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11 August 2008 @ 10:28 pm
Olympics: Men's Swimming (aka Michael Phelps IS hot)  
I've had a fairly crappy day, sat down to watch the Olympics and just finished the LIVE coverage of the 400m relay race. You know the one where the French said that they came specifically to these Olympic games to smash the Americans. Sigh.

Well, take that!!!!!!!!!!! I was literally on my feet as Lezak passed the final French dude and won the GOLD!!!! I screamed, I cheered, I clapped so hard my hands hurt. Woohoo!!!!

Okay, yeah, just wanted to share some unadulterated joy I got on a craptastic day. USA! USA! USA!

Meanwhile, the women's gymnastics from yesterday ... Oy, did the women's team have a craptastic day themselves or what?! Still, coming in second isn't bad at all in the qualifying, but out of bounds, falls, missed stuffies, left and right. Whoah.

Still, the important thing: Michael Phelps is hot and he now has two of his going-for-eight gold medals!
The Cee Monster: Rose happysagacious_c on August 12th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
I know, that relay was AMAZING!!!! My roommate and I were screeching!!

I feel bad for the women's gymnastics team... It sucks that so many of their members are injured right now. Poor things. :(
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on August 12th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was just injury after injury and then they just kept making these mistakes they never make.

The relay though?! AWESOME!
lavender goomsthe_spin on August 12th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
I flipped over the relay. Seriously flipped,and I don't even really care much at all about sports at all.
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on August 12th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
The last time I was on my feet for a sports event was the final seconds of Michael Jordan's last game with the Bulls. Which I think was 96?

It was fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!
hiddeneloise: Weee/FlightOfTheCshiddeneloise on August 12th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Nothing like international sports to bring out over-the-top, scary nationalism in people. LOL.

But seriously, why was your day craptastic? Are you okay?

Michael Phelps is hot

Even in the gayest get up possible: the speedos and the leotards? LOL. It's the hat, isn't it? Admit it, the hat does it for you! :) (Kidding! It's subjective, of course. I don't find him the least bit attractive, but I am not self-centered enough to think that mine is in any way the only way to see things. You know I'm not like that, just trying to make you laugh a little). :)
Arabian: FNL_Timarabian on August 12th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Yup, the Olympics bring out the jingoism, don't they?

My car didn't pass emissions (what a shock! Not.) Just, no new job, so broke, it just sucks.

Re: Phelps? His face is okay, but his body is fabulous and his attitude and charm are just wonderful. It's that whole combo that makes the package work. And what he can do with that body and what he's achieved? That's the icing on the cake!
Brandy: cigar aficionados by dollsomebrandyleigh on August 12th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
That relay was amazing! My roommate and I were freaking out! Michael Phelps has something weird going on with his mouth that keeps me from thinking he's really cute, but his body makes me want to do bad things to him. ;) All I could think of last night was how low his one piece was when he pulled the top of it down. It looked like it was about to fall off.
Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on August 12th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Like I said above about Phelps, it's not his face, it's the body and what he projects and what he can do with the body and did I mention the body?

And yeah, I noticed the lower piece too. Uh huh.
Tracie (Queen Cleo)tlp70 on August 12th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
The relay was awesome! The earlier comments by the French just made it so much sweeter.

Don't even get me started on the women's gymnastics team. What the hell was that? I'm already depressed that Chellsie can't perform beam, but then she falls on bars?? That never happens. Now, no event finals for her. I want to cry. The scoring still sucks. Someone is going to have to explain to me how the hell Shawn only got a 9.0 for execution on beam. She had a slight step on the dismount and that's it!! WTF?!?!? One of the judges even gave her an 8.8. I love the sport, but hate the bias. As long as the scoring has any subjectivity, it's never going to be fair. Good for the women on finishing strong, though, after such a disastrous start.

Edited at 2008-08-12 05:10 am (UTC)
Arabianarabian on August 12th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
It was so TAKE THAT!! I love what Bob Costas said about the quote after the relay: "Oh contraire, mon ami." Hah!

Yeah, the judging was just NOT fair at all for the final two balance beam performances. Whatever judges.

Good for the women on finishing strong, though, after such a disastrous start.

Yeah, that was great, though. They really pulled it together.
sourisvho: Yessourisvho on August 12th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm obsessed with the Olympics! That relay win was the highlight of the Games so far, IMO -- Lezak SMOKED that final 50. Unreal.

I love how Phelps always seems more excited for team medals than individual ones. That was some serious celebrating going on there!
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on August 12th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
I'm watching more of them than I usually do, and it's fun getting into them. That final 50?!?! Insane!!!

Phelps was just all-out, wasn't he? Was awesome.
leosgreensleosgreens on August 12th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
Not watching the Olympics, but I did read about the comment by the Frenchman and then later that they lost. It's just strange to me that people do that: stupid bragging. Even if I thought it, I would never say it. It's just begging for a comeuppance.
Arabianarabian on August 12th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
The look on their faces = priceless. They were just gobsmacked. It was hysterical. GO USA!
alexiscartwheel: kayleealexiscartwheel on August 12th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
That really was freaking AWESOME! :D I thought the French had it, then Lezak just started going faster and faster. Unbelievable! And I'm with you re: Michael Phelps is hot. The swimmers really have the best bodies.

Did you see men's olympics last night? They turned in some great performances, and then they were just so ecstatic to medal. It was fun watching them celebrate, cause they were all so pumped (and also quite easy on the eyes.)
Arabian: Brooke_smilearabian on August 12th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't watch it yet. Please don't tell me how anyone did beforehand. I'm trying to keep up as much as possible, but I'm mostly going to be a day or two behind.

But, yeah, to Michael Phelps and Lezak!!!
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Arabianarabian on August 12th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
It really was. I was so on my feet screaming with joy!!!
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Arabian: JD_Too Cutearabian on August 12th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
I know!! I was so going crazy. Phelps and the whole Fab Four just ROCKED! And did indeed swim the perfect race.

Hopefully the women will pull it together for the finals.
harper47harper47 on August 12th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
I felt so happy for Lezak. That was spectacular. And yes, the woman's team was struggling but boy the two strongest girls (Johnson and the Russian girl on the US team) were both impressive. Especially on the balance beam.

Sorry about the crappy day. Hope this one is going better.
Arabian: Chelsie & Markarabian on August 12th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Johnson and Lukin were amazing. And both WERE robbed on their balance beam scores -- hmm, I wonder if Nigel had anything to do with the judging?!?!?

Eh, it's life. One day at a time.