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Boycotts, partial or otherwise, won't have the desired effect

Updated: April 8, 2008, 3:31 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Not to imply that the Olympics aren't going as smoothly as China planned, but this is the first year the torch relay requires a Degree of Difficulty in the scoring system.

The San Franciscan torchbearer received a 4.5 for dropping the torch and failing to pass it to the next runner after he was attacked by Gluten Free Tibet vegan monks, but scored an 8.0 for style points when he set the security van on fire before driving it off the Golden Gate Bridge in a spectacular plunge into ...

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