Everyone, I need to come clean.
I'm not proud to admit this, nor am I happy to concede that there is a chink in my BYU armor, but I feel I need to unburden myself.
I think, at this point of the year 2008, I'm more interested in the Olympics than I am in BYU football.
I know--I feel dirty even typing it, but I think it's true. Right now I think I would honestly rather watch guys like Phil Dalhauser (pictured) and Michael Phelps than read about Jordan Pendleton and his problems with Coach Jaime Hill.
I blame my ACL.
If I didn't have all this time to sit around icing my knee you better believe I would be at a computer screen sucking up all the BYU information I could find. Instead my days are spent icing, elevating, bending, flexing and rehabbing. Naturally, it's much easier to incorporate a television into these activities than a computer, and as a result I've become much attached to the swim team, the gymnastics guys and gals, the beach volleyball ladies with their funky patch-pad things on their shoulders and the USA basketball team (aka: The Redeem Team).
In fact, I recorded the USA b-ball game vs. Greece that aired early this morning, and it was just a pleasure to watch. I normally don't like guys like Kobe Bryant, but he and LeBron and Dwyane were making me jump out of my crutches with glee this morning. I was hooping and hollering like a little boy.
Anyway, I know this will catch some heat, but thank you for letting me unburden myself. I feel a lot better about my life now.
But rest assured, I will still keep an eagle's eye on the BYU football team and will post about them regularly. In the meantime, though, I highly recommend The Cougar Crazies blog. Its editor, Trevor, is running on all cylinders, and when that happens the blog really becomes special. By the way, do us all a favor and click on some Google ads while you're there.