First full day o’ competition and that meant a full day of TV viewing. I can’t believe I’m saying this: there are almost too many sports and TV options. We were temporarily overwhelmed while we worked out our system of viewing/DVRing. We’ve hand to write out a channel cheat sheet for more efficient clicking. By Monday, we’ll be world class in TV management.
So, here we go…
Note to self: Put badminton net up for backyard Olympics. Everybody enjoys badminton.
There is a 14 year- old American female fencer who is fierce. Keep your eye on her.
Though we’d like to see the IOC explore the idea of Swashbuckling in the Olympics.
Loved that Vinakorov takes the road race! Very exciting. But what happened to the Brits? Too many nightmares of Big Creepy Baby to make your move?
Hey, Mr. Romney. This is England. We got a million people watching a bunch of cyclists. How you like me now?
The striped jerseys of US soccer are growing on me.
Michael Phelps doesn’t look like himself in prelims. He sez he felt “awful.” If I was a betting man…
The non-stop mocking by the men in my house have made dressage unwatchable.
Most unexpected pleasure of the day: The nail-biting archery competition with the adorable American frat boys/archers taking home the second
One of the archers was wearing high-top Cons in red, white and blue. Righteous.
Johnny Mac and Ryan Seacrest in the studio? And no Chris Collingsworth? An Olympic miracle.
Two thumbs up for the highlight reel of Chinese gymnastics mishaps. Remember, I’m the same person who roots against Tiger.
Totally onboard with all the volleyball this year. Even the beach Volleyball that I believe has gotten too much airtime in the past. But Misty and Kerry are an even better story this year. Go, mamas.
And loving the surf shirt/bikini bottom look, Ladies.
400 IM: Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.
Micheal Phelps was uber-gracious in his post-race interview. Good for him.
Mrs. Phelps, Chicolicious.
Here’s a phrase you don’t here very often: an inspirational Irish gymnastics story. And it was. Young Keiran even looked a touch like a leprauchan.
Good Spidey-suits on American men gymnasts. Let’s go, boys.
The gymnast from the Bronx tape? Sob, sob. Up Close and Personal lives!!!
I have never seen so many gymnasts actually fall.
They could explain gymnastics scoring to me every night for the next year and I wouldn’t get it. Plus, it always does seems a little fixed, yes? Or “predetermined” at any rate.
Re: Brandi Chastain v Hope Solo Twitterwar: Brandi talks way, way too much during the game. And she’d too much of a fan, not an analyst. She should be allowed to criticize US play, Hope, that’s her job. But Brandi just goes on and on like she is afraid of silence.
Off to bed. Gotta rest up for Sunday.
Embracing my Chaos, Lian