Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Officially Day -2 of the Olympics

It seemed to fit for the US women's soccer. They got behind 2 in the first five minutes and never recovered against 2000 gold medalist Norway.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the US was pretty sloppy at the back in allowing both goals. Goalkeeper Hope Solo lost, snapping a streak of 55 international games without a loss. Credit must be given to Norway for its effort, but the US seemed to a lack a creative element in the game's offensive third. The Norwegians snapped a 10-game winless streak against the Americans.

I just finished watching the game via TIVO, and it certainly wasn't worth taping.

However, let's remember that 8 of the 12 participants advance to the knockout phase of the tournament and the US is far from eliminated. In fact, many would probably still consider them the favorite. But there is a definite cause for concern at the moment.

Meanwhile, the rest of my Olympic Expericence on Day -2 of the Games involved watching the Germany and Brazil on the live internet feed (or at least the last 25 minutes of it) that ended in a 0-0 draw. Furthermore, I saw North Korea score its first Olympic goal versus Nigeria in its 1-0 opening round game. Again that came on the live internet feed.

I was impressed with NBC's coverage, both on the internet and the NBC online stuff. Still its hard to imagine Matt Vasgergian has come all the way from doing Syracuse Chiefs baseball. He should have taken Joel Moranis with him.

I'm still waiting for NBC Olympics on the Go to have the download available for the women's soccer game that finished somewhere around 12 hours ago. It's supposed to available shortly after completion. We're still waiting for the definition on shortly.

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