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Olympic Notes – Week 1

1) The US basketball team should have qualified for the final directly. Scores like 156-73 are simply insulting…(to all parties involved :))

2) The GB athletes may belong to the rare group that prefers not to sing its national anthem during the medal ceremonies. But then it isn’t surprising given that that it may be the most cringeworthy national anthem ..right?

3) Apparently peeing in the pool is more prevalent than what everyone thought. I wonder how anyone even manages to find the time to pee while in the middle of a 100m or 200m competitive swim?? Ok. Ok. I get it…:)4) Simply amused by the spoiler alert disclaimers all the news channels were forced to do and got tickled by how many times they bungled in the process. (Like the Fox News spoiler alert before announcing a Phelps gold. The anchor asks the viewers to mute their TVs if they don’t want to hear the results..and then while the anchor goes about announcing the Phelps gold, there goes a bold ticker at the bottom of the screen “MICHAEL PHELPS WINS GOLD ********” or something like that..)Why? Why? Why do we want to warp ourselves in this time bubble and expect others to respect our imaginary timeline? Will never figure this one out.

5) The organizers probably didn’t think through the beach volleyball schedule (yes women’s), especially after IOC revised their attire rules..night games, outdoors, 55 deg F weather, etc. What were they thinking? Of course, the stands continue to be full is a different story..

6) As someone joked, babies who were born at the beginning of the Federer-Del Potro 3rd set were already in college by the time the 3rd set ended. What an epic match it turned out to be!
7) And finally Mr. Olympics, Michael Phelps has won as many medals in total as India has in Summer Olympics put together. But the real question is has he won any medal in shooting? Talking about Shooting, every time I wonder if it really should be an Olympic sport, I get reminded of India’s medal tally and I stop wondering.


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

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