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Olympic potpourri: Half way to the London 2012 finish line

Image courtesy of olympic.org. Over a week of London 2012 is in the books.

By Nick Craddock

The London 2012 Olympics are already in their second weekend and with the Games at their midpoint, here are some pressing questions you might be asking yourself.

1. Is Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian ever?

Of all the questions posited here, this one is clearly a rhetorical question with absolutely no debate whatsoever. Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever. Period. With 22 medals, 18 of them gold, Phelps has dominated the pool across a variety of stroke disciplines and distances.

Frankly, to think that Phelps winning four gold medals and two silver medals at a single Olympics can be considered a relatively so-so performance given his previous accomplishments, speaks volumes as to how accustomed we’ve become to his near perfection in the water.

A week ago, Phelps seemed out of sorts after a disappointing 400-meter individual medley race, but ever since he set the record for the most medals won by an Olympian midweek, his grin has seemed to grow larger each day and, more importantly, enjoying himself and his races.

Enjoy the well-deserved rest, Mr. Phelps. Your career will certainly be remembered as the best the Olympics has seen to date. Continue reading

Weekly Nickel 8-22-2011

Photo courtesy of http://sportscasualblog.blogspot.com/. There are no Danny Almonte (pictured above) stories going on this year in Williamsport. But the Little League World Series is still taking center stage this week in the wide world of sports.

By Josh Kramer

We are finally hitting the end of August.  The summer has gone by fast.  But everyone loves sports in the Fall.  MLB pennant races.  NFL action.  College Football action.  And NCAA Basketball action is not far behind.  So what should you be watching for this week?

5.  The goodwill continues.  John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas continue to improve international diplomacy with their ten day goodwill tour across China.  So the majority of the tour has not been “good” so far.  But “will” and “desire” has been shown both on and off the court.  As long as the Big East perennial powerhouse avoids the Bayi Rockets, all will be well in Shanghai.  Doesn’t this get your juices flowing for College Basketball and March Madness! Continue reading