Even just through two fulls days of competition, the more of these Olympic Games you watch the more of the same commercials you see over and over. I guess if you are an "official sponsor" of the Olympics you don't want any other companies or products getting air time during such a huge event.
With that being said, I haven't seen any blog yet be titled "The Official Blog of the Rio Olympics". Therefore, I am officially proclaiming Thoughts From The 808 as the official blog of the Olympic Games. I'm not sure if any money needs to change hands or if there are some papers I need to sign but I'm all in. NBC, IOC...whatever I need to do you guys just let me know. Until then, I'm going to keep calling this blog "The Official Blog of the Rio Olympics".
And since we are the official blog of the Rio Olympics, let's get you ready for today's action. Here are some highlights of things to look for during today's events:
- 8:00 am: Table tennis, those guys are crazy quick. Fun to watch. (USA)
- 8:30 am: Tennis all day on Bravo. (Bravo)
- 10:00 am: US Women's basketball against Spain (NBCSN)
- 1:00 pm: US Women's volleyball against The Netherlands (NBC)
- 2:45 pm: Men's sand volleyball action (NBC)
- 5:00 pm: US Men's Basketball against Venezuela (NBCSN)
- 7:00 pm: NBC Prime Time lineup tonight will include Diving, Gymnastics, Swimming and Beach Volleyball
Tomorrow I attempt my 2nd Annual 24-Hour Video Game Marathon at home. Starting at 10 am I will attempt to do nothing but play video games at my house for 24 straight hours. Us teachers without children really have to get creative some times on how to fill all of our free time. I tried it for the first time last summer and it was tough. That 2 am to 5 am stretch is a killer. If you can get past that, you're in good shape.
Big bonus this year as a friend of mine is letting me borrow his Wii that has all the NES and SNES games ever produced downloaded on it. It really is a sight to see how many games were actually made. Most of them I have never heard of. So that should be a big improvement this year. Again, just like last year anyone is invited to come and play. It does make the time go quick if I'm playing against actual people and not just the computer. Stop by The 808 whenever you feel like it and pick up a controller. If you are unable to make it, I'll attempt to stream the entire event on my Facebook page using Facebook Live. I've never used it before but think I should be able to figure it out.
Just a quick talk on Big Brother last night as I was unable to watch the entire show. Being the official blog of the Olympic Games I really had to focus most of my attention on watch was happening in Rio. And since we don't have DVR capabilities anymore I just had to switch back and forth to Big Brother briefly.
But every time I switched to Big Brother last night it seemed like Michelle was crying. And you know what, Meech? Tough. You brought this all on yourself. You had the chance to save Frank a couple weeks ago and he would have been an ally for you. But instead, you kept him on the block to get sent home because "the house would have been mad at me". How's that working out for you, Meech?
In Big Brother, you get by week to week. New things happen and new targets always form. Keeping Frank would have ruffled feathers for maybe a week. But keeping him would have been an ally for you and a number in your favor. Instead, you sent him home to keep the house happy and to maintain your status as #5 or #6 on the house totem pole. You didn't strengthen your position at all in that moment and now you are paying for it. But at least you didn't get any "blood on your hands".