Breaking News: Mike D’Antoni hired as the Lakers next coach. Kobe’s excited. And the real question is how long will Kobe stay excited….how long before dear old Mikey is getting that lovely Kobe death glare. Good times in the NBA!

Breaking News: Mike D’Antoni hired as the Lakers next coach. Kobe’s excited. And the real question is how long will Kobe stay excited….how long before dear old Mikey is getting that lovely Kobe death glare. Good times in the NBA!

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Shut the front door AND where the heck was I???? Tomas Berdych upset Roger Federer last night in the US Open Quarterfinals and I was no where to be found…maybe it was the football. This will be the first time since 2003 that the Fed isn’t in the US Open semifinals. Definitely didn’t see that coming. (Which is unfortunate since I love it when he wears his all black at the Open.) I’m going with the run at the Olympics in between Wimbledon and the US Open left him a little tired. The Fed isn’t as young as he used to be. Well this is a shame…I can’t imagine the final being particularly exciting now. Maybe I’ll be surprised.

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Shut the front door AND where the heck was I???? Tomas Berdych upset Roger Federer last night in the US Open Quarterfinals and I was no where to be found…maybe it was the football. This will be the first time since 2003 that the Fed isn’t in the US Open semifinals. Definitely didn’t see that coming. (Which is unfortunate since I love it when he wears his all black at the Open.) I’m going with the run at the Olympics in between Wimbledon and the US Open left him a little tired. The Fed isn’t as young as he used to be. Well this is a shame…I can’t imagine the final being particularly exciting now. Maybe I’ll be surprised.

Are you ready for some football?

Oh joyous, joyous day! Tonight the NFL kicks off their season and millions rejoice. It feels like we’ve been waiting years rather than months for the start of the season but we no longer have to wait with the Giants taking on the Cowboys at home. 

Get ready for the fun!

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Last week Andy Roddick announced he would be retiring after this year’s US Open and with his loss today to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals we said farewell. It’s a shame to see Andy leave the game. He’s handsome, charismatic, funny and seems like a good guy. You hate to lose someone like that, but I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of him. 
Good luck, Andy. It was fun and I’m sure we’ll see you soon.

Last week Andy Roddick announced he would be retiring after this year’s US Open and with his loss today to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals we said farewell. It’s a shame to see Andy leave the game. He’s handsome, charismatic, funny and seems like a good guy. You hate to lose someone like that, but I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of him. 

Good luck, Andy. It was fun and I’m sure we’ll see you soon.

Thank you, SportsPage, and yes to all of the below.
However, don’t forget Ryan Seacrest being there for some baffling reason.
Andrea Kramer’s ridiculous questions as soon as the swimmers exit the pool, such as what was your strategy (I’m going with to swim faster than everyone else) and how does it feel to win gold (um awesome?).
The stream of spoilers during NBC’s news coverage right before everything is shown on prime time. A whole piece on the British cyclist when everyone really just wanted to see swimming and gymnastics.
And why are they making me stay up until midnight every single night?! If they cut all the extra nonsense and just showed me the good stuff I’d at least be less cranky and better rested.
Don’t forget how they insisted on showing cycling over the weekend instead of Team USA Basketball versus France.
The list really does go on…and on…and on. I’d love to know how why they’re the ones that get to continuously cover the Olympics.
sportspage:

