Sunday, August 17, 2008

Born in the USA...I was...Born in the

WOW! WOW! Unreal and a great sense of pride watching Michael Phelps win his 8th goal medal and break Mark Spitz’s record of 7 gold medals in the Olympics! I really love to see people reach their dreams and goals! To be able to watch him break a record that stood for over 30 years was something else. Congratulations MP! The state of Maryland will be bragging and Baltimore will claim to be the swim capital of world now! LOL! The cat is poised and humble as well. Good stuff! He’s going to have his way with the marketing and endorsement deals. And to show how popular basketball is in this country, during the interview on NBC right after winning the gold medal in the relay, Jason Lezak (who swam the final leg of the relay to win the gold) said that when they came out to swim he looked in the stands and saw LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Lezak said that there was NO way he was going to let those guys down. Wow again! Compliments don’t get any bigger than that.

The Redeem Team looked good this morning versus Spain. They are really playing great defense and Dwayne Wade is the MVP so far. Yeah…that’s my opinion. :) The dude is playing with a lot of energy and bounce. J Kidd is driving the Team USA bus (as the unquestioned leader, getting everyone involved…unselfish as always), Chris Paul is getting into the paint at will, LeBron is growing up in front of us being a vocal leader along with displaying his big-time talent and Kobe is being Kobe, the best player on the planet. They look like they are going to take the gold medal for sure but you never know. There is a reason why you have to actually play the games.

Oh yeah...props to Dara Torres for displaying great sportsmanship and winning a medal (Sliver but for all intensive purposes a gold in my book) in the Olympics at 41 years of age! One for us 40 somethings! 40's the new 30!!!

Now, for the sprinter from Jamaica! This dude is off the charts with his talent too! He set a world record in the 100 meters and looked like he was chillin on an afternoon stroll. The cat started celebrating 4 to 5 meters before the finish line. Damn! That was unbelievable! His nickname is “Lightning” and he lived up to it for sure. He looked like a cheetah out there on the track. Unbelievable and the cat is just 21 years old. Gracious in victory he was not but hey, I ain’t mad at him. Do your thing young fella, for now. I’m sure we have a young sprinter in training somewhere that will break his records someday…hey this is the USA!

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