Yes, this is well out of my realm of normal criticism. Which just shows you how bad this has gotten this year.
As I quipped today – “Who designed our outfits? A band of hallucinating monkeys?!!”
First there were the widely panned Opening Ceremony outfits which were..well…frankly quite boring and not in the least representative of the USA. Frnech berets? What?
Heck, the Ralph Lauren POLO! symbol was bigger than the flag displayed. Tacky. Also, made in China. Double Fail.
I mean, as an example, the Swedish team’s attire that same night was also rather unattractive, but as my 1/2 Swedish teen stated “Well, those types of shirts are pretty popular over there.”
Back to the USA – have you seen what ALL the athletes wear for a medal ceremony? I’m calling it “Early 21st century formal prison attire”
The only thing that saves those outfits are the adorable girls wearing them with those gold medal winning smiles :)
On Sunday 15 and I were watching men’s water polo and all was going along fine until we saw it – Old Glory – not very well placed (or, VERY well placed depending on how you choose to look at it!):
Really – a nice flag on the SIDE would have been fine. The U-S-A across the back on a navy background is acceptable. But the stars and stripes up front? Aack!
But, today, that was surpassed. The men’s beach volleyball team today sported outfits that sent ripples of horror through twitter and Facebook. I was alerted to them by a friend describing them as “Norwegian curlers pants cut up into shorts”
My descriptions: “Golfers without clubs or a cart” “Jockeys without a horse” and I do completely agree with Norwegian Curling pants comparison. At any rate – YUCK.
On the upside if they win a medal they will cover those things up with the prison attire.