One of the things I like best about the Olympics — other than Visa commercials, of course — is how sports that nobody pays attention to normally are suddenly thrust into the spotlight. You know, like gymnastics, women’s basketball or soccer. (I swear, if anybody posts a complaint about that last sentence, humor is dead. It’s a damn joke. I shouldn’t have to put things in parenthesis like this. It’s making me all defensive and twitchy and stuff.)
Anyway … where were we? Ah, yes — obscure sports rising to the forefront, if only for a day. The example above is from team handball, which is kind of like soccer, except the ball is smaller and you can pick it up and run with it. And that’s someone from Angola telling someone from France where she can put her croissants and jam. Next up, the dressage portion of the equestrian competition. — Bryan
Oh — Paul’s out of town today. Rumor has it he’s heading to Minneapolis to get a haircut like this.