Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympics OCD

At the rate I'm going, I will get no sleep for the next two weeks. I'm going to have to pace myself to see everything I want to that's happening during the Olympics. Between NBC, MNBC, and the internet, I could watch the games 24/7. Obviously, I can't pull that off, so I must pick and choose. There are some things I need to get done outside the house, too.

It was good to see the USA basketball team play so well together.
LeBron James made some awesome shots, rebounds, and assists, but what happened to him with the free shots? Did he miss all of them or just most? Otherwise, he's almost unstoppable when he breaks free to the goal. I had no idea how popular the NBA is in China. That was interesting to learn. Yao Ming helped that happen, but according to the report, Kobe Bryant's jersey is the top-seller at the NBA Store.

Gold for Michael Phelps in a close race with fellow American Ryan Lochte. I hope the pressure and media won't get to him, but so far he seems to have his head on straight.

I'm looking forward to seeing Dana Torres in her race. The relay team she was on won a silver medal. I hope she wins another gold medal to add to her others. I have a girl crush on her. She's amazing!

I am so in awe of the dedication, commitment, and sacrifice of the athletes and their families. I've said it before and probably will again. How inspiring to see the crème de la crème of the world excelling at what they do best. Just to qualify for the Olympics is a feat almost no one has accomplished. I salute them all!

On the other hand, I wonder how much it is worth it for some of them. There is a flip side to all that time spent working toward a goal. What do you think?

OK, now to figure out how to pace myself! So many events, so little time!


David Dust said...

I find myself watching the Olympics this year so much more than I have in the past.

My Mom is also an Olympic fanatic.


Joy said...

I told you I could be your aunt!

Aunt Dancing Flame - c'est moi! Or would it be Aunt Bunny?


Berry Blog said...

It's so overwhelmingly gripping at every turn. I run the tv at night and between sleeps watch it all again.
Aunt Bunny, the Dancing Flame? Look at those fiery ears!