I don’t know why, but I’m not that excited about the Olympics this year. I think the scandals have made me cynical. When I was younger, during the Olympics I would watch TV all the time. I’d stay up late and watch Pat O’Brien’s late night shows. Or Bob Costas. Anyway, I don’t get as excited anymore.
I also think (this is just my opinion), part of why I’m not into it anymore is because they moved the Winter Olympics so that they’re not in the same calendar year anymore. I don’t know, just having both Olympics in the same year just made that year kind of special, you know? You got hyped up for the whole year. Some of that’s been diluted.
Anyway, there was an article in the San Jose Mercury News about Bay Area athletes in the Games, and there are a couple Bellarmine grads, one of whom was my classmate, and one of whom is also a teacher at Bell.