They televise the Lightweight Double Sculls event:
They televise Men’s Badminton:
They televise Trampoline:
And they televise Weightlifting:
Or maybe Bossy’s friend Amy just missed it. Is there an Olympic event you’d like to see more of?
Perhaps: Women’s Ending Sentences With Prepositions?
Lauren saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:14 am
Fencing and table tennis!
KyLydia saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:14 am
Canoe/Kayak! I can’t find it, anywhere, and NBC’s online videos only work for people who subscribe to certain cable companies. Boo!
Ellie saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:15 am
Oooh, I love Women’s Ending Sentences With Prepositions. Poor Amy. I’ve got to say, though, that I caught some trampoline events on my friend Mark’s 50″ flat screen hi-D TV this past weekend? Trampoline now rocks my world.
Jacquie saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:19 am
I saw some equestrian stuff on MSNBC late one night. I’d like to see more water polo – those men are hot tamales and their little hats make me giggle.
p.s. Hi Ellie!
p.p.s. Look Bossy, no links!
dexter saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:34 am
They didnt show any of the gold medal round of the nude leap frog competition
Bliz saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:46 am
Bossy’s friend Amy should be watching Oxygen– apparently NBC decided that Equestrian was for girls… and aired it on the girl network all last week!
Pamela saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:54 am
Poor Bossy’s friend Amy. My wee gal is having the exact same problem with the Olympics. Not enough horses. But she’s five, and there are never enough horses for five year olds, as far as I can tell.
Momo Fali saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:56 am
No, but if drinking wine was a competition, I bet I’d win.
charmie saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Bossy, you are very good at making those cartoons! I’m jealous!
Dara saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:17 pm
I wanted to see the horse stuff, too!!
And for those that cannot get enough of Michael Phelps……
not for everyone, so be warned!
The Mom saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:18 pm
More Slip and Slide action!!
Madness saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Madness would like to see more Underwater Basketweaving and or WINE drinking.
HeyJoe saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm
I’m still waiting for the All-Nude Olympics. Am I alone here?
Love the artwork, by the way. You ooze talent like a staph infection oozes puss. That’s a compliment, see because getting rid of the puss is a GOOD thing as it reduces the swelling and gets rid of the nasty bacteria. So in short, you’re the bomb.
Am I turning you on yet?
Big Hair Envy saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm
Dara’s link distracted me. I’ve got nothing.
Thanks, Dara;) Photos of MP in a Speedo take precedent over pretty much everything else in my book!
A Whole Lot of Nothing saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm
I missed rowing. I like the intensity of the races.
In winter HOlympics, we LOVE to watch curling. We don’t have that here in FL. We don’t have much ice here. Just hurricanes.
blackbird saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Yep. The Oxygen network is airing the “girl” sports. Two nights of Synchronized Swimming (and Bossy better not scoop me on that post).
Grandma J saysAugust 20, 2008 at 12:55 pm
I don’t blame Amy for being upset.
If I were Amy, I’d get on my high horse, gallop on down to NBC and let them have it.
divrchk saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:02 pm
apathy lounge saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm
I dunno. In equestrian events I think it’s the horse who is the athlete…not so much the rider. But that’s just me. Anyway…horses should have their own Olympics…or any event where the animal does the hard work. I’m just sayin’.
Blue Lady saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:32 pm
The equestrian events are on Oxygen network at 6pm. I guess only women would be interested so they stuck them there.
Big Hair Envy saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:34 pm
Thank you Bossy.
Tuli saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:35 pm
I saw equestrian events on CBC. Lucky me, I live close enough to Canada to get a CBC station with my antenna. (Canadian TV rocks, by the way.)
Laura saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Personally I’d like to see Bossy take the gold in Women’s Blogging.
HIlary saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:40 pm
If you can catch Canada’s CBC on satellite, you’ll see far more events than those that only cover American medal hopefuls. We tend to broadcast all events whether or not we have key athletes competing for a medal. We’re either unbiased, or figure we have little chance of winning anyway. 😉
MarathonMom saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:47 pm
I am so over the olympics. I want to see more of Bossy’s olympic artwork.
Amy in StL saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:51 pm
Shooting. Specifically the pistol events. How did I not know before this year that there were 22 cal pistol events? (Also, anyone can watch the online videos. They don’t know what company you subscribe to. Just pick one that works. It’s what I did.)
junebug saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Please do some drawings of synchronized swimming and diving. 😀
Nichol saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm
I think they got rid of this years ago, but whatever happened to synchronized swimming? And what happens to the athletes who used to train for that? Maybe Bossy should investigate, that way I can sleep at night… 🙂
Nichol saysAugust 20, 2008 at 1:59 pm
Or am I just an idiot, and there really still IS synchronized swimming…?
Noelle saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm
My #1 complaint about the Olympics is that the TV coverage makes it seem like three events are held every day. I would like to see more of everything, please.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:21 pm
We just put our little guy in martial arts and he’d like to see Tai Kwon Do. I wouldn’t mind a little Rythmic Gymnastics.
