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We have how many Olympians again?

August 17, 2008

So apparently the US Olympics team consists of Michael Phelps, Kerri Walsh, and Misty May-Treanor.  At least that’s my impression from watching NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.  I’m sure we have three or four others hidden away someplace, but they probably compete in some really uninteresting sport, like fencing or judo. Y’know, some sissy thing no one would want to watch.

Can I say how amusing / sad I find it that within hours of Phelps’ winning his 8th gold medal NBC was hawking a DVD entitled “Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympian Champion… The Inside Story.” Yes, it was a very impressive achievement, and it’s quite an accomplishment.  But seriously; congratulate him and move on.  Stop with the interview specials.  Stop replaying the clips over and over; that’s why we have YouTube.  Move on to the hundreds of other Olympians who are also talented athletes and let us watch them compete.

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