The france boycott thread made me think of this, along with the recent news about Armstrong.
Forget france, we should start boycotting any professional athlete that declines to represent the U.S. in the olympics. I was disgusted when I heard how many superstar basketball players were bailing out on the dream team, but when I found out that Lance Armstrong wasn't going to go to the olympics I went from disgusted to pissed. All these athletes make millions of dollars and enjoy the freedom and support of what I consider the greatest nation in the world, and they can't sacrifice a little off season time to give something back? But, kids will still run out and buy basketball jerseys and usps bike helmets or whatever cycling fans buy, well not me. I'll take a Tillman jersey, and the rest of those overpaid, unpatriotic bastards can kiss my ENTIRE ass!
Sorry, just needed to vent a little