For those that think the Olympics don’t start until Friday, au contraire.
Although two days until the official kick off, I’m stoked. For a quick recap of Beijing, check out attached video
There are a number of interesting Olympic stories in the news of late:
The IOC remained consistent in shrieking from any controversy by always taking the weenie way out and refused one single minute of silence in remembrance of Munich, what a bunch of pussies. But we here in the States aren’t burdened by the ruffling of feathers, so we will take matters into our own hands.
But the bad news does not stop there, now they want to take all the fun out of watching beach volleyball.
And then there is this story. As if Greece wasn’t sucky enough. I’m struggling to find the “racism” in her comments. I’ll admit that it was stupid and tasteless (those that have never done a stupid thing in their lives, raise your hands), but keeping her home? If I was a European I would not want you sharing my currency either.
A word about the host country. For my own self, I always root for the host nation in any Olympics, it’s just good manners. The Chinese did very well in Beijing and the Brits are favored to come in fourth for total medal count.
Other stories to follow. It is wicked scary how strong the Americans are in swimming and if they don’t win say 85 to 90% of all medals in this venue, it will be a disappointment. One athlete in nine (over 10%) of the American Olympians comes from the Bay Area (either born and raised here or educated here) so there are a number of locals I will be following. Back to swimming, Although Michael Phelps’ legacy is set, I’m hoping that Ryan Lochte kicks his ass in every event where they meet.
Much as been written about the new Dream Team, we’ll see.
I hope Lolo Jones can shake her demons and get her medal. The secular world has had a good laugh at her expense because she is a woman of faith and holding out for marriage, tough gal.
And lastly, can the Americans (both men and women) hold on to that frigging baton and at least finish the marquee event in all track and field, the 4 by 100 meter relay? The Jamaicans are stacked and are favored but after Beijing are sprinters need some vindication.
In 2008 I bought my big screen plasma expressly for the Olympics. Today I made a Costco run and eyed those 70 (and 80) inch behemoths with covetousness in my heart, but I walked right on by, another by product of the Obama economy.