Okay, I'm back for one more Olympic entry because I just witnessed what's sure to be one of the most exciting events of this year's Olympics: The men's 4 X 100 freestyle relay. Tell me you guys saw this one!
If you didn't let me fill you in: The French relay team made headlines recently by claiming they would "smash" the Americans in this event, but the US team consisting of Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak and one other guy whose name I can't find on the Internet anywhere had different plans.
Phelps gave the US team an early lead, but the Frogs eventually overtook the US team during Jones' leg. They had such a lead that I'll admit: while watching the race, I thought the Frenchies would win for sure.
Then Lezak, the American anchor who had a seemingly insurmountable deficit, dug deep into his fluid, spiney swimmer's soul and out-touched French anchor Alain Bernard to secure another gold medal for the USA.
It was pure sweetness. I raised both fists in triumph, and it was then that I experienced one of those truly special Olympic moments. It's nation vs. nation on the biggest stage in the universe, and it's time to rally behind your national heroes. Then we cheer in unison when we beat the crap out of the French.
One thing is sure: I'm glad I stayed up tonight.