Let’s Talk Sports

More specifically, let’s talk Olympics.

The talk around work seems to center around the 2008 Summer Games. I don’t know how many different sports you can watch in one day. Today, so far, it’s been volleyball, beach volleyball, weightlifting (the sport that includes the snatch and clean & jerk, Mel, there’s a blog post there for you I’m sure) and finally tennis. {edit: I wanted to include a theory by Chris H. He’s long asserted something isn’t a sport unless it involves balls. This is why I originally italicized the world sport.}

I’m watching Lleyton Hewitt (Go Aussie! A shout-out to brissiemum2) take on Rafael Nadal. By the way, the Spaniard will move up and replace my boy, Roger Federer, at the top of the ranks. {fast forward} I just got back from a bike ride to Steelyard Commons and now Roger Federer is struggling against Rafael Arevalo of El Salvador, ranked 447th in the world. I cheated and found out he won. By the way, if you’re watching the Olympics, you may not know that a lot of the commentators are not actually in Beijing but back in the NBC studios in New York. You have to listen carefully to the audio at the beginning.

The Olympics are addicting. At least to me, I know I’m not alone in this camp. I think Americans are losing a lot of sleep.

Breakfast at Wimbledon

#1 takes on #2
A tradition I have on the July 4th weekend is getting up to see NBC’s “Breakfast At Wimbledon” coverage of the Men’s Finals.

Again this year, my favorite player, Roger Federer, is competing for the championship. Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the hometown of part of my family. He’s trying for his sixth straight title at the All England Club.

Federer is taking on Rafeal Nadal, who’s currently serving for a set point. Nadal and Federer are no strangers to each other. They’ve faced off at the net for six Grand Slam title matches. Federer is currently ranked number one and Nadal is number two.

They’re meeting for their third consecutive Wimbledon final. Nadal has never taken a championship from Federer at Wimbledon.

We’ll see how things play out today. Nadal took the first set, now Federer is leading on the second set.