Saturday, August 23, 2008

Women's basketball takes gold

The American women beat Australian to win the gold medal in basketball this morning, their fourth straight golden win. Kudos to them for keeping pace with the men's team, which goes for gold against Spain tonight (this morning?) at 2 a.m. - seriously, they couldn't schedule this for a more convenient time? All the major events "just happened" to fall into primetime U.S. scheduling but men's basketball, in the gold medal game, featuring some of the biggest superstars in the NBA, going for a redemption win no less, falls in the middle of a night. On a Saturday. Bizarre. Although now that I think about it, most bars outside New York close at 2 a.m., so maybe everybody who's out partying tonight will be not only awake but home in time to catch the game.

Just another bizarre note on the MLB front: Carl Pavano is pitching for the Yankees tonight. Pavano, who hasn't pitched at the major league level since April of last year. Pavano, who is totally cute but which still doesn't make up for how spectacular a failure he's been for the team. Right now the Yankees are winning, though, thanks to a Giambi home run, but it's kind of confusing, because they're playing in Baltimore and everyone was cheering to hit (Baltimore is so close to New York that you can find a ton of Yankee fans at Oriole home games - random fact, my very first Yankee game was at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Go figure.)

Anyway, congratulations to the American women's basketball team, and good luck to the men tonight.

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