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.