We're not big sports fans at our house. I think Dave would watch sports a little more if he had some free time, but still, it's not the first thing he turns to. I don't follow sports at all. I'm often surprised to hear someone talking about the final game of the world series and embarrassed that I didn't even realize it was going on.
However, we have been glued to the TV this past two weeks watching the Olympics. We have loved every minute of it.
There are a few things that I am curious about. I hear that women's softball is being removed as a competing olympic sport. But these sports continue: rhythmic gymnastics (hoola hoops, ribbons and batons), 10 meter air rifle shooting, table tennis, the steeple chase and the hammer throw. I noticed there wasn't much prime time television coverage on many of these events. Men's speed walking was on at 1:30 am.
I loved watching all the Michael Phelps victories, but I kind of felt bad for the other contenders in the swimming events. The silver medalist who swam next to him? And swam ahead of him the whole entire race? and lost by a fraction of a second? yeah, I already forgot his name.
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The opening and closing ceremonies were amazing, weren't they? The buildings and structures were amazing. Do the hosting cities really recoup the costs they pour into their communities after the events are over? just curious.
Anyway, it's all over. And I'm in mourning.