Have you ever watched the Winter Olympics and thought to yourself, "Pffft, I could totally do that"? Some events you watch and just know there's no way that's happening. We can't even stand on ice skates, much less do eleven flips, land on the tip of one toe, and then kick our legs up over our heads. Other events look like the sort of thing we could figure out with enough beer and friends.
We're looking at you, curling. We could totally sweep the floor really fast with our homies. We think.
But that's the thing — we can't. We'd probably slip and break a tailbone before anyone could even Google to see what those sweepy ice-broom things are even called. It's just that Winter Olympics athletes are so good at what they do that they make it look really easy, so we lose all frame of reference!
Watching the #WinterOlympics, and I'd like to resubmit my proposal for the Average Joe/Average Jo Cam™, where a regular person does the same events as (and is overlaid next to) the elite athletes, to give some perspective of the insane talent on show. Make it happen @BBCSport.— 𝔸𝔻𝔸𝕄𝔹𝕆ℕ𝟛 (@adambon3) February 11, 2018
Before every Olympic event they should send out one average person to perform the upcoming event. To fall on their face. Completely fail. Just so those of us at home who watch the Olympics and think “I could do that”, realize we can’t. We really can’t.— Michelle Bhasin (@michellebhasin) February 11, 2018
You guys, we really can't do these events. But we'd be totally willing to watch average people like ourselves try... and fail miserably.
C’mere Phyllis, we’re going to get your ski boots all strapped in. You’re next up on the Giant Slalom. Yeah just lean forward.... 😬— Ron A. Brown (@Sdvballron) February 11, 2018
Watching the 2018 Winter Olympics and I wish they had me out there competing in every event just to show how incredibly great these olympians are.— Zack Orr (@zack_alteras) February 11, 2018
“Up next, to prove how much better these athletes are then the rest of you, we have the average American Zack Orr!”
Speed skating:— B(an all nazis)eaver (@goronhead) February 12, 2018
OH MY GOD THIS WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA. WHERE ARE THE MEDICS, THERE'S SO MUCH BLOOD!
Such a GREAT idea! And it would be SO entertaining!! Like watching American Idol auditions ..— Sandi DeMita Dalomba (@SandiDeMita) February 12, 2018
Yes! And show a little video of the persons daily life beforehand. "My name is Earl, I have 4 dogs and 11 cats, I repair vacuum's and a natural athlete."— Standing Room Only (@Texas_Chill) February 11, 2018
Just when we thought people were starting to understand how much we can't do these things... curling strikes again.
I'm in for curling. I really believe I could set a speed record with that rock. No sweeping needed.— greg arnold (@dodgemangreg) February 12, 2018
Except for curling. We all can be Olympic curlers.— Alex Rubin (@rubinscube0) February 11, 2018
Carolyn tried to talk some sense into people, though. THANK YOU CAROLYN!