Tip-Off for 7/25/12 (featuring Kool and the Gang): Who will you be watching in the 2012 Summer Olympics

Opening ceremonies to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are only a few days away. Of course the main attraction of the Games will be the United States Men’s Basketball Team, led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.

Other than Team U.S.A., who will you be watching for the next two weeks?


At the top of my list are Usain Bolt and Jamaican men’s track team. Anytime  Bolt steps into the starting block there is potential a world record could fall (probably his own). Bolt is expected to medal in the 100 and 200 meters, as are fellow countrymen Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell. So don’t gift wrap the gold for Bolt just yet.

That must be one hell of a relay team.

(USA Today)

Four years removed from dominating the Beijing Games going an incredible 8 for 8 in qualified swimming events, Michael Phelps is looking to become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Phelps now holds 16 medals and is three shy of the record, Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina has 18.


The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team is looking to win their first gold medal as in the team all-around events since the 1996 Games. Led by Jordan Wieber and the emerging Gabrielle Douglas, the women’s team has plenty to shoot for in the team and individual events.

The Lineup:

Phillies ink Cole Hamels for 6-years $144 million (ESPN).

The NBA complete schedule will be released today (NBA.com).

Victims of domestic violence are still silent (Womens Views on News).

Please donate old sneakers to “Kicks for Kids” (Go Fund Me).

A-Rod suffers broken hand after getting hit by pitch (In Flex We Trust).

Minnesota Timberwolves looking to land Andrei Kirilenko (Pro Basketball Talk).

Dodgers trade for Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez (The Bleacher Report).

Sherman Hemsley has moved on up  (TMZ).

Sixers leaning toward Tom Penn for GM job (Hoops World).

Christian Bale pays visit to Aurora shooting victims (Metro).


One of the great groups from the 70’s and 80’s

2 Responses to “Tip-Off for 7/25/12 (featuring Kool and the Gang): Who will you be watching in the 2012 Summer Olympics”

  1. CAvard says:

    Bigger question is … who will be reading The Starting Five “during” the Olympics. Know what/who I’m talking about, Ron?

  2. TheLastPoet says:

    I like to see the brothers and sisters from all the African nations do well during the Olympics.