sponsorship deal with Butterfinger bars.