Monday, August 11, 2008

Ridiculous Race

For those of you who were not lucky enough to see it live a few minutes ago on NBC, the U.S. men just won a crazy 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay Race - barely edging out the French. That, France, is why you do not talk smack prior to actual victory. It is consistently amazing how many people do not learn that lesson in competition. Unfortunately, this also includes the likes of Rasheed Wallace, but we can forgive 'Sheed because we all know he is borderline crazy.

It has been a very long time since I cared the slightest bit about the Olympics, but watching this race took me back to my early childhood when the Olympics actually meant something to me. Of course, Michael Phelps spent the last several years training in Ann Arbor while at the University of Michigan, so there is some degree of pride to be had there. The real star of the race, though, was the U.S. anchor named Jason Lezak (possibly my new hero until I remember how boring I typically find competitive swimming. I have a ton of respect for the actual swimmers because those guys are in the pool all the time, but I might prefer watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 to swim races). I know some people who are not the biggest fans of Phelps, but it is possible to forgive some pretty big sins if he can manage to take home all 8 possible gold medals.

I can't wait for Table Tennis!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This race was truly worth staying up for.