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The Humor Me Winter Olympics Viewer's Guide

A version of this column first appeared in The Dallas Morning News and on Please check out the site.
I love the Olympics. Or I like the Olympics, anyway. Some of the sports can be a little unusual, but it's still cool to see the world come together for an event that was founded on the idea of sportsmanship.
That sportsmanship might be a little iffy these days. But consider this:
In the biathlon, the Winter Olympic event that combines the disciplines of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship, no competitor has ever shot an opponent. At least not at the Olympics, because I would've remembered Bob Costas talking about it. I think he would've added the word "execrable" to his gallimaufry of Olympic descriptions.
So here we go again with the Winter Olympics and its run of gripping drama and equally gripping bodysuits. An avalanche of television coverage is headed our way, and thankfully, we can count on NBC to not get carried away and be …