So, remember all the fun we knitters have with Ravelympics? Ravelry--a free social networking site for knitters--has been contacted by the Office of General Counsel for the United States Olympic committee. Details on Ravelry here. Among other pretty obnoxious things, the letter says:
"We believe using the name 'Ravelympics' for a competition that involves
an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others,
tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games. In a sense, it
is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to
recognize or appreciate their hard work."
Well I, for one, think that such a sentence is CLEARLY disrespectful to anyone who has a hobby that he or she has tried to master. Obviously, we do denigrate the true nature of the games as this person sees them--ours have been about fun and teamwork, and NOT about raking in the greatest number of sponsorships.
Count this as one VERY angry knitter who will never watch, mention, or buy anything in ANY way connected with the United States Olympic committee. JERKS.
And if you would like to share your thoughts with these lovely money-grubbers: firstname.lastname@example.org