Monday, August 11, 2008

Crow: The new French Delicacy

After being quoted in the press saying the french 4 x 100 relay team would "smash the Americans," French swimmer Alain Bernard is having crow for dinner tonight, followed by a big piece of humble pie for dessert. The Dude says, "Don't let your mouth write a check that your body can't cash," and now we see why. I wouldn't be surprised to see this picture of Bernard's face following the race as the new screensaver on the US relay members' computers.

There's so many great ripples from that race, not the least of which is Gold for Cullen Jones, only the second African American swimmer to achieve that feat. My friend Jenny is making an amazing documentary about African Americans in swimming called Parting the Waters. You should all go and bookmark her website and friend her on Facebook RIGHT NOW, and count the days till it comes out.

I can't wait. Today was her last day of shooting (with 7 camera crews around the world!). What finale.

I love the Olympics.

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