The political division is incredible. The name calling. The condescension. The assumptions we make about the people who support the other candidate. It’s unfortunate.
Sunday morning, see a story about Ryan Lochte and three other Team USA swimmers being held up at gunpoint. I think “wow, how terrifying.”
Yesterday, I see stories that the Brazilian authorities don’t believe the story, and I think “how corrupt is this country!”
But then the stories start to conflict, swimmers start to backtrack (back stroke?).
Then we see that there is camera footage of the swimmers returning, the alleged cab they took can’t be found. There’s no evidence to back up their story.
In his last solo race as an Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time finished tied for second. I was struck when I heard people saying that Phelps “lost” the race.
True. He didn’t win.
But he was the silver medalist!
No one thought Cleveland would win this series. Golden State had had the winningest season of all time. They had won last year. Cleveland was overmatched, didn’t have the depth. It was the best player in the game (Steph Curry) vs LeBron, who’s past his prime, a shadow of his former greatness.
And the series began as many expected. Golden State up 2-0. Cleveland responded well at home but lost a hard fought game four. The series was effectively over. Many expected the team to roll over. In game 5, without Draymond Green, the Cavs dominated. In game six, with Green back, Cleveland wouldn’t be able to keep up. But the won again.