She actually tied for the gold. What’s interesting is that when that happens, no silver medal is awarded. But isn’t it strange that a tie can happen in a timed event with all the technology used.
Ryan Lochte owns 12 Olympic medals, but I still kinda felt for the guy when he didn’t medal in his last swim of his career, or at least his last Olympics. It seemed that even Michael Phelps was a bit subdued in celebrating his win, like he was being sensitive to his friend and roommate, Lochte, in the neighboring frame.
So very cool of the Baltimore Ravens to stop play during their pre-season game and air hometown boy Michael Phelps’ race.
NBC had a nice bit with the countdown for the next Michael Phelps swim.
NBC likes to use the Skycam, that video camera that moves above the pool and connected by cables. I keep wondering what the Olympics rules are if that thing malfunctions and falls into the pool, especially right in front of a swimmer about to win or break a record.
The columnist seems to have high regard for Fox News and Matt Drudge.
Some of her comments are legit, others are just pro-Brit and too biased.
The broadcaster providing America’s coverage of the Olympics has been accused of failing viewers – with complaints about excessive advert breaks, sexism from presenters, poor commentary and patronising attitudes.
John Miller, NBC Olympics chief marketing officer, claimed a month before the Olympics that women were more interested in “the journey” of each competitor than the sport itself.
Well, they are broadcasting to the U.S. afterall – With the US being home to so many people with links to other countries, it seems bizarre that NBC have chosen to focus so strongly on US athletes, to the exclusion of all other nations.
“The half socks the gymnasts wear help reduce friction and protect feet while practicing and performing these turning elements,” University of Arizona gymnastics coach Tabitha Yim told INSIDER. “Some gymnasts don’t need the socks because they do not perform any major turning elements while others feel the socks are distracting during their other skills.”
Two first-world problems to report:
My refrigerator has an automatic ice maker as well as an ice and water dispenser on the door. However, the water filter is only attached to the water dispenser, not the ice maker, so my ice never tastes very good. I use an ice tray to make my own ice with filtered water.
T-shirts should be easy to buy, but it’s hard to find one that fits right for me, and all large and extra-large tees aren’t universally the same size. Sometimes the neck is too small or the sleeves are too tight, and if I happen to find one in which my neck and arms are comfortable, the length is too long.
If you need a little break from the Olympics and looking for something to watch, I thought I’d recommend Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’, if I haven’t already. I plan on posting some spoiler-free thoughts about it soon, but I will say Winona Ryder took a big risk with this role, and she was great.
For the glowing red titles, the Duffers turned to Imaginary Forces, the design house known for the opening of Mad Men.
The effect is one that primes the viewer for a trip to a paranormal ’80s world. Like the show, the title is an unfolding mystery. Just what are we looking at here? It’s sinister, red, and bleeding like electric lava across the screen.
Kessler said she was used to hearing the name pronounced in the UK, where people pronounce their Ts more like Ds. In an American accent, the name just didn’t sound right. People were pronouncing the name “Oddily,” she said, which…wasn’t great.
Still a better name than Keith, which is always misspelled “Kieth”. People always cite that stupid rule of “i before e except after c” even though that ain’t always the case, even with a “long e” – protein, seize, caffeine, either, neither, deity, theist, being, seize