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01-02-2013, 09:14 PM
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If my team is knocked out of the playoffs, who I choose to cheer for (or not cheer for) and for what reasons is my business alone. Nationality is far down the list of rooting interests for me.

Along those lines, I hate the jingoism in Olympic TV coverage. Though it has improved, it still has a cold war mentality to it. Athletes are reduced to faceless proxies for those "other" countries ("and Italy takes the bronze") instead of being recognized on their own merits. The "medal race" that pits countries against each other in some sort of dumb meta-competition is especially galling.

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