Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic Fever

I came home last night and was surprised to find Jer watching basketball. Now he is not much of a sports fan. In fact, he likes other sports like baseball and football but for him basketball is not fun. Yet there he was, watching the game between the US and Greece and was being quite enthusiastic about it.

When I asked him about it, his answered that it is not about basketball, it's about Team USA. I guess that is proof that the Olympics is really something else. The essence of the Olympics being an international event meant to bring countries - and the people of the individual countries - together came to my mind. Every morning he checks the medal count and he waits for the events that the US participates in.

That's more than I can say for myself. Then again, we don't have too many people participating in the Olympics, maybe that's why. Anyhow, I am rooting for the Argentinian basketball team - simply because Manu is playing for them. Who are you rooting for?

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