August 12, 2008

Olympics Day 2 in review

Did anything happen in Beijing yesterday? Well, let's review what NBC showed us:

- The women's road race happened on the wet streets in Cycling. It was 1% more interesting than the men's race merely because there was quite a pack at the end.

- A newer event to the Olympics - Synchronized Diving took place on the springboard for the women. It was no surprise the Chinese won - they own this.

- There were more qualifying heats in Rowing. Seriously, it is almost as boring as golf! Also there was more Beach Volleyball, which I just can't get into.

- But whatever, let's get down to the real news, which took place in Swimming. It was a bit exciting to watch the men's 100m Breaststroke (poor Brendan Hansen lost again to Japan's Kosuke Kitajima). And then the place went electric for the men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay. The French were talking trash, but it was the Americans who pulled out a shocking upset. And that pool was FAST. Don't believe me? Consider this - the fifth place team beat the world record! And the Americans smashed that record by 4 seconds. And how did they do that? Was it the wonder of Michael Phelps? Well, he did his part for sure, but...

I'd like to introduce you to my new sports boyfriend, Jason Lezak. This amazing specimen of athleticism pulled out the fastest relay split EVER and came from way behind to out-touch for the win at the wall. He is absolutely remarkable! I'm not ashamed to say I sent him a little fan mail on his website.

Aw, isn't he cute?

Jason Lezak - you have made America so very proud!


ScottE. said...

That was perhaps the most exciting moment in sports television I've experienced in ages...The athleticism was just amazing. Bravo Team USA and Bravo Mr. Lezak. I cried during the medal ceremony!!!!

**The single most exciting moment for me was watching the Green Bay Packers win the Superbowl XXXI...yes I did the entire bar!!!

Stef said...

I'm so mad that I couldn't stay up late enough to watch that relay! But I did watch a lot of last night's, and Mr. Peter Vanderkaay is my new Olympic boyfriend. He's adorable, and got so choked up during his medal ceremony!

No mention of the Team USA gymnastic girls? That was *painful* to watch on Sunday night. And I'm pretty sure Nastia is part-insect, cuz her knees just seem to turn backwards in a not-right way.

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