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Starting To Get Olympic Fever!

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with the Summer Olympic Games. It’s almost like I retreat into a bunker for 2 weeks, and I shun all human interaction until the Olympics are over. Your girl is dialed allllll the way in, y’all!

But my excitement has been a little tempered this year. I’ve never been a fan of the IOC. They are corrupt and stay awarding the games to host cities who have no business hosting an Olympics. That issue aside, the issue with the Zika virus (and high profiles athletes dropping out), as well as the contamination in the water (what about the open water swimmers?!), and the security situation are all leaving a sour taste in my mouth.

I want to be my usual excited self for the Games, but I really am concerned for the safety and well-being of the world’s athletes. At this point all I can do is pray all will be well and the Olympics will go off without incident.

So, I’m easing my way back into things with some of Olympic Trials taking place this weekend. As I type this, I’m watching the Women’s Gymnastics Trials. And, come Sunday, I will be reunited with Swimming as their Trials get underway.

GO USA!

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Time for a New Theme!

I know I took entirely too long getting a new theme up in here, but it’s now here! Ta-da!

I thought it was pretty, so I went ahead and put it up! I vow to change the theme more often than I have been. So welcome to version 3.0 for KissMyBlackAss.org.

I’m surprised I even got this up seeing as how I am completely sucked into the Olympics. But since the swimming week is over, I’m a little less into things than I had been.

If you didn’t know, swimming at the Athens Games completely sucked me in and I’ve been active in the swim community ever since then. I’ve been trying my darndest to keep it visible in the years in between with my own website, SwimStars.org. My website gets support from a lot of the Olympic athletes, their families, agents, and the sport’s governing body as well. I’m kind of a big deal. In addition, I’ve designed official websites for a lot of the swimmers such as Dara Torres, Cullen Jones, Mark Spitz, Kate Ziegler, and more!

I urge you, if you enjoyed swimming, to continue to check in on the sport during the next 4 years. People are still doing some amazing things and it’s such a great group of athletes and fans! We’d love to have you!

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Sorry Everyone!

The Olympics are upon us and I’m quite possibly the biggest Olympic Whore on the planet.

Not only that, but I have been actively promoting the Summer Games’ biggest sport, swimming, for 4 years. I know a lot of the athletes competing in Beijing personally, and have designed quite a few of their personal and/or official websites. I’m in there, yo!

So, as you could probably guess, those websites — which are hosted on the same server as this blog — has been hit HARD! The result was lots of downtime for the sites over the past 3-4 days. I think we’ve finally worked things out and I thank you for sticking with me and continuing to visit, or attempt to visit!

Things should be normal now!

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No Hamms in the Olympics?

I seriously think my world is crumbling. First, Paul Hamm (My fave of the twins) pulls out of the Olympics. Now his brother, Morgan, is out too.

These boys just cannot stay healthy, it seems. It really sucks, though. I enjoy watching both of them compete and it was great to have all that Buckeye representation on the team. Oh well, We still have Raj Bhavsar to carry the scarlet & gray flag.

I’m not going to lie, the Hamms not being in Beijing definitely lets a lot of air out of my excitment for the men’s competition. I’ll focus that interest over to the women’s team. GO USA!

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Bad News For Paul Hamm

Paul Hamm’s Olympic comeback bid came to a screeching halt this week as the 2004 All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist has a broken bone in his hand; an injury that occured during this weekend’s VISA National Championships

I always like Paul Hamm, aside from his freakishly high-pitched voice. Being that he attended OSU and still trains here, I hear about him a lot. To top it off, my brother used to see him around the Columbus bars a few years ago. Said he seemed like a nice guy.

In the events he has competed in since his return, he has done really well. If I’m not mistaken, he’s won all of them and solidified his spot as a front-runner to make the Olympic team. So this is a big deal. It’s now being reported that Paul will petition the US selection committee to place him on the team anyway. Speculation is that he will be 100% by the time competition gets underway in Beijing. I guess if I had to, I would compare this to the Michelle Kwan situation ahead of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. She did not compete at the Trials for figure skating, but was still placed on the team.

I hope that Paul’s surgery goes well, he recovers his strength, and is able to show the committee that he still can compete with the best of the world in Beijing. I’d really like to see him represent the USA again.

So, good luck and speedy recovery to you, Paul!

In other men’s gymnastics news, my alltime fave gymnast, Blaine Wilson has officially called it quits. This means he will not contest the Trials meet next month and will retire from the sport. Now he’s said it before, but I think it’s for real this time. He’s had a great career and represented his school, state, and country very well!

Blaine is a local guy. He went to my cousin’s high school DeSales here in Columbus. He’s also pretty darn cute! I’d say he was hot, but I cannot bring myself to say that about someone who is shorter than me. You must be taller than me in order to be considered “hot”, much like the “you must be this tall to ride this ride” rule. Nawmean?

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