1). I really wish Phelps and Cavic had tied. Phelps would have gotten his 8 gold medals and Cavic would have gotten one, too.
2). I really wish Torres and Stefan had tied. See above. As it is we got to see yet another stellar example of great sportsmanship from Dara. At 41 she was happy to be barely touched out by a 24 year old and to beat a 16 year old.
[enter Mr. Subliminal]
3). To anyone who thinks that Torres was doping Donald you have to remember that she specifically limited herself to a single, short distance sprint. All she had to do was be able to pull out the stops for a short distance ,Donald which seems quite doable if you focus and train. I say she’s clean ,Donald .
[exit Mr. Subliminal]
4). I was working at a sprint distance triathlon last weekend and was heartened by how many Dads I saw managing small children while the race was going on. 3 Cheers for 21st Century Dads who support their wives in their athletic endeavors!
5). To any woman who likes to say “I’m not a feminist but..” please reference above note. Were it not for the alleged bra burners of my day (there was no bra burning, by the way) the very idea that a woman should be given relief time by her husband to train for and compete in an athletic event would be laughed out of town. Word.
6). What’s up with men’s volley ball and the baggy shorts and shirts? We get women with perfect bodies in bikinis and men with perfect bodies in baggy clothes? I protest! I also spend a lot more time watching the women than the men because, die hard hetero that I am, I enjoy the visual. I’m ashamed to say that I had negative thoughts about the Belgium team. I applaud thier athleticism and I would never use the 3 letter “F” word but I had feelings about them that were not 100% positive and that was not due to patriotism. I hang my head in shame.
7). The hairy ladies with the unladylike anatomical parts referred to in my last post are men. The have adopted the ladies ride because we’re more fun than men – duh! Judging from the way they ride in the back there may be another reason – I don’t know. My race club is called Forward Motion, often referred to as FoMo and the Sunday ride is the FoMo Foxes ride. The men are referred to as dingoes. Any man who can handle that gets to ride with us. We love our Dingoes.
I’m sooo glad I wasn’t the only one noticing the men vs. women’s volleyball attire…:-)) NOT FAIR!
They said in gymnastics that there is an Olympic rule (USOC) against ties. I guess there’s not much they can do in a dead heat to the hundredths of a second, though…
Dara Torres requests extra drug testing just so everyone knows she isn’t doping. So my bet is that she is clean..
Just my 2 cents..
yeah, i protest men’s volleyball uniforms too. I think they should wear the men’s water polo uniforms . . . those are some good uniforms. (minus the weird ear things)
I am a traditionalist, what happen to all events being run nude?
…. I guess that was before weightlifting!
Dara – I believe her. She rocks.
Volleyball unis? The guys play? I should pay better attention.
The dingo ate your baby!
(seinfeld episode # 35) – made that up.
Dana’s clean. The men should have been shirtless.
And I didn’t burn my bra…but I didn’t wear one for quite a while!
another fab new profile photo!
Don’t feel too bad about the Belgians. They did well, but my wife and I had the same thoughts about them. Especially when the next shot you would see was the Americans…
I don’t get the 3-letter “F” word…Fun??? Fur?? I’m not a big volleyball enthusiast. In fact, you could say i’m a volleyballist. It’s not rational, i know, but there it is. I change the channel.
DARA is clean! I can think of a few others who I might level the charge at, though.
I’m a feminist, but WHY DO I HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING?!?! we screwed that part up, but good.
i love the FoMo’s! and the Dingo’s! Too much fun.
(So what exactly did the belgians do???)
I think the jury is still out on the clean or not clean ness of the athaletes. I want to believe them, yet…Especially the moms. Say it ain’t so!
Also, I’m pretty sure I saw dara in a women’s relay race. Did I make that up? I think not.
Yes another fabolous new profile photo: a beautiful smile and a lot of enthusiasm.
i misread one as “algebra burners”. couldn’t figure that one out. might still be too fluey to read blogs.
don’t know why they won’t let people tie for gold when you can for the others. either no ties for 1, 2, & 3 or ties for any place.
boys were baggy everywhere. look at high jump. the wimmns were all sleek and had painted on gear. the minz looked like they were in 70s retro bill rogers gear. what the f minus?
Usually the men of beach volleyball just wear shorts (board short bathing suits in general), but due to this Olympic’s rules, teams must have their country and name in clear letters on their shirts, so the men were forced to wear the baggy tops. I think this is new-ish because I remember in the ’96 Olympics men being shirt-less.
I was actually wondering about #6 too…
In a completely non-gay way.
YES – I wondered the same thing about the guys vb players!! They had to be hot in those shirts, too!
So glad to hear you didn’t get sick from TTL. Thanks 😉
Am I dingo material? Riding in the back of the pack ain’t always that bad, eh?
Thanks for the recent good words on my blog too, sis!
I too was curious about the male volleyball players. I tuned in to see speedos! WHERE’S THE SPEEDOS?