My Olympic Spectating continues (part one here)
1) This may just be the BEST thing I have seen so far in the Olympics. It's the parents of gymnast, Aly Raisman (they are from MA - woot!) watching her perform her routine.
They are so invested, so involved, and so hysterical.
I love that the parents of these Olympians are getting some attention on camera. After all the money and time they spend helping their children get to this level, they deserve a little recognition. And I love watching how awkward they are!!
2) Missy Franklin. America's new swimming sensation. She won GOLD in the 100 m backstroke, and she's only 17 (she attends a Catholic high school)!
She is such a sweetheart in all her interviews (she got emotional seeing her parents reaction to her race) and seems like a normal teenage girl who likes to have some innocent fun. I wish I could find something snarky to say about her, but I can't. Moving on....
3) Synchronized Diving.
Who came up with that idea?
Hey, you know what would be sooooo funny? Let's convince some guy to wear his underwear, and have him jump from a high ledge into a pool without making a splash.
Yeah, but let's make him do twists and turns and all sorts of scary stuff on the way down.
Haha, and how about we make two guys do it together? You know, double the fun.
So....they not only have to do a perfect dive, but they have to do it in unison with another guy?
Dude, I don't think anyone would go for that...
Oh, but they did.
And it's crazy.
4) The Olympics Logo:
It took me about 3 minutes to figure out that those puzzle pieces "say" 2012.
And the font they use is very ummmm, unique:
I would call it hieroglyphics meets masking tape??
Stay tuned for more Olympic style uninsightful insights....