This Olympics, I wanted to cry with Lolo Jones when she came in fourth, hug Jordyn Wieber when she lost, scream with Carmelita Jeter when her and her team broke the world record.
When you held your babies for the first time, long before they were Olympians, did you wonder who they would be?
I wondered how exactly NBC might lead their coverage of Michael Phelps' record-shattering 22 career medals had he not been from the good old US of A.
I hate how individual sports become team sports in the Olympics. So, if the IOC has made it their business to turn individual sports into team sports, then I propose they should start turning team sports into individual events.
As much as the media pushes the medal count, we the fans are smarter than that. We don't care much about who wins. We want to feel. And in every sport there is a story to be told, feelings to be kindled.
I've got five hypotheses I believe distinguish Parents of Olympians from Regular Parents. See what you think...
While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.
A moment of silence for Gore? He wasn't sentimental but he was soft-hearted. However, I'd think Gore of all people would be snorting from the hereafter about a moment of silence.
These parents cheering and grimacing on our flat screens? They are who we hope to be -- an Olympic medal trumps even an Ivy league admission in the parenting sweepstakes -- and they are who we fear becoming -- after all, you can't be a normal family with this kind of hyperfocus on one child.
It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
Four years ago, I didn't have an iPhone and I had only recently gotten a Facebook account. Watching the Olympics was more exciting because I didn't know what would happen next.
This goes against the grain of American culture, one that likes to drag its success out for as long as possible, often ruining reputations.
Maybe the record 20 medals Michael Phelps has won will lead the way to a change in the way people think about recreational drug use.
President Obama says Jets fans should be nervous about a quarterback controversy. Thank goodness all the other world problems have been solved so the president can now focus on what's really important.
Michael, Ryan, and Nathan are more than welcome to swim my way whenever they want to...
It's a simple question. Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals, 19. Does that mean he's the greatest Olympian of all time?