Sunday, August 17, 2008
Finally some singing
From your lips to God's ears. What should I see some where along the line during Olympics coverage but a U.S. gold-winning team singing the national anthem during the medal ceremony, but singing with what looked very much like enthusiasm. It was the eight-seat women's rowing team, and I suspect it wasn't a coincidence. Rowing is one of those sports that nobody but diehards pays attention to except for a few minutes during the Olympics. It certainly isn't televised. And it's hard, perhaps as physically demanding as any sport. So it's understandable that a team that gets the ultimate spotlight there would go for the whole experience, including singing the national anthem with gusto. Good for them.