Day 5 and my No Internet discipline breaks down. Phelps. Gymnastics. Volleyball. I had to look…
Hat’s off to Zara Phillips, a Royal who can actually do something! Now that the dressage is over, I can actually enjoy the equestrian events without the mocking comments from the men in my house.
My man Tim Ryan is doing the job on the eventing play-by-play and analyst Melanie Smith-Taylor adds to the high-mindedness with just the right amount of Locust Valley Lockjaw and a hyphen in her name.
The horses are so lovely, except that one. Oh, wait. That’s Camilla.
That rain poncho is the most flattering thing Camilla’s ever worn.
Loved the ‘jumps” on the cross country, like the mini Tower of London. I only wish Mr. Bean had been in the Tower.
Kidding. Calm down.
There’s a lot of trashtalking in judo.
I love when the athletes go crazy when they win a bronze or silver. We get so focused on gold, sometimes you forget what an accomplishment any medal is.
I already feel bad enough about my aging body, I’m not sure watching the Brazilian and German women play beach volleyball is helping.
That Cullen Jones seems like such a lovely young man.
Concerned about Jordyn Weiber’s mental health, I looked up the women’s gymnastics results. Good for them. Good for her.
Once you go down that path, you have to go all the way. Good day for US swimming. Can’t wait to actually see the races.
I hope Rowdy Gaines took his meds before the broadcast.
Something happens mid-day in the NBC coverage that is egregious. Poor Dan Patrick who couldn’t care less about social media is forced to engage in a discussion about the top tweets of the day. I’ve never made it through a whole segment because it’s so painful to watch. Hey, NBC, make Ryan Seacrest do that, will ya?
Dalhauser and Rogers need a stylist.
The crowd is having some fun at that Beach Volleyball venue.
My apologies to Mrs. Kobe Bryant for yesterdays remark about her husband. Oops! I thought the Bryant split was permanent, not temporary. I’m sure he was there for the fine volleyball, not Destinee.
ARGHHHH! I think I’ve been generous and patient with Synchro Diving. But what is it doing on again? What could they have left to synchronize?
Air Maroney! Wowowowowow!
Who is that grown women performing for Romania? She looks like she entered the wrong event. Hey, Lady, the Masters Gymnasatics is down the hall.
That being said…If Tim Daggett makes one more condescending remark about Jordyn Wieber needing her mommy I will scream. Sure, it’s terrible what happened and she is under lots of pressure ( from people like you, Tim!). But Jordyn is a world-class athlete and even though she’s young, she’ll cope. It’s called Women’s Gymnastics, not Gymboree.
Have you noticed how many gymnasts are performing to James Bond theme music?
I’m loving all the Parent-cams. Kills me everytime.
Chinese swimmer and Chinese badminton players with some sketchy athletic stories. At least they did a good job on the US uniforms~!
Micheal Phelps looked crushed after 200 Butterfly. Again, underscores the impossible achievement of Beijing.
When the Satellite Sisters went to Russia to host a charity event, we were treated to hair and make-up by Russians! Our producer got the full “hair sparkle” like the Russian gymnasts. Except our producer Corny was a grown-up and was seated next to an Ambassador at dinner.
Channeling Dick Button: Good girl, Gabby.
I love the fact that the US Women went out there and won that medal. Sometimes, gymnastics is a war of attrition. Or an international incident with horrible judging. But the US Team was just flat out better.
And the Gold Medal for Using Every Sports Cliche in the Book to Tiresome Effect: Al Trautwig.
Why are we still up? Why won’t NBC put on the marquee events near the middle of the coverage and make the Synchro Diving fans stay up late? Why ask why?
Embracing my Chaos, Lian