An on-going list to why NBC’s Olympic coverage is less than sub-par:
The network edited out the tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attack in order to show an interview on Michael Phelps from Ryan Seacrest…because clearly the US audience needed that more than seeing a tribute that also included 2 US Servicemen
There were 11 commercial breaks during the parade of nations alone during the Opening Ceremonies. They also failed to show the first 2 Saudi women to participate in the games for their country even though they mentioned them. They also cut the lesbian kiss that was even shown in some Middle Eastern countries. The commentators seemed to enjoy making back handed compliments and reminding us what countries were at war or having unrest during a time where we should be setting aside politics (and this complaint is coming from a Political Science major).
The NBC Olympics APP for smart phones, alerts to results hours before they are even shown on NBC
NBC failed to show Ksenia Afanasyva’s crash and burn during the Women’s gymnastic floor exercise that wrapped up the US team’s gold. Instead they showed Aly Raisman’s warm up where she fell during a tumble pass and asked if the women could deliver the knock out blow…even though they all would have had to fail miserably to lose the gold. They also just happened to leave out the standings.
They aired an interview with Evander Holyfield and didn’t even realize who they had spoke with.
There seems to be more commercials during prime time coverage than there is actual coverage of the games.
The network spoiled swimmer Missy Franklin’s first gold.
NBC got Guy Adam’s, a journalist for The Independent, suspended after critical tweets.
They had to pull Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire to cover Water Polo because it happens to be set up a bit like hockey. Here I thought I had a whole summer before hearing them again.
The commentary. There is nothing else to add to that.
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Thank you, SportsPage, and yes to all of the below.

However, don’t forget Ryan Seacrest being there for some baffling reason.

Andrea Kramer’s ridiculous questions as soon as the swimmers exit the pool, such as what was your strategy (I’m going with to swim faster than everyone else) and how does it feel to win gold (um awesome?).

The stream of spoilers during NBC’s news coverage right before everything is shown on prime time. A whole piece on the British cyclist when everyone really just wanted to see swimming and gymnastics.

And why are they making me stay up until midnight every single night?! If they cut all the extra nonsense and just showed me the good stuff I’d at least be less cranky and better rested.

Don’t forget how they insisted on showing cycling over the weekend instead of Team USA Basketball versus France.

The list really does go on…and on…and on. I’d love to know how why they’re the ones that get to continuously cover the Olympics.

sportspage:

An on-going list to why NBC’s Olympic coverage is less than sub-par:

  1. The network edited out the tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attack in order to show an interview on Michael Phelps from Ryan Seacrest…because clearly the US audience needed that more than seeing a tribute that also included 2 US Servicemen
  2. There were 11 commercial breaks during the parade of nations alone during the Opening Ceremonies. They also failed to show the first 2 Saudi women to participate in the games for their country even though they mentioned them. They also cut the lesbian kiss that was even shown in some Middle Eastern countries. The commentators seemed to enjoy making back handed compliments and reminding us what countries were at war or having unrest during a time where we should be setting aside politics (and this complaint is coming from a Political Science major).
  3. The NBC Olympics APP for smart phones, alerts to results hours before they are even shown on NBC
  4. NBC failed to show Ksenia Afanasyva’s crash and burn during the Women’s gymnastic floor exercise that wrapped up the US team’s gold. Instead they showed Aly Raisman’s warm up where she fell during a tumble pass and asked if the women could deliver the knock out blow…even though they all would have had to fail miserably to lose the gold. They also just happened to leave out the standings.
  5. They aired an interview with Evander Holyfield and didn’t even realize who they had spoke with.
  6. There seems to be more commercials during prime time coverage than there is actual coverage of the games.
  7. The network spoiled swimmer Missy Franklin’s first gold.
  8. NBC got Guy Adam’s, a journalist for The Independent, suspended after critical tweets.
  9. They had to pull Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire to cover Water Polo because it happens to be set up a bit like hockey. Here I thought I had a whole summer before hearing them again.
  10. The commentary. There is nothing else to add to that.

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This is just hands down brilliant. 

Thank you for sharing…that just made my Friday a little bit better.

sportsinstilettos:

Oh my word. 

GOOOOOOD MORNING GREAT BRITAIN!!!!!

I said during the Opening Ceremonies that Tom Daley is super adorbs but…”adorbs” might not be the right word for it. 

Britain is still lacking in medals, right? I vote we give them a miscellaneous gold medal for this. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. 

Muscles are amazing. Perhaps the Queen would’ve smiled if they’d busted out these moves at the ceremony? I know I’m certainly enjoying them now (and will be for the remainder of the day).

Happy Weekend, everyone!

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