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Friday, August 19, 2016

Random Friday - Olympics edition

Yes, my mind is still on the Olympics. What can I say? I love me some well-hung athletes. I mean able-bodied athletes. Yeah, that's it. Ahem.

  • Was on the road Friday and Saturday and managed to miss Michael Phelps' last two races. It's just not the same on reply when you already know the results.
  • I love Bolt's "lightningbolt" stance he does after winning a race.
  • Love the bi-play between Bolt and DeGrasse at the 200m semi-final.
  • Love the fact that DeGrasse earned a silver at the final even more.
  • You're 21, at your first Olympics and you come. in silver behind one of the greatest sprinters of all time and the answer to the question - are you happy with your race is I don't know, I'll have to look at the tape. I didn't come in first so... I would say that's why you're an Olympian level athlete, right? That was Andrew DeGrasse's comments to the Canuck reporter right after the 200m final, btw.
  • I love that the US decathlete Ashton Eaton is married to a Canadian pentathlon and heptathlon athlete Brianne Thiessen-Eaton.
  • And their commercial for Visa is adorable!
  • Shot-put athletes look like they're chunky - I know it's massive chest muscles, but with their tops on and compared to all the lean muscles we see for most of the other sports, they look chunky. 
  • Race-walking. It looks funny as hell, but they are moving and 50K? That's fucking far! Also these guys are very lean. 
  • Watching the wrestling - I'm with the refs - more action, please!
  • Decathletes have some stanima - two twelve hour days in a row, five events each day. And they finish it off with a 1500m run? What masochist decided a mile run should be the last event?
  • Have I said this before -- You brought back golf, Olympics? Why?
  • BMX biking is amazing to watch. Those riders are crazy. They're like the snowboarders of bicycling.

They're almost over! Just a couple of days left and then there will be the closing ceremony chaos and that's it for the summer Olympics for another four years.

Happy Friday to all.

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