be clear on one thing: The last time I attempted to play badminton was
in the backyard of the Tell household down the street about 10 years
ago. It didn't go well then, and it probably wouldn't go well now. But
one thing I was able to do was hit the shuttlecock over the net, maintain a decent rally, and play with some semblance of dignity.
Perhaps you find yourself caught in the middle of a slow stretch of Olympics coverage, in
between the speed of Usain Bolt and the spectacular endurance of Michael
Phelps. The only thing on is something obscure: fencing, horses, judo,
etc. You have to watch. But what, exactly, should spectators be looking
for? The Phoenix is here to help.