Here’s how it unfolded: Mr. T started by expressing his patriotism and emotion over watching the Opening Ceremony. Watching the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics. I felt so Proud watching all of the Americans walk In. #WinterOlympics — Mr. T (@MrT) February 10, 2018 When I saw the American Flag, followed by over 240 Olympians, it made me feel really good. I Wish All of them Success! Go USA #2018WinterOlympics — Mr. T (@MrT) February 10, 2018 Next he gave some (backhanded?) compliments to curling , a sport by which he is, like all of us, equally confused and enthralled. Also note that Mr. T uses capital letters just like Emily Dickinson. I am really Pumped watching the Winter Olympics. I am watching events I never thought I would watch before, like curling. You heard me, curling Fool! — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 Curling is kind of different, but it’s Exciting. It’s not as easy as it looks. It takes some skills that’s for sure. I like it! — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 Then he theorized on sportspersonship and outlined the 4 Ds & 1 S of becoming an Olympian: dedication, discipline, desire, determination, and sacrifice. It takes a lot of Dedication, Discipline, Desire, Determination, and Sacrifice to get to the Olympics! Then, the rest is up to the Athletes. — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 I like tough competition, but I also like to see good sportsmanship. Just do your best, give it all you got, and then shake hands when it’s over. — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 He shouted out snowboarder Red Gerard, who not only nabbed the first Olympic gold of the Winter Games for the US but became a living legend when he said “holy f*ck” on TV . Congratulations to Red Gerard on winning the first gold medal for the US. We have so much talent on this years Olympic team. Wow! — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 Finally Mr. T unleashed a torrent of goodwill and admiration for the Olympians from all over the world. It was beautiful. The training, preparation, isolation, nerves, and pressure that they’ve endured… whew! Even if some don’t win a medal, I am still so proud of them! #TeamUSA — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 Watching these Olympic athletes, makes me all of a sudden feel out of shape and lazy. Especially after learning how hard they’ve trained to get here! Whew! — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 I have so much respect for all the Olympic athletes. All of the challenges they had to face, the aches and pains, the worries and the doubts. Whew! — Mr. T (@MrT) February 11, 2018 This is what the Olympics are all about. Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. James Chrisman is a News Writer at Thrillist who believes making snow angels should be the marquee event of the Winter Games. Send news tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @james_chrisman2 .