Monday, August 25, 2008

Faster Higher Stronger

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.

The Olympics wrapped up in Beijing, with American swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt widely being acknowledged as the heroes of the games. Well, if you think gold medals is what makes an Olympic hero - I guess you are right.

However, let me introduce you to Angel Matos of Cuba. Matos was disqualified from the bronze medal match in Taekwondo for taking too much time after an injury.

Matos, snapped and took his frustration out on the judged with a kick to the teeth of the Swedish judge. I can't help but wonder how many athletes who say they were "robbed" in Olympic competition applauded Matos for doing what they could only dream of doing.

These Olympic games, like many before them, had a number of allegations of crooked judging and pre-determined results - so let's hear it for Angel Matos for making the officials accountable for their actions.

Back later with some thoughts on Mats Sundin who is rumoured (read - Eklund) to be signing with the New York Rangers today - not buying it; mostly because Eklund is like Nostradamus.

Song of the Day - for Angel Matos who will likely be banned from Olympic competition for life.

I Fought The Law - The Clash

Thanks for taking the time to check in.

Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world.

I'm Out!


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