Each Day is a Lifetime, 8.21.08
- Everyone's still talking about Usain Bolt. Over at AZSportsHub.com, there's actually a poll based on my post asking who's the more impressive athlete--Usain or Amare? For the record, I voted for Usain Bolt. (BR)
- ESPN is going for the more conventional comparison of Phelps and Bolt. Relatively speaking, is this blue/red or is it black/white? Regardless, it's much more impressive to be the best sprinter in the world when there are at least ten times as many sprinters as swimmers gunning for it. (CB)
- Taking it back to the hardwood, Shoals makes the argument that Team USA's dominance in Beijing proves that all that talk about the NBA style not translating to the international game was bunk.
- While we're on the subject of the Olympics, economist Ian Ayres advocates more citizenship flexibility, which he assumes would lead to more Americans competing for other countries, and potentially some form of post-nationalist liberated fandom: "You could, of course, still root for the redeem team, but suddenly you might want to cheer for an Angolan team populated by N.B.A. players with dual citizenship." (BR)
- Settling the question once and for all of whether we should like Dorell Wright, Tom Ziller refers to him as "mystical swingman, Dorrell Wright". (Dr. LIC/BS)
- Shoals is geeked that Polvo is headed west in a couple weeks. Get familiar with this hilarious local television news piece on the famed Chapel Hill scene from the early 90s. Ultimate dude Dave Brylawski makes a number of brief appearances. (BR)
- If ProStars were done today, who'd be the third? LeBron/Tiger are gimmes, but who rounds it out: Jeter, Roddick, Peyton, or Earnhardt Jr? If you have any better suggestions, leave them in the comments. (CB)