A dear friend suggested that my blogs were a bit “long”…. so I separated my “St. Louis Cardinal” blog from my Olympic news!! LOL….
As we have continuing coverage of the Olympics. I do believe the swimming is just about finished up ~ I was getting a bit waterlogged!! But, I do see there is still the Men’s Water Polo. In tennis ~ Serena Williams was the Gold metal winner in Women’s Tennis. I have dubbed her the ” Ms. Tina Turner” of the tennis set.
The U.S. Men’s basketball team, after three pretty easy games and scoring 156 points in their third game against Nigeria ~ had their first real challenge. Lithuania. After a 15-4 run in the final 5 1/2 minutes of the game, the U.S. came back to take the win, 99-94. “The Lithuanians, though, stayed close. They weren’t intimidated, and with the 6-foot-8 Kleiza bulling his way inside and hitting jumpers, the Baltic ballers actually outplayed their more celebrated opponents for most of the first half. The Americans had some terrible possessions, settling for long jumpers instead of working the ball around. That selfishness nearly cost them and it may still be an issue.” Now getting down to the nitty-gritty, we are beginning to see what we, here in the States, have seen all season ~ selfishness! What a shocker to read that certain individual players took it along with them to London?! Monday they play Argentina.
Everyone ~ enjoy the games of many yet to be played ~ track and field has started and many more events to be viewed and read about. We say goodbye to Michael Phelps ~ congrats and thanks for such a grand performance! Career – 18 Gold metals/22 over-all. Pretty impressive.
China still leads the total metals received at 53. U.S.A. is holding in second with 51. However !!! The U.S.A. has one more Gold to their credit, 26. So a tight race all its own ~ which country will have the honor of taking home the most metals for bragging rights. “)
Have a great day! Always ~ Elichap