The United States is the greatest country in the history of all countries evar, and I wouldn't wanna live anyplace else. But keepin' it real, this country isn't really number one in too many things.
Well, we're number one in use of illegal drugs. Number one in Corporate taxation. Number one in carbon emissions. Number one in undiagnosed mental illness. Number one in incarceration. Those aren't exactly things to brag about though.
One good area where we've always been #1 has been Olympic basketball, which made Team USA's crotch-grabbing fall from grace in recent years very disappointing. But lo and behold, this year they actually assembled a real team, instead of some AAU outfit, and happy days appear to be back again, starting with yesterday's throttling of China.
I'll admit I don't pay much attention to the Olympics generally, and this year will probably be no exception although Friday's opening in ceremony was the stuff HD TV was made for. Still I'll be setting the Tivo at odd times of day, watching Kobe, D-Wade, Lebron, Melo, and the rest of this merry band of all-stars restore our reputation by obliterating foes worldwide.
It's the American way.
Question: Are you planning on following this year's Olympic games? Which events interest you most? Do you think there's any way Kobe Bean and the rest of Team USA can manage to blow it?
Energetic Team USA lights up China in 101-70 win [USA Today]
Monday, August 11, 2008
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