Quick comments, bullet point style and done as scheduled posting to make it seem like I have something to say every day. I do, but my time is limited so...
- I've heard talk by the Olympic track commentators and on 2 sports show saying the Olympic U.S. track and field authorities heads should be rolling. I don't understand why people would say this.
*EVERY* sprinter knows you have to practice hand-offs. These are grown men and women who KNOW they have to practice hand-offs or else risk the DQ.
*THEY*, the athletes, are at fault. (The passer’s only job is to put the baton in the receiver’s hand and release it *ONLY* when that person has it. The receiver's job is to keep their hand as steady as possible when the baton is either called for or when the mark is hit that indicates your hand goes back. Then it is to keep the hand steady, while watching the zones to make sure you don't receive the baton before the zone or out of the zone. It's not hard but it DOES require practice!
- In women's gymnastics, the U.S. team was upset by some of the judging. I understand that but the home country ALWAYS gets home field advantage.
- Again in women's gymnastics, why would you complain that the Chinese team has under-aged team members? Why would you admit that you just got your behind whupped by, say, a 12 year-old when you're, say, 18 or 20?
That's my comments for the day.