I guess I’m a sports snob as well. Somebody tell me why we are pairing the lengthy tradition of the Olympic games with the X-games? Seriously, let’s put the snowboard halfpipe back on ESPN 7 where it belongs. This is a medal sport? Ridiculous
It looked like an act of desperation when the Fonz appeared on Laverne and Shirley. Is it that bad Monsieur Rogge that we have to cater to the X-treme sport fans just to increase our ratings? Even the ski cross should be run after all the medals have been awarded, just for exhibition, just for the fans – like they do with figure skating. Anyone who wants to race to the bottom can enter – even the fans – like a pro-am golf event.
Now to the wine pairing. For the halfpipe I would recommend a bottle of Wild Irish Rose - you can pick it up at any gas station in South Carolina for $3 US. The aroma is sweet but the taste is a lot like the gas station you bought it at. If your tastes are a little more refined you could pair the halfpipe with a bottle of homemade wine that has been stored beside your furnace for the past 5 winters.