Sunday, August 10, 2008
So much for trying to ignore the Olympics
Doug Mills/The New York Times Garrett Weber-Gale, left, and Michael Phelps after the United States won the 4x100 freestyle relay.
Damn you, Michael Phelps, you sucked me in. I had planned to avoid these Olympics, because of China's horrible record on human rights, and also I was ready to projectile vomit every time I saw Bu$h frolicking over there.
However, Michael Phelps, who is now 2-for-2 in his quest for eight gold medals, made me watch, first by winning the 400 Individual Medley last night, and then was part of a world record 4X100 Freestyle Relay win less than an hour ago.
This was all the more stunning considering that USA anchor Jason Lezak made up a huge lead by the French, who had trash-talked the USA squad earlier in the day.
The winning margin? .08 of a second. Yes, you read that right, .08 of a SECOND.
Wow, just wow.
Oh, and the USA men's hoops team won a squeaker over host China this morning, 101-70.
So much for ignoring Beijing 2008, eh?