Volleyball! I've gotten a bit more into the men's game this Olympics, mostly because Team USA is much more likeable this time around and Brazil has an amazing libero. They also have this bizarre celebration after they win matches where they cross their arms over their chests and make flicking motions with their fingers. They're either flashing gang signs or pretending to be butterflies.
Team USA was really annoying to me in 2004. The captain was called Lloy Ball and I get very irritated when people drop the last letter from names. Like Cla Meredith. If it's pronounced as "Clay" why not put the Y in? Cla is not "Clay", Cla is "Clah". *ahem* But aside from annoying names, they were just not a very cohesive team, it seemed like. They're much more together now, and even though Lloy Ball is still missing a D in his name, he's a pretty good setter.
I may have had slashy thoughts about Riley Salmon with half of the team. :( :( :( (Umm, but not all at the same time.)
The Team USA women beat Italy to make it to the medal round! :D I haven't watched the game yet, but I'm excited and proud. I think they've gotten a lot better since putting Ogonna Nnamani (go Stanford) in, but that might just be developing chemistry as all the teams seem to have improved along the way. Unfortunately next they face Cuba who swept them in the preliminary round so the odds are against them, but hopefully they'll at least put on a good show.
China is also in the medal round! I love how when they score a point, instead of group hugging like everyone else the person who got the kill runs a little victory lap and high fives everyone. They face Brazil next, and I think Brazil is the best team so they'll most likely win, but China definitely has a good chance to upset them. I will be sad if both USA and China get knocked out, which seems likely. :( But the good news is that at least one of them will medal.
*squeaks* I just checked the scores and the USA men beat Serbia to make it to the medal round. :D I think they have a pretty good chance to get a silver medal.