Monday, August 25, 2008

Final Olympic thoughts

I was going to write this tomorrow, but I'll get it out of my mind today. Here are some of my final thoughts on the Olympics:

- NBC showed way too much diving and not enough cycling, boxing, judo, badminton, etc.

- It was exciting to see the lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals win the decathlon to become the worlds' greatest athlete.

- I enjoyed all two weeks of the Olympics this year, but it did lose a little excitement for me after Michael Phelps was finished. Winning by 1/100th of a second was one of the coolest things ever.

- Bob Costas dies his hair and eyebrows. Not that he shouldn't, I'm just saying I noticed it.

- Mary Carillo needs her own show. Her reports were usually funny and interesting. I especially enjoyed the one about kites and kite fighting.

- During the closing ceremonies the drummers in the middle of the arena formed a circle that looked just like a Bloomin' Onion to me. The more I watched the hungrier I got. I wonder how much Outback Steakhouse paid for that product placement?

- The next race I want to see is Usain Bolt vs. a cheetah.

- Now that the games are over I can get back to going to sleep at a reasonable hour.


Jerry Chapman said...

Ok - I have to comment because you're killing me with some of this. I had the exact same thoughts about the blooming onion last night. And, the big drums flying around looked like hoops of cheese to me. I too noticed Bob Costas' new hair color. Not good. And, you're kidding about the lead singer of the Fine Young Cannibals, right? Bryan Clay and Roland Gift are not the same person, I don't think!

DMaC said...

I also thought all those multi-colored guys climbing up and down the "tower" looked like a giant ant hill. I was reaching for the Amdro.