Olympic Fever

August 16, 2008 at 12:43 pm 4 comments

So, IRF has been on a little posting sabbatical as we have all been mesmerized by the Olympic Games (I can’t imagine what kind of effect the games are having on SportsAttitude).

I wanted to share some of my thoughts, and please add your own in the comments section.

1) Are we sure Mary Carillo has two x-chromosomes?  Here is a conversation a friend and I had:

F:  Mary Carillo admitted to taking testosterone for years.
LM:  That would explain the pantsuits.
F:  And the attraction to Billie Jean King.

2) The magical swimsuits that are helping everyone beat world records…  The doctor friend had the quote of the day on this one:  “Did you hear that they take up to 30 minutes to put on?  Apparently they come off easily, though, because as soon as Michael Phelps is out of the pool, he’s got it down so low, I could check for hernias.”

3) Beach Volleyball.  HOW DID THE BIGGEST T&A SPORT OF THE OLYMPICS TAKE THE PRIME TIME SLOT?  The schedulers at NBC ought to be shot (and in China, they probably WOULD be).  Why do I have to wait until 11pm to watch gymnastics?  That’s what all the kids want to see, and yet, it is on well past ALL of our bedtimes…  so the Children of America are forced to think that olympic games are about flat-chested women playing volleyball in bikinis.  And hugging between every point.  And the BELGIANS.  They should have selected a tasteful tank and boyshort.  If Olympians can have belly-rolls, is there hope for the rest of us?

4) Chinese gymnasts.  I REALIZE that gymnastics stunts your maturation process.  Once upon a time, I was among the stunted.  However, despite my lack of puberty, I did still manage to lose my BABY TEETH!  Here is a 16 year old before puberty sets in:

LeMare - 1995

LeMare - 1995

Here is a “16 year old” Chinese gymnast.

Anyone who has shopped in Hong Kong has appreciated the Chinese ability to make a good fake, but COME ON.  Their BIRTH CERTIFICATES?

Oh, and by the way, am I the only one who finds Bob Costas to be tiresome?

Anyhow, God Bless America.  I can’t wait for your analysis!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sportsattitude  |  August 16, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Mary Carillo speaks in an authoritative tone, several thousand notches below the average female’s pitch. We shall draw our own conclusions…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Since there currently is no verifiable test available to the International Olympic Committee for being a fish, Michael Phelps will be able to keep his several hundred gold medals.

    There is some truth to the rumor NBC was actually seeding the polluted clouds overhead during the women’s beach volleyball action, trying to make it rain. They felt it would make the competition more “viewer friendly.” Code name for the weather-influencing project was allegedly “Flashdance.”

    LeMare would kick those four-year-old Chinese babies’ butts all over their gym mats.

    Poor Bob Costas. He’s an easy target for criticism being on television more consecutive hours than Jerry Lewis on Labor Day Weekend.

  • 2. lowdogg  |  August 16, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I have been loving the Olympics. I agree with LeMare about the scheduling of volleyball vs gymnastics, although we love the v-ball in this house.

    Ditto on the ages of the girls. Lame-o.

  • 3. lowdogg  |  August 16, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Also visit http://blog.spotd.net/2008/08/awesome-video-saturday-xxxxxiv.html for more Olympic love.

  • 4. Massimo  |  August 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Whatever their ages, I bet those gymnasts are just happy to be among the number of Chinese girls allowed to, you know, live. For now.

    And while I’m no gymnast myself, LeMare, there does exist a picture of me in 1995 clambering barefoot up a coconut tree. We were both more limber then.


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