I’m So Busy I Can’t Write But I’ve Got Olympic Opinions

So I have Brazil stuff I need to write about.

I have vacation pics and stuff I need to write about.

I have sports stuff I need to write about.

Big sigh.

I own the blog, the blog does not own me. Rinse and repeat.

Okay — let me just throw out my Olympic thoughts.

I think the USA soccer uniforms are ridiculous. Where’s Waldo? look just isn’t happening. It’s atrocious.

Speaking of unis – I love the USA grey jackets they rock on the medal stand. The purple unitards with stars that the woman’s gymnastics team tried to wear – not feeling it. I realize it that it was close to blue but it looked purple. USA doesn’t wear purple. I’m not anti-purple, it’s just not good form to have a color on your uni that isn’t in your flag.

The berets. ???? That’s a French thing. What are we doing wearing berets?

Hope Solo. Incredible goalie. Very attractive. Pretty good dancer. Then she opens her mouth. Analysts exists to make your boring sport exciting and to educate those of us (like me) who don’t know what the heck is going on in a soccer match. Brandi knows what she is talking about.

Not all reporters do – Andrea Kramer. Someone either needs to take away her microphone or send her to manners school. She’s had some of the rudest comments to these Olympians – namely Michael Phelps. I normally have a ton of sympathy for reporters. They are asked to deal with some of the worlds most selfish, prima donna people on the planet. So anytime a reporter can get a little barb in – I’m all for it. However, most Olympians are not that way. They don’t act like NFL wide receivers or baseball players. So a little respect and kindness goes a long way.

Speaking of which — when a girl just watched her Olympic dreams crash due to hundreths of a point and she misses out because of a rule that only two people per country can compete in the All Around — give her some space. Don’t make her go directly to the TV and deal with the reporters. It’s okay. It’s all taped delayed anyway so giving her a few minutes off air should be that big of a deal.

Speaking of tape delay – I understand why NBC is doing the whole tape delay at night. Ratings, money – they paid a boatload of money for these games. I just don’t like it.

And I want to see some handball, kayaking, and other obscure sports.

Dream Team vs. 2012 version. Kobe said it. James repeated it. They think they could beat the Dream Team. I’ve heard the ESPN guru Colin Cowherd give his stats to support it. It almost sounds convincing until you just do the eyeball test. Listen to the two rosters.

1992 Dream Team:
Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, and Christian Laetner (who barely beat out LSU freshman Shaquille O’Neal).

2012 Team:
Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams.

It’s not even close. I’ll take 1992 every time. I do think Lebron can overtake Kobe and even Michael as the game’s best ever. I do. But the 92 team has HOFer after HOFer. Not even close.

Opening ceremony was great. I loved it. Finally an opening ceremony that didn’t take itself too seriously. Mr. Bean, James Bond, Paul McCartney – just awesome. One of the best ever.

I love the Olympics. But as a I get older – I love it because it means every night the whole family is gathered in the same room just cheering for our country. It’s a great time…unless my girls are so busy talking that I can’t hear what is going on in the competition. Just saying.


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