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Lovin’ the Lochte


It’s November and it’s like 15 degrees outside. And – news flash – the Steelers suck so football is kind of dead to me. Obviously, what I need is the next best thing…swimming news! What – you didn’t see that coming? Well, there are some people out there who just can’t get enough Ryan Lochte. They are going to be a little disappointed about what’s going on in his world. Read more…

Crosby Spitting Teeth, Out For Months

Sidney Crosby's Teeth Were Pretty Straight, Actually

If I have to say it out loud, and I will, then let it be known that not 30 seconds before Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the gold medal hockey game for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, I stated the words “If Crosby gets this goddamn goal, I swear to God I will never trash him again.” And then moments later Crosby stuffed it in to the back of the net on a pass from Jarome Iginla, and my living room erupted in to pandemonium. Gold, baby, GOLD.

But it came with a price: my favourite pastime of Crosby Bashing. For years, he’d been my favourite punching bag. I sold my soul to the hockey gods. Fair price, I suppose. But I was prepared to adhere to the terms of the deal: no more would I say unpleasant things about the perfectly talented fellow, despite sore temptation. Read more…

For Kerri Walsh Jennings a Third Gold Means a Third Baby

Beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings I was pregnant at the Olympics - TODAY Health

This morning, in an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband Casey confirmed that Kerri is 11 weeks pregnant with their third child. On it’s own this news would not be that extraordinary. It’s when you count back and realize that she was 5 weeks pregnant when she and her partner Misty May-Treanor won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball that it becomes extraordinary.

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Getting There: The Olympics

Olympic Park This Way

Laura is back with one more guest post about the Olympics. She lives south of London and attended many events. We asked her to give us the inside scoop on what it was like for spectators at a variety of venues. Thanks, Laura!

Hundreds of thousands of people were disappointed in their applications for the hottest tickets of the year. Apparently though, getting hold of Olympic tickets was the easy part. With all of the warnings coming from various organising teams, it seemed as though actually reaching the venues would be a gold medal deserving achievement all by itself. There were talks of 2 hour queues to get on to the underground, stations so overcrowded it would take several hours to get out of them and congestion absolutely everywhere. Read more…

Olympics Watching With the Family

London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies

This guest post is from Issa, a Los Angeles native currently living in the land of snowy Colorado. She has been writing at Issa’s Crazy World since 2006, where she chronicles her life as a single mom to three funny and amazing kids: Morgan (10), Bailey (8) and Harrison (3). She has been known to write about many aspects of social media, the occasional political topic and most importantly, why on earth Apple hasn’t invented the iTeleporter yet.

Like most everyone I know, I sat with my kids and watched the million hour Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. I was even nice enough to let them have a few friends sleepover. (As an aside why do we call it a sleepover when NO ONE SLEEPS?) My girls both remember previous games. They’ve been excitedly awaiting the start of these games since the beginning of summer. At three and a half, this was my sons first knowledge of the Olympic games. Will he remember it at all? I don’t really know. I know it’s been exciting for me to explain it to him. He seems to enjoy it, as far as I can tell. Read more…