There's A Lot Of Shysters In Kabul
By Dickie Dunn
Times-Herald Sports Editor
To see the Japanese hotel furniture airborne,
the softpastel colors of the fabrics reflected
in the broken shards of plate glass windows,
was to see a work of art in motion.
That was the scene in 1998 at the Nagano
Winter Olympics, as certain, unidentifiable
but highly unreliable members of the USA
Men's Hockey team went on a drunken rampage
after being eliminated from medal contention.
Will this scene repeat itself in Salt Lake?
Take into consideration the team was on the
road, and wasn't allowed to bring their toys.
Now, I've seen more than one hotel desk clerk
planted head first into a rubber tree pot
in my day, but the two-to-a-room rule should
be reviewed. Everybody needs to relax, instead
of going bananas. We need to let them work
it out amongst themselves.
As my colleague Jim Carr would say, chalk
it up to "youthful exuberance."
Now, I can't name names, and everything is
hush-hush, but let's just say there's a certain
nation that is in the market for a hockey
team. And who in their right mind would buy
a fifth-place team?
Yes, organizers could be better off folding
the Winter Olympics and taking a tax loss.
But they'd be garbage for letting us all
go down the drain. We're human beings, ya
Besides, that Osama bin Laden looks like
a fag to me. He'll have molten sand in his
mouth faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
Another "Sad Commentary"? Not this
time. Sounds to me like America is foiled