Friday, August 22, 2008
2008 Olympics: Watching the world with no sleep
I have been up till 5am nearly every night looking at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Considering my competitive nature I shouldn't be surprised that I can't tear myself away from watching the athlete's of the world living out their dreams playing against each other.
My main focus was USA Basketball and whether we were going to get our asses handed to us again. Finally, we got players who are more focused. I've been watching swimming, volleyball, gymnastics, diving, track, and enjoying all of the back stories and achievements. Micheal Phelps 8 Gold Medals (didn't the Chinese consider 8 lucky and why they wanted the Olympics this year?), Women's Volleyball getting a 2ND Gold in a row, etc.
I'm going to be sad when it ends
I like how they managed to merge elements of Chinese calligraphy in the official version and the Great Wall into the much complained about NBC logo.