Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Olympics

Yep, the Olympics have officially started and I couldn't be more excited. I LOVE the Olympics! Summer or winter, I'm glued to the TV. We got rid of our DVR a long time ago so watching this year is going to be a challenge. But let's not lie, no one ever catches up on all the hours and hours of events you taped anyway. You end up deleting huge chunks of programming just fit another 4 hour section on your DVR. And don't get me started on what happens when it overlaps with something else you want to tape and you're forced to choose between the Olympics and your favorite sitcom. Traumatic.

Wait, what are we talking about? This was supposed to be about the Olympics, not DVR's.

You would think my favorite part of the Olympics would be Track & Field since I've been a runner, like, forever. Well, you would be incorrect. Honestly, my favorite has to be women's soccer. Now wait, don't stop reading. Hear me out. Sure, men's soccer is faster paced blah blah blah... have you ever watched women's soccer?! They are just as intense. Fact: Women's soccer has been an Olympic sport since 1996, and the US has won gold every year but 2000, when they won silver. That proves that they have the cojones to battle it out just as well, if not better than the men. This year the team is going to be incredible, yet again.

The roster is everything I hoped it would be. If you don't know who Hope Solo is by now, you must live under a bridge like a troll. She's the best goal keeper out there, hands down. Or in her case, hands up... blocking everything. (Side note: my favorite sign that a fan made said "Marry me Hope, I'm Solo") Then you have Christie Rampone, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Abby Wambach. I mean seriously, people. You should be excited! These girls are amazing and I hope you'll be glued to your TV today watching with me.

I will also be tuned in for the swimming because I would like to see Dara Torres finally win a gold medal in an individual event *Ca'mon Dara, you can do this!* Plus, I'll be cheering for 17 year old Missy Franklin. If you haven't seen her singing in the US swim team's Call Me Maybe video, you need to watch this. Oh yea, I like Michael Phelps too, no big deal.

What's your favorite part of the Olympics?

1 comment:

Christina said...

I love the swimming, diving and gymnastics the best! I've been on the couch almost every night since it started. Love the Olympics!