I'll probably watch very little of it. The Chinese government's behavior is a bit of a deterrent. Though mostly, it's because the Olympics annoy me. The broadcasters will spend all that time on the grandeur and the majesty of everything, rambling about how such-and-such event is some "hallowed" competition. Even if that event consists of swinging from a bar with chalk on your hands, or grunting and spinning and heaving some iron ball. Then they'll inevitably have rags-to-better-rags or weakling-to-powerhouse stories about some of the athletes. Maybe they were an orphan who watched their parents die, maybe they were born with one leg 20% shorter than the other, or maybe the only way they could feed their piss-poor families and fulfill necessary protein requirements was by the prodigiously fast 5-year-old chasing and hunting giant sewer rats down dark alleys.
If these competitions are so hallowed, and they're the "pinnacle" of everything physical and spiritual, why can viewers only tolerate watching them once every four years?! It's because they're boring as all hell, that's why. You know, watching Glidden paint dry on a properly lit surface, is just ... breathtaking.
When a dog runs in a circle chasing its tail, it's laughable. Yet when a person runs in a circle in blue spandex, they're poetry in motion. Please.
Screw the Olympics.
As for preseason football, waay too early for me. Baseball's not even done yet. Particularly as a Cubs fan, I have zero interest in football now. Kind of like how I had no interest in April baseball, seemingly right after the football playoffs had ended. There needs to be a (bigger) gap.