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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Give Him a Gold and an Oscar

The American guy who won a gold medal in the really long speed skating event a little while ago (in TV time) said afterward that the victory was extra special to him because it was the thirteenth anniversary of his grandmother dying of brain cancer. In fact, he said he wrote her name on his skates today, and he added that he and his coach were crying before the race began.

They just finished up a report on Michelle Kwan who, after a difficult practice, had tears welling up too. I foresee a dramatic comeback for Kwan as she beats back injury to compete in the figure skating. If she medals, there won't be a dry eye in the house!

Who does NBC have as a screenwriter for the Olympics this time around? Could this possibly be more maudlin? Unfortunately it's snowy here so I haven't been out drinking.