PICK: THE ENTIRE FIELD FOR THE MEN’S 100M TRACK FINAL
Usain Bolt is not human. If there is a ‘Pick’ for every day between now and Rio 2016, he is it. But, in this installment, we want to give some love to the entire field. This was the greatest 100 dash ever seen, maybe the greatest anyone will ever see. Medallists Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin ran personal bests. Tyson Gay ran 9.80 seconds - a time bettered by a mere handful of other men - and had no hardware to show for it. Seven of the eight competitors ran sub ten seconds; only Asafa Powell failed to greet the judge in single digits and he had a worthy excuse - his leg fell off halfway down the track. Truly, it was the race for the ages, and all who took part should be lionized forever.
FLICK: FEDERATION EQUESTRIAN INTERNATIONAL NOBS WHO DID THE DQ ON CANADIAN HORSEWOMAN, TIFFANY FOSTER
It would be easy to harangue the drunk tosser - literal and figurative - of the bottle that failed to disrupt the 100 Metres start, brought security calling, resulted in charges and prompted our new hero, Dutch judo rep, Edith Bosch, to slap him upside the head. Waaaaay too easy. So, we’re directing our ire at the tweed-wearing goofs who felt a nick on Canadian Tiffany Foster’s horse, Victor, was akin to the black plague. A nick!? The horse is a gelding, for God’s sake. If he can showjump after having his goolies chopped off, he can certainly suck it up for a scratch. The knee-jerk decision meant Foster, who’d recovered from a broken back in 2008 to compete in her first Olympics, would not be permitted to compete in her first Olympics.
Here’s a thought: how about Tiffany be given the option of riding a Federation boob of her choice as compensation.