hey its your home field so you are rightfully protective, for us (me and my wife) the best part is watching the athletes coming in. that's what its about. The rest could be 1/2 the amount of time and it doesn't need to be bigger or better than the Chinese over the top steroid injected opening. The countries with a handful of athletes is so inspiring. Personally, I wished they stayed with the history of Britain thing a bit more and bagged the whole family tech thing that frankly was pointless. He should have focused on the contributions made to the music world by the brits. Don't do the music montage if you are going to leave out some of the most important bands and/songs (Sir Elton John??) . Yes, you are limited on time so cut down on the bed time story nightmare thing that was hokey and ran way too long. Great medical system for sure and I hope we have one someday. Its a shame that we don't take care of our own citizens. Oh well, onto the games. Watched the beach volley ball this AM, the evil empire match was great (Russia vs. China; just kidding, we should have called it the GW Bush match) Watching the road race now with my 1st cappi of the AM. Cheers!
It certainly wasn't perfect, but that was the point. Edgy, stodgy, quirky, and THEY GOT THE QUEEN TO SPOOF ON FILM. I mean, really???? That was awesome. As a whole, it was just the right "response" to the Beijing ceremony. It was like sardines in a helmet thread, and you geezers are saying, "Wait, but what are the Snell ratings?"