Olympics Wrap-up

Okay, so I know I have been bad and not written….But now school is back in session and the kids are tucked away in their little caves of learning.  Thus, I am back in the office everyday, and aim to blog 4-5 times a week.

Our house was very unenthusiastic about the Olympics beforehand..but as usual, we became mesmerized once they got started.  Here are 20 Olympics tid-bits from our house:

1.  MICHAEL PHELPS!!!  We were totally addicted to the swimming..Kind of a let down once the events from the Water Cube were over.  Dude is amazing!!  Best shot was between him after the Freestyle relay or his mom when she thought he lost in the butterfly…good stuff

2.  Officiating in international basketball is a complete joke.  Junior High officiating in our league is more consistent..with the rules being applied more correctly i might add…

3.  Everytime I see Shawn Johnson smile….my face hurts

4.  NBC was running out of things to cover when Saturday night they showed an entire marathon…seriously

5.  Gymnastics is not a sport…it is a competition…(YES, the gymnasts are athletes..that is not under debate)  Sports have defineable rules and consistent scoring systems…gymnastics is a Cold War political athletic event. 

6.  Gymnastic tie-breakers are a joke….why should you win gold because you scored higher on an easier routine……umm, you should score higher because the routine is…you know, EASIER!!!

7.  We should talk to Ralph Lauren and his boys about getting the Water Polo dudes some new wardrobes…

8.  I was glad that we beat China in the medal count…

9.  I still think Becky Hammon was wrong to play for Russia in women’s basketball

10.  The fact that NBC did not have the Semi Final game in men’s basketball on live is an atrocity

11.  I tried but couldn’t get into diving this time

12.  While I like her, I thought Nastia Lukin should have worn national colors in the all around competition.  She is competing for herself but still representing her country.

13.  That Bolt dude is FAST

14.  Opening ceremony was cool

15.  Fowles should have gotten more PT in women’s basketball

16.  Wish I had seen more equestrian

17.  Like Natalie Coughlin

18.  Beach Volleyball was cool…a little wierd that Misty May-Treanor has a tatoo honoring Jason Kidd..but whatever

19.  London will suck because of the time difference

20.  Really happy for USA Men’s volleyball after the senseless tragedy involving Coach McCutheon’s father-n-law


One Response to “Olympics Wrap-up”

  1. Elaine P Says:

    4 – I agree – why didn’t they show ping-pong???
    7 – I like the men’s water polo outfits 🙂

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