bapgeek says: For starters, shortformblog, Curling is a Winter Olympic Sport so it’s existence should have little to zero effect on the Summer Games. But yes, it is sad that Wrestling is being dropped from the Summer Olympic Games.
» SFB says: As there are multiple writers on the site and we all write our own opinions, let me be the first to distance myself from Scott and say that I freaking LOVE curling.
However, I also know the IOC runs both the Summer and Winter Olympics, so they do have at least some jurisdiction over one another. But to get back to the main point, replace curling with table tennis. — Ernie @ SFB
Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.Olympic gold-medal gymanist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas • Commenting on a minor controversy that surfaced on the Internet over the weekend, following her history-making, gold-medal winning performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Douglas finds herself at the center of multiple debates after becoming the first African-American woman to earn individual all-around gold in gymnastics — but she’s not getting caught up in the hype. “I don’t think people should be worried about that,” says Gabby, adding, “We’re all champions and we’re all winners. I just say that it’s kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.” source (via • follow)
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obitoftheday asks: I don't know the circumstances of the foreclosure and I won't attempt to figure out Lochte's endorsement deal money and why he can't pay off a home. But why should an Olympic athlete's family get better foreclosure treatment than anyone else? This isn't how "we treat an Olympic champion." This is how banks treat folks who don't pay their mortgage (Id prefer restructuring, personally). I won't feel EXTRA sympathy for Lochte's family because he won medals.
» SFB says: Fair point. To emphasize (not for you, but for other people), that was intended as a cultural comment, not a literal one criticizing the U.S. government. Citi is the one foreclosing, not the U.S. But our culture has made foreclosure a fact of life for many, and it’s unfortunate. — Ernie @ SFB