July 30, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Now, wait a minute. I think we've taken this "all sports are equal" thing a little too far here. Badminton? Badminton is an Olympic event? You can win a medal for slapping a birdie over a net? What's next? Olympic hot-dog grilling?"Badminton's cool," someone says. "Go see it."Listen, pal. I know badminton. I know the roots of badminton. The roots of badminton are in your basement, in a box that sits untouched until the Fourth of July barbecue, when you take it out because you don't want your kids breaking any bones in a real sport, like football, or VCR adjusting.