First of all, let me take back a statement I made the other day…I didn’t quite think it through…I will NOT rival Bob Costas in my updates over the Olympics. I’d like to, but the time zone issue just isn’t going to allow me to do that. Here’s why. I’ve got the NBC channel on all day. Things have already occurred in London that I don’t want to know about just yet. So far, I’ve seen some of the bike race, qualifying events in swimming, and some of the women’s soccer (football) match. What I haven’t seen yet are the men’s gymnastics and medal races in swimming. I believe they are happening right now in London, but doesn’t show on NBC until tonight. DON’T TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS! haha…I’ve already informed everyone here that I will be stuck to the TV tonight from 7-11 pm…so I refuse to watch ESPN or read the internet news. Guess that’ll be my theme for the next couple of weeks and I don’t want to ruin it for all of you, so I won’t update until after it shows in the US. And speaking of this issue, when is the Olympics going to come back to the US and help me out with my problem? Where do I vote??? Olympics in Alabama?? THAT’S SO FUNNY!! We don’t even have a major league team of any kind in this state. One can hope though…
Going back to what has already shown today in the USA, I will say this…as most of you know, I don’t particularly enjoy watching soccer…ahem, football….but the USA is playing
Columbia right now and one of the Columbian players has punched Abby (USA) in the eye, without penalty. She’ll probably be penalized after the match when the committee reviews the tape, but emotions are high and I expect this one to creep into another Olympic event…….BOXING!!
I don’t condone violence or poor sportmanship in the Olympic Games, but they’re trying to take out one of the exceptional USA female players and I predict it isn’t going to work out in their favor….isn’t it sad though, that now I’m watching soccer expecting a fight? It’s like watching a NASCAR race for the wreck!
Found these on London2012. Hope you enjoy this slideshow…
Yay…it’s finally here. And yes, I’d normally say Friday, but this is no ordinary Friday, it is the Friday athletes have waiting four years for and London has probably been anticipating all that could go wrong today for a long time. D-day if you will.
But, let me go back to “football”, aka soccer.
Here are the results from the men’s games yesterday:
**Great Britain tied Senegal 1-1 (This is where I get my geography lessons…never heard of Senegal…and how do you end things in a tie??)
**Belarus beat New Zealand 1-0 (If I asked you to show me Belarus on a map right now, bet you couldn’t do it!)
**Brazil beat Egypt 3-2 (Did anyone have a clue Egypt played soccer? I’ve got to upgrade my thinking)
**Gabon tied with Switzerland 1-1 (Gabon? Come on, seriously? It sounds like the size of Cleveland)
I can’t really understand what it is telling us, but maybe if I watch the ceremonies it’ll all come together….
The plans for tomorrow you ask?? Well, I’d like to see the men’s qualifying rounds in gymnastics…and there are some men’s swimming races…and according to the London 2012 website, there will be medals given out tomorrow in cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting.
So, here we go everyone….let the games begin…and GO USA!!!!
Good Morning everyone…I hope you all had a terrific weekend and were able to get some relief from the heat and enjoy your haven. I forgot to mention this on Saturday, but if you’d like to share a photo of your haven, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d like to showcase the different places we all find to relax. It may inspire some new ideas for your fellow readers.
This post is going to be a bit of a potpourri. I’ve got a couple different things to chat about, but since it’s Monday morning, I didn’t want to take up too much of your time.
The first item on today’s agenda is to WELCOME “J.R.” INTO THE WORLD!!! Friend, coworker, reader, and follower Lauren has had her bouncing baby boy. J.R. was born Thursday evening, weighing in around 7 lbs 13 oz. JR, you are going to be one loved little boy! Congratulations new Mommy and Daddy :-)
The second thing I wanted to mention is about the Olympic trials. Have you been watching? Omg, it’s so exciting. I taped and watched some of the gymnastics (guys and girls), diving, swimming, and track and field this weekend. I’m so addicted. THIS is reality TV and I’m looking forward to the Olympics. They announced the gymnastic teams yesterday, so if you were watching the trials and haven’t heard who all was selected to finish out the team, here it is:
Women’s USA Team ~ Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, and Aly Raisman. Alternates are Anna Li, Elizabeth Price, and Sarah Finnegan.
Men’s USA Team ~ Danell Leyva, John Orozco, Sam Mikulak, and Jake Dalton. Alternates are Chris Brooks, Steven Legendre, and Alex Naddour.
I think both teams looked fantastic this weekend, but the men in particular looked gold medal worthy to me!! I haven’t been as impressed with one of our Olympic teams since I was a kid back in the 80′s. Don’t get me wrong, they’re always great…but this team appears stronger, more explosive, and way more committed than previous teams. Let’s hope they continue that level of performance in LONDON!!
And the last thing to talk about this morning? Well, I lied. I don’t want to talk about anything…I just cannot go out into the world without the warm and fuzzies that something made you smile today. Let me give it a quick shot….
Happy Bloggin’ Ya’ll!!