Closing Ceremonies

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Here is today’s column, which is about the Olympics, because we’re not supposed to write about the primary so close to the date.

I didn’t have room to write about one of my favorite things: the notorious Irish sailing clip.

There was also no room to unpack the interesting (and race-laden) story of Lolo Jones, although we had an interesting conversation about it on The Nose

 

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2 thoughts on “Closing Ceremonies

  1. Richard

    Lolo is fittingly from the melting pot of Louisana. I’ll leave it at that. She’s photogenic and airs well on TV. Good management keeps her in the spotlight and booking soft porn sport shots while talking up her virginity and devotion to Christian values. I find her more personable than Nancy Kerrigan or Lisa Leslie ever was. If she was a basketball player she could replace the dour Doris Burke in a minute. If you really think about her competition on ESPN for a desk slot then she’s really a marketable commodity. Erin Andrews wasn’t much of a loss. Female athletes and sports personalities aren’t the most eloquent or quotable. Jones is very relaxed and something of a natural on the talk show circuit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N_uPFhkeXc&feature=player_embedded

    1. Richard

      NYT got the whole thing right. Usain Bolt is the guy the media wants to talk to because he’s personable. Phelps has all the hardware and is boring on a good day. Women won 65% of the US Gold Medals and this was a Banner Year for Women’s athletes overall. Diverse enough for me.

      A great take from a fellow hurdler about the media’s role in creating the Lolo controversy to sell their wares

      http://www.blogher.com/lolo-jones-dawn-harper-kellie-wells-controversy-or-media-hype?page=0,0&from=viewed

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