Saturday, August 23, 2008

Reallllly fast, mon

Usain Bolt completed his dominance of the Olympic sprints earlier this week, winning the 200 meters in a world record time of 19.30 seconds, then running a lightning fast third leg of the 4X100 meter relay to set up Asafa Powell for his triumphant burst down the track to a world record finish in a time of 37.10 seconds. That's three-tenths of a second faster than a Carl Lewis-led U.S. team ran in Barcelona in 1992.

Three gold medals for Bolt, with three world records. The most dominating Olympic sprinting performance of all time.

Argentina dusted Brazil 3-0 in the semifinals of men's soccer and then beat Nigeria in the final to defend their gold medal from 2004 in Athens.

The U.S. men's basketball team goes for gold in about 20 minutes against Spain, a team they shellacked by 30+ points last week in group play.

Oh yeah. I almost forgot.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a 29-song, three-hour-and-15-minute show tonight. In St. Louis, Mo. Sadly, I was not there.

Tomorrow, they play again. In Kansas City, Mo. Sadly, I will not be there, either.

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