I’m sure in the weeks to come, NBC will allow me to purchase a DVD of the greatest Olympic moments from the 2008 Beijing Games for $39.99 (plus $14.99 S&H). And since Dick Ebersol’s Special Ops Unit (read: interns) has effectively removed any Olympic footage from YouTube, I can’t link to my favorite moments from the last fortnight. (NBC’s Olympic site has a pretty good collection of highlights, though.) Regardless, in spite of that setback, I give you my Top 7 Favorite Olympic Moments:
1. Men’s Swimming, 4 X 100 meter relay — also known as The Lezak Race
2. Shawn Johnson — one gold and three silver…and goes to school in my ‘hood
3. USA Men’s Basketball — the Redeem Team took care of business
4. Women’s 10K Open Water Swim — Natalie du Toit from South Africa
5. Ussain Bolt — this guy HAS to be on something illegal, right?
Lots of other great moments. I really enjoyed the Olympics…and stayed up way-too-late most nights to watch the drama unfold. Thankfully football season is right around the corner!