And that Phelps link from above? A little disappointing. Maybe he’d just gotten out of the pool though…
Aimee saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:22 pm
I love watching the shuttlecocks or maybe I just love saying shuttlecock?!
Mjohnson saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Loads of horse action over here in the UK as you’d expect. Our Royal family love it, the queens granddaughter would have entered but her horse was lame. (Probably been shot by now).
I can’t wait for the BMX final.The BMX is amazing, there’s blood and everything. Radical!
bananas saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:27 pm
I was surprised that they have men’s water volleyball. Everyone tells me it’s water POLO but I’m not biting… I know water volleyball when I see it.
Foolery saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm
Nahhh, I’m good. Enjoying it all, thanking someone at NBC for not making me watch that Dances With Ribbons thingy. Synchronized floor exercise? Hallmarknastics? I forget.
pkzcass saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:31 pm
If equestrianing were an actual sport, maybe they’d show it. Sorry.
And Dara? I’ve finally had enough of MP.
Lisa saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:51 pm
Ooooh – boy do I hate NBC’s Olympics coverage. Everytime I turn to the Olympics it’s either MP swimming or Bob Costas being self-congratulatory. P~~~~ I haven’t seen a moment of gymnastics, rhythmic or otherwise.
On a totally hardly related note: did you know that in China, women’s badminton players are celebrities? Recognized on the street and autograph hounded and everything? What a crazy world we live in.
Sharon saysAugust 20, 2008 at 2:55 pm
I’d like to see more interviews that do not include the reporter asking the athlete questions about Michael Phelps. Concentrate on the person in front of you, not Michael Phelps. GAH!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysAugust 20, 2008 at 3:05 pm
I want to see the potato-chip gorging competition. Because I know there isn’t one competitor in that event who could beat me. I just didn’t enter in time. Too busy eating chips.
Maybe next year.
dexter saysAugust 20, 2008 at 3:13 pm
In High school we used to have an event called the “shot and run”. We would all do shots of tequila then race. First person to cross the finish line still standing would win.
Chicky Chicky Baby saysAugust 20, 2008 at 3:36 pm
They televised the jumping event – whatever it’s called.
Personally, I’d like to see five full hours of Michael Phelps flexing, Michael Phelps stretching, Michael Phelps shaving his chest, Michael Phelps eating Cheerios, and whatever else Michael Phelps does while nearly naked.
David saysAugust 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm
Amy just wasn’t trying. I caught an equestrian event just the other day. The rider was one of the few to have a perfect run on the steeplechase. It was rather exciting. He was from Brazil or someplace like that.
What I’d like to see: The men’s gymnastics post-competition showers.
Jen W. saysAugust 20, 2008 at 3:51 pm
I like the trampoline. It’s like the coolest gymnastics tricks, without the insincere dancing parts. I don’t especially want to see synchronized swimming. My husband says, sure they are athletic, but that doesn’t make it a sport. would you judge a ballerina? BUT, I do know that my 5 year old daughter is going to be seriously impressed by the dancing/swimming/sparkly make-up. I am looking forward to her reaction.
davido saysAugust 20, 2008 at 4:59 pm
Olympic air guitar, because if curling can be a sport…
KarenT saysAugust 20, 2008 at 5:01 pm
How about anything but women’s beach volleyball? Everytime I turn on NBC, women’s beach volleyball is on. Why? Oh, I know, because it is an excuse to put on women jumping around in bikini’s and call it sports.
Manic Mommy saysAugust 20, 2008 at 5:38 pm
I’d just like it if the “good” events (= swimming/gymnastics/track and field) didn’t start at 11:00 pm EDT.
kate saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:17 pm
Leaf, probably... saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:19 pm
I saw a flash of the equestrian events in a bar one night. I think they got confused about which button was the button to play the weeks worth of boring lowlights.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:28 pm
Anything without commentary, commentary, commentary, interviews, commentary, commentary, commentary, interviews, commentary, etc.
ms picket to you saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:30 pm
I heard this acupuncturist stuck needles in his HEAD to represent every one of the country’s represented at the Olympics. That would make some excellent tv. With wine drinking naturally.
henna saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:36 pm
I am a horseperson and wish I could see more! I caught a few minutes of the show jumping at high noon the other day but only because my sister saw it and called me. I worked at the Atlanta Olympics for the Equestrian games and there was so much to see and it was so exciting, too bad the media doesn’t agree…
Jadielady saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:38 pm
Completely off topic, I just wanted to share that I drove by Obama on my way home from work today. He’s here talking at the local high school.
Fabs saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:53 pm
Women’s softball and BMX bike racing!
Cece saysAugust 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm
Yeah I’d like to see it all be over & done with already!
Mrs. G. saysAugust 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm
I would like to see more beach volleyball. NOT.
