Admittedly, I am not a huge Olympics fan. I like looking at how fit everyone is (seriously, swimmers and their shoulders!) but I find it a little dull in general. However, I am a HUGE soccer fan.
Women's soccer fan.
|The US Women's team celebrates a goal in the qualifying matches (photo: Yahoo Sports)|
Sometimes I watch men's soccer but I don't find it nearly as interesting.
It was a little difficult at first to figure out how to watch the games I wanted to watch. I would turn on the Swedish TV and they would have a sort of "Olympics magazine" type thing going where they just talk right through the actual bits I wanted to see. This guy, in particular, André Pops, does tend to go on and on...Dude, show the American games!
|André Pops is ruining my game! (photo: Folkbladet.nu)|
One day when I turned on the TV to watch the US game, old André just talked and talked with a couple of other windbags and then finally they said, ..."and now we will show you the second half of the US game."
I surfed over to NBC's website in the US to see if I could see the highlights. Bingo! They have lots of highlight videos. So I clicked "Play" and then I got a message that said the videos could only be watched in the USA.
Then I finally cottoned onto the fact that Swedish TV (SVT Play) is showing the games on their website. Even the US games. Hallelujah!
Now I am living in bliss as the US team just beat New Zealand in the Quarter Finals. Whahoo!
My favorite player?
Well, since you asked...It's been Abby Wambaugh for a long time. Go, Abby, go!
|Abby Wambaugh fights North Korea for the ball (photo: Yahoo Sports)|
Of course it's Pia Sundhage, the US women's coach. She is admirably calm and collected on the sidelines...never screaming...always looking like she just plain old enjoys soccer. And where is she from?
Why, Sweden, of course!