Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day 1- I think

The crazy thing about this olympics is that China is 12 hours ahead of us. Therefore, things that are on in "primetime" actually can be live from the next morning in China. Last night (Saturday Michigan time) I watched Michael Phelps win his first gold medal of the games in world record time, however, this was live and it was 10 am on Sunday in China. So, as I report on my favorite events and happenings of the day, they may have happened yesterday, or tomorrow, who knows! Anywho....

Michael Phelps totally rocked the competition in the 4x100 medley. WR time!!! He seems like such a nice guy who loves his momma. I loved the "fluff" piece on him where his Mom was describing him after his first Gold in Athens holding a peanut butter sandwhich, a big grin, and a gold medal- priceless!

The U.S. Men had some success and some failures in the team qualifier in gymnastics. I'm glad the two alternates who came in to replace the Hamm twins who both had to leave due to injury stepped up and did their jobs well! Artemev especially rocked- that pommel horse routine gave me goose bumps. Raj's rings were sweet too. They may or may not have a chance at a medal- but at least they showed they can put together some clean routines without the "almighty Hamm's" I need a refresher course on the new scoring though- its hard to get excited or upset over scoring when you don't know if it is a good score or not (for those who are not in the know- they got rid of the "perfect 10" system. Now its like a 14-17 is a great score depending on the event).

Loved the Women's Sabre Sweep!!!

May and Walsh put up a good show in beach volleyball last night- amazing athletes. The clip of president bush playing with them was hilarious. His shirt was soaked with sweat and he had this goofy grin on his face! Priceless! I think its awesome that we have a president that is such a huge supporter of the olympics.

I was drugged up and missed the rest of last night's action. This afternoon as I rest and try not to cough up my lungs, I've enjoyed heats of rowing (skulls), water polo, cycling, and USA vs China Basketball. Tonight is Women's Team Gymnastic Qualifying (though I peeked and know how we did) and I'm sure more swimming and such.

Brownie points to the hubby who is watching olympics with me- and I think he is actually enjoying more than he thought he would (it helps nothing else is on tv).

1 comment:

Short Stop said...

It has really been exciting! Last night's men's relay was the BEST race I've ever seen!!

Glad you're enjoying it so much! It's nice to be home during the day, isn't it?? :)