Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Roloffs at the World Dwarf games in Belfast

Amy Roloff is doing some press in Ireland for the World Dwarf games. The Belfast Telegraph has this from and about Amy:

Representing the ‘Statesmen’ team from America, Eddie Piedra (23) said: “It's a great honour to represent your state in Northern Ireland, knowing all of us were selected by our country. It's nice to be here to compete against all the other countries in the world.

“Everyone wants that top spot, everyone wants the gold. Track and field times can go towards qualifying for the Paralympics.”

Amy Roloff, Statesmen team coach, said: “The team is very competitive, but we also know football is a European sport, not necessarily an American one.

“We have some wonderful athletes here. Either we'll get some good competition or we'll give them good competition.”

Amy, who also stars in the American reality television series ‘Little People, Big World', said: “My crew are covering this event. The television series is one of the first to depict little people as just regular people.”

The Games will run until Sunday."


You can read the full article about the games here:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/dwarf-world-games-prove-talented-sport-stars-come-in-all-sizes-14434983.html


As with the DAAA, athletes are encouraged to participate in many sports even if it is not "their" sport. However, the big event for the Roloffs and the one that fans will be most interested in is football/soccer. That isn't scheduled until Saturday August 1st.

11 comments:

Tom said...

"The team is very competitive, but we also know football is a European sport, not necessarily an American one."

Amy is getting smart. She can sense they're going to get their butts whipped.

Alyssia said...

Go Zach! Go Statesmen!

Shame on Americans that cheer against American teams.

Roxanne said...

Is the person in the picture really named Alex Romano or is that a misprint? The player that scores all the goals for Zach's team at the DAAA is Adam Romano.

That picture sort of looks like him. Is that him or a brother?

NN said...

I am so looking forward to seeing these episodes of LPBW air. My husband would love to go to Ireland someday so I think we both will enjoy the upcoming airings. I bet the scenery will be beautiful and I love the way the show focuses in on things like that along with the fitting music....can't wait!!

The Footy Show said...

Alyssia, football doesn't belong to Americans. Football is life to the rest of the world. Your local pizza hut expecting to win an Authentic Italian food competition is insulting.

Wendy said...

NN, I used to feel that way, but now I groan when I hear another vacation is coming.

I enjoyed it when they went to Hawaii because I dream of taking my family to Hawaii one day.

But then it has become one after another after another. I feel like the Roloff family have crossed over into another class and I can't relate. I want the old Roloffs back!

It's like a songwriter/singer who gains acclaim on his debut record singing about the struggles of the common man.

After spending the next three years living in a mansion, dining and associating with millionaire agents and excecutives and buying whatever they want on a whim, they write the next record and have no life experiences that their original fanbase can relate to.

The Roloffs have done the same thing. Maybe it's just me, but I no longer feel like "I could see myself taking a trip like that with my family" when it's one after another after another.

Brandon said...

Wendy, I keep wondering if and when there is going to be a viewer backlash against LPBW for all the vacations like there was against Jon and Kate. Even the the media articles bash Jon and Kate for all their vacations, but by some incredible miracle people have ignored that about the Roloffs.

They try and hide it better, by making some of them sound like important business trips or by lying and saying they are paying for it, but I think it's going to be hard to cover up the flash of a summer of hitting all the hot spots in Europe.

NN said...

Wendy I can see where you are coming from but I don't look at it quite the same way. As I see it, the Roloffs have a different life now due to their show. If you or I were to suddenly come into some major money it would change our lives as well; there would be no going back.

I also understand how the fans lose the relatability. What we probably all loved about the show was that the Roloffs were a family just like any of us. Due to circumstances life has changed for them. I don't ever expect I will be taking all of the vacations they take but I just enjoy seeing these places through their eyes...and no I don't exactly relate to them as much on many levels. But, at the end of the day they are a family and they still face many of the challenges any of us might.

My favorite shows have always been the ones where the family is at home doing regular everyday things probably because that is when I relate to them the most.

I still love this show as much today as I did in the beginning and will continue to watch.

jyllaroo said...

Roxanne said...
Is the person in the picture really named Alex Romano or is that a misprint? The player that scores all the goals for Zach's team at the DAAA is Adam Romano.

That picture sort of looks like him. Is that him or a brother?
----------------
Hi, Roxanne,

Yes 'Alex' Romano is actually 'Adam' Romano. Thanks for your kind words, I have passed them on to his family (I'm one of his Aunts). We're all very proud of Adam!

Roxanne said...

Jyllaroo,
Thank you very much! You should be very part. I know all the people I know that have seen Adam on LPBW for the DAAA episodes definitely notice how good he is.

Have you got any updates from Adam or any of his family that might be there about how his week is going and how The Statesmen are doing?

If you do, it would be great if you would post here.

Alyssia said...

jylaroo,
please wish adam all the best and that they're are a lot of people rooting for them and the U.S team.

Sorry if this embarrasses you too, but shucks, Adam is the best looking LP I've ever seen. He's just a really good looking person :)

Like Roxanne just said, any info you get from Adam or your relatives about The Games would be fantastic if you'd share it with us.