Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic thoughts 8/1/2012

First of all, congrats to Jo Wilifried Tsonga.  After winning 25-23 in the third set on Tuesday, came back the following day and won his next match.  If things were not difficult enough for Tsonga, he has now earned the right to play Novak Djokovic in the next round.

One one hundreth of a second.  0.01.  That, my friends was the margin of victory for Nathan Adrian of the United States as he edged Australia's James Magnussen in the men's 100 meter freestyle swim.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings lost their first ever Olympic set in Beach (sand) Volleyball, but came back to take the match.  And now for something tangential:

Why do they insist on calling it beach volleyball?  Sand volleyball would be more appropriate.  And, yes, I get it - beach volleyball was a sport that  originated on an actual beach.  But really, when played in a stadium nowhere near an actual beach, can we not call it what it rally is?  Neither important nor life-changing, just pet peevish.

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