I have been working on the internet and doing stuff today and I turned the TV on for a little noise. Watching the end of the "2008 Ironman World Championships" on some local channel, I keep tearing up. Folks who have overcome personal tragedy, physical barriers, emotional trauma...It was moving.
Weird for me, in some ways, to be crying over people I've never even heard of...but it is like the Olympics - hearing people's personal stories and knowing they have gone through so much to be where they are.
What a Sunday afternoon. :)
I started watching figure skating. It is always hard to know which event and even for which year. The sportscasters are talking about qualifying for Vancouver, so it is probably a fairly recent event...called, "Cancer.net's Skate America".
I'm not kidding.
I had to stop what I was doing and listen to them say it more than 3 times before I actually realized that the sponsor of the event...was cancer.net. Doesn't cancer.net have a much better cause to sponsor? No offense to figure skating, but...shouldn't the money go to...um...cancer?
I'm not even sure what to say. When stadiums first started being named for corporations, I didn't know that Staples Center was named for the STORE Staples...I thought it was the last name of someone or...the town it was in...or...something. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield stadium just doesn't have the right ring to it that say, "Yankee Stadium" or "Wrigley Field" has. But really? Cancer.net's Skate America? I had to turn it off.