Some of the fireworks were computer generated; the featured ‘singer'
only lip-synched because the girl with the better voice had crooked teeth; some
of the Chinese women's gymnastic team are only 14; a Spanish cyclist has become
the first Olympic athlete tossed from the Games for failing a drug test; and we
won't even go into the censorship issues.
Is there nothing good about these Beijing Olympics?
You betcha there is!
How about the US Men's Relay team edging out the French in an
unbelievable comeback to win the gold?
How about Michael Phelps himself becoming the winningest Olympian ever when he picked up his fifth gold
medal of the Summer Games? Here's what's
been completed and what remains for the swimmer:
Day Event Time/result
individual medley Gold
Sunday 400 free relay Gold
free relay Gold
individual medley 10:48 p.m.
Friday 100 butterfly 10:10
medley relay 10:58 p.m.
Kristin Armstrong won gold in the women's cycling time trial
- only the 2nd US woman ever
to win gold in cyling - and Levi
Leipheimer won bronze in the men's event.
So far, the US leads in the medal total with 29 - 10 gold, 8
silver, 11 bronze. We've won medals in men's
and women's swimming, cycling, equestrian (silver), fencing (gold, silver,
bronze), gymnastics, and men's and women's shooting.
U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!
Yep, as reported first by Fox Sports, Brett Favre has been traded to the New York Jets.
As a Bears fan, can I ask just one thing? Can we get on with our lives now, people? I mean, seriously folks, he retired this spring; a grand total of about a hundred people have shown up to chant "Bring Back Brett" since he decided to unretire; it's time to move along, nothing to see here.
As announced in the Packers' Press release:
"Brett has had a long and storied career in Green Bay, and the Packers
owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for everything he accomplished. It is with some sadness that we
make this announcement, but also with the desire for certainty that
will allow us to move the team and organization forward in the most
positive way possible."
Yes, even the Packers are glad tis is over. They moved on with their lives when he retired, and they just weren't ready for him to jump back into things. Good for them.