Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing 2008: Weightlifting!

Damian Brown is a man in the hotseat. He is calling the weighlifting at Beijing and has the shadow of Darrell Eastlake hovering over him. It's hard to see him living up to "Big Daz"; the only reason people used to tune into weighlifting was to hear Daz holler for all he was worth and make a complete ass clown out of himself. After numerous cameos on 12th Man records, and many near misses with heart failure, Eastlake has moved on from sports commentating. You can now hire him to MC a work function or your wedding reception. Fee range B puts him in charge of your mic for a very reasonable $3001-$5000.

Anyway, in the fair dinkum department, the best part of weightlifting is the horrible injuries that can occur when the lifter crumbles under the weight of the bar.

Walk it off champ, you'll be just fine...

I was totally surprised recently to see that Bulgaria had withdrawn their entire weightlifting team from Beijing after 11 members of the squad tested positive to 'roids. And before that I was stunned when 11 Greek lifters tested positive to the gear. Thank God they've caught all the drug cheats now. It would be embarrassing for the sport if lifters won gold medals then tested positive and fled the country clutching their medals, like Shooter McGavin fled clutching his Gold Jacket.

Anyway, that's all the weightlifting I can stomach for now. Searching for weightlifting injury pictures on the internet, I got more than I bargained for, and have scarred my brain for life. I don't think I'll ever be able to watch this sport again. But for the rest of you, enjoy the weightlifting and it's lovely ladies.

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