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Monday, August 11, 2008
2008 Beijing Olympics: Gotta Love Men's Swim!
Alright, I just have to blog about the 2008 Olympics since it's pretty much captivated my entire being for the past few days. It has been, to say the least, one of the most awe-inspiring and empowering moments I've witnessed on TV; makes me want to kick myself for not planning a China trip during the Olympics, though. Well, even if you're not a sports fanatic, I don't think you can help but feel so damn proud of Team USA, especially in the mens swimming competitions. I just finished watching the U.S. beat down France in the men's 4x100 freestyle relay and OMG...I was sitting on pins and needles as Jason Lezak, against all odds, stormed to the finish in world record time---putting France to shame for the crap they've been talking! I just thought it was hilarious that the NBC commentators pegged U.S. for the silver medal and then had to eat their own words when U.S. took gold! And then Michael Phelp's hysterical reaction when Lezak touched first...priceless!
I dont' think you can watch Phelp's reaction without feeling his raw emotion of pure, monumental pride and elation--at least I couldn't! You can catch the actual video at NBC as there are copyright issues for posting it anywhere else. I know I echo millions of fans everywhere when I say, " I am sooo frickin proud of you, Team USA! Michael, Jason, Garrett and Cullen...you guys are amazing!" Just goes to show you that anything's possible when you want something bad enough!