I came up on this article today about a Turkish gentleman who wants to challenge Bolt 100 meters in the next Olympics. I was okay with the article on Turkish athlete even though it basically gave him no chance at doing this. What caught my attention were some notes on the end of the article titled “Glorious failures”, which included the Jamaican Bobsled team.
I know it may seem that I am being nationalistic but I don’t see if as a failure. Sports is about rooting for the underdog. It is about representing your country. It is about trying even though many think you may not win. From my personal experience on Jamaicans.com in the first 10 years I got just as many inquires on the Jamaican Bobsled team like I did Bob Marley. The Jamaican Bobsled team had its own movie portraying how underdogs can overcome even when they do not win. I declare the Jamaican Bobsled team a success..