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  1. As an American, I don't have a problem with Lopez Lomong carrying the flag for my country at the Olympics. Sure, I'd like it to have been Brian McBride, only because I'm a soccer/football fan in America (there's not that many of us) and I thought that his 10+ years on the US National team, including playing in 3 World Cups and being the only American to score in two (1998 & 2002) would make him worthy of the honor, especially since he's captaining the US team this time. I know the soccer preliminaries have already started and for all I know the soccer team won't even be in Beijing tomorr
  2. Dara Torres seems to be the sentimental pick to carry the Stars & Stripes into the stadium on Friday... after all it'll give Bob Costas something to talk about throughout the entire bloody ceremony at the expense of every other nation there. Personally, I'd like it to be Brian McBride (football/soccer -- one of the most under-appreciated athletes in American sport and one of the foundations for the US National team for over a decade) or Jason Kidd (basketball -- only member of 2008 Olympic squad to have won a Gold Medal).
  3. I hate NBC's coverage of the Olympics. The stuff they show on the cable networks are all fine, but it seems like on NBC they show 10 seconds of coverage, cut to a commercial, and come back with some sappy story about some athlete overcoming some sort of overblown adversity. It give me the urge to beat Bob Costas upside the head with a four-iron. During the Opening Ceremony, no doubt NBC will cut decent portions of the Parade of Nations out. After all, nobody in America cares about the Maldives, right? (sarcasm) They did it in Athens, and they'll do it again in Beijing. The only small nat
  4. I'm sure the opening ceremony will be visually stunning, but I'm also convinced that it will carry some sort of subtlety when it comes to the greatness of the Chinese communist system and all that fun political stuff. As far as the Parade of Nations is concerned (always my favorite part), I'm really surprised the powers-that-be in Beijing haven't revealed the order yet. If I recall, the order for Athens was revealed at least a couple of weeks, if not a month or more before the actual opening ceremony. I know the Chinese don't have an official alphabetical "order" like Western countries have
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