And the finally gold medal of these London Games goes to …. George Micheal! You gotta give’em what you got, George. Woo-hoo!
See, England, I knew you could do it! Stick to Closing Ceremonies next time around. Much more your strength–news-wrapped cars, models on runways, Monty Python. Mods on motor bikes. Spice Girls on cabs. Much better than that dreary mess of an Opening Ceremony. (Sick kids and dirty-faced peasants anyone?) Excellent rebound and wrap up.
Did anyone else get the feeling that Ryan Seacrest knew nothing about what was going on last night? He gave us nothing in terms of names or backstory. Maybe his producer was held up in traffic.
Fine Job, London. Fine job.
Those poor Royals. If you think we’re going to have Post-Olympic letdown, imagine poor Kate and Will and Harry. What’s next for that lot? A lifetime of hospital openings.
Top Moments of the weekend: The record-breaking men’s 4 x 100 relay, Mexico stunning Brazil in the men’s Soccer final, Mo Farah winning gold again, the nail-biting men’s diving competition, Tom Brokaw back in the flack jacket, and the London crowds cheering on the marathoners, especially American Meb Keflezighi.
What I’ll miss about the Olympics: the Parent cams, the NBC Sports boys Liam and Willie, those Nike ads and Mary Carillo’s pieces, spending the day with Dan Patrick and Al Micheals and great camera work.
What I won’t miss: Ryan Seacrest referring to the 5000 meters as” the 5k” , The Today Show, and that ad where all those Gen Xers are singing Spandau Ballet. Nobody feels like that about Spandau Ballet.
Predictions for 2016:
Usain will will three more Golds
Ryan Lochte won’t win any because he’ll be a judge on American Idol
The US Women’s Volleyball team will get their revenge and their gold
The Rio Opening Ceremonies will not feature sick kids and dirty-faced peasants
Even more Olympians will get sent home for drunken behavior
Not only will the beach volleyball women be in bikinis, all the spectators will be as well
Bob Costas will still not have a single grey hair
Now, what are we supposed to do with our lives?
Embracing my chaos, Lian
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