Weird Wednesday: The Olympics – Part 3

In most team sports winning gold and bronze are worth celebrating, but that second-place silver is a punch in the gut.

Watch the final game between third and fourth place and see an ecstatic group of players winning the third-place bronze medal. Then watch the gold medal game to see a dejected bunch of silver medal winners.

Second place is worth celebrating in most Olympic sports. You see smiles on the silver medal winners.

Is there a remedy? My solution would take longer and not but would make each medal a victory.

Top 4 teams are in the finals. 1st plays 2nd: Winner gets gold. Loser of that game plays 3rd: Winner gets silver. Loser of that game plays 4th: Winner gets bronze.

OK. I know there are massive problems. You will not be ending with the ultimate game and there is a possibility that one of the two top teams will play three times. But wouldn’t that bronze medal feel like an achievement?

Onto this week’s cartoons:

“The Miniscules”

“The Untitled”


That’s all the weirdness for today.


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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