Certainly the best wrestling story I have ever read by a non-wrestling-connected writer. Possibly the best wrestling story I have ever read. I laughed until tears ran down my face.
So, with that background, it was the day of the gold medal baseball game. Tommy Lasorda was manager of that team, you might recall. I wanted to go somewhere else. It wasn?t personal. We had someone going to the game, and I had already written about Lasorda and that team, and anyway ? I don?t like baseball at the Olympics. I don?t like tennis at the Olympics. For a while they were trying to add golf ? I?m glad they didn?t. I like it when the Olympics are CLEARLY the most important event in your sport.
So, I was looking for something cool to write about ? this is a big thing at the Olympics. The thing is so vast that most of the time when something cool happens, you are 10 miles away watching something decidedly uncool like the ancient Pocket Hercules failing to lift weight*.