Jul 26, 2012; London, United Kingdom; General view of the Tower Bridge with Olympic rings and the River Thames one day before the 2012 London Olympics. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
On Wednesday, the Games of the XXX Olympiad offically unofficially began with the first set of women's soccer preliminary matches. Today, the Games officially begin with the Opening Ceremonies, featuring all of the British pomp and circumstance possible for the occasion.
I had planned on contributing heavily to SB Nation's Olympic coverage. Unfortunately, real life intervened and some changes at day job (basically, I'm now doing three people's jobs) combined with the British Summer Time-bias of the schedule means that I'm not going to be able to contribute dependably.
Even though I won't be able to take all two weeks off as I originally planned, I still wanted to do some writing during London 2012. So, if you'll indulge me, I'm turning this blog into primarily Games-focused enterprise over the next 17 or so days. That means there will be more content than I usually offer during the college basketball offseason, though I'm not ruling out hoops content. These posts will take a variety of forms. There will be some commentary (like today), listings of events I'm looking forward to, and maybe some live blogging during weekends (and the couple of days I do plan to take off), and perhaps even some plausibly live-blogging on evenings when I'm catching up on events on the DVR and during primetime. I will also be tweeting at my personal account,, mostly snark and observations, with occasional live thoughts.
Follow this link to check out my first post, which focuses on reforming the Olympic program (or programme, if you're in a Queen's English mood at the moment, as I am).