Welcome To The 2012 Summer Olympics!

I’ve been thinking about how I’d cover the Olympics. Short answer? I won’t be, really.

In general, the Olympics are one of those events in which the build-up is often better than the actual product. It’s a spectacle. That point is proven when you hear people talking about how the opening ceremony is one of the best parts of the games. The other day I was speaking to someone about the upcoming games in London. The conversation quickly shirted to the previous games in Beijing. The specific topic? That oh so fantastic opening ceremony. If one of the highlights is the athletes standing around for 4 hours, I’d just assume turn the baseball game on — same thing really.

The Olympics are like a WrestleMania pay-per-view. The hype (see: storylines) generally top the games (see: matches).

What does Vince McMahon do when he realizes the in-match product is lacking? He adds some lovely ladies to the mix. The Olympics have the same thing going for ’em.

That’s where athletes like Michelle Jenneke come into play.


Cee Lo Green Doing His Best Koko B. Ware Impersonation

How has no one else made this connection?

[Photo via Access Hollywood]

From The Bleachers 6.22.12

As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.

…taking a week off.

So we didn’t do this last week because I was buried with a deadline for work. It was weird because nowadays, when you can’t hang out with people or dick around on blogs for a couple of weeks, you feel like you’re so behind the world when you can finally have a life again. I have no idea what 50 Shades of Gray is and I don’t know why two white-haired, glasses-wearing managers from expansion teams, who kinda look like twins, are yelling at each other. This must’ve been what those Chilean miners felt like when they came out of that hole in the ground…good god, see how old my references are???

When I didn’t get prompted for FTB, I just assumed you had gone out the night before and were still too hungover to type. It sounds like the reason was much more wholesome. I’m not too sure about 50 Shades of Grey either. If it’s not 50 Cent’s new autobiography, then I probably won’t like it.