HeyJoe saysAugust 20, 2008 at 7:08 pm
Michael Phelps looks like an ogre
Kelley saysAugust 20, 2008 at 7:17 pm
Mens rings. All day. A channel dedicated to it.
Craig saysAugust 20, 2008 at 8:36 pm
Those drawings are incredible. Carry on.
hula hank saysAugust 20, 2008 at 9:21 pm
They put equestrian on prime time here on the opposite bottom side of the globe. It was mixed in with swimming and softball highlights.
Chris saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:05 pm
Some SAILING would be nice! Geez, hot men, getting all wet – and they DON’T televise it? NBC employs idiots. Or all men.
velocibadgergirl saysAugust 20, 2008 at 11:18 pm
Ha! My friend Tamsyn rowed at Oxford, and she says lightweight double scull guys are worried about their weight all the time. So they never eat, and they’re really bitchy. She said they’re basically like tall, hairy chicks.
amy saysAugust 21, 2008 at 12:05 am
Love your illustrations! How do you do them??
RhoRho saysAugust 21, 2008 at 12:24 am
So this isn’t relevant to this post but i loooove your dooce video. She was the first blog i ever read and man, have I discovered she has some frenemies. Hate to be all stalky but I’m adding you to my list first time out cause you’re too effin funny.
MamaMo saysAugust 21, 2008 at 1:02 am
GOOD NEWS!! Equestrian slated for Thursday am 10-12 slot sometime.
Willie G saysAugust 21, 2008 at 2:06 am
natalie saysAugust 21, 2008 at 2:28 am
we have seen a bit of synchronized swimming in these parts. i was quite impressed with the makeup these girls wore. since i haven’t watched much tv at all i’m not sure what we are missing. somehow the olympics seem like something other worldly here in turkey. i guess i’ve lost part of that american pride i felt when i lived in the states and we won. i have no doubt i’ll find it again when i am back in america.
JenKneeBee saysAugust 21, 2008 at 2:58 am
Bossy’s friend can watch it at NBC.com: http://www.nbcolympics.com/equestrian/video/index.html
Ps- You computer artwork is truly amazing. How long did it take to do all those?
heart shaped hedges saysAugust 21, 2008 at 3:17 am
Im sitting here with my mouth agape (is that right?) just in awe of your “paintings”….I mean, look at that trampoline, that is amazingly brilliant!
I think if Bossy hurrys over to china, she can sit on the road and sell her olympic paintings for a lot of money (probably more than google pays, or those ‘per-click’ companies…) And, knowing how the tourists and olympic-attenders are, bossy will soon become an internationally famous artiste!
Seriously, you are fantastic at these paintings. (and I cant even write my name on line.)
Acher saysAugust 21, 2008 at 8:24 am
Bossy’s friend Amy should know that they had equestrian events on last night during PRIME TIME on Oxygen, at least according to the commercial that I saw.
Just please don’t ask why I was watching Oxygen to begin with.
Say What? saysAugust 21, 2008 at 9:17 am
Thanks Dara…I think! LOL Am I the only one who thinks the placement of the dark colors on that speedo make him look wide in the hips?? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone looking at his HIPS? Anyone? Anyone? Hello? is thing on??
Just think, when the Olympics first began a trillion years ago, it was all men, all nude (so they could be sure they were all men) Ahhh, the good old days!
Sue saysAugust 21, 2008 at 9:24 am
Missing the equestrian events here too…And thank goodness someone finally fixed Bob Costas’ rug – it was driving me crazy during the opening ceremonies.
ali saysAugust 21, 2008 at 9:35 am
Dwight from The Office said there would be murder checkers.
JoeInVegas saysAugust 21, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Come on, women’s beach volleyball of course. Fantasizing about Bossy playing.
Mama Bear saysAugust 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm
Thank goodness women’s beach volleyball is over! It seems that’s all I ever see when I turn on the TV.
Yes, I’d love to see equestrian. or shooting. or syncro swimming. or taekwondo, judo, greco/roman, you name it wrestling. Why not a taste of something different?
Just keep boxing off my screen. I don’t want to watch people get beaten up.
Kathryn saysAugust 21, 2008 at 11:38 pm
at risk of offending, maybe it’s the American coverage?? the CBC broadcasts pretty much everything – including LOTS of horses
sherry saysAugust 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Judo. And the thing with the twirly ribbons.
Chelsea saysAugust 22, 2008 at 11:20 pm
I love watching trampolining!
Is it just me, or did the Olympics get really boring after Michael Phelps and women’s gymnastics finished their runs?
I wanna see the Wii become an Olympic sport. It would make me feel like an actual athlete..
mull-berry saysAugust 23, 2008 at 8:25 am
My in-laws would like wrestling to be shown. They are on vackay and wanted us to tape it for them and it’s just not on … or else we totally missed it!!!
Elsewhere saysAugust 24, 2008 at 2:03 am
This is for Bossy’s friend Amy, the winning Horseriding on music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grriGJiZntE
Dutch of course ;)!
Bree saysAugust 26, 2008 at 2:26 am
These are awesome! you do such a fun job! Love it!