Friday, August 15, 2008

Golden Boy

It is official. I am still addicted to the Olympics. Last night, I got to watch Michael Phelps swim to his 6th 2008 Olympic gold as well as watch pieces of the girls (notice I didn't say women's) gymnastics win gold and sliver.


While I am sure that Olympic fatigue will soon set in, I can't get enough of it right now. For example of the fatigue, am I the only one who is tired of women's beach volleyball? I mean, I love watching women jump around in sand while wearing bikini's as much as the next guy, but do we really need 2 hours almost every night of this stuff?? Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs are amazing at what they do, but how many rounds until the gold are there?? NBC should project them as the winner like they do in elections and show Michael Phelps warming up in the pool or listening to his iPod or something. Maybe a live feed into a Michael Phelps webcam?

Either way, what these people are doing is amazing. Something that I could never do in a million years. However, for some reason I wonder if I were an Olympic athlete, would people be able to pronounce my last name right? Doubtful.....

2 comments:

BJN said...

Would like to agree with you completely. I am still misty-eyed when they play that John Williams song on NBC. I would like to say however that gymnastics is my favorite event. I think I could watch Shawn Johnson do the vault 21 hours a day. It is AMAZING.

BJN said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDLprGajgQE