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Good Morning, Olympics

By admin Published: August 6, 2008

Beijing
(Just a reminder)

A little before 7:30 this morning I flipped to the US-Norway women's soccer game, kicking off my Olympics viewing. (There will be more.) I had to leave the room for a few minutes, and came back to find Norway leading 2-0. Considering the glacial pace of scoring in a lot of soccer I've watched, it was astonishing. And when the game ended a couple of hours later, one NBC announcer called it a "shocker." Another said it was a "very disappointing" start for the US women's team. Brandi Chastain said she was almost speechless. So even before the opening ceremonies, we have a surprise. And isn't that part of the excitement of the Olympics? Not sure it's enough to have me watching the US men at 5 a.m. tomorrow, though.

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