There's No Such Thing As Spoiling the Olympics
Why naysayers need to stop whining when they hear event results.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: August 4th, 2012
his week, the talk of the town has been the "spoiling" of the Olympics and how annoying it is. We're here to strike that notion down, though, as there's really no such thing as spoiling something like the Olympics.
The Games are taking place in London, and while some of the events are super hyped, it's unrealistic to expect both your friends and the internet at large to refrain from talking about them. We all want to cheer on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and expecting them not to win their swimming events seems silly.
If you desperately want to watch the events without spoilers, you have one or two options. First, you can watch the event as it plays on your local broadcast. If you want to take it a step further, since you're probably in a different time zone than London, you could hunt down a live stream of the event and plan your schedule to catch it in real time.
But if watching live isn't a convenient enough option for you, your only other safe bet is to stay the hell off the internet. Don't check Twitter, don't surf CNN, and hard as it may be, stay off of Facebook, where your friends will surely be gushing over Gabby Douglas' gold medal performance (oops! Sorry guys!).
That said, these whiners have got to stop whining about being spoiled. It's the Olympics, not the new Batman movie. NBC's choice to delay their coverage sucks, but it's the hand we've been dealt, and one we can deal with accordingly.